This is the end of the fall beers before we get into the pumpkins next week. I love this time of season because I’m finding out that I’m more of a malty fan than a hop bomb when the leaves start to change. Ironic since I’m not a fan of things that are sweet.
Erie Brewing Fallenbock
brewery: Erie Brewing Company – www.eriebrewingco.com
serving size: 12oz
glass used: pint
History states that the first Oktoberfest was on October 12, 1810: For the commemoration of the marriage between Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Keeping up with Erie Brewing’s German brewing influence, our brewer creates Fallenbock, a classic Oktoberfest lager that is a harmonious marriage of classic malts and hops that has a wonderful clean and crisp flavor to celebrate Autumn and Oktoberfest.
What I think
My favorite Doppelbock of all time has been Troegenator and I never thought that I would ever meet a beer that could make a run for the crown. That was until I had my first Erie Fallenbock. The pour was a dark amber with a light to moderate head. I was hoping for something a bit creamier but was pleased to see it stick around for a bit.
The aroma was sweet with a hint of chocolate. The taste was mouthful of malt but was balanced with light hops as to not make overpowering. The body was moderate and finished with a velvety smooth sweet chocolate. There isn’t much I would change on this beer except that I wish more was available.
Spoon’s rating: A-