Heavyweight Championship of Beers: Round 5 Schlenkerla Urbock vs Fastenbier

Schlenkerla is the most renowned of Rauchbier/Smoke beer breweries. The have a great line-up of seasonal beers and in this comparison, we look at their pre-Easter Fastenbier and autumn Urbock.

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Bamberg Beer Tours

Beerwanderers is not only an information resource for the beer and hiking trails of Bavaria but also a full service provider of guided hiking tours which bring the traveler to breweries often not visited by walking on paths rather than riding in a tour bus. Get off the bus and feel the earth move under your feet.

Kronprinz Hoppy Jack

Kronprinz Hoppy Jack is a high octane craft beer with tons of hops in the mix.

Schlenkerla (Heller) Lagerbier

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

Schlenkerla (Heller) Rauchweizen

Schlenkerla's Rauchweizen truly combines the smoke of the brewery with classic Weissbier flavors. Somehow it works!

Schlenkerla (Heller) Fastenbier

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.

Dr. Bamberg & the Sandkerwa Side

They say there are at least two sides to every person, place or thing. Sides are funny things. You don't always like all of them. Bamberg hadn't ever shown me a bad side so I was kind of expecting such when I recently went to their renowned Sandkerwa. Don't know what the Sandkerwa is? Well, … Continue reading Dr. Bamberg & the Sandkerwa Side

Ambräusianum Bockbier

Ambräusianum's Bockbier is a fair example of the style with a rich malty palate and slightly bitter finish.

Schlenkerla (Heller) Kräusen

Schlenkerla's Kräusen is not just a less smoky summer beer, it's a great hoppy kellebier with a slight smokiness that makes it a yet another winner from this aclaimed Bamberg brewery.