Oh, goodie - another kellerbier, that unfiltered low carbonation lager, my third now. Steve Thomas tells me Maisel is Bamburg's second biggest brewery - but Maisel Bräu Bamberg GmbH appears to be different from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co. from Bayreuth. So a Maisel is not always a Maisel.
The brewery says this is a 4.9% and Thomas indicates that the St. Michaelsburg line was bought out in 1969, that location since becoming the Franconian Brewery Museum that Stonch and Ron must have visited last year though I can't find reference to it on either blog.
The beer pours amber with a snow white head. On the nose plenty of round malt and yogurty tang. Very soft in the mouth from that ungespundete thing but quite prickling on the tongue. A lovely texture. In the malt, there is grainy caramel and maybe apple - more than, say, the raisin or another dry fruit that you might find in an English pale ale, the closest analogy to this style I can think of. A little stocky mustiness maybe, too. The black tea and steel hop opens in the finish as the malt recedes.