The last beer that I had that I have not blogged about before is Josef Schneider Märzen (5.5% abv). Now I have to say that I have scoffed down my fair share of this beer style over the last few weeks, but this one was the best by a country mile! It is so thick and chewy, that it really tastes like you are eating dried malt extract. The flavour is that distinct!
“This amber coloured filtered bottom fermented beer comes from the smallest brewery in the Altmühltal region in Essing in the Oberpfalz near Regensburg in Bavaria. Märzen beer, literally means March and was historically brewed in March/towards the end of the brewing season on St Georges Day (23 April) to last the summer until brewing could resume on St Micahel‘s Day (29 September). You may now be seeing some historical similarities with the Saison, Biere de Garde and Lambic beer styles…..”