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Latest reviews from Abensberg

72 /100 STADIONSTRASSE 3-9
“We visited here Saturday 15th August 2020 following a 43km cycle ride from home. This place is further away from the centre, however it's only a 8-10 min walk and it's easy to find, even with the less than perfect maps here on RateBeer, but by using Google Maps as well really quite easy. It was a public holiday today and as I suspected the brewery and shop was to all intents and purposes closed, however I noticed a couple of lights on (someone brewing perhaps?) and there was a car near the door a further couple of minutes later a young chap came out of the brewery and bid two occupants of the car goodbye (parents, customers?) I seized my opportunity and asked in my limited German if they had beers to takeaway and the chap was only to happy to oblige, I picked up a couple of wheat and two festival beers as this was all they had available.“
Fin 781 days ago
70 /100
Cafe Meets (Restaurant)
STADTPLATZ 5
“We visited here Saturday 15th August 2020 following a 43km cycle ride from home. This place is right in the centre of town so very easy to find and it's only a door or two away from La Piazza, it's on the end, on a corner and appears to be part of the Old Town Hotel. Inside it is quite long and narrow'ish' with plenty of seating the bar is on the right hand side and toilets at the very rear on the right, however being a nice day we sat outside. It was a little quieter than some of the other cafés presumably because of a rather strange decision to leave a little tiny breakfast pot of marmalade on a table which attracted wasps, I am not sure whether this was done deliberately to ensure the wasps were concentrated in one area, however it appeared to have deter customers or if like us sit on a table as far away as possible if available. Beer choice was from Ottenbräu and Kuchelbauer with 4-5 from each and one or two others that I cannot recall. We had the Dunkel and Hefe-Weisse from Ottenbräu and both were very good, prices were also very good at €3.20 each. The café was fine and the waitress who served us nice enough, but the reason to come was primarily for the Ottenbräu beers.“
Fin 781 days ago
68 /100 RÖMERSTRASSE 5-9
“We visited Kuchlbauer Brauerei Saturday 10th August 2019, we cycled from Campingplätz Felbermühle a lovely campsite which is only 7-8km away and sits between Neustadt an der Donau and Bad Gögging. The short cycle ride started ok but after a few minutes the rain started and by the time we arrived it was truly shocking and raining stairods. We parked our bikes up and squelched inside. For anyone visiting here, the brewery is just outside the centre and almost impossible to miss owing to the fantastic bonkers 'Hundertwasser' tower. The tower may only be 35 metres instead of the intended 70 owing to the height and impact a 70 metre building would have had on the skyline or to be more precise the 'local churches' but it is still highly visible.

**Tour option** Just a note for anyone who visits, to see the Hundertwasser buildings inside and the brewery you have to do the tour. The tour costs €8 each but you do get a beer at the end and a pretzel. Most of the tours are understandably conducted in German but we were given an English text version to read. We did the first Saturday tour which was given by the owner, even in German some of this was understandable and very interesting, however some of it was truly, truly dreadful. There were two sections where we were subjected to talking and singing mechanical dwarves, we looked at each other in utter bewilderment as seemingly normal folk stood transfixed. The buildings were great, inside and outside and at the bottom of the tower you go through an area with the world's largest collection of wheat beer glasses. However all in all, the tour was too long and not really my thing.

We had a beer afterwards in the Biergarten, I had a dark wheat and Loz a standard Hefe-Weiss. I have to say the beer was really, really good, however I do feel slightly uncomfortable and feel that this venue is all about making money first and foremost, I did wonder what Hundertwasser would think of it if he were still alive.“

Fin 1145 days ago
64 /100
Cafe Meets (Restaurant)
STADTPLATZ 5
“The most modern of the places in Abensberg. A few interesting beers from the towns smalest? brewery. Fast service and good prices and all 3 beers tested in good condition and real treats.“
TEJA 2005 days ago
70 /100 STADIONSTRASSE 3-9
“The Hofbräuhaus tap resturant. They specialice in wheat beer but take other beers like Rothaus März, Rothaus Pils and Dunkel from other breweries. Their wheat beers are really good and at affordable prices.“
TEJA 2005 days ago
68 /100
Zum Kuchlbauer (Restaurant)
STADTPLATZ 2
“The brewgasthof of the Kuchlbauer brewery. As always in the small southern german towns the beer is excelently priced. They don’t have 100 of different sorts but they have a few good ones.“
TEJA 2005 days ago
72 /100 SCHULHAUSPLATZ 2A
“Since the Ottenbräu brewery-tap in the center of town has closed, the Brauerei itself is by far the best place to purchase the - superb to excellent - whole range of Ottenbräu beers. Absolutely worth a detour!“
pivnizub 2111 days ago
80 /100 RÖMERSTRASSE 5-9
“Visited the place on 2 July 2016. The brewery tour is not the average one because you are submerged in the world of Friedensreich Hundertwasser as presented by the owner of the brewery Mr. Salleck. It’s a work of total art - you have to take the opinion of Mr. Salleck on Leonardo da Vinci’s last supper and the ridiculous role of the talking dwarf puppets for granted - and a great hommage to Hunderdwasser. The tower next to the brewery is very impressive. Definitely a must see for Hunderdwasser aficionadas as is the small yet very interesting museum.“
blackisle 2280 days ago
80 /100 RÖMERSTRASSE 5-9
“We came here on 23.1.2016. Kuchlbauer is one of the oldest Weissbier breweries in the world and received the brewery permission already in the year 1300. The current owner Mr. Salleck approached the famos Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser in the year 1999 to design and build a 70 m high art tower next to his brewery. The 35 m (70 m were not permitted as the tower would have been higher than the churches in the region) art tower was finally built in 2008 by Hundertwasser’s partner and architect. Hundertwasser died in 2000. We were very lucky and Mr. Salleck personally guided us through the brewery and the tower. He likes to take over the 10:00 am tour on Saturday. The tour takes 1.5 hours and is a mix of brewery, art and some very childish elements (to be ignored but not disturbing). The story sbout Mr. Salleck’s unbelievable perseverence over 10 years to finish this project is amazing. Knowing how conservative Bavaria is, I am very impressed!! The tower consists of typical Hundertwasser elements, but also beer relating symbols like hops, yeast, barley, wheat,...and several thousand colored bottles were integrated in walls and floors. A huge, apparently the world’s largest, collection of Weissbier glasses is located on one of the lower floors. At the end we enjoyed a delicious Turmweisse, really an excellent beer. Next to the brewery is a small but nice Hundertwasser museum. Recommend to buy the combined ticket for tour and museum. Admission fees were absolute reasonable. As this project is so unique for Bavaria, Hundertwasser was such an extraordinary artist and the beers are excellent, an absolut MUST visit when you are in the region.“
Schlenkerla 2447 days ago
46 /100
La Piazza (Restaurant)
AM STADTPLATZ 9-13
“Visited July 2013. Sadly, this Italian restaurant replaces the traditional German brewery tap of Hofbrau Abensberg while retaining the location and beers. This used to be Hofbrau Stuben. It sits on Abensberg’s scenic Stadplatz and there is lots of seating out front. Inside it is a modern cafe with a bar area. As it is the only place in town that I found to carry the Hofbrau beers, I have added it. Neighboring Cafe Meets has Ottenbrau beers and across the road is Zum Kuchelbauer.“
madthom8 3306 days ago
44 /100 RÖMERSTRASSE 5-9
“Visited July 2013. Ummm. Has to seen to be believed. A weird amusement park at a brewery. There is a biergarten next to the bizarre tower which is where I sat and ate and drank Schierlinger Pils. My notes on this place are brief: ’abomination’. Yet, I suppose the kids will be occupied while mom and dad get to drink some beer. You can get into the biergarten for free but be warned the admission to the ’Beer World’ for adults is €11. I was talking to young local fellow on the train back to Regensburg and he surprisingly said that the local reception to this was generally positive. Surprising as it sits on the edge of a beautiful, historic town.“
madthom8 3307 days ago
60 /100
Cafe Meets (Restaurant)
STADTPLATZ 5
“Visited July 2013. I include this modern cafe as a convenient place to try Ottenbrau beers since the brewery tap closed several months ago. It is the bar for the Altstadthof Hotel. It is right on the very scenic Stadtplatz opposite the Zum Kuchlbauer and next to La Piazza (Hofbrau Abensberg beers), so beers from Abensberg’s three breweries can be sampled within a few yards of each other. I tried the Dunkles and seasonal Gillamoos-Bier which is named after a local celebration. Both were good. Also serves Kuchlbauer beers.“
madthom8 3307 days ago
72 /100
Zum Kuchlbauer (Restaurant)
STADTPLATZ 2
“Visited July 2013. Grand large building on the very nice Stadtplatz, possibly the site of the original brewery. Sat out front and had a Weisse, which was good. I had wanted to eat here but they decided to close between 2pm and 5pm. Seemed to be a traditional place inside.“
madthom8 3307 days ago
68 /100 RÖMERSTRASSE 5-9
“In Kuchelbauer´s Bierwelt präsentiert sich die Welt des Bieres auf aussergewöhnliche Weise. Erleben Sie Brautradition in einer der ältesten Brauereien der Welt!“
bottleman 4658 days ago
64 /100 STADIONSTRASSE 3-9
“Brewery and beer-shop on the edge of the town-centre; friendly service, good selection. Don’t miss it......“
pivnizub 4793 days ago
78 /100
Zum Kuchlbauer (Restaurant)
STADTPLATZ 2
“This is the official brewery restaurant of Weißbierbrauer Kuchlbauer, not to be confused with their Kuchlabuers Bierwelt outside the town centre. Located in the beautiful town centre of historic Abensberg this is a very nice place to have lunch. When I visited the restaurant offered Hopfenspargel, which is a part of young hop plants. It was available as soup and as a vegetable accompanyment to other dishes. They offer their onw beers and, additionally, Pils and Helles from Schierling. The food was well prepared and delicious, the beer was well looked after as well. Friendly service and reasonable prices. Highly recommended if you are in the Hallertau or in Abensberg.“
Quack-Duck 4927 days ago
64 /100 STADIONSTRASSE 3-9
“Brewery in the historic town of Abensberg. The brewery is not in the town centre, but they have a tap in the centre. The brewery has got a little shop attached selling their bottled beers, including seasonals such as Bockbier when I visited. I think this is the only place where you can buy their bottled beers, so it is a must if you’re in Abensberg.“
Quack-Duck 4927 days ago
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