Bayreuther landbier dunkel
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Let me start by saying that I have not yet met a German beer that I like. OK, perhaps I can drink a Hefeweizen or two, BUT only if they are made in Portland. So they don't count. Yes, the Germans do make many kinds of beer: lagers, pilsners, dunkels, bocks, altbier, goses, koelsches, martens, rauchbiers and many variations of each. This helps explain their reputation as having the best beer in the world. But I really don't like any of them. I suppose I cut my teeth in the beeriest place on earth, Portland, so I am true to Portland beers. Who's with me?! Sorry about that, I'm done now. Because of this strong and perhaps irrational bias, this review is ALL Jeff. I am removing myself completely because it is impossible for me to be properly subjective. Or fair, or reasonable, or anything that has to do with faking it.
The dunkel is a frothy, medium bodied, low carbonation beer that goes down easy (when not gagging on it!) Sorry! I'm trying hard not to interject. Really, I am. Let's just get to what Jeff said: "If this was a wine I would describe it as light and not a lot of complexity. It's smooth. It's a quaffing beer." Well great! Because we are here to quaff beer after all. So we quaffed and licked away our froth mustaches until our beers were empty.
Conclusion: A quaffing beer.
Two jugs, uh, I mean, steins.