Rittmayer and Kreuzberg

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Brauerei Rittmayer Hallerndorf is a difficult favorite brewery of mine. They are capable of making remarkable landbier but they are also wildly inconsistent. At Rittmayer Keller am Kreuzberg I was served sour Dunkles Kellerbier. The next day at the restaurant in Hallerndorf it was clean and toasty.

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beer nameabvmy score
Rittmayer Smokey George (5%)5%
4.2/5
Rittmayer Hallerndorfer Landbier Hell4.9%
3.8/5
Rittmayer Bitter 425.5%
3.7/5
Rittmayer Hallerndorfer Kellerbier5%
3.6/5
Rittmayer Hallerndorfer Rauchbier5%
3.5/5
Rittmayer Hallerndorfer Hausbrauerbier5%
3.1/5
Rittmayer Hallerndorfer Hefeweissbier5%
2.9/5
Rittmayer Bitter 585.8%
1.8/5
St. Erhard Original (Kellerbier)5%
1.7/5

Though many in town believe that Rottmayer Hallerndorf makes the Willersdorfer Hausbräu Kellerbier for Landgasthof Hotel Rittmayer Willersdorf.

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A short walk up the hill from Rittmayer is their smaller bierkeller, Gartenkeller Rittmayer which is conveniently on the way to Kreuzberg.

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Brauhaus am Kreuzberg served disappointingly bad beer. The Zwickelbier was starchy, minerallic and acidic, while the Pilgertrunk, their low-gravity roggenbier, had a strong DMS fault and a grating malt huskiness. I have heard that Kreuzberg is a favorite of many who travel to the area for beer, and I have experienced enough inconsistency myself, such as Rittmayer. So I believe they are capable of making beer of good quality, but I also think they brew simple beers and then don’t take care of them because they sell regardless.

beer nameabvmy score
Kreuzberg Zwickelbier4.9%
2.6/5
Kreuzberg Tully Cross Whiskey Bock9.3%
2.4/5
Kreuzberg Pilgertrunk3.9%
2.2/5

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BJCP-certified beer judge, photographer, and software developer from Boulder, Colorado. I use this site to chronicle my worldwide beer adventures shared through photography and stories, with a focus on traditional old world brewing practices.

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