Strong lager is typically the domain of mass-produced, budget tall cans, for those seeking a more direct vector towards inebriation.  So it’s always interesting to see when a craft example pops up.  This one, somewhat legendary in its own right, has heaps of grainy goodness on the nose, along with floral and earthy hop characters, even a little allspice around the edges.  The palate is mild and herbaceous, with drying grass and freshly sprouted barley.  The bitterness is very slight, just enough to offset any malt sweetness.  The hefty 6.5 % abv lends a weight and warmth to this otherwise delicately flavoured lager, making it a better match with food than yard work.