Arcobrau Zwickl Lager

Val and I headed to Philly yesterday to go to a craft fair. After that, I was having a wicked craving for German food and we were relatively close to one of my favorite German restaurants Brahaus Schmitz. This was the beer I chose to pair with my meal.

ABV: 5.2%

Style: Keller Bier/Zwickel Bier

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The history of Arcobräu is rooted in the history of the Counts of Arco. The logo carries the Arco coat of arms, emblazoned with the double eagle of the Holy Roman Empire — granted to the Counts of Arco in 1415 by Emperor Sigismund with imperial immediacy and hereditary rank of count. Albrecht Dürer painted the famous watercolour of Castle Arco, which rises high above the northern Italian country side near Lake Garda, marking the Arco Earldom, during his Italian journey. The painting is in the Louvre in Paris today.”

Random: Potato pancakes are one of my favorite things to eat.

The beer poured with a thick, two finger white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was golden-yellow and hazy with a lot of visible carbonation. The nose was clean with river stones, pilsner malt and grass. The taste started with some mineral water and quickly went into floral notes, along with grass and a touch of bitterness. The body was on the lighter side with plentiful carbonation. It had a quick finish with mineral water. This was a good beer and paired well with spaetzle. I would have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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