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Trunk Vierzehnheiligen Nothelfer Dunkel

. A shorter version first appeared on facebook January 2009.

ABV: 5.1%
Origin: Vierzehnheiligen, Franken (Bayern), Germany

Vierzehnheiligen Nothelfer Bier

I tried this wonderful unpasteurised fresh from its cask at the Pigs Ear festival. The brewery, in a rural setting behind a basilica in a Franconian village named for “the fourteen saints”, has a distant monastic tradition but has been in secular hands since 1803.

The beer is a dark nut brown with a thick yellowy head, nutty caramel malt aroma with a fudgy note, a cracker dry but nicely malty palate, fleeting sweet caramel round the edges and a liquorice touch. The finish is elegant and fresh, with lingering spicy hop and crisp biscuit finish.

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