Thursday, 28 October 2010
Schanzenbräu from Nürnberg, brewed at West in Glasgow to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the two cities’ twinning. The first sniff gives toffee, malt, floral hops. CO2 is a tad high but it doesn't detract too much. Very nice beer. The colour is amber, unfiltered. Splendidly rich, has the malty body that lacks in most British lager. I am imagining a touch of smokiness in it. They have switched to all Bamberg malt after a dalliance with British base malt and the brewers say they like it better. The glory of this beer is the substantial hoppy bitterness that makes it satisfying, a lager to drink with relish. Prost.