Will-Bräu Ehrenberger Pilgerstoff

dark beer in pewter lidded mug with bottle
Will-Bräu Ehrenberger Pilgerstoff

Brewery: Hochstiftliches Brauhaus in Bayern (formerly Will-Bräu)
Town: Motten

Style: Märzen 5.2
Color: deep amber

Head: off-
white, rocky, chiffon like
toasted malt, hint of spice, light grain
Body: medium to full
Palate: richly malty, toasted malt, spicy, roasty
Finish: lingering, semi-dry, bittersweet

Served: from a bottle bought in Ostheim

Impression: I saw some beer from an unknown brewery to me, Will-Bräu and a friend confirmed their authenticity as a Franconian brewery. Next to it was this Pilgerstoff beer which is also brewed by them. Glad I gave it a chance. Gorgeous pour with a deep clear amber hue and rocky off-white formidable head. Nose of toasted malt with a hint of spice foretells a cross between a classic Franconian Lager and Märzen. The hops are buried but do their job of drying out the moreish finish.

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