lupuLust (333) - Franke(n) im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2017 TAR (2787) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Spezial in November, 2011 (on the hill): Lightly hazed chartreuse. Creamy, beaming-white head. Vibrantly hopcentric nose of lemon and pepper with accompanying sea air, haylike pils malt, and spruce tips. Wonderfully pungent, perfumey and elegant. Pillowy carbonation. Very natural in texture. Highly quaffable from the start as hops immediately unleash their herbal and spicy bitterness amid a salty mineral tinge which accentuates the dryness. Mild toastiness is present, though the malt is very clean with a feathery delicateness. Very complex and elegant hop character soars and zings with a minty and spicy interplay along with lots of bright grassiness and lemon zest bitterness. Champagnelike. Plenty of nectar to cover the palate and deepen the sharper, more herbaceous hoppiness. Trace lemon candy sweetness, but predominantly bright and zesty with some sprucelike accents, to boot. Rustic yeast signature adds heft to the core. Pils malt provides a beautifully sharp, firm, and dry crackery base. Closes dryly malty and staunchly mineralic with light a flowery succulence but largely zippy and vivaciously peppery with resounding lemony afterthoughts. A dazzling example of liquid harmony. Has pretty much everything I love about Franconian brewing, from the luxurious display of Tettnanger and skillfully extracted pils malt right down to the pronounced yeast bite. This is Prima Pils’ more attractive twin sibling.
Several times fresh from tap (fränkischer Anstich/ wooden barrel) at Spezial Keller - Same fresh yeasty character as their Lager. Well balanced hops to the pale malts and the low carbonaition to get the full taste of this simple but great beer. My favourite "U" from Bamberg. tgrtnr (324) - Augsburg, Bavaria, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2017
500 ml from tap at Brauerei Spezial, Bamberg. Served in mug. Vibrant cloudy orange colour, full creamy head. Citric and floral nose. Elderflower, grapefruit and other citrus fruits and some yeast. Very balanced, hoppy floral taste, slightly bitter. Soft carbonated, creamy texture. Fantastic Zwickel. tmrmwel (2275) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2017
biir (1596) - Berlin, - APR 18, 2017
On tap @ Brauerei Spezial, Bamberg. Pours hazy yellow, with a small creamy head. Aroma is herbal hops, with grassy notes, as well as malts with bread and toffee. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is zesty hops with earthy notes, as well as malts with bread and toffee.
Tap at the brewery - even though I lived in Bamberg I never noticed Spezial has a beer not smoky. not very common to drink here among the locals. slightly hazy golden color, white head. quite high carbonation. malty, some floral hops. good, average franconian Landbier. VsXsV (4544) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2017
Draught at Akkurat. Light hazy deep golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of grain, floral hops, earth, bread and light yeast. Taste is very light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of grain, bread, floral hops and earth. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Awesome.
Lowenbrau (4728) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 16, 2017
Keg @Brauerei Spezial, Bamberg. 07-08-2016.Ritzn (1808) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2016
Pours quite hazy golden with frothy white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Malty, DMS nose. Medium body, high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is malty, sweet, herbal, little fruity. Some bitter finish.
Cloudy golden with medium white head. Aroma is herbs, toast, light hops. Taste is easy going hop bitterness with fresh sounress. Good carbonation, refreshing, easy. Really nice! SVD (2086) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2016
At Spezial. Hazy orange beer, small head. Aroma is grains, malt. Taste is the same, sourbitter. not bad. anstei (2610) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Tap at the brewpub. Herbal and spicy, medium body with a decent carbonation, and wide in taste and flavour. Juicy. A balance to die for. So simple, yet not boring at all. Yum. hawanna (3366) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2016
On tap at Brewery.
cereal, smoke, herbs, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,