Veltins Grevensteiner Naturtrübes Landbier
Brewed by Brauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.
Style: Pale Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |
Brauerei C & A Veltins is a brewery based in the west German city of Meschede-Grevenstein. Veltins is one of the more popular breweries in Germany
In the 19th century, twin brothers Carl and Anton Veltins (the C and the A!) brewed in GrevenStein, an excellent beer that gained popularity well beyond its borders of Sauerland, the south-eastern part of North Rhine-Westphalia. This region has many mountains (from which the name “Sauerland” comes) and is therefore an ideal place for the production of exceptional beer. The naturally cloudy Greven Steiner Original is brewed with soft spring water and freshly harvested hops.
This present beer is inspired by the first beer brewed by the brothers. Then, as now, it was named Grevensteiner, and uses the traditional brewing methods the twins used all those years ago. A direct descendant, Susanne Veltins has directed the company since the mid 90’s.
Top German Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04 play in the Veltins-Arena, the football stadium, with a top capacity of 55,000, which is sponsored by the brewery.
Kellerbier (“cellar beer.”), sometimes referred to as Zwickelbier, is an unfiltered and unpasteurized pilsner.
Review: Bottle of Veltins Grevensteiner Landbier: 5.20% ABV
A nod to the German purity law. Comes in a lovely 0,30 cl Steinie bottle with a label that shows the history and tradition of the brewery.
A very good looking beer. On pour a nice creamy head formed, very frothy, that stuck around. The colour of the beer was a dark cloudy amber colour. Some good lacing.
The aroma was very, very sweet, a quite piercing smell on the nose. A sweet smell, of bread crust, malts and some fruit, I liked it
A very smooth beer, easy to drink, soft on the tongue and lovely to taste. I liked it, for me it was like having a nice cup of tea (I am not a coffee drinker!), the creamy caramel kicking in and some biscuit flavours, so relaxing and refreshing!
Malts and caramel taste, and balanced overall.
No aftertaste, not very hoppy at all, pleasant finish.
Recommended and will be on the look out for these again in the near future.