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Today it is Altfränkisches Bauernbier from Franconia

Altfränkisches Bauernbier

I got a beer in the post today and decided to taste it as soon as possible. It's called Bauernbier [farmers beer] and comes from the German region Franconia. This region is very well known to many beer lovers as it is the region with the highest brewery density in Germany (probably in Europe).

The Bauernbier is a dark, amber like – a little darker perhaps, Dunkles. It's foam stability is very well. While pouring it in I could already smell it's strong malty character. Taking a first smell at the near of the glass made more odors appeared. You can find a mixture of malt, grass, caramel and some paper. The first nip goes done easily. There is sweet- and bitterness and some acid. The bitterness is were pleasant. It's body is well balanced, not overweighting the malt.

This beer goes very well with a German brotzeit, together with bread, cheese, gherkins and tomatoes.


The beer was poured from a
Purity of Taste:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off flavours ; 10 = sheer
Purity of Smell:
6.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off-flavours ; 10 = sheer
Intensity of Bitterness:
3
/ 5 | 1 = no bitterness ; 5 = bitter
Quality of Bitterness:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Hoparoma:
4.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Palatefulness:
3
/ 5 | 1 = water ; 5 = masty
Tingle:
3
/ 5 | 1 = flat ; 5 = too tangy

Lautered: 6.00 out of 10
About the reviewer:
Dominik Jais's picture Dipl.-Braumeister (VLB Berlin) Dominik Jais is beer enthusiast writing beer reviews since 2001.
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Alc: 5.30% Vol.
Type: Dunkles
Brewed by: Held Bräu
Brewed in: Germany