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Christkindl – Honey beer

A festive indulgence for the true beer connoisseur. This top-fermented speciality is a composition of exquisite special malts, finest aroma hops and local organic honey, lending the Christmassy honey beer its unique taste. Velvety smooth and mingled with the sweet taste of honey, it exudes joyful Christmas spirit. 

The notes of Dr. Kiener: 

The brewing of honey beer has a long-standing tradition: a survey of Germanic drinking horns revealed that the Germanic people already used honey to refine their beer, brewed from emmer wheat and barley. Mead, the honey wine, which the gods of the Norse mythology already enjoyed, provided the inspiration for this beer. In the Middle Ages ingenious brewers found out that honey contains natural preserving agents. Thus they took advantage of this property to extend the shelf-life of their beer, which was brewed without hops in those days. Later on, to celebrate winter solstice, the Vikings brewed a ‘Christmas beer’ at the end of December. Whether they could enjoy it in a peaceful and harmonious time remains shrouded in mystery. 

Alcohol content: 
5,70% vol
Gravity in °Plato: 
13,50°
Ingredients: 
water, organic barley malt, organic honey, organic hops, yeast
Type of beer: 
Speciality beer
Tips for drinking beer: 
Ideal serving temperature 7-9° C.
Fermentation: 
top-fermented
Available: 
in selected catering establishments, in the Brewery Shop, beverage shops (Salzburg, Vienna) and online at www.stiegl-shop.at
Available from/to: 
11/09/2016 to 12/29/2016
Alcohol: 3
Flavour: 3
Bitterness: 2
Price0,75 L9,90 €