Schlenkerla is the most renowned of Rauchbier/Smoke beer breweries. Town rival Spezial is the 2nd most famous but many feel it's better. This is a comparison of the special unfiltered version of Schlenkerla Lager vs Spezial Ungespundet
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Zum Löwenbräu 1747 Dunkles on tap
Zum Löwenbräu 1747 Dunkles is a fine unfiltered dark beer more in the Kellerbier family, featuring a lovely dry palate and moreishly dry finish.
Zum Löwenbräu 1747 Original on tap
Zum Löwenbräu 1747 Original is a fine unfiltered Helles more in the Kellerbier family, featuring a lovely dry palate and moreishly dry finish.
Zum Löwenbräu Karpfen Weisse on tap
Zum Löwenbräu Karpfen Weisse is a fruity wheat beer with lots of banana and yeast in the nose and palate.
Schlenkerla Rauchweizen on tap
Schlenkerla's Rauchweizen truly combines the smoke of the brewery with classic Weissbier flavors. This on tap version is even drier than the bottled one. Definitely one to try when there!
Penning Hetzelsdorfer Bockbier is an quaffable treat from the small countryside brewery whose Vollbier is legendary. This Bock has a gorgeous amber hue and rich malty palate with hints of caramel. The lingering bittersweet finish makes it moreish at 6.5%.
Sauer Frühlings Märzen
Sauer Frühlings Märzen is a dry-hopped spring special featuring a dry fruity palate and clean semi-dry finish.
Ulrich Martin Josephi Bock on tap
Ulrich Martin is a traditional brewery lovingly restored by the man himself. The Josephi Bock is fantastic bock full of rich malt and fine hops. The lingering finish is moreishly semi-dry, making for a dangerous 7% brew.
Zum Löwenbräu Schwarzer Löwe
Zum Löwenbräu Schwarzer Löwe is a good example of the roasty style with a semi-dry finish.
Greifenklau Roter Bock
Greifenklau Roter Bock is a richly malty brew with a nice spicy element to both the nose and palate. The lingering finish just dry enough to invite another.