This week’s beer: Hirter Morchl by Brauerie Hirt in Austria
This 5% ABV dark lager has deep garnet highlights with a lively head that leaves a sticky lacing down the glass.
It has a toasted bread aroma with hints of raisin and old leather.
The flavor is roasty and malty with a small earthy hop presence. There are also notes of light brown sugar and caramel. The finish is clean and dry with no aftertaste.
Hirter Morchl is a tasty import from a brewery that’s been brewing since 1270, so they’ve definitely figured out what they’re doing. It’s the second-oldest private brewery in Austria. They brew with water from a spring on the brewery premises.
I’d recommend this beer to anyone who thinks all dark beers are thick and scary. This light, tasty offering might just sway them toward the dark side of beers.
Hirter Morchl is available at Liquor World, Crossover Liquor and Macadoodles in Springdale.
Pair with bratwurst cooked in the same beer.