Truth to be told, the view from the Kranabethhütte is such that had they served me a boiled rat, I would have happily paid for it and probably even left a tip (not sure about eating though).
As it stands, the Almjause is quite satisfying despite the absence of a wooden plate and the questionable authenticity of the ingredients (you don’t see any pig farms around, really). The best part is the Grammelschmalz, which had to be eaten quickly in the danger of melting under the hot sun. The second best thing is the dark dry Speck. The ham and the “fat Speck” were OK, the Schweinsbraten a bit dry to my liking, and the cheese was, as expected, tasteless.
It’s a rather small dish in comparison to some others, with every kind of meat represented by three or four slices. It is however covered with pepper, horseradish, egg, tomato and what not, and is served with surprisingly fresh bread, so the total experience is a generally positive one. And one has to come back there just for the view.