Spalter Zwickel on tap is drier with more of a citrusy element thank its bottled counterpart. It also lacks the yeasty element but is perhaps more balanced and quaffable.
It had been nearly 20 years since our first visit to Kloster Kreuzberg. Expectations are funny things when it comes to experiencing beery pilgrimage sites and this exercise proved no different.
Wiethaler Bockbier Hell is a richly malty Bock at 6.4% with a slightly sticky finish.
Wiethaler Neunhofer Pils is a balanced beer with a grainy palate and a clean, semi-dry finish.
Wiethaler Kirchweih Bier is a richly malty beer brewed for the village's church festival.
Wiethaler Goldstoff Hell is a richly malty Export verging on Festbier which is dangerously drinkable at 5.4%
Gundel Urhell is a dry fruity Hells with fair Spalter hopping and a lingering, semi-dry, bitter finish.
Gundel Dunkles Gold is a dry roasty treat of a dark beer with a lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter finish which is moreish.
Gundel Pils is a dry hoppy brew session beer with a clean, dry, bitter finish.
Gundel Zwickel is balanced unfiltered beer with some yeasty element mixed in with grain and some Spalter hop presence. The clean finish is dry with a hint of bitterness.