Brewery: Scheidmantel (Kulmbacher)
Style: Pils 4.9%
Head: white, rocky
Palate: fruity, light grain, underlying hops
Finish: lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter
Served: from a bottle bought at Sagasser in Haßfurt
Impression: The Scheidmantel brewery in Coburg closed down in 2002 and was bought up by Kulmbacher who continues to brew their Pils. At least for some time, it was still done in Coburg but is now done in Kulmbach. If you don’t want to buy from the big guy, steer clear. I must say I was in Sagasser with a hangover and was a bit overwhelmed by the number of Lower Franconian beers I’d not only never had but had never heard of. I figured this was just another one. Regardless, it’s a nice looking golden Pils with an impressive ample head and grainy nose. It’s balanced with a nice integrated grain element and fair hopping throughout. I’m glad I got it but not likely I’d buy it again, though I’d sure drink one if that’s what was being offered.