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.
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.