Divine Reserve No. 16 is an Adambier. It is a full-bodied beer with a prominent, but not overpowering, smoked wood aroma (almost like a campfire), which comes from the use of Rauchmalt. There is a subtle Noble hop aroma and a slight caramel character that becomes more prominent as the beer warms up. The smokiness dominates through the crisp, Kolsch yeast inspired, finish. DR16 has a moderately high bitterness that is balanced nicely by its residual malty sweetness, and there is no lack of alcohol warmness as you easily finish a pint.
Adambier was a popular beer style in Dortmund, Germany until the mid-19th century, when Pilsners and Munich-style lagers began to take over. Eventually, the style became largely extinct until recently. Show Less