Griess Bockbier is one of Franconia's best with a balanced palate featuring floral hops and fruity malt. The lingering semi-dry, semi-bitter finish is moreish. This version from gravity dispense at Der Pelikan Best of Bock was even drier.
Penning Hetzelsdorfer Bockbier is an quaffable treat from the small countryside brewery whose Vollbier is legendary. This Bock has a gorgeous amber hue and rich malty palate with hints of caramel. The lingering bittersweet finish makes it moreish at 6.5%.
Roppelt Festmärzen is dry and fruity for the style and also has a kiss of smoke before the lingering semi-dry finish.
Roppelt Pils is a dry hoppy example of the style with a clean, dry, bitter finish.
Sauer Frühlings Märzen is a dry-hopped spring special featuring a dry fruity palate and clean semi-dry finish.
Lippert Schlotfeger is the brewery's latest creation: a dry roasty Schwarzbier with a lingering semi-dry finish.
Penning Hetzelsdorfer Festbier is a richly malty treat with some burnt caramel and a lingering semi-dry finish.
Sauer Sommerbier is a refreshing low alcohol beer, perfect for a summer day at 3.5%.
Penning Hetzelsdorfer Kräusen is a refreshing unfiltered fruity later with floral hops in the nose and citrus hops in the semi-dry palate. The finish is a touch bitter for my tastes but this an interesting mix of traditional Franconia and the Craft Beer wave finally hitting here.
Penning Hetzelsdorfer Lagerbier is one of the top beers in Franconia and this is an unfiltered version with a fruity palate and lingering semi-dry finish. This might not fit neatly into any category but it's what makes Franconia special.