ECK Saphir Bock

unfiltered beer in glass
ECK Saphir Bock

Brewery: Brauerei Gasthof ECK
unfiltered deep golden
Head: white
, creamy
Nose: citrus hops

Body: medium

Palate: dry, fruity, some apricot

Finish: lingering, dry, bitter

Served: on tap at the brewery

Impression: This was a pleasant a surprise. According to my quite dated guide, they were noted for a Pilsner back in the day and had a traditional Dopplebock during Lent but there was no mention of either on their menu. There was, however, this Hellerbock with obvious craft beer leanings. Hopped with Saphir hops, it was a dry fruity Bock with a touch of apricot before the dry bitter finish. It was quite dangerous at 6.7% and appeared to be a regular beer on tap.

How about the ECK Wilderer Dunkel or check out the Fronconian beer list.

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