Here’s your cheat sheet for DRK by WEST. Some of you may have another beer, called G40, instead. I’ve done a separate cheat sheet for that. I don’t know much about this brewery but they seem to concentrate on German beer styles, which immediately gives them some bonus points if you ask me.
WEST Brewery, DRK / Dunkel / 4.9% ABV / IBU not available
Featured in main subscriber box on 21 February 2019.
Serve this beer between 7°C and 10°C; stick it in the fridge for 30 to 40 minutes.
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
Dunkels are dark, malt-led lagers with smooth rich flavours. They often have toasted bread-crust flavours, along with nuts and caramel. There can even be a malty-chocolatey character. Hops bitterness is usually restrained. The brewers say this one has a flavour profile of spice, espresso, dark chocolate, molasses and walnut.
Sausages of course! This is a German beer style after all. Also roasted vegetables, washed-rind Munster cheese or some Jamaica ginger cake. It might be worth giving Maltesers a go too.