Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a walled medieval wonder located on the Romantic Road in the Franconian part of Bavaria. It's also a great place to sample local beers and hike out to the legendary brewery gem in Spielbach.
Jürgens Rotbier is a balanced richly malty Rotbier with a nice spicy character and aromatic hops in the nose. The lingering finish is semi-dry and semi-bitter.
Landwehr-Bräu Hell is a malt forward golden brew with a grainy palate and lingering semi-dry finish. On tap at the Landwehr am Turm in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
Landwehr-Bräu Toppler Pils is another Helles in disguise of a Pils, not untypical in Franconia. I found their Edel oddly more hoppy in flavor if not the nose. I suggest their Altfränkisch Dunkel but if you must drink a lighter color beer, I'd still with the Helles.
Landwehr-Bräu Altfränkisch is a classic example of the style with a balanced palate and semi-dry lingering finish
Landwehr-Bräu Kellerbier is a low carbonation malt forward beer with a touch of honey but the finish is a tad sticky.
Landwehr-Bräu Edel is lower in alcohol than most Exports and though hoppier than many, the finish is a notch stickier.
The Forest-Quell Brauerei is part of the Oettinger Group but it is used for experimental beers and training in addition to retaining the feel of a small family owned brewpub. The homey Inn and lovely Biergarten are much beloved by locals for their excellent food and beer. The hike from Wassertrüdingen to the brewery is quite scenic and the beer is worth the walk!
Felsenbräu Felsator is a richly malty Doppelbock with dried fruit in both the nose and palate before a lingering semi-dry, bittersweet finish.
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