Ranger Creek – Small Batch Series No. 5 – Pecan Smoked Dopplebock – 5 Smokestacks of Happiness

Ranger Creek Small Batch Series no. 5

Not much to say about this one. With big breaths you can smell the smoke come and go, but then when you taste it, the smoke is much stronger, especially on the exhale. It’s a good beer, which keeps it’s Overall Happiness factor high, but could use more smoke if it wants a bump up a point or two. No silt is a good thing, along with the sweet taste. A competitive gateway beer. Overall Happiness: 5 Smokestacks (out of 7).

Brewer Ranger Creek
Beer Name No. 5 Small Batch Series (Pecan Smoked Dopplebock)
Brewer’s Description Pecan smoked Doppelbock lagered in our own bourbon barrels for a short time. This deep mahogany, full-bodied brew has aromas of nutty smoke and stone fruit, with flavors of rich malt, dried fruit, cinnamon, vanilla, and oak. A portion of the malt was smoked by hand at Ranger Creek with Texas pecan wood in our very own Texas malt smoker. The beer was then lagered for 2 months in Ranger Creek bourbon barrels. Bottles will age and mellow nicely for up to 10 years if stored properly.
Food Pairings Texas summer
Brewer Location San Antonio, TX
Alcohol content by volume 7.5%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 32
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 4
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 1
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 3
Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high) 5

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