Nuremberg was a noted beer town in the middle ages and Rotbier was king. It fell into disfavor when modern lagers took over but were revived in 1984 by the Hausbrauerei Altstadthof. Currently, there are five regularly brewed Rotbiers in town but which one is the best? Find out here.
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Hausbrauerei Altstadthof Roter Bock
Haubrauerei Altstadt's Roter Bock is a richly malty brew with some dried fruit in both the nose and palate before a lingering, somewhat sticky finish.
Bruderherz Mia Lager
Bruderherz Mia Lager is an unfiltered Craft Beer take on a traditional Helles, with fair hopping and a lingering semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.
Bruderherz Roter Lui
Bruderherz Roter Lui is an unfiltered balanced red lager with fair hopping for a Rotbier but lacks some harmony overall, especially in the lingering finish.
Hausbrauerei Altstadthof Sommerbier
Haubrauerei Altstadt's Sommerbier is their summer Craft Beer offering with a citrusy palate and lingering semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.
Hausbrauerei Altstadthof Das Schwarze
Haubrauerei Altstadt's Das Schwarze is a textbook Schwarzbier with a roasty nose and palate featuring a hint of coffee before the lingering, semi-dry, bittersweet finish.
Hausbrauerei Altstadthof Das Helle/Kellerbier
Haubrauerei Altstadt's Kellerbier is likely their former Das Helle renamed to cash in on the new popularity of Kellerbiers but it's a nice enough one with a grainy element and a semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.
Hausbrauerei Altstadthof Rote Weisse
Haubrauerei Altstadt's Rote Weisse is a wheat beer made with 50% red barley and has a fruity palate with a hint of banana.
Hausbrauerei Altstadthof Das Rote
Haubrauerei Altstadt's Das Rote is reportedly the first Rotbier after many year's of its absence and it credited as being responsible for its current resurgence.
Schanzenbräu Rotbier is perhaps the best of the Nürnberg Rotbiers and this is the town most noted for them. It's by far the cleanest and has the most moreish finish.