Whiplash are a Dublin brewery specialising in fresh & seasonally focused beers.
Dark Steering is a Schwarzbier, A German style Dark Lager, Whiplash style. Built on a base of German Munich and an infusion of softer-than-soft water. Peppered with loads and loads of continental light Aromatic Malt, a very light sprinkling of Chocolate malt for colour and given this the full lager treatment. Boiled with only the finest Hallertau Magnum for a soft bitterness then flung into a fermenter to meet WLP833 – it’s fermented then given that long lager sleep it deserves.
The result is a black beer with hints of brown and ruby against the light with a fluffy soft and tight knit tan foam that won’t quit. Nose of fresh bread crust emerging from the oven, black cherry and a hint of fairy cakes. Flavour matches in amongst the medium to light body. Crisp, finishing lightly sweet with a pleasing lingering of quality dark chocolate before it disappears again.