17 June 2008

Zötler Bier Korbinian Dunkel (GER)

From what I gather, Privat Brauerei Zötler -- which has been around for more than 500 years -- has only recently begun exporting to the US. It's part of Craft Brewers of Bavaria, an "an export consortium of five of Bavaria’s top craft breweries," from which I recall seeing one or two other products (Lammsbrau Organic) at my local retailer. It's nice to see the website brag about its Cold-Track system, promising to protect the beer from heat and light during the long journey from Germany. At less than $7 a four-pack, Zötler is still reasonably priced for an import.

Korbinian Dunkel is pretty straightforward for the style. Toffee-like malts, a handful of hops, with some roasted coffee in the finish. It's a very smooth drinking beer, a bit on the light side for the style, but that's not a problem for me during the summer. Nice dunkel.

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