Special Sneak Preview: Two new beers from Rochester Mills

A good friend works for a beer distributor that handles this brewery’s products. They wanted to know what he thought of these beers and he was gracious enough to share his sample cans with me. These are my notes slightly amplified.

Lazy Dazersz_beer_004

Style: Amber lager (“German Style”)

ABV: 5% (or somewhere in there)

Notes: Made with Munich malt and German hops. Sessionable, malty and only slightly sweet. Hops balance it out nicely. Fairly dry. Pleasantly bitter finish. Octoberfest-ish. Recommended

Michigan Maple Brown Ale

Style: Brown Ale (with maple flavor? Or maybe not.)

ABV: 6-7% (?)

Notes: The label says this beer was inspired by and intended for people out collecting tree sap for making maple syrup. Alrighty then. Nose is slightly sweet and malty. In the mouth, a bit of maple, but mostly reminded my friend and me of Honey Brown. Slightly toasty. Finish was very mild and a bit underwhelming. Good enough, but not especially interesting. Mild recommendation.

Thanks again to Oscar for sharing!