Beer Review | SingleSpeed Brewing Gable Munich Helles - The Iowa Beer Blog

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Beer Review | SingleSpeed Brewing Gable Munich Helles

BEER: SingleSpeed Gable
STYLE: Munich Helles
ABV: 5%

This beer grew up in Waterloo before moving on to attend Iowa State University and become a two-time National Champion with a record of 117-1. It would go on to win an Olympic gold medal without even surrendering a point to the opponent. Or, maybe that's Dan Gable, wrestling legend and Waterloo native which SingleSpeed named the beer.

You don't have to love the Iowa Hawkeyes or Cyclones or even America, I suppose, to like this beer. However, it would make a perfect addition to an all-day raging tailgate. It does pour a see-through gold and from a black and gold can if you have certain requirements.

This beer, perhaps like Dan Gable, isn't flashy. It's not triple dry-hopped or loaded with donuts or Quick mix. It's not a pastry beer or overly tart sour or fudgy maple glazed motor oil stout. It's a crisp, clean and simple beer. It's clear the focus is on old world tried and true technique meshed with quality ingredients.

The malts are the star of the show here. The hops are there to add bitterness and balance the sweetness from the malt. The beer is bread-y and super easy to drink 171, if you have it in you. While fall is typically the season for a more caramel colored German lager, I'm sticking with this winner.

OVERALL: 3.80 bottle caps (out of five)

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