This is a precursor to what became the Spring Imp and was designed with slightly higher bitterness (the same as the Hellesbock actually) that came out of our Toronto brewpub in 2010.
Bock beer is a traditional German lager style brewed strong and aged slowly. Originally brewed by monks for consumption during Lent. Our spring bock is brewed with a blend of two German and two North American malts – including, biscuit malt, Munich and caramel malts -to give the beer a fiery copper colour and rich satisfying malt palate. A German variety of hop called Hersbrucker is used to balance the malt sweetness and create a rich complexity that is typical of this Old World style.
Tasting Notes: Sweet malt aroma and palate with clean overall impression and very low esters and little yeast character. Slightly dry for the style, but the additional hop bitterness keeps this beer extremely drinkable!
Appearance: Copper with fawn head
Aroma: Malty with slight yeast ester
Serving Suggestions: Roast chicken and pork, pate and hard, aged cow’s milk cheese
Hops Variety: German Hersbrucker
Malt Variety: Pale, Munich, Caramel, Biscuit
Yeast: German Lager