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.
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 is an unfiltered Craft Beer take on a traditional Helles, with fair hopping and a lingering semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.
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.
Haubrauerei Altstadt's Sommerbier is their summer Craft Beer offering with a citrusy palate and lingering semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.
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.
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.
Haubrauerei Altstadt's Rote Weisse is a wheat beer made with 50% red barley and has a fruity palate with a hint of banana.
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.