This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Leinenkugel Anniversary Lager.
I admit that when I saw this at Oliver's in Albany I had no understanding of which anniversary Leinenkugel was celebrating. So I picked up a bottle and went to their website and read the background to this beer which explained that:
With over 550 years of brewing experience combined, this collaboration between Leinenkugel's and Hofbräu München celebrates Leinenkugel’s 150th anniversary with a blend of German tradition and American ingenuity. Brewed in the spirit of Reinheitsgebot, Leinenkugel’s Anniversary Lager is a German-style amber lager that incorporates some imported, German malts with unique American hops to create a beer that is flavorful, balanced, and refreshing.
Having iced the beer for a few days in the fridge, I tried it for dinner with Mrs KB's grilled filet and roasted purple potatoes. The beer poured a rich orange and had more body than I was expecting. There was malt, but also some hops and even a bit of nutty flavor. The beer has some creaminess as well, which was surprising for a bottled brew.
Leinenkugel Anniversary Lager is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union, and has an OU on the label. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about this brew, please follow this link beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/710/279990.
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