|Bird cages hanging from the ceiling of Zum Alten Markt. |
It was just missing the streetcar in the middle of the restaurant.
|Pilsners in this area come in stemmed glasses - not what we know as pilsner glasses - with paper doilies.|
Bottom Line - the best beer I had in Dortmund was a Czech beer. I'm sure others have different experiences, but I found most of the local pilsners to be flabby and unremarkable. Pilsner malt graininess, mild hop bitterness, floral hop aroma, and light residual sweetness; nothing outstanding but nothing horrible. Not that I was ungrateful to be there; it just paled in comparison to the other cities we went to. But, the mediocrity was short-lived, as the next day we headed off to Düsseldorf and Köln for some Altbier and Kölsch .