Westfalia

California
United States
fort point beer brown ale
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

 Westfalia packs rich, caramel flavors into a rounded, mahogany body through a colorful blend of creamy malts. Traditionally fermented at cooler temperatures, Westfalia’s rotbier style showcases a layered malt profile that creates a smooth, satisfying mouthfeel, perfect for any meal or enjoyed on its own. Inspired by a trip to Nuremberg, Germany, Westfalia imports an exemplary red ale to audiences closer to home.

Profile

ABV: 
5.6%
IBUs: 
16
Served at: 
40 - 42° F
Hops: 
Hallertau Mittelfruh, Saphir
Malts: 
Pilsner, Munich, Vienna, Carafa, Chocolate
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Inspired by the brewer’s trip to Nuremberg, Germany, this deep amber (almost brown) ale is an homage to a wide range of specialty malt aromas and flavors. The aroma and flavor are dominated by the malt with chocolaty, nutty, bready, grainy and caramel elements coming tthrough without any hops or esters to interfere with the plethora of malt.  The body sits slightly sweet and almost full; the beer finishes just lightly bitter with a heft of rich and complex malt lingering on the palate. The malt character is wonderful, but the big body and lack of balance make this beer more suitable for a cold night by the fireplace than as a summer refresher.