Three Floyds Brewing Company & Brewpub's Jinx-Proof Lager
Dortmunder - 5.1% ABV
Purchased at: Weiland's
From: Munster, IN
I "found" this beer at Weiland's after winning my KBS. They had a beer treasure hunt, which involved several other departments around the store. This Jinx-Proof Lager was kept on ice in the seafood department.
First off, I love the tattoo-inspired label art - done by doyleomite.com. I poured this into my New Holland Brewing glass. It has a dense white head, that almost looks like a cheesecake until it starts to fizzle down. The beer is a slightly hazy gold color.
Whew! It sure smells like a lager - in a good way. I get some noble hops and a slight nuttyness in the aroma. Obligatory caramel malt reference.
This beer tastes great. It's about as nutty as Gary Busey, with a good kick of bready cereal malts (like Cap't Crunch?). I'd like a touch more hop presence, but I'll take what I've got. This is a very good representation of the style. The mouth feel's a bit heavy for a dort, but I'm not complaining - I like it this way. Honestly, it drinks so easily that it's hard for me to describe the body. Well, except for its distinct dry finish.
Overall, this is a great, very easy-drinking beer. I love it.
Hop/malt balance: 3/4
Mouth feel: 2.5/3
In the fridge: KBS
Next up, I plan to do a blind taste test of KBS vs. Blackout Stout. Stay tuned!