This beer is brewed for the Erlanger Bergkirchweih festival every year. Although being described a s a more cozy and smaller version of Munich’s Oktoberfest the Erlanger Bergkirchweih festival still manages to attract more than a million visitors each year. Normally unavailable in Canada it was lovingly transported here by my friend and newly planted German, Shannie Kosman.
It is a deliciously malty and clean marzen beer. It finishes very bright with just enough bitterness to balance the beer out. Iw ould definitely drink this again and hope to some day in Erlangen for the Bergkirchweih.
This is a English Bitter I made using the parti-gyle technique when I made this year’s Christmas beer, a barley wine called…Santa’s Little Helper. Parti-gale is a technique where you run off a second batch of wort when making a high gravity beer like a barley wine.
I’d never tried it before so I thought, why not. I like the idea of two batches of beer for the price of one. Now that I’ve tried it I probably wouldn’t do it again. It took forever!
The resulting beer is…OK. It’s a bit too bitter. A bit too harshly bitter. I’ll drink it again because I have a keg of it but if I’d bought it I probably wouldn’t buy, and drink it again.
The richest sour cherry flavour I’ve ever had. Incredible. Definitely not a session beer.
Would drink again!
Bitter without the resin that seems to lift hops out of just plain bitterness. Missing the malt backbone.
Would not drink again.
A little spicy, kind of bitter. Overall unimpressed. It seemed a bit lacking in flavour. Would not drink again.
The combination of raspberry and sour beer is great! Not too sour, not too much raspberry.
Nicely balanced. I like it a lot!
Will drink again.
Spicy, fruity, a little funky.Lots going on in this beer. That is a good beer! My favourite Situation beer since Gateway Wheat ale.
My first beer at Situation, I would definitely drink this again. It’s crisp and refreshing. I could drink a lot of these on a nice summer day. Like this one.