Coaster Critique: NDH/Penobscot Bay Kugels Bier

Name: Kugels Bier

Style: Altbier

Brewed by: Nocturnem Draft Haus in Collaboration with Penobscot Bay Brewery

ABV: 4.8%

The recipe for this beer was put together by Steve Padgett of Nocturnem Draft Haus; this beer was brewed specifically for their Oktoberfest Celebration.

Kugels Bier is a deep brown color with crimson highlights and a thin white head.

This beer has a rich, malty aroma with a bit of earthiness.

First sip is malty with subtle fruity notes, somewhat sweet but quickly balanced by an earthy hop flavor and easy bitterness. Kugels Bier is a medium bodied beer that finishes crisp and clean.

Overall another impressive collaboration between the Nocturnem Draft Haus crew and the Penobscot Bay Brewery, this Altbier is well balanced, flavorful and a low enough ABV that you can have a couple without losing your head. The Nocturnem Oktoberfest celebration runs through Saturday September 28th with an expanded Bier Garden and live Oompah band, definitely an event worth checking out.



Chad Lothian

About Chad Lothian

Chad Lothian lives in Old Town, Maine. He is a craft beer enthusiast and homebrewer. Chad has travelled to brewpubs, breweries and brewfests all over New England.