Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hacker-Pschorr Kellerbier

I've moved on from the Kulmbacher beers to offerings from one of the Munich Big Six Breweries, Hacker-Pschorr.  Even though the name is hyphenated suggesting two different breweries that combined these two contain a shared history since they were once a consolidated brewery in the 1800's that were split between two sons when the family patriach died.  They became one again in the 1970's.

The Hacker-Pshorr beers come in a .5l flip top bottle.  My fascination with the flip top bottle combined with a recommendation from one of my coworkers has had me searching for all of the offerings from this brewery.  If you can remember I did a review of their Helles last year.  I'll start this series with their  Kellerbier, named Munich Kellerbier Anno 1417 after the year the brewery was founded.

This Kellierbier pours a murky orange tinted copper with just a little of the cloudiness that a kellerbier is known for .  The head is slightly off white and dissipated quickly. The aroma is one of sweet malts and the taste is slightly hoppy with good balance of malts.  The finish is crisp and dry.

Not a bad first selection from Hacker Pshorr.


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