In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Brew Kettle Brewery. It is their Dark Helmet Bier. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Midwest craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Brew Kettle Brewery. Let us get into this dark lager.
It has a jet black color with a white constant head. The aroma has a chocolate to slight alcohol notes. The taste has a chocolate and malty notes with a slight alcohol notes. The aftertaste has a chocolate to malty crisp dry finish. It is kind of drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.thebrewkettle.com):
A true TBK original, we kick this German-style black lager up a couple notches. Big clean malty flavor with just a hint of roasted malt. “May the Schwartz be with you!”
8.0% ABV 35 IBUs
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In the end, I am not huge fan of lagers. I do like black lagers. I will drink them over a normal golden or amber lager. With all that said, I do like the balance in this brew. I believe the Imperial side makes this beer special. I do not think a normal black lager would be good from this brewery. I could be wrong. I am not saying they cannot make a good one. I believe they went the right way and made it an Imperial black lager. It is pretty good beer. It is a nice Imperial beer. I love it. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Metal it! Enjoy it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser