Held-Bräu Weizenbock bottle

Held-Bräu Weizenbock is one gorgeous beer and possibly the best dark Weizenbock I’ve ever had in Franconia. It’s roasty for the style and I’d generally not like that but in this one it really works as it interplays with the hops in a subdued way. The lingering finish is sublimely dry for the style and shows a little less alcohol in this style can be a good thing at 6.9%.

Held-Bräu Fest-Bier

Held-Bräu Fest-Bier is typical Festbier with a balanced malty palate and clean semi-dry finish.

beer church rock castle

On the trail to Glasfleisch, Castles & other assorted pleasures

Beer Hiking Bavaria is a great guide that details 50 hikes in Bavaria which pass by or end at some of Bavaria's best breweries. This one takes in Rabenstein Castle and regional favorite Held-Bräu in Oberailsfeld.

Held-Bräu Dunkles Bauernbier

Held-Bräu Dunkles Braunbier is a much revered Dunkles in Franconia, full of rich malt with a hint of chocolate before the dry finish.