Michael discovered this beer in August, just as the Winter was ending, but that did not impair his enjoyment. Montieth’s Doppelbock Winter Ale is a throwback to classic Bavarian Ales, originating in the 1600’s. The full malty flavour is the result of the use of 4 different premium malts, producing a beer with a delicious dark red colour, with a hint of bitterness. The Ale is characterised by a rich smooth taste, followed with a rounded body and a long finish. The beer contains traditional ‘Hallertau’ hops, typical of the German Bock type beers, the name means ‘double-bock’. The final gravity is about 16 ‘points’ with an alcohol of 6%, giving the beer a near ideal combination of drinkability and strength. In simple terms, it is a strong heavy tasting beer, just right for cool days, but only if not over chilled, or the balance is lost.