Germany > Bavaria > Hallerndorf
3fourths (1122) Boulder, Colorado | June 7, 2013
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
On the hill between Stiebarlimbach, Schnaid and Hallerndord sits Kreuzberg keller amid the rest of the facilities. It’s a rather busy, crowded and loud bierkeller, not very comfortable for a session, and the Kreuzberg beer was way off - lots of diacetyl and vegetable notes, and rough as well. Very poor beer and a lot of gimmicky beer on the menu. So, bad experience for me here. If you don’t mind the crowds, the playground, etc., and if their beer is what you go for, you will like it a lot. I found better beer next door at the Rittmayer keller (though some problems there as well). And Lieberth, of course, is a good bet.
Brugmansia (263) Jylland, Denmark | April 23, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited several times. The keller is a bit tricky to get to, and we have arrived from different directions almost every time :-) going through forests, driving on gravel roads, passing small, old churches and then you arrive at distination :-) thirsty and ready for some nice german beer.. And this is what you get!!! Well served beers in good condition, friendly staff, and very cosy sitting under the trees in the beergarden, enjoying the beers, a bit surprised that so many people find their way out in the middle of nowhere, to have a drink - but for sure worth the trip, and I will be back..
blipp (79) Newark, New Jersey | September 9, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Up a hill, through a farm, and into the woods. One relatively large biergarten with two smaller bierkellers right next door. This is an awesome place to visit. Friedel was serving probably 5-7 beers, including an awesome rauchbier.
downender (227) Bristol, England | July 27, 2012| Updated August 1, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited on 16/07/2012 after a 2.5 hour walk from Buttenheim via Hallerndorf. Three hill top kellers set amongst woods and a scenic chapel. It was a cool day when I visited, with the Lieberth Keller failing to open as a result. The Friedel Keller was excellent with its wide selection of beers brewed on site, including some unusual ones such as the 3.8% Pilgertrunk and Schlotfegerla smoked. The wiener schnitzel with fries was very good value at E5.50. Rittmayer’s was also good, as I enjoyed a high quality Rauchbier sat amongst the shady trees. Both kellers were pleasantly busy without becoming crowded and service was good. One of those stand out, great beer locations.
Dedollewaitor (279) Odense, Denmark | July 12, 2011| Updated August 1, 2012
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Liberth was closed while we were there. Friedel Schnaid is modern and handsome looking. We sat inside by the kettels. Cheap food and 8 different beers! The kellerbier and rauch-schwarz were very nice! Rittmayer around the corner up the hill. Cheap Kellerdunkel 1,80 for a Seidla. Hope to come here again!
mullet (224) Melbourne, Australia | January 4, 2010| Updated August 1, 2012
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Despite all the monastically-affiliated breweries getting around, this place is about as religious as a beer experience can get (from someone who isn’t even remotely that way inclined). You walk up a hill along a road lined with pear and apple trees to a car park next to a forest. Then you walk down the path into the forest hoping like hell that there’s something in there so that your friends don’t kill you for making them walk all the way from Eggolsheim. Inside are three kellers in the most beautifully serene of settings. Amazing. We worked our way across the kellers, starting with Raiterla and surprisingly good (considering it came from a hut in the middle of a forest) jägerschnitzel at Rittmayer, then to Lieberth and then to Friedel’s where the guy was so excited to have Australians at his keller he pumped us full of schnapps. Like a smaller, much more serene Kellerwald, but I think Kellerwald has a slight edge in beer quality (not to mention sheer craziness).
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | May 30, 2006
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An absolute Franconian must-visit, this hill between the towns of Hallerndorf and Schnaid houses 3 bierkellers from neighbouring villages’ breweries: Friedel (Schnaid), Rittmayer (Hallerndorf), and Lieberth (Hallerndorf). Friedel Keller had 4 beers on tap when we visited, the Zwicklbier, the HefeWeizen, the Kräusen Pils, and the Schwärzer Doppelbock. All were very well-built, full of character and refinement. The food at Friedel was also very good, a broad menu encompassing Franconian specialties and broader occidental tasties. 3 of their beers were available in bottles to go as well. Lieberth Keller, right next to Friedel’s, was serving 1 beer only, a Kellerbier. It was earthy, dirty, and mildly hoppy, it felt like they served us the previous day’s leftover in the bottom of a cask. Right after Lieberth is Rittmayer, where I had an epiphany. The Raiterla Rauchbier, served from the bottle, was a gorgeous representation of the style, very malty, balanced, and rich. Their Landbier, from the gravity cask, was as brilliant! So, apart from the idyllic setting, this Kreuzberg harbors 2 excellent Franconian breweries’ products! Romantic and delightful, I could spend a full day here.
bierkoning (229) La Tropica, Netherlands | February 9, 2006| Updated January 5, 2010
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Visited this top spot together with my wife Diane in may 2005. Remote location, but absolutely worth a visit. Mass Kellerbier for € 3,30 only. I recommend the Franconian Brotzeit.
Loved it there and will return for more.
pivnizub (426) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | February 8, 2006| Updated March 26, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Deep in the heart of Franconia can be found one of the prettiest locations (in the whole world :-) !) to sample fine beers. Quite close to Hallerndorf (10 miles NW of Forchheim, 15 miles SW of Bamberg) You can find the Kreuzberg, which is not a mountain ("Berg"), but a tiny hill. On the hilltop, a few steps from a small chapel, three beer-gardens - locally known as (Sommer-) Keller - in a row, "cheek to cheek", are waiting to serve You their different Kellerbier in huge 0.5 l or even 1 l steins. In a light forest, on wooden benches, beneath the shady trees You can sample the beers of: Brauerei Friedel Schnaid (www.friedels-keller.de) Brauerei Rittmayer Hallerndorf (www.rittmayer.de/brauerei.htm) and Brauerei Lieberth Hallerndorf (http:lieberth.brauereien.bierland-oberfranken.de) !
A fine place for sunny summer afternoons; You’ll feel almost like in heaven. If You are able to stumble 1/2 mile down to the foot of the hill, You’ll find there in Stiebarlimbach the fourth Keller. Brauerei Roppelt (www.brauerei-roppelt.de) is a nice place for an early "night-cap"...........................
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