Nördlingen Premium Pils - Ankerbräu Nördlingen
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3
4/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampled this on-tap at the 'Brewery-Gasthof zum Fuchs' in Noerdlingen, in September 2012, and I totally agree with comments of the previous reviewer. A very good example of German Pils.
Color, the palest straw, with a lovely tight packed head which remained for the duration of the 330ml glass.
The hop-explosion after pouring had a gorgeous waft of Hallertauer or Spalt 'aroma' hops.
The underlying taste had subdued yet subtle hop character, without the savoury bittersweet dominance which occurs when too much Tettnang or Saaz is added (as examples).
Bone dry and crisp in the mouth, which is a character I like to look for (others prefer the flavour-hop dominance described above - we're all different!).
Overall this was a really pleasant surprise, we'd noticed the brewery while walking around the city wall, and while people had recommended we try the beers from Wallerstein, I was glad we sought this out. Very good beer.
Serving type: on-tap
10-05-2012 12:08:30 | More by beerman_60
3.75/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
500ml bottle, 4.6% ABV. "Riesisch herb!", the label claims, which from my more than cursory research indicates a reference to something along the lines of 'Noerdlingen Bitter'. Also, at the bottom, near the confluence of two hop cones, is a simple "Mein Bier" - no translation needed, and cute.
This beer pours a clear, glassy, pale golden yellow hue, with three fingers of puffy, cushioned white head, which leaves some sudsy, northern island lace around the glass as it lazily seeps away.
It smells of crisp, biscuity, grainy malt, some mild lemon zest, and strong leafy, grassy, fresh-hay hops. Very nice. The taste is bready, dry cracker malt, a twinge of sourdough, more soft, almost sweet lemon, and somewhat receded leafy, grassy, earthy hops.
The carbonation is quite sedate, the body medium light in weight, and smooth without impediment. It finishes on the sweet side, as the white bready malt overtakes the now rather inert, but not altogether dead, hops.
A pretty decent pils, the flavour heavily front loaded, though, as things peter out on a steep curve, but to no unpleasant end. Another German lager offering where I could barely keep up the review before the half litre was, just, ya know, gone - this really seems like a cultural learning moment of some kind...
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2012 03:07:03 | More by biboergosum
2.93/5 rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Clean yellow, few thin bubbles. Not too good foam, some big bubbles in it.
A light smell of hop, on a malty and clean background.
Quite thin in the mouth. Anyway, drinkable, some dryiness.
A decent and on the style pils, thirst-quenching.
Not a lot to say about it. Clean.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2008 09:46:10 | More by stcules
Nördlingen Premium Pils from Ankerbräu Nördlingen
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