Klosterbrauerei Echarius Märzen
Brewery: Klosterbrauerei Weissenhohe
Color: deep amber
Head: off white, rocky
Nose: rich malt, some spiciness
Palate: richly malty, fine spiciness, burnt caramel, bready, underlying hops
Finish: long, semi-dry, bittersweet
Served: from a bottle at the brewery
Impression: I hadn’t had this beer in many years as it’s generally only available in bottles and I tend to drink only beers on tap after traveling from afar. A friend had recently been there and waxed poetically about it and I made sure to get it on my last visit and must say, I was missing something with my preoccupation with tap beer. It was nicely served in the bottle without being poured with a logo mug. It took some time to pour as it was quite lively and the head was massive. Once it settled down, the rich malty aroma rose along with a nice spicy element. It was a very rich beer with hints of burnt caramel but wasn’t sweet in the least. The underlying hops gave it some dryness in the long bittersweet finish. This is a dangerously 5.4% brew. I got a couple bottles to bring home!
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