Color: light amber
Head: ample, thinning
Body: medium, overly carbonated
Palate: sweetish, malt
Served: on tap at Bruckmayer’s Biergarten in Pottenstein
Impression: Sometimes, you’re better off living with a fond memory. Wagner-Bräu was one of the three breweries I visited on my first trip to Pottenstein in 1997. While their Dunkles wasn’t as good as Mager, it was a respectable beer none-the-less. My second time in town, it was closed down. Recently, I’d read about Urbräu but figured out it was not an actual brewery but was intrigued anyway. Püls-Bräu makes the beer and my first one in the Biergarten, their Höhlentrunk didn’t impress. This Kellerbier fared a bit better but was again overly carbonated and suffered a slightly less sticky finish. If you are in Pottenstein and it’s a nice day, this is a charming little Biergarten and the beer will suffice. If cold, head to Brauerei Mager.