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Brauerei und Gasthof Krone Tettnang F. Tauscher
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Bärenplatz 7
D-88069 Tettnang
Telephone: +49 (0)7542 / 7452
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm and 5:00pm-midnight.
Brewer: Fritz Tauscher
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Notes

Visited: June 24, 2009

Opened: 1847

Annual Production: 6,000 hl

Contributors: Mario Kornmesser, Fritz Tauscher

I visited Tettnang on October 9, 2006. After walking round and round the Bärenplatz, I finally located zur Krone only to find "Montag Ruhetag" tacked to the door. I tried to give it another go, but it seems really difficult to get from Konstanz to Tettnang and back in a day. Maybe next time...

Next time, indeed! I got an early start and made it to zur Krone on December 5, 2006. Brewer Franz Tauscher gave me a fun quick tour of the place. He runs a 55-hectoliter brewhouse that produces 6000 hl per year. Beers are mashed using either single- or double-decoction, and the kettle is direct-fired with an oil burner. The beers contain 100% Tettnanger aroma hop flowers. Their bottling line can run 3000 bottles per hour. Their Gasthof looks like a pretty upscale place when you first walk in — there's not even a bar — but as the lunch crowd comes in, you can feel the Gemütlichkeit. Lunch today was a plate of Katzag'schroi, roughly translated as "the cat's meow": strips of steak grilled with onions and egg. Terrific beer-drinking food, heavy and salty. You never know who you'll run into there: Max Leibinger was at the next table, meeting with a union leader. I'll certainly go back to zur Krone sometime, probably when I try to reach Schöre Brauerei-Gasthof in Dietmannsweiler on the next trip. Plus I need to find out what "Du freyst mych!" means.

Updated: November 11, 2012

Beer List

  • 7.50% abv.
    • Date: December 5, 2006 (#6192)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. High carbonation. Nice dense head.
      Aroma (1)
      Butterscotch.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Big body, fairly fizzy. Hugely malty, with a large dose of butterscotch. Warming. Malty mildly astringent finish. Lots of butter.
      Overall Impression (2)
      30cl for €2,30. 40cl for €3-.

    • Date: December 5, 2006 (#6188)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. Thick dense head.
      Aroma (4)
      Nice spicy hoppiness. Sweet grainy malt.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Light-medium body, smooth. Sweetly malty with a mild noble hop flavor and bitterness, and some diacetyl. Dry, mildly bitter, mildly buttery finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
      This one's their best-seller.

  • German-Style Pilsener
    • Date: December 5, 2006 (#6189)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Pale golden with a MASSIVE creamy head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Very clean.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light body, low carbonation. Big malt flavor, mildly astringent. Very low hop flavor and bitterness. Finishes really dry.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier
    • Date: December 5, 2006 (#6191)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Yellow, translucent. Big thick head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Mildly bready. Maybe just a hint of banana.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light creamy body, moderate carbonation. Bready wheat malt flavor with the merest hint of banana.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Nowhere near as bland as an American Wheat beer, but nowhere near as assertive as a Bavarian Hefeweizen.

  • German-Style Pilsener
    4.70% abv.

  • Kellerbier/Zwickelbier
    4.70% abv.