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Rothaus Märzen (Rothaus Eiszäpfle) 5.6% 330ml (33cl) Bottles

£30.00

The classic Märzen in a charming ‘Zapfle’ bottle

Description

Traditionally brewed during the winter, Rothaus Eiszäpfle is a seasonal favourite enjoyed all year round by super-premium German beer lovers.

Regional barley malt, soft brewing water and the best aromatic hops from the Tettnang and Hallertau regions characterise the full-bodied taste of Rothaus Eiszäpfle. The high original gravity and mild hops create an intense malty taste.

Ordering options: 12 x 330ml (33cl) bottles or 10 bottles plus a beautifully designed Rothaus 1/2 pint tankard.

Tasting Notes

“The finish is marked by notes of fresh bread or biscuits with pleasant ashes of hoppy bitterness – and a little herbal touch as well.” - Oliver Wesseloh (World champion beer sommelier)

Appearance: Mid-range white head; clear, richly glowing gold colour.

Aroma: Biscuity, freshly baked bread sprinkled with chives and parsley – and there’s a lime in there as well.

Flavour: The beer starts unobtrusively; it almost hides in the mouth, but the creamy carbonation exposes it after all. It isn’t until the aftertaste that the biscuity notes and fresh crusty bread emerge again, bringing with them a shock of pleasant, hoppy bitterness and a few herbal notes at the very end. The bitterness comes through better with every sip, without ever becoming overwhelming.

Special aspect: The high gravity and somewhat mild hopping ensure the pronounced malty notes. Spring-fed brewing water and aromatic hops from the areas of Tettnang and Hallertau make for a perfect flavour experience.

Ingredients

Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops, yeast (and that’s all!)

Alcohol content: 5.6% vol.

Gravity: 13.4%

Bitterness units: 25

Nutrition & Dietary

Organic

Vegan friendly

Did You Know?

This delicious Rothaus beer is known as Rothaus Märzen in 500ml (50cl) bottles and Rothaus Eiszäpfle in the smaller 330ml (33cl) bottles.

The icicles on the label (“Eis”) aren't just a nod to the winter season. One method of harvesting the ice was to erect large wooden scaffolding which was sprayed with water. Icicles would form on the beams, which could then be knocked off and used to cool the beer!

Despite depicting a frosty scene to make the Eiszäpfle feel like a refreshing option on a scorching hot day, the icicles are intended to stir emotions of a cosy fireplace, also making it a classic winter choice.