St. Georgen-Bräu Landbier

amber beer in pewter lidded mug with bottle
St. Georgen-Bräu Landbier

Brewery: St. Georgen
Town:
Buttenheim
Style: Landbier 4.9
%
Color:
amber
Head: off-
white, creamy, rocky
Nose:
richly malty, some roast, Spalter hops
Body: medium

Palate:
balanced, rich malt, some roast, underlying hops
Finish: lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter
Served: from a bottle bought in Bayreuth


Impression: Another gorgeous pour reminiscent of their relatively dark Hellerbock with a deep amber hue and rocky off-white head. Spalter hops in the nose and balanced palate. It’s in the old Franconian lager style which is a bit of a dying breed. It’s generally a simple malt forward style but this one reveals its Spalter hops as it warms. You’re unlikely to find this on tap so worth picking up a bottle. Not everyone is but if a fan of this hop variety, this is a nice example of a dark beer featuring them.

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