I’ve been on a beer kick as of late and consequently so has Thirsty Thursday. But sometimes one simply craves a well crafted or unique brew to pass the time during the cold gray and snowy dog days of winter.
Continuing in the tradition of excellence that the series is known for, the Double Vision strikes a balance of being a hearty yet exceptionally smooth beer ideally suited for the winter months. Simplistic at its heart, the beer becomes infinitely more interesting with how it interacts with one’s palate and entices their sense of smell.
For starters, Double Vision’s creamy velvety character envelopes and lingers on the palate in such a way that I can honestly say that it’s the most texturally appealing beer that I’ve ever sampled and something that should automatically be on a lager beer lover’s “to buy” list (click here to check availability).
Second, and most interestingly, the essence of what makes the Grand Teton’s beers so special is identifiable on the nose…the water. This pure H2O that emanates from Teton Mountains expresses itself in the beer’s weight and as an almost unrecognizable mystery character pleasantly engaging one’s sense of smell (and this doesn’t mean the beer comes across as watered down). It all might sound strange, but it’s really an impressive aspect of the Double Vision and another reason the Cellar Reserve continues to be one of the best beer series in America.
Here is my complete review:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. Double Vision Double Bock (8% alc)
Pours a dark and mysterious brown leather color with a minimal creamy coffee like head. As strange as it might sound, the purity of the water and the beer’s weight is evident on the nose along with dark roasted malts, a subtle sweetness, and hints of coffee. Minimal carbonation on the palate combines with a creamy velvety texture that expands and relaxingly lingers on the back half and through the finish. It’s clean with flavors of roasting malts and a subtle smokiness that reveals itself every so often. A serene beer that could even calm the Costanza’s on their worst days.
Retails around $9 for a 750ml
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