Rother-Bräu Kloster Urstoff

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Rother-Bräu Kloster Urstoff

Brewery: Rother-Bräu
Town: Roth (Hausen/Rhön)

Style: Helles 5.4
Color: unfiltered amber

Head: 0ff-
white, ample, creamy
Nose: light grain
, toasted malt
Body: medium

Palate: balanced, toasted malt, some dried fruit, light grain
Finish: lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter

Served: on tap at the Braustüble in Roth

Impression: This was my first beer at their brewery tap. I’d asked what beers they had and the barman said, Helles, Pils and Dunkel. I opted for the dark beer, happy it was on tap. It came out in a Kloster Urstoff Münnerstadt glass and I asked to see the menu only to find it was indeed the Kloster beer. On later investigation, the former monastic brewery was bought up by Rother-Bräu who initially just bottled their beer. Later, it was closed down and all beer is now brewed at Rother-Bräu itself. It’s not a Dunkel but a Märzen so my initial impression was one of slight disappointment. As a Märzen, it fares better with a fairly rich malty palate and a nice semi-dry lingering finish. I got a few bottles which I haven’t had a chance to sample so looking forward to a less biased taste. 

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2 thoughts on “Rother-Bräu Kloster Urstoff

    1. Always sad, Don but there are so many of them who not only don’t brew any longer but whose beers have disappeared entirely. I find this a better alternative. From what I’ve read, they Klosterbrauerei in Münnerstadt did not have a brewery tap so not sure where the beers were on offer, at least on tap. If you’re ever in Roth (Hausen), you know where to find them now.

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