I saw this brew from Louisiana brewery, Abita, and decided to go for it. I know, what a surprise, it’s NOT an IPA, but the name and bottle drew me in and so here we are. This particular brew, which the brewery catagorizes as one of their ‘Big Beers’, is a Helles Dopplebock. As I’ve said before, I don’t claim to be a gnarly beer snob afficionado, so I don’t even know what a Helles Dopplebock is. That being said, this is new territory for me. This guy packs a very respectable 8% alcohol by content and each sip provides a little zap to prove it. The beer itself is much lighter in color than I was guessing. It’s a light golden color and the head is white foam reminiscent of your standard Bud (that’s not a diss, just a visual for color). It’s sweet on the palate and has an aftertaste that fades really quickly. All and all this is an extremely light feeling beer for how heavy it is in the alcohol department. You can taste that it’s got more than your typical brews alcohol content, but the feel of the beer, the color, and head are all lighter than I’d of imagined. Maybe if I was more of an expert on beer, I’d realize that these are just ‘standard issue’ traits for this particular type of brew. Either way, I’m glad I grabbed this one and am enjoying the change in brew styles. I guess this is how they roll in ‘Leesy-anna’.
For more info, check out the Abita website: Abita Brewing (Andygator)
Oh..lookin at the site I saw this: “Abita Beer, Louisiana’s first, oldest and largest craft beer.” I guess they been doin this for a while. I’m hoping that my local brew slingers get some other flavors to try out.
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