Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Described on the label as "hopfenherb", Löwenbräu-Buttenheim Pilsner pours a slightly hazy yellow due to a little bit of sediment in the bottle. The label also proclaims that it's been bottled at the brewery itself, so presumably it's unfiltered. Or relatively unfiltered. It has a sweet malty aroma cut with citrus that leans towards lime. While the flavor also gives straighforward maltiness, there's an almost cherry-like note. Faint I'll admit, but there ya go. There's a faint spicey/peppery/gingersnap warmth in the middle, but unfortunately it doesn't hang around long enough, and the bitterness doesn't really build up. Still, if hopfenherb indocates interesting hop flavours, this does have it, but you have to concentrate. As usual, it's probably better from the brewery tap.