Lakefront Brewery Inc: Brandy Barrel-Aged Cherry Lager
Pours deep red with a thin, lacy head. Strong brandy overtones of fresh cut oak, tobacco, and red fruit greet the nose, followed by notes of toffee and marzipan. The taste echoes the aroma with intense brandy flavors of wood, vanilla, and mild black pepper , with tart cherry and toasty caramel malt in close pursuit. Medium-bodied, it finishes with lingering cherry tartness and mild alcohol warmth. The relatively high ABV and brandy-forward character make Brandy Barrel-Aged Cherry Lager an excellent digestif. Try it with a piece of dried fruit and almond-infused dark chocolate or a generous chunk of Ader Käse Reserve cheese.