Spaten München Lager

5.2% alc./vol., 500 ml can
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu GmbH – http://www.spatenbraeu.de/
Munich, Germany

DSCF0586[1]Another beer that follows the “purity law”…you know, the code that omits yeast as an ingredient, so this beer omits it as an ingredient too.  It comes from Munich, and I’m allowed to say that because this beer conforms to the requirements of the Munich Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) as defined in the European Union.  This indicates that the beer is typical of the Munich style and is actually produced in Munich.  Munich beer doesn’t quite merit the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) stamp that further indicates all the ingredients come from Munich.  I don’t imagine that Munich has vast fields of hops and barley.  Yes, it’s a pretty good beer, a bit too light for my tastes, but I still know it’s really a good example of a German beer.  It’s a crisp thirst-quencher, certainly, a good match for a big German sausage which is usually a bit greasy but not quite spicy enough.

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