Penning Maibock

amber beer in glass with bottle
Penning Maibock

Brewery: Penning Zeissler
Town: Hetzelsdorf

Style: Bock
Color: amber
Head: off white, rocky
Nose: rich malt
, some caramel, bready
Body: medium, low carbonation
Palate: richly malty, caramel, faint grain, pumpernickel
Finish: lingering, semi-dry, bittersweet

Served: from a bottle bought in the area

Impression: Glad I got this, I mistakenly thought I’d had it but from my notes it was a Pils I’d likened to a Hellerbock. Surprisingly, this isn’t a Hellerbock either but a gorgeous amber much like their Vollbier. Once the impressive rocky head died down, it looked quite ale-like and the low carbonation followed through with this perception. The nose is richly malty with some caramel and bready notes. It’s verging on full-bodied and rich for 6.5% with caramel, pumpernickel and faint grain notes intertwined. It doesn’t have much hops in the nose or palate but it remains fairly dry nonetheless. The bittersweet finish is moreish and I could see this being dangerous on tap at their pub.

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