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St Georgen, Buttenheim
Posted by Jason on 2018-11-20 06:42:15
In respnse to the 'spoilt for choice' comment, I could quite easily say that those that visit Franken a few times of year put on their rose tinted glasses and, in holiday mode, can be very easily satisfied by frankly inferior products. And as a former 'tourist', I know exactly what it's like - maybe my memories of Loewnebraue are just that. Drinking beer regularly gives you a more balanced viewpoint and the most consistent breweries stand out like a sore thumb, good or bad. Plus I'm not looking for a great beer everytime - just one that ticks the basic boxes. Anything better is great, but not every beer needs to be a masterpiece. 

Tom - I really don't want to overcomplicate this, partly because I'm not an expert in beer faults, I just know what's good and what isn't. I have had a number of Loewenbraue beers from the barrel these past months and they just tasted lifeless, lacking in flavour and a bit like wet cardboard (oxidation). Not Diacytel - might actually make it taste of something. The biggest compliement would be: tastless. Now I may have had a second, so it's not necessarily bad, just 'meh'. This is almost worse, because clearly there is little enthusiasm for flavour somewhere. 

I will caveat again that I haven't drunk it fresh at the brewery - i will make a point to stop off soon and report back. I'm not optimistic though. 

St Georgen Brau used to be quite good too, but the U is most certainly a mess these days. We have the Helles at football and it's ok. 

For balance, tonight I will be making my usual Tuesday trip to Doerfleins, where, as usual the beer will be fantastic. 

                       St Georgen, Buttenheim by Barry Taylor on  2018-11-20 10:08:50
                         St Georgen, Buttenheim by Jason on  2018-11-20 11:05:31
                       St Georgen, Buttenheim by TomM on  2018-11-21 04:07:37
                       St Georgen, Buttenheim by AndyH on  2018-12-04 06:04:19
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