day 19

Horny Betty

Origin: Brauerei Gusswerk (Salzburg, Austria)

Style: Doppelbock

ABV: 9.2%

Notes: Brauerei Gusswerk is relatively young (it started in 2007), compared with those with centuries of brewing history in Austria. It brews exclusively organic beers.

Get your mind out of the gutter. This “voluptuously organic” doppelbock has nothing to do with her. Rather, it is a variation of Black Betty, herb ale brewed using wormwood, ground ivy, ground elder, and meadowsweet – ingredients said to be the medicines of Austrian ancestors. “Horny Betty,” on the other hand, uses horny goat weed, which is a type of Chinese herb.

Regardless of its rumoured qualities, I can’t say I’m look forward to tasting something that reminds me of Traditional Chinese medicine.



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