I acquired a couple of bottles of beer from St. Georgen Bräu, Buttenheim a while back, and it's about time I posted something about them. As you can see from the photo, the St. Georgen Bräu Pilsner is a slightly hazy, yellow, straw colour. It has a mildly sweet, fruity aroma. The same comes across in the flavour, being relatively sweet with a decent tangy bitterness that cuts the malt. This is certainly not a complex beer, and there's not much else to describe it really. Simply a decent thirst quencher after a hard days work.
I had been looking forward to trying their Kellerbier, expecting something a little darker, and a little more robust perhaps. This one being labelled as Ungespundet makes me expect something special given the traditions around Franken and the fact that the Mahr's Bräu example appears to be rated quite highly (I think I need to try this from the tap to be honest), and this has the added tag of having hefetrub. It certainly looks good and healthy with all that vitamin B bearing yeast floating about, and it has a nice head that lasts the pace. First impressions are of a plain and simple caramel-like malt. A little watery flavourwise, despite a medium body, and perhaps a little over-sweet. There is a decent hop kick in the back though, in a herbal (basil? oregano?) way. It's not unpleasent, but the whole thing doesn't seem to sit well together. It feel unbalanced and, frankly, a bit boring. If I had to choose between the two I'd probably go for the Pilsner.