About AB InBew Efes’ licensed new product, Löwenbräu Bockbier, the internet has been talking about for a while now. But it’s still more and more scolding. And it’s true, how else can you talk about mass strong dense beer brewed in Russia!
Strong beer here in general likes strangely. They drink a lot and curse as much. Either do not drink, or do not curse. But no, they drink Baltika № 9 and start.
I recently liked Feldschlößchen Weizen Bock, judging by the comments not only on this blog, many did not like it either. It’s strong! One comment was even beautiful – “it’s not a Weizen Bock, but just a strong Weizen”. And there’s nothing to object to it! What to say about beer, which is written in large letters – alk. 8%.
Our people, the word Bockbier does not mean anything. Who learned German at school, may still remember that Bock, is a goat. And there can only be one goat – Velkopopovitsky! But the number 8 on the label, promises a good mood and fun adventures.
Marketers of large companies do not eat bread in vain, and therefore Löwenbräu Bockbier was decorated with this totemic number. A decent person certainly will not look at such obscenity, let alone drink it (at least in public), but there is a certain and even mass consumer.
Löwenbräu Bockbier 8% (Russia, Ivanovo) – 8/16 I was upset with this beer. I wanted, like my colleagues, to write a scathing post, to sarcasm. But the beer was very good! Yes, it’s a side! Maybe not outstanding, but a side. Not strong, but nice flavor of flowers and caramel. Nice, dense foamy cap. The flavor is full, sweet, malty. Caramel, malt and even some hops in the aftertaste.
The most important thing that likes to point out in this kind of beer – alcohol content. It is practically absent. The important thing here is to get the serving temperature right. On the sides I determined for myself 12-14 degrees. If it’s too cold or too warm, that’s where the “booze” comes in.
This beer I drank without any aversion. Let me stress once again – unlike B9, Hunt Strong and similar beers, this is not just a strong lager, but exactly a Bockbier with a good malt body. It would be interesting to compare it to Paulaner Salvator. Loewenbrew himself gets a B.