Ayinger brews two great dark Bocks but which one is better? Celebrator or the Winter Bock? Time to test the two.
Ayinger Celebrator is a rich dark brew with lots of dried fruit and fair hopping in the long dry bittersweet finish.
Schwanen-Bräu's Vollbier is a dark dry hoppy session beer found more often in Franconia than anywhere in Germany.
This is a classic Weizen with lots of banana in both the nose and palate. It's surely a great summer quaffer.
This surprisingly dry Weizenbock has a nice fruity quaffable quality that makes it dangerously drinkable
This rich malty Dunkles has some some caramel in the nose and its soft full-bodied flavor has a touch of chocolate.
This high octane Dopplebock has a rich malty nose and palate but its fair hopping lends to a fairly clean and not overly sweet brew.
Schlenkerla's Fastenbier is a treat for Lent, when you give up things but are evidently rewarded with amazing beer. It's a touch less smoky than their flagship Märzen with a nice hoppiness to hold it all together.
Andechs is one of the premier beer hiking destinations in Bavaria. With a lush forest, hilltop monastery, brewing monks and some great views of the Alps, it's tough to top. Mix in the amazing beer and food and it's beer nirvana.
Weizenbock is one of Bavaria's creations and there are many great examples. Two are Aventinus and Pikantus. Let's compare.