Zum Löwenbräu 1747 Original Helles on tap and in a bottle
Brewery: Brauerei Zum Löwenbräu
Town: Neuhaus (Adelsdorf)
Style: Kellerbier hell
Color: in Krug at Keller but in the bottle, it’s light golden and fairly clear
Head: white, rocky
Nose: slight grain
Body: medium, low carbonation
Palate: grainy, semi-dry, underlying hops
Finish: clean, dry, semi-bitter
Served: on tap at the brewery‘s Felsenkeller
Impression: It was kind of nice you had to “hike” a little to get to the brewery’s atmospheric Bierkeller set in a lush forest. It made the first beer taste all that much better. Krug’s are nice, even though in this shady spot not necessary, because you don’t have any visual cues. While this is branded as a Helles in the bottle, it’s called a Kellerbier hell at the Bierkeller and I think that is more the case. While it has the grainy aspect of a Helles, it’s much drier. Without any visual cues, I’d be hard-pressed to guess at its hue. In the bottle, it looks quite clear even though it is unfiltered. At any rate, it’s a great beer to enjoy at a Bierkeller. I hope to do it again someday.
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