We finally found time to sit down and enjoy the final batch of beers suggested to us by Joe Stange, all three of which are from Bavaria, and two of which we’ve had before in one form or another.
We bought them from Beers of Europe and they were all in 500ml bottles:
- Keesman Herren Pils, Bamberg, 4.8% ABV, £2.09
- Ayinger Jahrhundertbier, Aying, 5.5%, £2.39
- Weltenburger Asam Bock, Weltenburg, 6.9%, £2.69
Of Herren Pils Joe says:
Repeat visitors to Bamberg typically go through their Rauchbier and Ungespundet phases before they emerge from their pupas as beautiful Herren-swilling butterflies. (And then, weirdly, the phases start over again.) There are times when I drink this and decide it’s my favorite beer in Germany.
We poured it into one of our favourite Pilsner Urquell mugs (Boak’s proudest moment is mangling Polish into Czech to negotiate the purchase in a pub in Prague) where it looked very pretty and very pale. The head, as you can see from the picture above, was very well behaved.