Neder St. Anna-Festbier

Neder St. Anna-Festbier is a light amber Festbier with a rich malty palate with some grain mixed in. The fairly clean finish is semi-dry with a touch of bitterness.

Sauer (Röttenbach) Pils

Sauer Pils is a dry hoppy pils with a clean bitter finish.

Sauer (Röttenbach) Export

Sauer Export is a semi-dry fruity brew with a malty palate and semi-bitter finish.

Greifenklau Greif-R

Greif-R is Greifenklau's lightly smoky answer to the town's renowned style Rauchbier. It's an easy drinking tasty beer and good introduction to the style.

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Heavyweight Championship of Beers: Round 6 Schlenkerla Fastenbier vs Kräusen

Schlenkerla is the most renowned of Rauchbier/Smoke beer breweries. The have a great line-up of seasonal beers and in this comparison, we look at their pre-Easter Fastenbier and autumn Urbock.

Weiherer OSwALT

Weiherer is a great brewery with both traditional and craft beer offerings. OSwALT is a tribute, Altbier to their owner Oswald. It's a semi-dry, fruity ale with a clean finish.

Weiherer Zapfenduster

Weiherer is a great brewery with both traditional and craft beer offerings. Zapfenduster is a majestically dark Imperial Stout of 8.5% with a tan rocky head, roast and smoke in the nose, chocolate and coffee in the palate and a lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.

Kleebaum Bier

Kleebaum Kellerbier is contract brew for the defunct Bamberg Kleebaum brewery. It's a nice balanced session beer with Spalter hops in both the nose and palate.

Eckerts Kellerbier by Gänstaller

This Kellerbier is brewed for Eckerts by Gänstaller in Schnaid. It's a dry fruity brew with well-integrated grain and a dry semi-bitter finish.

Gänstaller Zwickel Pils

Gänstaller Zwickel Pils is a gorgeously hoppy with grassy notes intermingling with citrus hops before the lingering dry bitter finish.