Out of the cold, Dan seeks a little rest and relaxation with a Czech Dark Lager with Return Brewing Satin Jacket.
STYLE: Czech Dark Lager
INGREDIENTS: Bohemian floor-malted pilsner, wheat, and dark malts; Tettnang hops
AVAILABILITY: 16oz Cans, Draft
Stats above taken from the brewery’s can and website.
Dark brown with mahogany on the edges near light, with a light tan, frothy head.
Chocolate, caramel, and almost a blond coffee roast on the nose.
Aroma notes come through, though the caramel presents as darker, as does the coffee roast note. I also got a toasty pumpernickel-like note to meet the earthy/herbal notes from the hops.
Medium body and soft carbonation contribute to a creamy mouthfeel.
This brew totally hit the spot on a cold day, though I suspect I would enjoy this on any day in a comfortable chair. Food-wise, I was feeling a burger or some game like venison or veal tenderloins, but this could be pretty versatile with some well-spiced options.
Cheers and remember:
Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.