“Flensburg beers have been brewed to a premium quality and in accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516 since 1888. With a unique water for brewing, that originates from North Scandinavian underground glacier flows. The typical ‘plop’ sound when the bottle is opened has long become the Flensburg trademark and stands for unique freshness and the good taste of Flensburg beers.“
They weren’t kidding about the pop, it certainly did. I always get a little excited when I see corked beers. You get the champagne sensation but this is a different kind of bubbly.
This brew pours a golden straw color, almost cloudy looking. There wasn’t much head to the beer but the lacing did stick to the glass. The nose on this beer wasn’t overly strong but definitely had a presence. It surely had a wheat scent to the beer, and malts but that could all be from the mix of grain. It was hard to tell exactly what was there, a scent of spice that I just wasn’t sure of. After the initial scent from the “pop” it was harder to pick up distinctive notes.
The taste, well it wasn’t as strong as I initially got from the nose but it was good. It had a slight carbonation that lasted at the tip of the tongue while the beer gave a full bodied mouth feel as it washed over my tongue. The flavor resembled the smell, in that you tasted malt and spice. It wasn’t very hoppy at all.
Although, it is hard to not try and read too much into the flavoring of the beer based on the fact that it abides by the German purity law. This means the only ingredients are water, barley, yeast, and hops.
Overall it was a refreshing beer, my wife wasn’t a fan of it at all but I enjoyed it as an average drink. This beer has character but not enough to win over my liver, er um heart. I give this beer 3 out of 5 bananas.