Austrian barley of the
finest quality, with selected hops from the traditional,
renowned growing areas is the base for this delicately
bitter brew. Well balanced. An unmistakable Pils experience
provided by Rieder.
The Innviertel is an
upland region of fertile and well-cultivated land lying to the
south of a line from Passau to Linz, bounded on the north by
the Danube, on the west by the rivers Inn and Salzach, and on
the south by the Hausruckwald. The area is studded with
small villages and hamlets, farms and churches, in a style
reminiscent of Bavaria; and in fact the Innviertel formed part
of Bavaria until 1779 and again from 1809 to 1814. In
addition to cattle rearing the region is noted for its hop
growing. Politically the Innviertel (officially
Innkreis) is divided into the districts of Branau, Ried and
SchĂ¤rding. The name of the city is derived from the
Middle High German "Riet" which denotes the reed which grows
along the shores of swamps.
Pale golden body with the
slightest haze, a bit rustic looking. The head is
lasting and dense. Herbal, grassy, spicy hop aroma,
light pils malt sweetness. This smells quite good.
Herbal, spicy hop flavors over a clean and light pilsner malt
foundation. Very flavorful, dry and quite bitter.
Clean and crisp. A surprisingly excellent pils.
Each beer stein
has a manufacturer date,
this date represents the year in which the mold
was run for that Brewery.