No Filter: Schlenkerla helles Lagerbier vs unfiltered helles Lagerbier

Schlenkerla is the most renowned of Rauchbier/Smoke beer breweries. They do brew a few non-smoke beers and this comparison is of their helles Lagerbier and the special edition unfiltered version of it.

Kesselring Schlemmer Weissbier

Kesselring Schlemmer Weissbier is a balanced fruity wheat beer with a sourish palate and lingering finish.

Schlenkerla (Heller) unfiltered helles Lagerbier

Schlenkerla's unfiltered helles Lagerbier is a surprisingly light smokey offering with a crisp hoppy palate and dry bitter finish.

Hartleb Vollbier gravity dispensed

Hartleb Vollbier is balanced unfiltered amber beer with malty palate with enough underlying hops to make it süffig. The lingering finish is just semi-bitter.

Zehendner Weizenbock

Zehendner Weizenbock is a rich contemplative brew with strong banana and alcohol in both the nost and palate. The lingering finish is fruity and hints at the 7% alcohol content.

Göller Premium Pils

Göller Premium Pils is a balanced brew with a hoppy palate and lingering semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.

Göller Baptist Helles

Göller Baptist Helles is a balanced brew with a malty palate and lingering semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.

Ebern Genussfestival 2024: A Beer Enjoyment Odyssey

The Genussfestival 2024 was held in medieval marvel Ebern in the Hassberg County of Lower Franconia. Four regional breweries (Göller/Zeil, Bayer/Theinheim, Raab/Hofheim and Hartled/Maroldsweisach) along with communal breweries from Dörflis and Ebern were on hand. A great time was had by all.

Brauhaus Brünn Hausbier

Brauhaus Brünn Hausbier was an unusually cloudy yeasty beer with a dry lingering finish. On tap at at the Genussfestival 2024 in Ebern.

Bräuhaus Dörflis Märzen

Bräuhaus Dörflis Märzen is a rich malty brew with fair hopping, making for a lovely semi-dry finish. It is brewed by the small communal brewery in the village of Dörflis in Lower Franconia but I sampled it at the Genussfestival 2024 in Ebern.