Originally Posted by bernerbrau
Brewer's Gold and Nugget are both hybrids of noble varieties. Those are the kinds of choices I tend to make because I always want something a little different.
Plus I was standing there with the freezer door open in the LHBS, I needed to make a decision, and they were out of Mittelfruh.
Like I said, it's your beer, and you asked for thoughts so I gave you mine. I'm not sure where you got that information regarding Brewer's Gold and Nugget but I doubt its' veracity.
Re late hopped bocks, I have lately been enjoying Heller Bock Saphir at a local spot. It's brewed in Austria and does go against tradition in that it is dry hopped with Saphir. The hop aspect does work because the Saphir is a modern low-alpha derivative of Continental noble hops and the rich, malty body of the beer is not overshadowed.