Monday, April 25, 2011

The better beer?

More or less next to the Philadelphiabrücke metro station and Wien-Meidling railway station in Vienna, you can find the pub Gösser-Stüberl. The pub is named after the Gösser brewery, which is one of Austria's largest breweries. Gösser's slogan is pure marketing as it goes like this: Gut, besser, Gösser. In English this can be translated into: Good, better, Gösser.

The Gösser-Stüberl looks like a typical local pub with ordinary Austrians drinking their beer and smoking their cigarettes. The beer menu consists of a few beers, and one of them is the Gösser helles, which is available as a draught beer.

In the glass Gösser helles is a golden lager with some carbonation and a medium sized head. In the nose I feel nearly nothing except for a touch of grass. In the mouth there is some malts and grass before a watery finish with a touch of hoppy bitterness.

Gösser helles is an decent lager beer that can not live up to the brewery's slogan. There are so many other lagers that taste better than this, but I will not decline another glass if somebody offers me it.

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