Two hours at Frankfurt airport should be more than enough for buying a book and some newspapers in German, having a meal and checking out some local draught beers. That was what I thought in advance, but as my flight to Frankfurt was late, I suddenly had barely an hour in Germany.
After getting hold of the reading material, I sat down on a stool at Beyond in Terminal 1. There were several draught beers on offer, but I wanted to try a local one.
Instead of a pale lager and the excellent Paulaner Hefeweizen, I chose Licher's take on a wheat beer. Licher is a brewery based in the Hesse region near Frankfurt.
Licher Hefeweizen was served in a Paulaner wheatbeer glass. It was a cloudy beer with nearly no carbonation and a thick, medium sized head. I felt banana and yeast in the nose. The beer had a very fruity taste with some sweetness and tutti frutti bubble gum in the lead. I also felt some banana and bread before a yeasty finish. This was a delicious wheat beer.
I was ready to order my first glass ever of the Paulaner Kristallweizen, when I noticed that my next flight had a gate change. Unfortunately that gate was on the other side of the terminal. I therefore chose to leave Beyond and walk to my airplane thinking that Frankfurt airport is not the worst place to have a stopover. Next time around I hope it will be a longer one.
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