Arminius Bock

Dunkels Bock Lager

  • Malts: U.K. Lager malt, U.S. Wheat malt, U.S. Caramel 40L, U.S. Aromatic malt, U. S. Chocolate malt, Belgian Cara Vienne malt
  • Hops: German Hallertau Mittelfrue
  • Alcohol By Volume: 6.8%
  • IBU: 21 | SRM: 23 | OG: 1.066 | FG: 1.014 | 217 calories (12.oz)

This all-grain lager doesn’t comply with Reinheitsgebot German purity standards. There is a myriad of malts and grains making up this dark lager.

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Arminius (German: Hermann; 17 BC – AD 19) was a chieftain of the Germanic Cherusci tribe and a former officer in the Roman military. An auxiliary lieutenant to the Roman general Publius Quinctilius Varus, Arminius used his knowledge of Roman tactics to lead an allied coalition of Germanic tribes to a decisive victory against three Roman legions and their auxiliaries in the historic Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, in 9 AD.

The defeat would precipitate the Roman Empire’s permanent strategic withdrawal from Magna Germania, and the Romans were to make no more concerted attempts to conquer and hold Germania beyond the Rhine river.

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