Thursday, November 04, 2010
Day 308 Drink: Olde Mecklenburg Bauern Bock
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is a small craft brewery located to the south of Uptown Charlotte, N.C. The brewery makes classic German lagers, with an emphasis on freshness and the subtle balancing of malt and hops. The brewery always has two year round beers on draught -- a Bavaria-style lager and a Dusseldorf inspired alt -- in its beer hall-style tap room and is building a pretty respectable collection of seasonal brews.
Olde Mecklenburg Bauern Bock is the latest edition to this seasonal collection. A "country bock" the beer is meant to fit in the space between Mecktoberfest and Yule Bock on the brewery's menu. The 7.5 percent alcohol by volume beer pours a rich mahogany color with a thick tan head. The beer has an attractive malt nose. Bauern Bock is rich with plenty of malt, but not too sweet. There is a slight roasted grain note to the background which helps balance the beer. A very nice seasonal for Fall weather.