Thursday, August 09, 2012
Two Steps Bock is Back
Named for what I like to call the "Utah Shuffle". Two Steps Bock represents the compromise we all make every time alcohol legislation takes us closer to normality. "One step forward - Two steps back". What they give - They can also take away and often do.
They took away our container, but not the beer and I'm happy to say, this exceptionally delicious Helles Bock is back!
These German lagers tend to be lighter in color than other Bock beers and often have a significant hop character with a noticeable alcohol around the same as traditional Bocks.
Pours a light golden yellow with a beautiful, fluffy cotton head. There's a Bready nose of Munich and pilsner malts and a nice herbal hop smack. German malts at first with a herbal/ grassy hoppiness about midway. The finish is very clean and crisp, lightly bittered. Creamy texture and smooth mouth feel, light bodied. Really a great beer, balanced perfectly. An awesome, smooth drinking lager. 6.5% ABV - 1 pint 9 oz. bottle.
$5.99 out of The Beer Store & Squatters bottle shop - $10.99 dining in. Also available at the Wasatch Brewpub and other Squatters locations.
With today's triple digit heat, this Helles will hit the spot nicely.