Had a bier last night that i wanted to share a review of which was Non-Bayern and didn't want to lump it into the other thread. Im sure we all like a bit of ordnung around here. So i thought id start a new thread for biers from outside the Freistaat of Bayern. Big thanks to Erzengel for this one. Adambier Brauerei Vormann - Methusalem - 10% abv Appearance - Altbier like copper body with excellent clarity. Creamy head produces great lacing/retention considering the abv. Aroma - Subtle smoke is the first thing that hits me. Underneath i get a hint of green apple sourness with a bready malt note. Taste - Altbier like maltiness up front. Wholemeal breadiness with a hint of tofffee sweetness. This is balanced by this green apple sour note coming through. I cant decide if there is a distinctive hop character in the finish though - the sourness seems to get in the way but not in a dominant overpowering way. Its all enveloped in a delicate smokiness. Absolutely no alcohol heat detected at all in the finish. Would never have guessed the alcohol content. Very clean finish. Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation and body. Overall - Incredibly complex stuff. Maltiness of an alt, perhaps a hint of sourness like a gose, all wrapped up in a subtle smokey blanket. It's a wonderful thing. A lovely surprise and thanks again to Erzengel for the chance to try it! Feel free to add more random Non Bayern bier reviews here! Prost!