Köslauer Rennweg Brauer Kellerbier & immature Vollbier
Brewery: Köslauer Rennweg Brauer
Town: Köslau bei Königsberg
Color: unfiltered amber
Head: white, creamy
Nose: malty, light grain
Body: medium, low carbonation
Palate: nice mix of malt and hops with a nice light grain element
Finish: lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter
Served: on tap at local residence/Vollbier from tank at the brewery
Impression: This was my first Lower Franconian communal brewery experience after a couple of years gnawing at the bit and purely a stroke of luck when a friend who lives in the area was accepted as a member. While getting a tour of the brewery, we were offered to have a very young Vollbier from the tank. The brewer explained it was quite a ways from ready and it sure was a lively pour with a massive rocky chiffon like head. It was still a little yeasty but nicely balanced with a nice grainy element and fair hopping. I hope to have the mature version at their Oktoberfest in a few weeks. We then stopped by his house and drank a more matured lower octane Kellerbier from Krugs and it was a lovely soft brew with an even more balanced palate. It had the unmistakable taste of Franconia, a walk in the countryside in a Krug. It was a nice session beer and we had a few. To offset costs, they accept donations and I paid what I would in a similar village pub. The experience was priceless.
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