Franconia Beer Message Board
|Posted by Jason on 2017-12-30 07:09:04|
|A nice write up. I agree with most except the franken / Czech pils comparison. While they are related when it comes to relatively high hopping (not all Franconia pils of course, fassla being a notable example of being more of a helles), the malt profile of the Czech svetly lezak is normally mich higher to my taste. I’m not technical, I just know that I can taste every ingredient in a svetly 12 degree but a Franconian pils is normally lacking in malt body. Martin and keesmann pils are well hopped but are too pale and one dimensional - though it’s a great dimension. Maybe one could argue they are similar to an 11degree svetly which is lighter in malt body. |
So in spite of proximity, my opinion is that the Franconian pils are still related more to the northern German pils than the Czech variety. But I could of course be talking rubbish.