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Bayernbiere Bought and Drunk

Discussion in 'Germany' started by boddhitree, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. boddhitree

    boddhitree Advocate (630) Germany Apr 13, 2008

    B/c you're so thirsty after saying all that, so whatever you drink will taste wonderful, right?

    Speaking of drinking, I'll get to Stahlsturm's stash after I get back from the Braukunst Live! Next week I'll be less busy. Wish me lots of stamina and quick sobriety this weekend in München.
     
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  2. “Wish me lots of stamina and quick sobriety this weekend in München.” Good luck!

    And remember to drink lots and lots of water! You really can’t drink too much water at events such as this.

    Prost!
     
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  3. mjtierney2

    mjtierney2 Savant (465) Germany Jul 31, 2011

    Good luck and have fun in München!
     
  4. boddhitree

    boddhitree Advocate (630) Germany Apr 13, 2008

    I'm taking the night train. It's leaves FfM @ 1 am-ish, arrives in MH @ 7 am-ish.
    Opening times: 09.03.2013: 14.00-22.00 Uhr

    Don't know what we're gonna do till 2 pm! I'm not terribly interested in going to the typical tourie beer joints in MH, and you can eat breakfast & lunch for only so long. Maybe a nice park bench will be a good place to nap?
     
  5. boddhitree

    boddhitree Advocate (630) Germany Apr 13, 2008

    I couldn't wait to break into the stash Stahlsturm brought.
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    My first one of 22 different beers (!) is Planck Bier's Dunkeler Weizenbock. I quote the website for this beer:
    It also says it won the Gold in the World Beer Cup in 2004. That's impressive.

    The back of the bottle mentions balanced bitterness for an "enjoyment beyond the hectic [of daily life]."
    Not impressed with the marketing, ditto with the website.
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    Ok... aroma is as marketing promised: banana, bubblegum with hints of aroma hiding inside. 7.8% ABV. The foam is vanilla, dirty white; beers color is cloudy dark, dark brown with red & amber tints.

    Flavor, not bad.

    You get the sweetness of bubblegum with some banana but also lots of deep roasted malts in the back. At first, I get the typical Weizen flavor, the super-duper sweetness of the Weizen yeast, but it's far more complex than that. I get black or chocolate malts, some coffee hints with full on Doppelbock-ness of the malt, maybe roasted barley. It's highly roasted, whatever the malt. If you let the beer bypass the front of your tongue, you taste the roasted barley full on. Bitterness is there, not pronounced, but noticeable in the very back of the tongue. I find it's a shame the Weizen yeast is so overpowering, for it almost masks these wonderful flavors. I'm not a huge fan of the bubblegummy Wiezens, I prefer a Kristalweizen with more lemony notes, but this one is not bad at all.

    As a comparison, last night I drank a Allgäuer Büble Bier Edelweissbier, which also makes the Altenmünster group of beers, which belongs all belong to our beloved Radeburger Gruppe :mad:.
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    The above Büble Weissbier was only bubblegum & bananas & not much else, so I really appreciate the complexity of Planck's Dunkler Weizenbock. Nonetheless, to get me to drink this style of beer, you might have to chain me to the sofa first. :p But if it's gotta be Weissbier, I'll take this one over all the rest for it's deep roasted flavors that it offers to help forget the bubblegummy.
     
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  6. “Maybe a nice park bench will be a good place to nap?” You might want to claim dibs on that bench; you might be right back on it at 22.00 Uhr.;)

    Cheers!
     
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  7. cu29

    cu29 Aficionado (215) Wisconsin Sep 26, 2005

    boddhitree, have you ever had any of the Kuchlbauer weiss beers (Abensberg)?
    If you like the roasted malt flavors in your weiss beers, I think Kuchlbauer would please you. I have yet to try a weiss beer with a more roasted malt flavor than Kuchlbauer's dark weiss. I am gonna search out that Plank beer you reviewed when I'm in the Regensburg area come May!
     
  8. I don't know...I can draw out a Weisswurstfruehstueck at Schneider for at least a few hours! Have fun, and report back. Prost!
     
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  9. mjtierney2

    mjtierney2 Savant (465) Germany Jul 31, 2011

    Call Stahlsturm when you get into town. Invite him to go on a tour of Spaten with you. By the time he is done swearing at you it should be 14:00.
     
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  10. boddhitree

    boddhitree Advocate (630) Germany Apr 13, 2008

    Again, no tourie places, God no. I'm sure I can find lots of better places without tourist.

    New avatar? Like!!!
     
  11. einhorn

    einhorn Savant (405) California Nov 3, 2005

    All this talk of deutsche Biere has caused me to seek out a Fleischwolf (meat grinder), Pökelsalz (curing salt) and motivated me to make a 3-4 lb. batch of Leberkäse, which I have never done before in my life. I would like to share with our group of local Germans, we'll see if my creation looks edible. Pics to follow, give me a few days to find recipes online and actually create this monster... the good news: I have both Löwensenf and Bautzner mustard already in my possession.
     
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  12. mjtierney2

    mjtierney2 Savant (465) Germany Jul 31, 2011

    Nice! Question: Are Fleischkäse and Leberkäse the same thing? I think Fleischkäse is pretty great street food.
     
  13. einhorn

    einhorn Savant (405) California Nov 3, 2005

    Yes, to my knowledge just different names.

    Which reminds me, a butcher in my area always made "Pizzaleberkäse" on Fridays, adding oregano, green bell pepper, onions and chunks of pepperoni & cheese to the meat mass - I am already drooling...
     
  14. Just "revisited" Pizzaleberkaes on my last trip to Bamberg...little hole in the wall butcher in the Lugbank between Judenstrasse (where my dorm was) and Schlenkerla. Yes, it's still as good as I remember. And an excellent accompaniment to a couple of mid-morning Rauchbiers.
     
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  15. steveh

    steveh Champion (765) Illinois Oct 8, 2003

    Schneider is too unknown to tourists, HB is right around the corner so that gets the crowds. Schneiderhaus would be a great choice -- just that the beer may be too tempting!
     
  16. mjtierney2

    mjtierney2 Savant (465) Germany Jul 31, 2011

    How is Boddhitree doing this fine German morning? Feeling the burn?
     
  17. boddhitree

    boddhitree Advocate (630) Germany Apr 13, 2008

    Will report tomorrow. Now have a slight hangover. But it was great! I'm now on the ICE back to FfM. Need sleep.
     
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  18. einhorn

    einhorn Savant (405) California Nov 3, 2005

    This is considered torture by German BAs and NATO alike.

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  19. steveh

    steveh Champion (765) Illinois Oct 8, 2003

    I can tell it's torture -- the antagonist in the background is drinking a Beck's. ;)
     
  20. Stahlsturm

    Stahlsturm Savant (420) Germany Mar 21, 2005

    The beer that's beeing filled into the gas mask filter is an Öttinger... Blargh
     
  21. But maybe it is an Öttinger Urtyp beer? According to mjtierney2, it sounds like that particular beer isn’t torturous:

    “Thus my official review: 2.5/5, Not Overpoweringly Terrible.”

    Prost!
     
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  22. mjtierney2

    mjtierney2 Savant (465) Germany Jul 31, 2011

    I would like to note that I wasn't drinking it through a gas-mask, I had it in its proper glassware. That's probably worth an extra half point.
     
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  23. Stahlsturm

    Stahlsturm Savant (420) Germany Mar 21, 2005

    I can't tell by the label. My aquaintance with Öttinger is only a very flimsy one when I run through the iles of the beer store through canyons of Fernsehbier crates with my eyes cast down lest the evil of mass produced swill might burn out my retina.

    I think not :p
     
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  24. steveh

    steveh Champion (765) Illinois Oct 8, 2003

    It's tomorrow + 3 on this side of the Atlantic -- any report? Or did I miss a thread?
     
  25. Stahlsturm

    Stahlsturm Savant (420) Germany Mar 21, 2005

    Don't be so impatient :D
     
  26. steveh

    steveh Champion (765) Illinois Oct 8, 2003

    You don't know the depth of my patience -- after all, I was a home-brewer! :D

    (must be a helluva hangover!)
     
  27. Stahlsturm

    Stahlsturm Savant (420) Germany Mar 21, 2005

    Good reports take a while and after having set quite a standard he's probably trying to be extra thorough with this one. Plus, he needed time to yell at me in the other thread :p Sorry if that prolonged the agony of waiting for you :D
     
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  28. mjtierney2

    mjtierney2 Savant (465) Germany Jul 31, 2011

    I am not burdened by standards, thankfully. Here is my rushed review and accompanying un-adjusted photo of my local brewpub's Dopplebock Dunkel:

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    Went to the Kulturbrauerei to notice they had a new seasonal - the Dopplebock Dunkel. I stopped in to check it out. The barman seemed particularly proud of this one and poured me a sample ("Sieben comma fünf!" he said with a wink). It indeed looked nice and tasted nice. Since I had already purchased a bottle, the charge was only €3,90. They add another €3,00 if you're buying your first bottle (i.e., not returning one). €3,90 for one liter is still a bit high by German (retail) standards, but not bad so what the heck.

    Poured into my 400 ml Schlenkerla Dopplebock tulip. Looks, smells and tastes a lot like the Andechser, and that is a compliment indeed. I definitely think they were aiming for the Andechs flavor profile when they brewed this up. For the most part, they met their mark. There is something that stays behind on the finish, though...a light bit of lingering unpleasantness that is hard to put a finger on. With it being 7.5% I decided to only drink half of the bottle and to keep one serving for a later date, either tonight or tomorrow. Not a bad beer, though, as is the case with many of their seasonals that I have tried.

    3.75/5
     
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  29. steveh

    steveh Champion (765) Illinois Oct 8, 2003

    Man, you are full of... assumptions these days, aren't you? :D
     
  30. Stahlsturm

    Stahlsturm Savant (420) Germany Mar 21, 2005

    I was merely attempting to explain his silence on the matter :)
     
  31. steveh

    steveh Champion (765) Illinois Oct 8, 2003

    By mudding me with false agony? :eek:

    Seriously, you ought to be happy that I'm interested in other beers in Munich. :D
     
  32. Stahlsturm

    Stahlsturm Savant (420) Germany Mar 21, 2005

    I sincerely pictured you sitting at your computer, breath held in anticipation and hectically hammering F5 :)

    What's this "Munich" you talk about ?
     
  33. mjtierney2

    mjtierney2 Savant (465) Germany Jul 31, 2011

    You know - the place where all of Germany's good beer is made.

    [ducks and runs away, serpentine fashion]
     
  34. steveh

    steveh Champion (765) Illinois Oct 8, 2003

    Man -- what I rep I've created -- and hardly close to reality! :)

    I take it F5 is refresh? I'm on a Mac, remember -- it's self-refreshing! :D
     
  35. Stahlsturm

    Stahlsturm Savant (420) Germany Mar 21, 2005

    GGGRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  36. Stahlsturm

    Stahlsturm Savant (420) Germany Mar 21, 2005

    I doubt that was ever a topic before so...
     
  37. boddhitree

    boddhitree Advocate (630) Germany Apr 13, 2008

    Hey, gimme a break, will ya? I gots to work and teach dat English. Besides, you want me to do a good job, don't you? After all, I took notes and I have to get all the pics in order and... still, probably this weekend.
     
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  38. boddhitree

    boddhitree Advocate (630) Germany Apr 13, 2008

    Thanks for being my pit bull. Go get him! And show no mercy. :eek: And yes, somehow I enjoy our "discussion" in the other thread too much. I just had a student cancel on me, so I'm getting paid to write on BA! However, since this free time was totally unplanned, I didn't bring my notes of BKL with me. :mad: But I'm getting the opportunity to do more research on some of the websites of beer I drank there.
     
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  39. steveh

    steveh Champion (765) Illinois Oct 8, 2003

    You forget all the talk about special characters like ümlauts and scahrfes ß'? You're slippin' man. ;)
     
  40. steveh

    steveh Champion (765) Illinois Oct 8, 2003

    I didn't realize you were writing a flippin' coffee table book, I'll contact Random House! :D
     
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