- Country: Australia
- Style: Doppelbock/Chili Beer
- ABV: 7.7%
- Serving Type: 330ml Bottle
- Price: Slightly Pricey
This is the first beer in a long time that I've been unsure what to classify it as. I ended up not being able to decide so picked both styles. It's a 7.7% Bock - ergo a Doppelbock; but it's also Chipotle infused, in my mind a Chili beer. Anyway semantics aside, this is one of 3 new releases from MoonDog and the other 2 have been great so I'm expecting good things.
As expected Bock Naked poured a very dark brown colour with a tan head. The head dissipates quite quickly and has a number of large bubbles not long after first pouring. When the head finally settles there is almost a finger of foam left and this leaves a real impression on the side of the glass. It's a really nice looking beer to go with a typically 'kooky' MoonDog label.
Bock Naked from MoonDog is a really interesting beer. And not interesting in the bad way I was alluding to at the start. There's plenty of chocolate and sweet malt initially before a hint of alcohol and Chipotle spice comes through. As the beer warms the spiciness becomes more pronounced. It's a nicely crafted beer.
Just like in their Mummy Have A Bite, another recently released beer, MoonDog have shown flavour restraint; something that is often forgotten in craft beer. Bock Naked is a simple yet complex beer at the same time, I think I'm going to need to sample a few more to come to a final conclusion on this beer, but for the moment I really like it and would recommend it to all craft beer lovers.
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