"'Winterbier' hardly needs translating, and such a name really says it all: it's an earthy-brown, very smooth and tangy beer ideal for a cold winter's night!
The Altenmünster beers all come in traditional, solid brown bottles with a ceramic swing top that should make a distinctive “plop” sound when you open it - if not, then it’s not fresh. It should never be drunk from a bottle: when you pour it in a glass, you will see the clear, dark brown colour under a fine, cream-coloured beer foam which will remain for a good while. The beer smells hoppy and tangy but the best part is the taste: full-bodied, malty and surprisingly fresh for a dark beer. It leaves a nice, slightly bitter aftertaste that comes with a hint of liquorice.
This is a wonderful beer that I would like to recommend to all who miss the stronger ale beers that you can't get hold of here in Germany. It’d be perfect after a long, wintery walk in the forest and would go down really well alongside hearty German food like Rindergulasch (beef goulash). There are only two downsides to my current favourite beer: when you buy a box, you feel the weight of these fancy bottles; and it’s only available at this time of year."
5,5 % Alcohol
0.5 Litres for 0.89 Euro (plus Pfand) at REWE