Ungespundet Lager // 5.1% ABV // 25 IBU // 12 P
medium body + notes of honeysuckle + balanced
In the Franconia region of Germany, there is an orange, unfiltered lager that is brewed by nearly every brewery referred to as a "Kellerbier", or "Ungespundet", which translates to un-bunged. This traditional regional lager is naturally carbonated, unfiltered, and has a distinct orange hue.
The malt bill is simple and consists of malt from Mellrichstad and Bamberg - both squarely in Franconia. The hops, also Franconian, create a slight spice up front, with a notable orange marmalade finish. Cold fermented at 46 degrees and lagered below freezing in our cellar for weeks — this is a simple country-style lager, yet wildly complex.