You can’t visit München (Munich) without a trip to the Hofbräuhaus Beer hall. It is probably the most famous Beer hall in Germany. I visited it years ago and my son visited it recently. I have had their Oktoberfest Bier and absolutely loved it. I have to admit I was excited at the prospect of trying another of their beers. Well Hofbräu Hefe Weizen did not disappoint, while I find some of this style over spiced this one had a good blend, with a hint of orange. Cloudy in colour and very smooth, found this one delicious, glad I bought four. This is a good example of a spiced wheat beer, not as overwhelming as some of this style, especially the ones from Belgium. A perfect beer to watch the Champions League Final as Bayern München defeated German rival Borussia Dortmund, and those who follow me know I’m a fan of Bayern. Looks like they have the elusive triple locked up. Anyway give this or any others from Hofbräu a try.
Got to admit I tried this one with a little trepidation. My favourite beer is Erdinger Weißbier Dunkel and have actually hooked friends on it. Not really a fan of strong beers but leave it to the Germans specifically the Bavarians to get it right. The big problem I find with strong beers is the alcohol taste or at times overwhelming sweetness. This one will certainly warm you up on a cold night. This dark beer, thick with a hint of caramel that reminds me of their Dunkle.If you are strong of heart and looking for a good introduction to this type of beer. Of course with Erdinger how could you go wrong. So get yourself a Erdinger Weißbier Pikantus.
Leave it to the Germans to make an excellent beer. Yes I’m showing my bias, but if you’re looking for a good example of a spiced wheat beer then Schneider Weisse Original Tap 7 is the place to start. My personal preference is non spicy but this one is good. Not overwhelming like many of this type. Amber in colour with a perfect hint of cloves and other spices. grab yourself a Weißwurst (white sausage) and give this one a try.
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a review and I’ve stock piled a few to review. I recently had the pleasure of drinking a Hopf Helle Weiße brewed by the Weißbierbrauerei Hopf from the centre of the beer universe Bavaria. This is very good wheat beer, a bit heavier on the spice than I usually prefer, and a nice hint of fruit. If you like this type of wheat beer you’ll thoroughly enjoy this one. It’s worth a try . Cloudy and orange in colour, typical of an unfiltered wheat beer. Certainly one i’d try again.
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.
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.
Dominus Vobiscum Blanche is a Belgian style wheat beer from Québec’s Charlevoix Microbrewery. Dominus Vobiscum is not French but a Latin phrase meaning ‘The Lord be with you’. This beer is a pale yellow in colour and cloudy in appearance, typical of a Belgian Style wheat the first thing that hits you is the spices, the coriander and citrus with a hint of maybe cinnamon? The spices are bit much at first but better with subsequent sips. I find that wheat beers from ‘la belle province’ tend to be of the Belgian style. Reminds me a bit of the Holiday season and brings to mind Glühwein (mulled wine) very similar spicing. If you enjoy a good Belgian Style wheat beer then you will like this one.