Bayer Bräu Raubritter

Bayer Bräu Raubritter

Brewery: Bayer Bräu (contracted by Bürgerbräu Herzog von Franken)
Town: Arnstein

Style: Märzen 5.5
Color: deep amber

Head: off-white
, rocky
Nose: roasted malt, some spice

Body: full
Palate: richly malty, toasted malt, roasty, nice spice element, underlying hops
Finish: lingering, semi-dry, bittersweet

Served: from a bottle bought in Marktheidenfeld

Impression: I saw this in Marktheidenfeld and picked it up despite not having heard of it. It was a another Lower Franconian brewery just up the Main in Rothenfels but it stopped brewing in 2011. The restaurant was open until recently and had their beers contract brewed nearby.  Hopefully, they can reopen with these beers on tap even if no longer brewed onsite. A gorgeous pour with a lovely amber hue and rocky off-white head. Toasted malt and roast in both the nose and palate. This is understandably much drier than their Doppelbock and while more bitter than is typical in a Märzen, I like it. It’s also drier than it is bitter and that’s something I look for and appreciate as it’s not common and evidently not easy to brew.

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