Eichhorn Schwarzer Adler Dunkles Vollbier
Brewery: Brauerei Eichhorn
Color: unfiltered, chestnut, ruby highlights
Head: creamy, tan, rocky
Nose: faint dark chocolate
Palate: rich malt, semi-dry, some dark chocolate notes
Finish: clean, dryish, bittersweet
Served: on tap at the brewery
Impression: I’d had this beer in a bottle and thought it was pretty good so the previously unknown to be brewpub on my list. Oddly enough, I wasn’t planning on getting there on this particular day but when another Schwarzer Adler in nearby Stettfeld was unexpectedly closed, I remembered this being just up the road. So, I was expecting a Hellerbock but found this tasty Dunkles in front of me instead. This is a newer beer from the brewery and I was the only one in the pub that seemed to be drinking it. Aside from it being a bit overly carbonated, I quite enjoyed it. It looked amazing when served and once the fizziness subsided, it was a fine brew. It’s not a typical beer for the area, more like a southern Bavarian Dunkles and by those standards, it was a dry delight. Hopefully, it finds some takers in the pub. They’d help their cause by serving it less fizzy as their Kellerbier is surely a low carbonation affair.
I finally got to try it again and it was a much better pour and hence softer and less fizzy. They have a lot of great beers there but this one really takes the cake for me.
Next beer or back to the beer list.