Raindogs Valkyrie Where Is My Mind? (330ml Bottle)
Eisbock, an accident of history? A strong, malty German Bock mistakenly left out on a frigid night to partially freeze, thus removing some of the water as ice crystals leaving the beer concentrated and the flavour intensified. A serendipitous event leading to an unusual and rare beer style. Sounds like something worth a go, so we brewed up a strong malt-driven lager and gave it a bit of a non-traditional twist with a good old dose of late and dry hopping, and a touch of lactose to add sweetness.
After an extended conditioning period we froze the beer and recollected the melt, leaving behind a large block of crystalline ice. The result, a concentration of flavour, colour and alcohol from the original beer. Intense, smooth and rounded, packed full of malt complexity with fruity hop notes. An ideal evening's sipper or match with cheese or dessert.
Where is my mind indeed!
A stronger version of Doppelbock. Deep copper to black. Very alcoholic. Typically brewed by freezing a doppelbock and removing resulting ice to increase alcohol content.