Here’s your cheat sheet for Viking DNA by Brew York.
Brew York, Viking DNA / Porter / 5.1% ABV / IBU not available
Featured in main subscriber box on 28 February 2019.
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Serve this beer between 7°C and 10°C; stick it in the fridge for about an hour.
As ever, be wary of over-chilling your beer. More chill means less flavour. To learn more read my post on recommended serving temperatures.
Flavours to expect
Porters are great, I love how they’re dark but not heavy. Sometimes they’re rich and fruity, like an autumnal forest. Sometimes they’re full of coffee and smoke. Sometimes it’s chocolate. The brewers describe this one as a smooth, well-balanced porter with subtly smokey undertones. Sounds good to me!
Generally speaking porters will be good with roasted or smoked food. Roasts, barbecue, all that good stuff. Charred vegetables, too. Or for something sweeter try anything that combines chocolate and peanut butter, like a Reese’s Chocolate Cup. Or even a Bounty if chocolate and coconut are your thing. Semisweet or bittersweet chocolate work best. And for cheese, try Gruyère.
Read more on this beer from Brew York. You can also check out some of the previous cheat sheets if you want to catch up on a beer from past weeks.