Last night we played in Munich’s Gasteig after taking the excellent ICE train down from the Rhineland. As we had a coach ride back to the hotel following the concert we picked up a couple of interesting looking bottles which Toby cunningly hid in a bush to cool down.
We followed this with an Augustinerbräu Lagerbier Hell. Quite different, this is closer to a pilsner, lacking the sweet maltiness but with a little more hop interest. Again it’s light and smooth but is a slightly less interesting beer.
Back at the hotel we rounded off the evening with Franziskaner Dunkel Weizen. It has a bit more depth than a normal weiss, still sweet and faintly clovey but more bready than banana.
Today we’ve had some time in the centre of town, awaiting this evening’s flight. We enjoyed a hearty traditional lunch at Hofer, just off the central square. I had a particularly nice beef roulade, then a fantastic apfelstrudel, all washed down with Löwenbräu Hell. This is a typical refreshing, sweetish hell, but lacks something the Kloster Scheyern had, maybe the particularly clean, fresh maltiness.