Germany > Bavaria > Schammelsdorf
3fourths (1200) Boulder, New Zealand | December 14, 2013| Updated December 19, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
It wasn’t until my third visit to Knoblach that something special happened. The first time in 2008 I only was able to buy bottles, Dunkles Landbier and the Ungspunds Lagerbier. Neither were very good. The Dunkles I thought malt-forward and bock-like, while the Lagerbier seemed dull. On my second visit I only tried the Räuschla (which is a marzen and not a smoked beer), and that too was underwhelming. So in 2013 after having some favorites show poorly we expanded our options for a few days and happened into Knoblach again. This was the first time having beer from tap and nearly every one of them shined. Both the Dunkles and Ungspunds were hoppy all heck, about as hoppy as you’ll ever find in Franconia. Juicy 4.0+ Bockbier and a solid hefeweizen as well. Friendly family and staff, open late, pfefferhachnen on the menu, killer ceiling art and some of the best beer around. Knoblach is a regular visit from now on.
Ernest (159) Boulder, Colorado | December 2, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best places we went on this trip, and I think we ended up coming here 3 times in total...twice just for beer and once for dinner as well. Just lovely...the lager and dunkel are stunningly clean and hoppy. Probably the hoppiest (certainly the bitterest) beers in all of Germany. Delightful, smiling waitstaff and the brewer himself poured the beer every night we were there. This is an absolute must-visit, especially if you want eye-opening hop bitterness and clean brews.
madthom8 (125) West Flanders, Belgium | March 26, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Visited March 2012. Mixed feelings here as the food and atmosphere were very good while the beer fell short of expectations. There was a main room with tan wood paneling and furniture, and another smaller room off of it. The service was good as I tasted my way through some of their range. The Ungespundet Lager was metallic, the Dunkles bland, the Fastentrunk Bock sweet, and the Rauschla confusingly (for me anyway) was not a smoke beer but the filtered version of the Lager, and astringent. The best beer was probably the bottled Weis. Worth a visit I guess, not least for the food. The rather infrequent Bus 927 runs from Bamberg and stops across from the brewery in this pretty village.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 12, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Smashing little countryside brewery not too far from Bamberg by bus (or bike). Very friendly waitress, beautiful setting under huge chestnut trees, overlooking a barn, a tiny church and a few houses. Old locals were slowly walking from every direction as they starting serving people on a weekday afternoon. Their Ungespundetes is a fantastic hoppy quencher and their Dunkel Landbier gorgeous too. One of my favorite Franconian countryside brewery experiences.
Beershine (683) The Sunshine State, Florida | June 29, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Last stop on our brewery bicycle tour from Bamberg and might have been my favorite. It was Saturday and there was an octogenarian playing in a one-man-band (had guitar, harmonica, and sang through karaoke machine with synth drum tracks) working his way through old favorites like "Take Me Home, Country Roads." The service was very good and I liked the beers. Big biergarten.
pivnizub (449) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | June 8, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
A fine, typical franconian Brauerei-Gasthof with a shady (or sunny) beer-garden in front of the whole complex in the center of that tiny village of Schammelsdorf (not Schlammersdorf !!!). The friendly owner will answer Your questions about his excellent Bier. Worth a visit !
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