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Friday, December 7, 2012
Advent Beer 7: Ratsherrn Freistadter
It is very probable that this example of a German vollbier (or 'full beer'), is wasted on my undiscerning palate. My tastes tend more towards ales than lagers, for the most part, so while Freistadter is representative of a very decent lager, it isn't something I would go out of my way for.
It's a very decent lager, probably a bit smoother than your more common varieties (it seems that it is all too easy to produce a bad lager; more so than ales), and the intrinsic bitterness does make it very refreshing. I think my mistake was having it without some form of sausage, preferably a currywurst, but at least I had the presence of mind to put it in the proper receptacle:
Thanks to Island Mike for lugging this mug back from der Vaterland for me; danke schoen, mein bruder!