Grandpa Tractor

California
United States
Barley Forge Beer Grandpa Tractor
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Grandpa Tractor is Barley Forge’s Dortmunder Export, an almost forgotten style. This full-bodied, moderately hopped German lager was the favorite drink of coal miners and heavy industry workers of the first half of the 20th Century in Germany. Hoppier than a Helles and less hoppy than a Pils, our Dortmunder strikes a balance between the two with a hefty mouthfeel derived from Pilsen malt and higher alcohol content (around 5.0% abv). This refreshing beer goes well with the end of a hard day at work and pairs nicely with grilled steak, any type of pork dish, and any sort of Asian or Hispanic cuisine.

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
35
Hops: 
Northern Brewer
Malts: 
German Pils, Bohemian Pils
Judges Review 
Susan Ruud's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer has a wonderful pale malt aroma with touches of light floral hops and just a hint of DMS for complexity. All of these elements combine and invite you in to take a sip. The flavor was crisp and clean with a gentle lingering hop finish. The malt and bitterness swirl over the palate and finish dry and crisp. A great beer when you want something light and refreshing to drink.