Beer: Adler Bock
Serving Style: Bottle
Primary Consumer: Ally
Consumption Companion: Wayne, Ally’s father
Sight: Cloudy, pale golden yellow. 1/2-inch creamy, bubbly, off-white head that recedes to a thin ring of bubbles. Carbonation bubbles are also present throughout the body.
Scent: Mild hops and some fruit notes, in the way of orange and apricots.
Flavor: Mild and bright. You definitely taste the hops and fruit flavors that appear in the aroma, as well as a slight note of alcohol.
Feel: Medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.
Concluding remarks: True to monastic tradition, the Shwed family toasted to Easter with Bocks; and because the Shwed family lives in a very Eastern European town (with lots of Eastern European imports readily available), this Bock from Lithuanian brewery Švyturys was on the menu. (Švyturys is actually the oldest brewery in Lithuania, opening its doors in 1784.) It’s a good spring beer–mild and sweet–but it doesn’t taste as malty as I would’ve expected. It’s not a bold Bock by any means, and might not be the most accurate representation of a Bock for the true beer connoisseur; but for a lighter beer experience in general, the Švyturys Adler Bock is a good way to break your Lenten fast.