Benzai (321) Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, Netherlands | September 18, 2019
Visited in August 2019 on a 5-day Bamberg and surroundings trip with Caesar. Enjoyed our time here, worth a visit for sure (but aren't all Bamberg places??), fine beers except the weizen which I really didn't like. And the staff wasn't really happy the day we visited it seemed. The 'woman' was quite grumpy.
Many geeks and locals think, that Spezial is The PLACE for rauchbier, and schlenkerla - fake and dope. I wouldnt agree - one is feels like cozy local corner place,and schlenkerla - is more like temple. Nevertheless, spezial is still awesome place to visit, offering two varietes - marzen and U kellerbier - from barrels, and rauch lager from KEG. It also acts like a hotel, there is a biergarten outside. Must to visit.
In winter the place was populated with locals coming to socialise and/or enjoy a beer after a day at the office. There are four of their own fresh beers on tap (€3.00-3.20/0.5l) plus another three in bottles (€4.20-4.40). The beers are very nice and markedly different from other venues in town and I'm glad I didn't miss this while in Bamberg.
3d August 2018. Nice little patio. Decent beers, not as good as Schlenkerla but still unique. Probably good food too. Sharply priced. One downside, the waitress didn't give back the change although I didn't explicitly say it was okay...
It is hilarious if you think about that inside a hotel reception / traditional Bavarian restaurant – grandparents style you can find some of the best beers on the planet. No beer menu, you get just beer being Raucbier Lager or maybe U if you are feeling fancy. Four beers available, traditional food, plenty of locals still, classical Bavarian vibe & beer that is mind-blowingly good. Visited twice, second time properly hangover. This place is pure love just for the quality of their beer which is out of this world.