Kauzen-Brau Käuzle German Pilsner |Ochsenfurt, Germany
Okay. I’m feeling a bit cheated here. I was hoping for a new tasting experience throughout Advent but this is one of the same brews from the Man Bag. The Best By Dates are the same so they were pretty much produced at the same time. The difference is I bought the Man Bag six months ago.
The label has an owl on it and the inscription Ein Käuzle unters Schnäuzle (“A screech-owl under the whiskers!”). These guys are youngsters. They’ve only been brewing since 1809.
So this is my second time drinking this. I also tried it back on Sept. 9. Pretty much the same notes. I wrote back then this was similar to another Pilsner in the Man Bag but with a nicer mouthfeel. But that mouthfeel is either perceived as slightly bitter or slightly dry. So to my palette is tastes like other Pilsners I’ve tried, slightly hoppy bitter Got a foamier head than most so far. As it warms up it starts to pick up a bready taste to me.
The bottle line is it tasted great with the pizza we got tonight from Little Caesars. I think it’s a law or something that you have to drink beer when eating pizza. This Pilsner goes well with the pepperoni and sausage.
So I went to their website and started doing some translation:
“Drinking beer is better than talking quark.
The little Kauz from the Kauzen Brewery has been around since the 1950s. In the small 0.33 bottle you can always enjoy your beer fresh. And if the thirst is a bit bigger, then there is also the Käuzle Urhell in the 0.5 l bottle. In any case, there is something for every taste.
Win with the super owl.
“Did you actually notice the symbols in the crown cap of our 0.33 Käuzle bottles? No? Then you should take a closer look from now on. Because you can not only play rock-paper-scissors and figure out the patron of the next round, but you also have the chance to win a box for FREE with a super owl. So keep your eyes peeled at the next whiskey under the whisker.
4.8% Bitterness is 4.5 out of 5 and Fullness is 2 out of 5.”
I got no clue as to what “talking quark” means. Nor do I understand the whiskers reference for the owl. Maybe I’ll make it to Germany and I’ll ask them myself. At 4.8 ABV this is the lightest in alcohol so far.
So the Owl is on each of their Käuzle brews (Urhell, Pilsner, Helles, Radler).
I’m not a big Pilsner fan but nonetheless I enjoyed it especially with the pizza. I’m still holding out that the Advent Calendar will deliver a more Christmasy brew soon.