- Tasting - Daniel Trunk bottle and glas

Visit Nördlingen and enjoy a Bavarian Beer


About Nördlingen
Nördlingen is small town in north – west Bavaria, Germany. It is in the middle of a meteorite crater called the Ries. Nördlingen is a famous town and during the summer days full of American & Japanese tourists. If you have the chance take some days off and visit the Rieskrater museum. It’s one of the rare places in the world where you can see a piece of actual moon stone. Nördlingen is surrounded by an intact city wall on which you can walk around the city.

At Nördlingens central market place is an evangelical church called St. Georg. The church its tower is called the Daniel. It’s about 89.9 meters in height and if the weather is fine you can see from one end of the crater to the other.

About breweries in Nördlingen
In 1990 the Sixen brewery closed after 490 years of brewing tradition. After that there was only the Ankerbräu brewery left in Nördlingen. (There is another one in the make but that will take at least a year till it’s finished). The Ankerbräu has a long tradition as well, they started in 1608. What makes that brewery that special is that they are inside the city wall. If I’m not mistaken there is also a malting company left inside the city wall.

Last year The Ankerbräu brewed an export beer in honour to the St. Georg’s tower the Daniel. They called it “Daniel Trunk” [Trunk is German and means drink].

Once poured in a glass you can see a colour darker than amber. You can also smell the strong malt character and its caramel subnote. The foam stability is ok. The first nip broadens the malt character and gives you an impression about the hops at the end.

I have to mention that the Daniel Trunk is an unfiltered beer. You will also find some yeasty taste but still the malt and wort character will dominate it.

It’s a beer that goes well with crisps while watching a soccer match. You can also combine it with Käsespätzle and a salad. The Ankerbräu produces a few other beers as well, check them out if you can.

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

Lautered: 8.00 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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Tasted beer:

Alc: 5.20% Vol.
Type: Export
Brewed by: Ankerbräu Nördlingen
Brewed in: Germany