Penning Märzen

Penning Hetzelsdorfer Märzen is true Märzen from the small countryside brewery whose Vollbier is legendary. This Märzen has a gorgeous amber hue and rich malty palate with hints of burnt caramel. The moreish finish is semi-dry and semi-bitter and makes this 5.5% brew dangerously drinkable.

Penning Maibock

Penning Hetzelsdorfer Maibock is a May 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%.

Beck Bräu Lager

Beck Bräu Lager is a good example of a Franconian old style lager with an amber hue and grainy palate. The finish is semi-dry and slightly bitter.

Zum Löwenbräu Märzen Löwe

Zum Löwenbräu Märzen Löwe is a balanced brew with cereal in the nose and palate, finishing semi-dry and slightly bitter.

Beck Bräu Jahrhundert Bier

Beck Bräu Jahrhundert is tasty Dunkles with some chocolate notes and a clean, semi-dry finish.

Stern-Bräu Festbier bottle

Stern-Bräu Festbier in 2021 in a bottle turned out to be quite different, a rich dark smoky treat.

Heavyweight Championship of Beers: Round 5 Schlenkerla Urbock vs Fastenbier

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.

Zum Löwenbräu Fest Löwe

Zum Löwenbräu Fest Löwe is an excellent balanced Festbier with a great mix of malt, grain and hops and a dry semi-bitter finish.

Klosterbrauerei Bonator

Klosterbrauerei Bonator is a rich Dopplebock with dried fruit in both the nose and palate before a semi-dry bittersweet finish.

Brauhaus Höchstadt Kellerbier

Brauhaus Hochstadt an der Aisch Kellerbier is a balanced session beer with a hoppy palate and semi-dry bitter finish.