Germany > Bavaria > Heckenhof
3fourths (1270) Boulder, Colorado | December 14, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
A winter visit at night, it was difficult to find given the dot on my phone map. It’s tucked back behind town where the area seems dead other than the parking lot full of cars. Near the front door there is more activity and inside it could be considered bustling. The look and feel of Grandma’s log cabin with preserved animal carcasses and hunting cartoons and ancient photographs hanging from the wall. I crossed my fingers that the beer would be good, alas it was an undrinkable yogurt bomb of yeast and cola malt. I have to go outside and dump most of my glass. This right after a local of course has to say that Kathi-Bräu dunkles landbier is the best in the region as he pounded a seidla down. It would be a favorite, a warm and fun place to visit, if the beer were 3.5 level instead of 1.5 level.
Brugmansia (380) Jylland, Denmark | April 29, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited a couple of times. Lovely, tradionel, small brewpub, placed in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by forest and fields, this is a place, difficult to reach if not by car. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and the beer were served in good condition and with a smile. They do traditionel german pub food as well.. In the summertime a lot of motorbikers come along on a sunday trip..
bierkoning (251) La Tropica, Netherlands | September 3, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Cozy terrace with lots of walkers and bikers, having a pint and a solid meal. Lovely dunkel (the leicht wasn’t available during our visit), friendly service and a very nice place to spend an hour or so.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 12, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
The ambiance is a huge part of the experience here; the summer terrace teems with, uh, tattooed wildlife, and the unkempt house façade with red flowers on every windowsill is gorgeous. The house brew is a hoppy dark lager, very popular with hard-nosed bikers, for some reason. Distinctive for Franconia too. All in all, a wonderful stopover for a brew, even if the beer itself is not süffig like some of its competitors in the area.
mullet (224) Melbourne, Australia | January 4, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Another contender for the best-in-Franconia title. Huge patio area under massive trees absolutely packed with bikies in full leather gear. Only one beer and it’s an amazing dunkel. The cheese platter intended as a snack was big enough for dinner for two. A real hidden gem.
pivnizub (458) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | May 18, 2008
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Legendary place in the heart of Franconia once famous as the smallest brewery in Germany (50 hl), led by an old lady called Kathi Meyer nowadays a busy place, popular with bikers, hikers and cyclists, who travel the Fränkische Schweiz (lit. Franconian Switzerland). Two smaller rooms inside, but the main attraction is the patio during the warm season. Can get crowded.......... The only place to sample the superb Kathi-Bier !
P.S. When You are lucky, the owner, Mr. Schmitt, will show You his real ancient brewery (1933), located in a barn-like building next door: brick-covered kettle, open fire, wooden lauter-tun, leather transmission-belts............
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