Tonight, needing something more substantial and beer like as opposed to the Shiner Ruby Red I just reviewed, I am having a second beer, Thomas Creek’s Deep Water Dopplebock Lager.
The beer pours a nice, barely translucent rich brown, with a half finger of hazel head that retains throughout the drinking experience. There is also some pretty wonderful lacing to behold as well.
A bready, warm chocolate malt nose welcomes the first sip that is just as rich in flavor.
There is wonderful mélange of mocha and coffee flavors as the beverage brushes over the tongue. The balance of sweetness and bitterness tips in favor of the sweet a little more than I would prefer, but overall is very nice. In the mouth, the beer is full bodied, and is very filling.
This is a wonderful beer, and on a list of localish (Greenville, SC is only a couple hours ride from Atlanta) must try for a change of pace from the more trending hop forward beers favored by local breweries.