SteamPunk

Texas
United States
Noble Rey Brewing Steampunk Steam Lager
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Our nod to the classic West Coast California Steam Lager. A robust malt flavor and a satisfying hopped finish, gives this beer a smooth and easy finish.

Profile

ABV: 
5.4%
IBUs: 
43
Served at: 
40 - 45° F
Hops: 
Cascade, Northern Brewer
Malts: 
Munich, Aromatic, Crystal 80, Two-Row
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

An earthy, somewhat resinous, woody aroma mingles with hints of medium-dark, toasty malts and some yeastiness in this beer. Light esters can also be found, although they are subtle and non-distinct. The color is medium amber, although clouded by significant yeast that apparently did not result from handling and pouring the beer. A light tan head floats on the top of the glass, reducing to a very thin layer that collects on the edge of the glass as time passes. The flavors consist of minty and woody hops with obvious, but not overpowering, hop bitterness accenting a firm and toasty malt flavor. The finish accentuates the hops with bitterness and a lingering, minty hop flavor coming to the fore. The mouthfeel is medium with well-balanced carbonation. This beer captures the essence of a California Common very well with rustic American hop flavors, good bitterness, and toasty malt flavors and subtle fruit esters. I would highly recommend this for its quality and as a good contrast for the more commonly known California Common beers.