Bruderherz Roter Lui

unfiltered red beer in logo glass
Bruderherz Roter Lui

Brewery: Bruderherz
Rotbier 5%
Color: unfiltered amber
to red
Head: off-white
, very creamy
Nose: light malt
, feint hops
Body: medium

Palate: balanced, malty, hoppy

Finish: lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter

Served: on tap at the brewery

Impression: Though their website says they have a Rotbier of their own, I noticed they had Schanzenbräu’s on their physical menu after I’d ordered it. The bartender said they used to have a Rotbier and now only have a Helles. It’s a shame as this would have been a much better than anticipated comparison if this was theirs! Went downstairs to talk to the brewer and he said not only do they still brew a Rotbier but it’s on now. Went up and bartender apologized and gave me a free small one. It’s a bit darker and totally unfiltered with a less pronounced nose. It’s not as integrated with a few loose cloying elements. It would have likely fared better if I’d not been given the Schanzenbräu Rotbier first. It’s definitely a notch or two below it. Still, not a bad beer and I’d stop in for the Helles next time in town.

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