Thursday, April 19, 2012

Gold Standard Export Keller Beer

Brooklyn Brewery's Garrett Oliver has done it again! For the latest bi-monthly Brewmaster's Reserve he's brewed an "Export Keller Beer" called Gold Standard.
"You can have it all -- Gold Standard!!!"
At just over 6% abv, Gold Standard is a bit stronger than your average Bavarian Kellerbier, though it goes down just as refreshingly. It also has more of a Helles/Pils color and complexion -- clear and golden -- without much haze. Brooklyn Brewery's golden lager also is a bit cleaner/less rustic than most of the Kellerbiers that we've sampled, and it deliberately has a punchier hop profile, with decidedly greater bitterness and hop aroma than the Ur-Kellers.
But the crisp hop attributes and evenly matched by the rich maltiness of the beer, courtesy of a floor malted grainbill. The lager is robust, bold and gold! To hear Garrett's address about his new creation, and a bonus one-on-one interview as well, go to the Beer Hear! podcast!
Happy gold drinkers.
For more photos of the release party, go to the Brooklyn Brewery flickr page (thanks Maia!).

The leader of lager.
Now, those are beer glasses worthy of gold!

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