This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark Lager.
The Creamy Dark Lager is a winter beer which the Leinenkugel folks include in their beers of winter box along with the Fireside Nut Brown Lager (reviewed here http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2012/07/sunday-night-suds-leinenkugel-fireside.html), Classic Amber Lager (reviewed here http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2011/02/sunday-night-suds-leinenkugel-classic.html) the vastly underrated Honey Weiss (reviewed here http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2010/09/sunday-night-suds-leinenkugel-honey.html). As previously noted, the inclusion of three lagers in a Winter Box is quite odd since Winter is the season for heavier darker beers and notwithstanding the color of the beer, it is not a heavy or dark beer.
The Leinekugel Creamy Dark poured a rich, dark brown with some similarities to the Fireside Nut Brown Lager. There was some smokiness to the brew, but the flavor seemed somewhat artificially enhanced. I did appreciate that the beer was somewhat thicker than a typical lager and the lesser level of carbonation was appreciated.
I would pair this beer with smoky BBQ such as ribs or the awesome barbecued beef sandwiches that Mrs KB makes (and my son Moshe adores). I could also see having this beer as a nice accompaniment to blackened dishes.
Leinenkugel Creamy Dark Lager is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union, but like all the other Leinenkugel brews, it does not have an OU on the label. If you would like a copy of the LOC please contact me via email.
To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about Leinenkugel Creamy Dark Lager, please follow this link http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/710/2940.
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