We were gifted a bottle of the 'cheap' stuff. It was really lovely. I don't like brandy as a rule, but this was 'top hole'for me! I just worked out its age and it was in fact older than 3years, more like eight. I don't have 'cheap' taste buds!
4th February 2014
My bad - forgot to add a star rating!! Five stars for the 15 and 21 y/o brands. 3 to 4 star for the "cheap" stuff.
1st December 2013
Asbach Uralt, the 3 y/o stuff that is exported, is adequate. You should, however, taste the 15 y/o and the 21 y/o labels that are only available in Germany. There is a huge difference between them. I've been drinking the various ages for years, and while the exported label is OK, the 15 y/o is superb in comparison, and the 21 y/o is positively magnificent! Just returned from a trip to Germany, and I brought back as many bottles of the good stuff as I could!!
Tried it for the first time after a wine tasting along the Rhine River, very popular over here in germany, but its just bitter and cheap tasting, probably the worst brandy i've tasted. fine for mixing
19th April 2013
Asbach is probably one of the best brandies I have had.
Perhaps lesser known, it is well worth a try, and knocks spots of many of the French ones.
21st December 2012