its always time for a Christmas beer - Huppendorfer Weihnachtsfestbier
Last Christmas is gone since long but I still have some „Weihnachtsbier“ [Weihnachtsbier = German for Christmas beer] in my stash. Actually this one I'm having now was a Christmas present from my dad.
What would you expect from a „Weihnachtsbier“? I guess it would be strong in alcohol – a bock – and of course lots of sweetness and a malt flavour.
With 5.5 % ABV this isn't a bock but derived from its color it ain't be a Helles. The first impression brings up its malty character. Below the malt is some burnt smell as well. I even noticed some kind of „Kellergeruch“ (does someone know a translation for Kellergeruch?)
The Huppendorfer Weihnachtsfestbier is very sweet. The bitterness at the end stays only for some seconds before it vanishes into thin air. From that point on I think its a Märzen.
The body is well balanced. Carbonation is in accordance with the body. I'm now heading for cheese. Seems like this beer made me hungry - for more.
The beer was poured from a .
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|Tingle:||3||of 5 - depends on the beer|
Dipl.-Braumeister (VLB Berlin) Dominik Jais is beer enthusiast writing beer critics since 2001.
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