Der Bräu Heimat Seidla ‘s Laffer

Der Bräu Heimat Seidla s' Laffer is a rich malty Vollbier with a lingering semi-dry finish.

Kanone Zwickel

Kanone Zwickel is a malty/grainy example of the style with a lingering semi-dry finish

No Filter: Schlenkerla helles Lagerbier vs unfiltered helles Lagerbier

Schlenkerla is the most renowned of Rauchbier/Smoke beer breweries. They do brew a few non-smoke beers and this comparison is of their helles Lagerbier and the special edition unfiltered version of it.

Schlenkerla (Heller) unfiltered helles Lagerbier

Schlenkerla's unfiltered helles Lagerbier is a surprisingly light smokey offering with a crisp hoppy palate and dry bitter finish.

The Pocket Guide to the Best Würzburg & its Countryside Breweries

Franconia is blessed with 100s of great breweries, many of them in small villages outside the big towns. The pocket guide to the best Würzburg & its Couüntryside Breweries will help you pick out which breweries outside Würzburg to visit. Guided tours to breweries outside Bamberg available if you would like to head into the Bamberg countryside with a Franconian beer expert.

Ulrich Martin Josephi Bock from gravity barrel at Bockanstich

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. Their Bockanstich is legendary and for good reason. Try to get to one if you are in the area at the right time. You won't regret it.

The Pocket Guide to the Best Erlangen & its Countryside Breweries

Franconia is blessed with 100s of great breweries, many of them in small villages outside the big towns. The pocket guide to the best Erlangen and its Countryside Breweries will help you pick out which breweries outside Erlangen you need to visit. Guided tours to breweries outside Bamberg and Forchheim available if you would like to head into the Bamberg/Forchheim countryside with a Franconian beer expert.

Weiherer Zapfenduster Hofzfassgelagert

Weiherer is a great brewery with both traditional and craft beer offerings. This oak barrel aged version of their already gorgeous Imperial Stout is a majestic example of how barrel aging can work. It’s a richly malty contemplative brew with a complex mix of oak, dried fruit, chocolate and coffee. It sounds like an odd combination but the flavors meld beautifully. The lingering finish is quite dry for 7.8% with a pleasant bitterness which makes it incredibly drinkable.

Kaiserhöfer Kellerbier

Kaiserhöfer Kellerbier is an unfiltered amber balanced brew with a nice grainy malty element to compliment the light hopping.

O-Bräu Export (Kaiserhof)

O-Bräu Export is brewed by Thomas Kaiser at the mother Kaiserhof brewery. It's a textbook example of the malt forward style with a lingering semi-bitter finish. The O refers to the brewer's cat, Oskar.