Germany > Bavaria > Schesslitz
3fourths (1352) Boulder, Colorado | June 6, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Funny enough, my experience was very similar to Martin’s, see below. Show up around 4pm (doh), nobody is home, look around for someone, we want to buy bottles. we are found by grandmom from a second story window, and through a wide language barrier we take her suggestion to look three doors down at another gasthof. Go there and find nothing, so come back. Find someone sitting outside in the little courtyard drinking a bottle of lagerbier, he invites us to sit. A bottle of Roggn and a draft pull of Pils were enjoyed. The Roggn had an unusual but interesting flavor and texture, but the Pils seemed a little limp and had a small amount of DMS. So, my short impression of the beer quality is not good, but I hold out hope that the Weizen Bock is solid. Something to look for next time around. BTW, bottles can be found at the getränkemarkt on the western edge of town. I didn’t have a proper session inside, but I did get a sense of the beer and my score is based on some vague understanding of how much I enjoyed the experience. If it’s easy enough, I like to give any brewery a second try given inconsistency and seasonality and a lot of other voodoo that goes on in the brewhouse. So don’t take my 60/100 to mean much other than I put this in the mid-tier / average group for Franconian breweries to visit right now. A revisit is likely because of proximity to the Ganstaller Zoiglstube. But that’s a curse as well, to be so close and share the Drei Kronen name with the best brewer in the world 2km away.
madthom8 (126) Kingsbridge, England | April 12, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited March 2012. Pleasant small taproom with sort of mock Tudor ceilings and a traditional tiled oven. I had a big problem with language here. The barmaid spoke no English and some of the patrons a little. I wanted to try a few beers but there was no menu so I just had the Lager which came from a small wooden barrel. It was distinctive and good. Regional buses run quite frequently from Bamberg. (Quite unintentionally, my last stop before this brewery was the Drei Kronen brewery in Memmelsdorf).
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | May 30, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
We waited for the place to open up for dinner after their midday break (from 2 to 5), but at 5:15 there was still no sign of anyone inside. The door was open though, so we walked about in the schwemm until the matron showed up. She looked obviously worried that we wanted to eat something (the lights had remained closed in the Gaststätte), but luckily I was only there for a taste of their ungespundetes Lagerbier, otherwise known as Schäazer Lagerbier. So the grandmotherly matron set me up in the yard at the back of the schwemm, between the pub/restaurant and the actual brewery. The Lagerbier was rich and very drinkable, a very good example of Franconian brewing knowledge. I wouldn’t mind coming back here to get a bottle of their Weizenbock, or just to sit in the small Gaststätte and actually get a better feel for the place.
bierkoning (275) La Tropica, Netherlands | May 12, 2006
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
The very friendly brewer sold be the beers and gave me a six bottles carrier for free. The beers taste good in general. Nice place to visit if you are in Schesslitz.
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