Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu Klosterstoff
Brewed by Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu
Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest
Alpirsbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu is a brewing company in a small town called Alpirsbach in the Black Forest region of Germany
The company was founded in 1877 by Johann Gottfried Glauner who reactivated the former monastery brewery. In 1880 the company was passed onto his son, Carl Albert Glauner and in 1906 the company was renamed to Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu. The company was and is continuously held by the Glauner family that is now in its fourth generation of ownership.
The company has an annual turnover of 22 million euros (2014), and its big seller, its “spezial” lager, won the prestigious World Beer Award in 2013. Read my review of that beer here
Other beers they produce have also won prestigious awards. Its Pils getting a silver in the World Beer Cup in 2014, and its Wheat crystal, Monastery Starkbier and Monastic substance all picking up awards in the World Beer Awards
Review: 0.33l flip top bottle of Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu Klosterstoff Märzenbier: ABV: 5.9%
Bottle with a cool flip top, lets open the beer from the Black Forest.
On pour got a lovely crystal clear golden colour and a nice white head that appeared.
Nice bit of carbo, bubbling away.
Head does thin out but maintains and the colour does fade a little, not as sparkling on pour.
Got a lovely initial smell of malts, all really pleasant on the nose but faint. But I also detected some hot spicy aromas which was interesting!
Nice big mouthfuls. Tasted wheat, grain, malts, altogether not a bad taste at all and very smooth.
Very smooth, must be the good waters from the streams near the Black Forest, I guess!
Good creamy mouthfuls, soft on the tongue.
A Good beer that was lovely and smooth.
Not particularly hoppy, to me at least. Easy to drink, refreshing, and very well balanced. It is not going to set the world alight, but I liked it.