Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Total Wine recently brought a special shipment of Ninkasi Brewing's beers to its Florida stores! I grabbed one of each, minus the boxed bomber of Ground Control Imperial Stout (you know, the #BomberBoycott of beers that cost me $20). I decided to start with Lux, a German-style Helles Lager. A little story on the back label will set your expectations. 5.0% alcohol.
Sweet grain and cracker aroma. Flavors are both sweet and bitter to start. Grain and toasted bready sweetness meet a grassy, lightly spicy and hoppy match. Sharp, prickly carbonation also adds a lot to the experience. Very clean, simple and flavorful. A tasty and refreshing beer!
I'm definitely looking forward to trying the others!