Beers

The first issue of the Beer Star News presented all the beers which won a gold, silver or bronze EBS in 2019. This is now the answer to the question: “What do the winning beers taste like?” Birgit Rieber’s tasting notes.

She has been the owner and director of the Institut für Bierkultur since 2019. She has been a member of the European Beer Star expert jury since 2010. She is the editor-in-chief of this magazine, trains beerkeepers in Germany and Austria on numerous occasions every year and is also part of the beer sommelier faculty.

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prion des fleurs

Cooper color, naturally cloudy; stable head. A delicate nose of honey is supported by caramel notes. Add sub/tropical fruits – ripe oranges first, then pineapple and white peach. The initial taste is soft and subdued,

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Vogelwuid

Bright golden yellow color. Delicate opalescence transiting to even and soft cloudiness. Head of grassy fresh hops, with yellow grapefruit and lemon verbena. A second nose of sweet fruity notes: ripe pineapple, white peach, gooseberry.

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Dortmunder Export

Eye candy. Bright orange colored, clear glossy beer. Stable, fine-pored tan head. Delicate yet animating malt scent, notes of honey, subdued caramel, wrapped in fresh hops – this is the nose offered by good beer.

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Othmar Rauch

Dark chestnut brown. Fine cloudy beer, its light brown head remains stable but allows a slightly smoky aroma to come through. Reminiscent of crackling campfire. I wrap fresh yeast dough around a twig but try

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Stiegl-Pils

Bright golden gleam, clear glossy beer, brilliant. Its stable fine-pored head allows the scent of a summer meadow in bloom to come through. Svelte yet powerful, precise, clear. A finely malted body embraces a highly

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Schimpf Weizenbock

Dark copper colour. Evenly, densely cloudy. Tan, dense head. The nose offers ripe banana, prune, rum from wood barrel. Full-bodied initial taste with powerful presence. Fine bubbles, delicate yet creamy, subdued sweetness. Reminiscent of wild

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