Duveneck’s DortmunderNovember 1, 2007 Cincinnati, OH
Barrelhouse Brewing Co.
Available: OH, KY, IN, NY, IL, MO, GA, MI
Frank Duveneck was a famous Cincinnati painter who produced such masterpieces as “Old Man In a Fur Cap,” which is featured on this beer’s label.
Excellent balance and plenty of character for a beer with only 4.5% ABV. Soft aromas of honeyed malt and delicate hop. A hint of fruit (pineapple? melon?) adds intrigue. A delicious thirst-quenching beer. The label states this beer is medium-bodied, which I feel is a bit misleading, as it seems lighter in body to me. A beer searching for a Saturday afternoon football game with friends.
- John Hansell
I must reveal my prejudice toward U.S. beers named for European cities, like Munich, Vienna, Kulmbach and Dortmund. Dortmunders are stylistically called “Export” beer. No matter the name, there is a lovely floral bouquet with round malt mouthfeel. The taste is fresh, pleasant and easy to enjoy: a balance of sweet and dry, flavorful and refreshing. We served it to rave reviews with a frittata of spinach, fresh morels, artisan salami and semi-soft cheese, topped with organic sour cream.
- Charles Finkel
John Hansell is an equal-opportunity drinker. He writes about beer, wine and spirits. He is the creator, publisher & editor of Malt Advocate, a magazine for the whisky enthusiast.
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Charles Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
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