Get to Know German Beer-12Jan02
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Think German beer and chances are the first thing that will pop into mind will be pale-straw colored German Pils. The casual beer drinker can be forgiven for thinking that German brewers exclusively produce the same stuff. But the German beer scene is vastly more complex than that. There is a huge range of lagers and ales brewed there. Here are ten examples that can give you a taste of the many beers of Germany.
As with some many good things in this world, simplicity is the key to Pilsner’s success. Lightly kilned malted barley, spicy Noble Saaz hops that so define the aroma and flavor of this style, lager yeast, and soft water are all that’s needed for the skilled brewer to produce a fine pilsner. These ingredients combine for a clean, simple beer.
The head is white and dense and the body is straw colored. The aroma should contain hops with a hint of graininess. The flavor is simple with light grain and hops bittering. The finish is clean and refreshing.
One of the reasons for pilsner’s popularity is that it pairs easily with many different foods. Roasted meat, chicken, and fish – though not so well with sushi. It goes nicely with spicy Indian or Mexican dishes as well as most Asian cuisines
2. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
Many brewers produce wheat beers but nobody can do it better than the Bavarians. The unique flavor and aroma of this cloudy style comes from the special yeast used to ferment the blend of malted barley and wheat. Weihenstephaner has been making this marvelous stuff almost longer than anyone else.
Various kinds of wheat beer contain almost anything. The traditional Bavarian style contains at least 50% malted wheat – though often much more, malted barley, Noble hops, water, and yeast. The yeast used is a specialized ale yeast used only in wheat beers and contributes much of the aroma and flavor of the brew. The famous white beers of Belgium also contain unmalted wheat as well as spices. American brewers often use regular ale yeast and add fruit or other flavors to wheat beer.
Traditional Bavarian Hefe Weizen is cloudy from wheat proteins and suspended yeast. It has a thick, white and long lasting head. The nose carries strong hints of bananas and clove. The flavor carries the same banana and clove characteristics with barely perceptible hops bittering. The mouthfeel is full and soft.
Wheat beers are generous in pairing and will generally match well with any food.
3. Spaten Oktoberfest
A Spaten brewer invented this sweet, brown style. Oktoberfest, or Maerzen, is traditionally brewed in March and served in autumn. Spaten’s Oktoberfest is only available from August until October or November. Paulaner also makes a fine Oktoberfest which is available year-round.
This lager is distinctly German and the ingredients ought to be, too. The base malt should be good two row Pilsner, with up to 20% Vienna or Munich malt. Some recipes contain some crystal but this can make purists shudder. The hops are a Noble variety even though the hopping should be very light. Don’t use a yeast that results in too dry of a beer. Malt is the star in a good Oktoberfest so let it shine. If you don’t have lagering capabilities, a good Koelsch yeast should do.
The overall impression left by a good Oktoberfest/Maerzen should be malt but not in the nutty, bready way of a British Brown; after all this is still a German lager. The Vienna or Munich malts lay down a broad but light malt character. With only enough hops to balance, the malty character is dominant in the aroma and flavor without being overwhelming. The body should be light brown with a white head.
Because this style will forever be associated with the festival that gave it its name, the first foods that leap to mind are the meaty dishes of Bavarian. But the gentle flavors make it ideal to pair with many other sorts of food. The challenge would be not to serve with with foods that will overwhelm the beer. Try it with fresh, creamy cheeses. Pasta with white sauces and virtually any sort of seafood should work well with Maerzen.
4. Einbecker Ur-Bock
For the first of the bocks on my list I chose the first of the bocks. This dark, malty style was developed and took its name from the German town Einbeck. The Einbecker brewery continues to brew bock and its Ur-Bock is widely recognized as one of the best examples of the style.
5. Paulaner Salvator Doppel Bock
Doppel bocks are darker and richer than bocks. Paulaner’s Salvator is a fine example of this style. All bocks are lagers so, despite the big flavors, they are still crisp and clean with some sweetness.
6. Ayinger Bräu-Hell – Helles or Maibock
Helles or maibock is a pale colored bock. Despite its color it is still quite malty in flavor but it’s generally hoppier than other bocks. It was originally developed as the Bavarian answer to Pilsner.
7. Goose Island Summertime – Kölsch
Purists are groaning as they see my choice for the Kölsch entry is actually brewed in Chicago. But the best Kölsch style beers are brewed in Cologne and rarely make it past the German border. (The word Kölsch comes from the German name for Cologne – Köln) The few that make it out can be hard to find. Luckily, Summertime is a fine example of the style. Kölsch is an unusual beer because it is brewed with ale yeast but it is aged like a lager. It is pale and refreshing with moderate hopping.
8. Alaskan Brewing Co. Amber – Alt
Good German brewed alt is also hard to find outside of Germany so I offer this fine example from Alaskan Brewing Co. Alt is subtler than you would expect from it’s brown or amber color. It is slightly malty with hardly any hops aroma. It is usually rather bitter but not aggressively so.
9. Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier
Rauchbier or smoke beer is a very unusual style. The beer itself is a lot like Oktoberfest, sweet and malty. But the smoke flavoring adds a completely unexpected element to the profile. Some drinkers describe the flavor to be like beef jerky or even leather. It is worth tracking down a bottle if you’ve never tried it before.
10. Berliner Kindl Weisse
Berliner weisse is another very unusual style of beer. The flavor and character comes from deliberately soured grains. It is tart and tangy and very refreshing. Many fans of this style like to add fruit or herb flavored syrups but I like it just the way it is.
This popular bar in Angeles City Clark Philippines “The London Pub” is a faithful rendition of an English-style “Gastropub” which is an upscale bar and family restaurant that breaks away from nightlife, pub and bar tradition and actually serves very good food. In this bar in Angeles Philippines, good pub food is compliment by good restaurant class service also. Located inside Clark Freeport’s golf and casino leisure estate Mimosa popular among local visitors from Manila, this Clark Freeport Zone bar and family restaurant pub serves as a meeting and dining venue for the residents of Pampanga Clark Freeport, neighboring Angeles City as well as a pit stop for visitors from Subic Bay Freeport Philippines.
Clark Freeport is a comfortable 70-minute drive up from Manila along the newly refurbished North Expressway NLEX. Once leaving Manila, the highway takes you straight into Clark Philippines without going any city, not even Angeles City, Pampanga. Clark Freeport Zone has its own Clark International Airport – DMIA – which enables visitors to Clark or Subic to fly directly into Clark from all major cities in Asia, connecting Clark to practically anywhere in the world.
True to the Gastropub standard, this premier bar in Philippines serves up delectable pub food, a few notches above the usual pub grub prevalent in other bars in Manila, Subic, Clark and Angeles Philippines. In addition to many local and imported beers, this upscale Philippines bar and pub offers a respectable wine list with several selections of wine served by the glass. At this upscale Angeles City Bar in Clark Philippines, Cuban cigars such as Cohiba, Partagas, Monte Cristo and Romeo et Julieta are available perhaps to complement a nice selection of Scotch, Cognac and Port. But probably the most famous beverage in this bar in Angeles Philippines is its vintage beer, a special kind of beers that actually improve with age inside the bottle, much like wine and vintage Champagne. Vintage beer is only available in this Clark Philippines bar and family restaurant pub.
Beers, cigars and fine pub food aside, this bar in Angeles Philippines Clark Freeport Zone also offers a refreshingly interesting wine list, a good selection of wine served by the glass also.
For more information about this bar in Angeles Philippines or any other matters to do with nightlife, entertainment, wine and dine, restaurant and wine in Clark Philippines, just email us at LondonPub@Yats-International.com.
London Pub is now a highly recommended family resto bar and pub outside of Manila. Visitors traveling to the north as a getaway from Manila make a stop in Clark Pampanga to dine at this famous restaurant pub to enjoy its authentic English cuisine that includes classic dishes like Fish n Chips and Sheppard’s Pie washed down by one of many English and imported beers like Guinness, Tetleys and Stella Artois. Frequently visited pub in Philippines Clark enjoys a reputation as the best bar in Pampanga. Bar hoppers and tourists looking for exciting nightlife spots in Angeles and Clark come to the Pub for a little relaxation, good food and excellent service.
This popular bar in Angeles City Clark Philippines “The London Pub” is a faithful rendition of an English-style “Gastropub” which is an upscale bar and family restaurant that breaks away from nightlife, pub and bar tradition and actually serves very good food. In this bar in Angeles Philippines, good pub food is accompanied by good restaurant class service also. Located inside Clark Freeport’s golf and casino leisure estate Mimosa popular among local visitors from Manila, this Clark nightlife establishment, bar and family restaurant pub serves as a meeting and dining venue for the residents of Pampanga Clark Freeport, neighboring Angeles City as well as a pit stop for visitors from Subic Bay Freeport Philippines.
The most famous beverage in this bar in Angeles Pampanga is its vintage beer, a special kind of beers that actually improve with age inside the bottle, much like wine and vintage Champagne. Vintage beer is only available in this Clark Philippines bar and family restaurant pub resto bar.
Getting to this family restaurant, bar and pub of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this resto bar in Clark Pampanga? Upon reaching Pampanga Clark Freeport, go straight until hitting Mimosa Leisure Estate. Enter Mimosa and stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, going past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure). Just past the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine bar is the London Pub which is also to the left. The London Pub is open seven days a week and happy hours is 4 to 7pm.
The London Pub
(045) 499-1177 09175240999 (632) 637-5019 ask for Glenda or Janet
Mimosa Drive past Yats Restaurant, Mimosa Leisure Estate,
Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023
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For more information about this bar in Angeles Philippines or any other matters to do with nightlife, entertainment, wine and dine, restaurant and wine in Clark Pampanga, just email us at LondonPub@Yats-International.com.
YATS Leisure Philippines is a developer and operator of clubs, resorts and high-class restaurants and wine shops in Clark Angeles Philippines http://www.YatsLeisure.com
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While in Clark, it might be a good idea to enjoy an evening of wine-and-dine in the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar that features an award winning 2700-line wine list. It is located in Mimosa Leisure Estate of Clark Freeport Zone. For more information, visit http://www.YatsRestaurant.com
Yats Restaurant is the best restaurant for special dinner, best restaurant for dinner with friends near Manila, also the best place to celebrate special events.
Famous Restaurant in Pampanga, a place to dine with friends in Clark, cozy restaurant with a nice ambience, a nice function place for special occasions. Looking for a restaurant in Clark for a Business meeting? Or a place to eat with friends? Yats Restaurant offers exclusive dinner venue for groups, a good place to celebrate special occasions, it can be a party venue in town. Yats Restaurant is a recommended restaurant for private dinner in Philippines, a well-recognized restaurant that serves good food and good wines for dinner.
Where to go in Clark? Hotel Clark Philippines is a De Luxe Hotel in Clark and Subic, a risk free place to stay, cozy and nice ambience, a nice function place for special occasion. It is one of North Luzon Philippines’ top hotels that is trouble free, risk free, and a nice place to have rest in Subic. A well-recognized and interesting hotel.
Posted: January 2nd, 2012 under Testimonials.