Black Forest Michel
Brewed by Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu
Style: Helles/Pale Lager
Alpirsbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, 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.
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: 0,5l Bottle of Schwarzwald Michel: ABV: 4.8% vol
Schwarzwald Michel translates as Black Forest Michel in English!
This beer is exclusively brewed for Edeka, a German supermarket giant, as a special thanks for all their years of cooperation with the company.
Has an interesting label of what looks like a blond, blue eyed (“Aryan” cough!) German woodcutter.
On appearance got a very light golden colour, and a nice soft white head.
A good bit of carbonation, beer buzzing along, a lively beer.
Looks lovely as it has a nice colour and a decent sized head, good start.
Has a very nice aroma, it smells of malts and hops all light but fresh and fine on the nose.
The taste is nice and soft, and very easy to drink, really smooth and refreshing with its subtle flavours and light tastes. Can detect citrus, wheat, malt notes, and it is also a little creamy.
Nice and malty. The barley malts hitting the spot.
Got lovely mouthfuls. Very nice to drink. Tastes like a decent lager. Nice, I like it.
Citrus notes are quite apparent in this beer.
Was tasty and very easy to drink. Excellent, loved it. Recommended