Color: light golden
Head: fluffy white
Nose: slight hop
Body: medium-bodied, lightly carbonated
Palate: hoppy from the start but some juicy fruitiness, rounded
Finish: long dry finish
Served: on tap at the brewery
Impression: Friedmann’s was my least favorite beer on this route but I tended to drink the dark Ritter Wirnt. This time I opted for the Pils and was pleasantly surprised. As is not untypical for Franconia, Pils are more rounded affairs and this one was no exception. There was a juicy fruitiness present that may not fit rigid style restrictions but was very pleasant none-the-less. That said, there was ample hopping, making for a dryish quaffable brew. I’m not going to give up on their dark beer just yet but my guess is the Pils will be my go to when on this trail.