Day three of our vacation found us taking a day trip from Munich to Nuremberg. The weather was chilly, overcast and damp. I wasn’t feeling very well having had a rough night trying to sleep. While we enjoyed the many sights, I was not enjoying the day as much as I hoped I might.
After visiting the Imperial Castle, we stopped for lunch at a restaurant near the St Sebaldus church. The beer they had on tap were three varieties of Neumarkter Lammsbrau: Edelpils, Urstoff, and Helles Weissbier. I ordered the Edelhell, hoping I’d feel better after lunch to try to the Urstoff next.
Though I would like to think that I didn’t enjoy this much because I was feeling under the weather, I thought it was below average, and that the hop finish tasted a little stale. So I decided to pass on having any other Lammsbrau.
We continued wandering Nuremberg, all of us very tired, and we decided to head back to the train station to see if we could catch an earlier train back to Munich. One place we walked through was the Handwerkerhof area. Very neat, but also with touristy things for sale. That’s where I found this:
It was a shame, really, that the trip to Nuremberg wasn’t longer or that I didn’t feel better when I was there. There were several beer venues I wanted to visit and beer I wanted to try, including the Barfüßer Brewpub, and the Hausbrauerei Altstadthof, among other places.
We caught an earlier train back, after catching some friendly grief from the lady working the counter at the Nuremberg train station, and had dinner at another one of the restaurants near where we were staying.
The Schlossberg Dachau beer is a kellerbier. It is brewed by Spaten-Franziskaner and not in Dachau, which was a little disappointing. It was also served in a stoneware mug, so I didn’t include that in the picture. I thought it was below average. This article describes how it is a brand that was “commissioned” in Dachau, but isn’t brewed there. There is no mention of the beer to be found on the Spaten website either.
I haven’t quite been able to figure out the point of this beer. The website doesn’t really explain what makes this different from other Franziskaner weizens – the most I can find about it is that it is a special recipe that changes annually, but the most recent version I can find online is for the second Royal version from 2012 – which it appears they have kept the same in the intervening five years.
In any case, it was average and not very interesting.