Color: unfiltered, dark honeycomb
Head: dense, rocky
Nose: banana, some hops
Body: medium-bodied, effervescent
Palate: dry, fruity, some banana but also more hops than typical
Finish: clean, dry for style
Served: on tap at the brewery
Impression: Karg was one of the Weißbiers I wanted to try when I first started to travel around extensively in Bavaria in the 90s. It’s still one of my favorites and I can happily buy it at the beer store in Munich. Still, there’s something about having it at the brewery. It looks the part but is a bit darker than you might be used to, having more of the appearance of a Schneiderweisse. It’s also got more hops in the mix but it’s not intrusive in any way. It’s a refreshingly fruity and dry Weißbier and a great way to end your hike in Murnau.
If you want to try some Franconian beer?