Advent Beer Calendar 2009: Day 20: Monteith’s Doppelbock Winter Ale

Monteith's Doppelbock Winter AleToday we venture around the world to New Zealand for our beer today—I don’t believe I’ve picked a New Zealand beer before—Monteith’s Brewing’s Doppelbock Winter Ale. Now I know “Doppelbock” and “Ale” are somewhat contradictory in terms of styles, but it’s Christmas, and we can all overlook such details when the beer is good.

Their description:

A profound enveloping winter beer. Monteith’s Doppelbock Winter Ale is a smoothly rich beer with a dense head, a powerful aroma, and chocolatey malt notes — the perfect way to cheer yourself up this winter.

A winter-warmer brew, Monteith’s Doppelbock Winter Ale is characterised by its smooth rich start, rounded body and long finish. Its full-malty flavour is the outcome of lovingly-crafted four premium malts.

Monteith’s Doppelbock Winter Ale blends traditional German Munich-malts with a pilsner malt and just a hint of dark malt which delectably delivers a voluptuous beer with a winter fire’s red hue.

The beer itself is 6% alcohol by volume and is, as they say, “the perfect pre-dinner beer.”

BeerAdvocate: B. RateBeer: 3.14/5, 55th percentile.