Held-Bräu Dunkles Bauernbier

dark beer in mug with big head
Held-Bräu Dunkles Braunbier

Brewery: Held-Brau
Town:
Oberailsfeld
Style: Dunkles
Color:
deep chestnut
Head: dense, tan

Nose:
malty, hint of chocolate, licorice
Body:
full-bodied, low carbonation
Palate:
a big malty flavor, some chocolate and licorice
Finish: long, dry, bittersweet

Served: on tap at the brewery

Impression: Another case of high expectations not being quite met but that’s more my fault in this case than perhaps the beer’s.  Expecting a more typical dry fruity brew, this is more a true Dunkles more common in Munich. In this case, it was a very nice example of the style, with a rich malty flavor nicely mixed with a bit of chocolate. The finish was surprisingly dry and made one want to linger to drink more. I’ve been back a few times and have really enjoyed the beer sans expectations. It goes very well with food and eating at Held-Bräu is always on the agenda when I go.

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