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Rothaus Pils Tannen Zäpfle*Packaging may vary

Rothaus Pils Tannen Zäpfle

Pilsner /5.1% ABV / Germany

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Product details

Suggested Glassware
Pilsner Glass
Suggested Serving Temperature
40-45° F

Product description

The Rothaus Tannenzäpfle is the absolute classic among our beers - and has been since 1956. Therefore, it is also the namesake and figurehead of the Gäpfle family. The best aromatic hops from Tettnang and the Hallertau as well as local malt made from summer barley and the purest spring water from the Black Forest give Rothaus Tannenzäpfle its uniquely spicy and fresh taste. The combination of hop bitterness and malt sweetness create a real vortex of flavors. The connection only gradually loosens and finally reveals a new taste experience with every sip. A real Black Forest original.

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Community reviews

4.92 Reviews
  • Lawrence
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    Verified Buyer

    This is my all time favorite beer. It’s not complicated or loaded with alcohol. It just tastes like crushable beer that the Germans intended us to drink.

  • Mirand
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    Verified Buyer

    A true pilsner from Germany!! Delicious and with a heavier body than most light pilsners. You won't regret drinking this one.


Want the short answer? A pilsner is a lager beer on the hoppier end of the spectrum. If we're getting a little more technical, pilsners have extra Saaz (aka "noble") hops that were added in response to beer spoilage back in Pilsen in the before times. But that doesn't matter to you now as a pilsner sipper. All you need to know is that these extra-crisp, souped up lagers can be some of the most delicious beers you'll ever experience, especially on a hot summer day (or any time really).
Expect a typical pilsner to contain about 4% to 5% ABV (alcohol by volume).
A classic German-style pilsner is straw to pale in color with a balanced sweetness in both smell and taste. Hop bitterness (specifically noble hops) tends to be medium to high.
While you might associate German lagers with big old crockery steins, a pilsner glass is actually a fairly delicate thing. They tend to be smaller than your standard 16 ounce shaker pint, and they are tapered, slender and tall. The narrower glass is meant to show off the color and carbonation of the beer, while a slightly broader mouth helps maintain the foamy head.
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