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German Mosel

Started by Trappist, November 09, 2022, 11:08:42 AM

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Back from a one week of German relaxation in the Moselregion at Cochem (, and Kinheim (
Two great hotels !!!
If you go to that region, you go for their excellent wines!! They were absolutely stunning!
But ofcourse, we tried some German beers too :)

Beers available at hotel Pohl.
A half litre of Weisbeer from bottle, and a Köstrizer keller from tap.
I preferred that tasty keller beer. There is so much bread flavors going on. A pure nature product (Reinheitsgebot).

At Cochem, I tried this Kölsch, called Früh.
4.8 vol% weak, but such a pure soft beer. Quite hoppy, but also quite sweetish and lovely malty.
Small longish Kölsch glasses though, but those drinks smooth.

A dunkel for a change. Not really that special though. Still a nice malty (caramel) flavor was noticed.
That beer is just too watery for my taste buds.

This one was much more to my likings.
A Zwickl, very similarcv tasting to the Köstrizer keller bier. This means: BREAD !!
Unfiltered, so much more flavors  t_u
This beer was not bad at all. Also gave a somewhat citric side flavor. Refreshing stuff.
Both beers were tasted at the hotel bar at (

Time to move to Brauhaus Kloster Machern (

Starting with a hell and a dunkel.
Katrien an I both preferred the hell, so we ordered one again.
Both have those malty flavors, so typical for German beers. Call it liquid bread.
But also nicely hopped. Unfiltered as it should be.

They also offer a home made Hefe Weissen, always poured at half litre.
All pure nature products, but unfortunatly they don't have the body of our Belgian quality stuff.
Nevertheless, very drinkable and not really bad at all.
..... I prefer my Belgian stuff though  t_u


"Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health."
–- Thomas Jefferson


Hi Filip,

Great write up as ever!

German beers, especially those with ABVs of around 5.0%, are not really sippers. They are session beers or quaffers. Expect to have quite a few if you are out socially, with the focus on other things rather than the beer, and without getting too blotto. They do have wonderful flavours but are not that complex. They have many local and traditional/seasonal brews but not such a wide variety as Belgium has.