Wolnzacher Nikolausbier

Dark brown pour with plenty of deep red hues. Initial, highly carbonated fizz creates a sizeable head but it disappears very quickly. No lacing to speak of. Very quickly takes on a drab, flat appearance. Sweet malts are all I get in the nose. The beer is OK, but it has an odd watery finish that I don't really understand. It has the potential to be a really meaty, malt monster, but it falls well short of that. Very slight port like aftertaste, but it is weak. I have my doubts about the...

Wolnzacher Roggenbier

Dirty orange pour with a disconcerting amount of nasty looking sediment. I have no problems with bottle-conditioned and unfiltered beers, but when we get to this level of debris swirling around in the glass it really doesn't look at all appetizing. The troubling thing is that the level of carbonation coupled with the size and amount of sediment combine to give a real nasty looking mess in the glass that almost seems to be alive! Huge carbonation on the pour that strangely faded to leave no...

Wolnzacher Hell Naturtrüb

$2.99, Corks, Marietta/Smyrna, GA. I got an enormous head with this bottle all the way to the end of the drink. It actually got quite frustrating as I was pouring it! A spicy aroma to this classic unfiltered German. Not my favorite style, but an excellent example. The huge snowy peaks of froth were actually getting in the way of enjoying this and the carbonation seemed excessive. Even with an incredibly delicate decant this bottle still ended up sending some sediment into the glass. A slightly...