Brewery: Brauhaus zum Sternla
Color: dark golden to light amber
Head: off-white, rocky, lasting
Nose: richly malty, biscuit, underlying hops
Palate: malty, biscuit, underlying hops
Finish: lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter
Served: on tap at the brewery
Impression: Coming on the heels of the Ulrich Martin Martini Bock, this faired well enough with an ample lasting head and richly malty nose and palate. It’s certainly balanced enough and drier than many but as it warms, it lacks the complexity of its fruity predecessor and the finish isn’t as clean, nor as moreish. The warmer it gets the less quaffable. Not sure I’d drink more than one but worth trying. It’s also 4.5€ a pop and that’s high, even by Bamberg standards.