It has been a hot as hell week in the Circle City. In spite of the heat, I opted to take my family to one of my favorite places in Indy: Victory Field. On this outing, the Indianapolis Indians fell to the Toledo Mud Hens, but I walked away a winner having had Sun King's Indians' Lager.
For years, Oaken Barrel's Victory Amber was the title tap. And it had always been a go to. It had more flavor than any of the Big 3 beers. I think it would have been better if it were just a little bit crisper, a little bit lighter. I think that's where Indians' Lager fills the gap.
The Sun King website calls it a Munich Helles. I'm not a beer judge, but I think it is a little darker and fuller than a Helles. But it is not a Munich Dunkel either. What it is is a copper colored crisp lager with a strong malt backbone that doesn't leave a full mouthfeel. It hints at hops without over-powering with them. A perfect summer beer for the ballpark without being light or fruity, but by just being a beer. I personally would love to see this in the regular lineup as I think it would be successful. It is more enjoyable than the Sunlight and Wee Mac. I think fans of both would really get into this.