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The Myth of Permanence Lager Series 004: urBock

urBock 7.5%
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The fourth in a monthly series of limited-releases showcasing various lager styles and, of course, meditating on the transience of all things. For this month’s Myth of Permanence Lager, we partnered up Queen & Beaver Public House and their fledgling Q&B Pie Co. We’ve been selling their savoury pies out of our bottle shop, and this month, they made a pie featuring this beer. 

This lager is a classic German urBock, copper in colour with aroma of bread, raisins, and dates. The 7.5% ABV is balanced by malt, toffee, and mild hoppy notes – perfect for a chilly January evening. There is only a limited quantity so, while you might want this beer to stick around forever, it won’t.

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Tasting Notes

  • OG: 17.5
  • IBU: 25
  • SRM: 21
  • Carbonation: 2.40 Volumes (Medium)
  • Malts: Pale 2 Row, Munich, Caramunich III, Caraaroma
  • Hops: Magnum, Strisselspalt
  • Yeast: Biergarten Lager
  • Appearance: Copper coloured with a thin tan head
  • Aroma: Rich bread crusts, toast, crackers, raisins and dates, floral and grassy hops, toffee
  • Taste: More bread crusts, raisins, toffee, grassy hops and a mild anise note
  • Mouthfeel: Full, rich malty body with light carbonation breaking through the sweet malt, semi sweet finish
  • Overall impression: A rich malty lager with lots of bready notes.
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