Zum Löwenbräu 1747 Dunkles
Brewery: Brauerei Zum Löwenbräu
Town: Neuhaus (Adelsdorf)
Style: Kellerbier dunkel, looks
Color: in Krug so no visuals, looks light chestnut on their website
Head: off-white, rocky
Nose: slight hop, malt
Palate: dry, underlying hops, some roast, faint chocolate
Finish: clean, dry, semi-bitter
Served: on tap at the brewery‘s Felsenkeller
Impression: We’d really enjoyed their Kellerbier hell and weren’t sure what to expect of this dunkel version. This is marketed as a Dunkles in the bottle but at the Keller, it’s a Kellerbier and that it really was. This one had the rockier head and while there were more hops in the nose, it was maltier flavor-wise. All that said, it was somehow drier. It was hard to put into words what it actually tasted like but it was a very enjoyable beer to drink with a very moreish dry finish. We went back and forth between the two and never did quite come to a definitive answer as to which was our favorite of the two. I guess that’s a good sign.
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