Description: A collaboration between Vancouver Island Brewery and the Steel & Oak Brewing Company, the name is also an allusion to the unification of the colonies of Victoria and of 1866. In that same spirit, a mainland and Island brewery have come together to produce a new take on the traditional German style of Keller bier.
Tasting Notes: This brew is definitely a good choice for those who consider themselves fans of Marzens, Kellerbiers, or Bocks. A rich malt base with a mineral tang is accompanied by a mild hopping with trace notes of citrus and grassy flavors. And it finishes both cleanly and with some lingering, crisp malt flavor.
Appearance: Deep amber, clear, good foam retention and carbonation
Nose: Rich malts, minerals, baked bread, mild grassy hops
Taste: Crisp malt, good tang, sweet bread, mild citrus and grassy hops
Aftertaste: Lingering tang and minerality, clean an crisp finish