This edition emphasizes noble German hops with a dark malt profile. It’s comparable to a schwarzbier or “black beer.” Schwarzbier is a dark German lager that uses a bottom fermenting lager yeast, with no roasted barley. Dark malts used in brewing give the lager chocolate or coffee tones, depending on what was used.
From the label –
“After years of commemorating our anniversary with deliciously wild and weird ales, we decided to mix it up a bit and create our first Anniversary Lager. SEVENTEEN is a celebration and case study of the aromas and flavors of German hops. And knowing our fetish for those beautiful green cones, you can be confident that the contents of this bottle are excessively hopped for your olfactory pleasure. Many thanks to all and we hope you enjoy our lupulin dissertation. Peace to all and follow your dreams! Brewed with Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, imported German hops, and German yeast.”
Taste Expectations – Sweet toasted malts and chocolate. This black lager is bready, with some caramel. There is an underlying freshness to this lager. German noble hops.
Availability – 22oz bombers. One time, anniversary release. Draft unspecified.