Fox DeLuxe Discombobulator

No, not this Fox Deluxe, but cool image, right?

No, not this Fox Deluxe, but cool image, right?

The brewing credentials are curious on this one.  “Brewed under the authority of Fox DeLuxe, Oswego, Il, by Sand Creek Brewing Company, Black River Falls, WI.”  THE Fox DeLuxe?  Who owns the name?  Anyway, Discombobulator is a doppelbock lager and it was quite impressive.  Purchased at Binny’s in Willow Springs, this brew poured brown with orange highlights, floated a thin creamy head and displayed lively carbonation.  The bouquet is spicey and deeply malty, w/ carmel and date notes.  It was really creamy and smooth in the mouth and the carbonation explodes and coats the tongue.  There is a bit off coffee and grain in the flavor, with a raisiny feel in the finish, and all the while rich and sweet.;  The finish is dry and the hops kind of fry the tongue for a moment, but quickly subsides to reveal a pleasant warming sensation.  By the end of the 12oz. glass, my ears have become warm and I feel good.  One of the more complex beers I’ve had in a while.  Congrats to all involved, particularly me.

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