Sprecher Brewing Company
Here’s a style I really don’t know too much about, nor knew what to expect with this brewery. I have to say I was really pleased and surprised. Sprecher is one of Wisco’s finest craft brewers and has won some great awards, most notably at the 2004 GABF. This particular bock has a beautiful color. It is sort of a reddish-gold; a real amber. It did not have a lot of head or effervescence, but the sweet caramel aroma was enough to tempt. The flavor is not sharp, per se, but has a slight yeasty citrus tang coupled with a bit of caramel on the sides of the tongue. There is a mild kick of alcohol towards the end which is by no means off-putting and goes hand-in-hand with the richness of the wheat and malt, and the slight zest of fruit.