Geyer Helles Landbier

golden beer in glass
Geyer Helles Landbier

Brewery: Brauereigasthof Geyer
Town:
Oberreichenbach
Style:
Helles
Color:
golden
Head: white
, creamy
Nose: malty,
slight grain
Body: medium

Palate: malty, slight grain, touch of butterscotch

Finish: fairly clean

Served: on tap at the brewery

Impression: This was my first beer at a highly anticipated brewpub visit so it’s not unusual that I was disappointed. Admittedly, I hadn’t come for this Helles and it’s not exactly a go to style for me when in Franconia but since I’d arrived a good five hours earlier than my wife and was about to set off on a two-hour hike, I decided to have something before going. A Helles sounded refreshing and it did have the somewhat meaningless if expectation raising Landbier tag stuck on the end. It came out looking about as nice as can, with a deep golden hue and a huge rocky head. I’ll have to say, it was about as nicely poured as you’re going to find. It was malty as expected but there was little in the way of hops for balance and while not bad, it was a bit bland. I still had another four beers on tap to try so I wasn’t about to lose hope but that would have to wait until dinner.

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