This is not a beer we bestow lightly, and this is not a generic beer. We fear that we may have set the bar quite high for ourselves by starting with this offering from Augustiner, one of the oldest brewers in Munich, Germany.
While we usually would agree with the old adage of ‘not judging a book by its cover’, the ornate and grand label on this bottle does give an indication of the quality of the product in the bottle.
Edelstoff is a golden lager with a slightly more viscous texture and sweeter finish that you would get from more traditional German Helles beers, but it remains refreshing and light due to the presence of a light hoppiness and the effervescence of this gem. Especially when straight from the fridge!
The lightness of this beer gives no hint to the 5.6% abv export strengh, so while you will be tempted to turn Edelstoff into your new favourite ‘session beer’, be warned that any session on this beer will not last long.
You will find Edelstoff in quality independent bars, and is a firm favourite at Carrington’s in our Chorlton and Didsbury stores. And a firm favourite of ours too!