The first thing that struck me about Red Racer is the can, very retro looking with a hot red head riding a Red Racer bicycle. This beer is brewed by the Central City Craft Brewery of British Columbia, Canada. Unfortunately the beer doesn’t live up to the can. Orange in colour and very bitter, much too bitter for my liking. Not sure who may like this one, maybe hipsters because of the can and the fact that it’s not mainstream, although I would suspect that some may have to force themselves to like it. You want a bitter IPA then you may like this one, but if you prefer your beer more sweet then stay away. Giving it a generous, mainly because of the can…
Spice, spice baby. The Weihenstephan Brewery of Bavaria Germany is the World’s oldest continuous operating brewery. The brewery was licensed in 1040, now that’s going way back. Founded like many breweries by monks, Weihenstephaner Kristall Weißbier (Weißbier ) is a Kristall (which means clear or unfiltered) which is a bit different from most Bavarian wheat beers that tend to be unfiltered. This one is heavy on the spices. once again if this is how you like your `whites`then you`ll like this one. While not my preference I liked this one, it would be a good introduction to the style if you are looking for one to try. Those monks have had a lot of time to get it right.
First thing that struck me as I poured this one is the aroma, not something that I usually notice but this one really hit me. Hoppy is I guess is how you’d describe it, this lager from the Ukraine was sweet tasting and I found it quite refreshing. I enjoyed this one, Львівське (Lvivske) 1715 is worth checking out, not great but certainly a pretty decent lager. The 1715 refers to when the brewery was founded, they’ve had some time to get it right. I have to admit I have a bit of a fondness for Eastern European beers. So if you like your beer with a hint of sweetness and very refreshing then give this one a go.
It’s been awhile sine I blogged and I have really fallen behind. I’ve actually got a bit of a back log of beers to review, so lets get started. Ayinger Brau-Weisse describes itself as traditional Bavarian wheat beer, well I’m no expert, I’d say this one is more of a Belgium Wheat Beer. Very heavy on the spices, they’re very prominent in this beer. Have t admit not my personal preference but this beer is not too bad, if you’re looking for a wheat beer heavy on the spice then you’l probably like this one. Now if you’re looking for what I consider a more traditional Bavarian Wheat Beer then try a Erdinger. I recently hooked one of my good friend’s on Erdinger, and I think I’ve created an addict. If you like your what beers spicy then give this one a try.