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.
Rittmayer Landbier hell is a malty brew with enough hops to keep the finish semi-dry and semi-bitter.
Willersdorf's Rittmayer Kellerbier is a hop forward beer with cascade hops in both the nose and palate. It's nice dry session beer worth seeking out and is brewed by Lieberth in Hallerndorf for the now defunct brewery in Willersdorf.
Rittmayer Landbier hell is generally a serviceable beer but on this occasion, it was a buttery mess.
Staffelberg-Bräu Sommer Weizen is a citrusy take on the style, making for a moreish finish.
Drei Kronen Festbier is unsurprisingly malty brew with just enough hops to dry it nicely in the finish.
Hummel Pils is a dry balanced example of the style with a touch of grain before the clean, semi-dry, slightly bitter finish.
Hummel Spezial falls into the Märzen style with a deep amber hue and richly malty palate with some toasted elements before the semi-dry finish.
Göller Urstoff is a malty session beer, more in the Kellerbier direction and a true Dunkles.