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Altpieschner Spezial - Ball- und Brauhaus Watzke

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Altpieschner Spezial
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 0.76%
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Germany

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.15% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 01-19-2014)
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Unchi, Jun 23, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Watzkes Altpieschner Spezial
,3L vom fass for €2,20 at Watzke Brauereiausschank am Ring, 30.12.2013

It's mostly clear despite the fact that it's unfiltered, as all Watzke biers are. It's got a golden-orange-amber color beneath a frothy white head. As might be expected of an unfiltered beer vom fass in Germany, the head retention and lacing are excellent.

The aroma is floral over caramelish malt. The flavor is mainly golden caramel, but it's also a touch toffee-ish. Mild, leafy and floral hops are well infused, appearing straight through from start to finish. There's also a mild, underlying fruitiness that helps to round it out and give it an extra dimension. A moderate bitterness leaves it malty-sweetish, but it still finishes dry with some residual malt and grassy/leafy hops. Finally, it's subtly earthy and mineralish in the lingering aftertaste.

In the mouth it's medium to medium-light in body with a median carbonation level (at least after the pour, which in Germany tends to be a little more dramatic and drawn out than in the U.S.). Combined with the maltiness it offers, that gives the suggestion that it's quite creamy smooth.

Overall, a pretty intense beer in comparison to what's mainly commercially available in Germany. It has a strong malt character, and hop flavor as well. This might, in fact, be the maltiest beer I found on my two week journey, although - hand it to the Germans - it still remains quite drinkable.

NeroFiddled, Jan 19, 2014
Altpieschner Spezial from Ball- und Brauhaus Watzke
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