One of our favorite place in Franconia and for sure one of the top 3 beers ( U lager ) in the area .. Came here several times already and all the time it’s a must for us .. Plenty of seats outside when good weather you can share the long tables and have a seat on the benches .. Their Ungespundete is simply one of the best lager ever !! This year it’s 500th anniversary of the beer purity law and they will brew a new beer every month .. We had many times our diner here and all is very good with some different choice from the usual pork !!! Great place with great beers !!
Nice atmosphere, friendlier than average for here, with good service and four beers on tap, two of which are stellar. Loved it. Good food too. Use bus 907 from Bamberg, then 927 from Memmelsdorf. Easier than it seems.
Visited in August 2014 after walking from Merkendorf, via Drosendorf. I arrived 10 minutes after opening time, but the garden was already starting to fill up with local pensioners. Service was efficient and the three beers sampled (Dunkel, Lagerbier and Räuschla ) were on good, bitter, form and cheap. Well worth making the effort to visit.
TAR (30) Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina | August 19, 2014
Have been here 6+ times because the beer is as clean and hoppy as you will find in Franconia, and the atmosphere a shade or two more convivial than most brewpubs in the region. The supremely quaffable, golden-orange Ungspunds Lagerbier, chock full of glorious Hallertau Tradition, has commendably been found in tip-top shape each time we have visited, which keeps us coming back as it exceeds the bitterness of the world-class Witzgall Landbier and Roppelt Kellerbier. So damn clean and flawlessly brewed! Michael, owner and master brewer in his sixties, can always be found behind the bar in the evening, contently pouring beer for his patrons. He even indulges me when I hand him my stemmed glassware, which I like to bring inside with me when beer hunting in Franconia, instead of using the ubiquitous steinkrugs (nice to see the beer). With a lagerbier being so eminently chuggable (the Dunkler Landbier is also delightful), you tend to find yourself wanting another and another, which has us faithfully clamoring for "one last schnitt" up at the bar after we have been informed of last call. During our last visit, Michael’s wife extended maximum leniency and hospitality toward us after overhearing our server deny us. She not only poured a couple of half-liter glasses for us free of charge, but she also took us outside to the biergarten and lit a candle for us (keep in mind, the brewpub is now closed) and a few minutes later went back inside and brought out one of those ginormous one-liter dimpled mugs to top things off while she retreated to her home on premise. Needles to say, we couldn’t have left happier (or more jacked-up on hops!).
Visited easter 2012, with my parents. Traditionel franconian brauhaus, very cosy atmosphere, nice deco and friendly staff. We had 4 of their beers, served with a smile and well coditioned. They do traditionel franconian food, cheep and looking good, but we did´t eat at this time.. Very nice, clean and rather spacy brauhaus.
3fourths (1561) Boulder, Colorado | December 14, 2013| Updated October 10, 2014
It wasn’t until my third visit to Knoblach that something special happened. The first time in 2008 I only was able to buy bottles, Dunkles Landbier and the Ungspunds Lagerbier. Neither were very good. The Dunkles I thought malt-forward and bock-like, while the Lagerbier seemed dull. On my second visit I only tried the Räuschla (which is a marzen and not a smoked beer), and that too was underwhelming. So in 2013 after having some favorites show poorly we expanded our options for a few days and happened into Knoblach again. This was the first time having beer from tap and nearly every one of them shined. Both the Dunkles and Ungspunds were hoppy all heck, about as hoppy as you’ll ever find in Franconia. Juicy 4.0+ Bockbier and a solid hefeweizen as well. Friendly family and staff, open late, pfefferhachnen on the menu, killer ceiling art and some of the best beer around. Knoblach is a regular visit from now on.
One of the best places we went on this trip, and I think we ended up coming here 3 times in total...twice just for beer and once for dinner as well. Just lovely...the lager and dunkel are stunningly clean and hoppy. Probably the hoppiest (certainly the bitterest) beers in all of Germany. Delightful, smiling waitstaff and the brewer himself poured the beer every night we were there. This is an absolute must-visit, especially if you want eye-opening hop bitterness and clean brews.