Becher-Bräu Josefi Bock is a hearty dark contemplative brew of 8.2%, full or rich malt and a hint of dark chocolate. It's dry for its strength and the finish is bittersweet.
Maisel Stephan's Indian Ale is a balanced Double IPA with lots of malt backbone and citrusy hops. It's dry and fruity with dry slightly bitter finish.
Maisel Chocolate Bock is an interesting interpretation of cross between a Bock and stout with rich cocoa and bitter chocolate in both the nose and palate. The finish is semi-dry and bittersweet.
While Gradl is justifiably most noted for their amazing Dunkles, their Pils is one of the better examples in Franconia with a nice mix of grain and hops. The pleasant bitterness in the finish is moreish.
Gradl's everyday dark beer is one of Bavaria's finest and their elusive Weihnachtsbock is a dark Christmas treat with lots of roast and hops to counterbalance the ample malt which brings this potent Bock to 7.2%.
Becher-Bräu/Mann's Bräu Dunkel is a chestnut beauty with hops up front and chocolate malt in the balance. The finish is semi-dry and bittersweet.
Gradl's everyday dark beer is one of Bavaria's finest and their elusive Maibock follows for, with a rich malty palate that dries moreishly in the long bittersweet finish.
Gradl Dunkel Brewery: Gradl Town: Leups Style: Vollbier Color: lightly filtered chestnut Head: tan, rocky Nose: malty, slight chocolate Body: medium, low carbonation Palate: fruity, dry, hoppy, undercurrent of dark chocolate Finish: long, dry, bitter Served: on gravity dispense at the brewery Impression: This is one of those beers you really wish was more readily … Continue reading Leupser Dunkel