Monday, January 11, 2010

Hefe-Weizen, Paulaner Brewing Co., Munich, Germany

So, when looking over my options this week on what to review I came upon another entry for Green Flash Brewing Co. and thought I was all set. However the KSA pointed out that I had reviewed a Green Flash last week and well that’s a little boring to use the same brewery two weeks in a row. Even more disappointing is that the only reviewable beer left in my fridge was the Paulaner Hefe-Weizen. Some of you may not find that to be disappointing at all, however part of the reason I brought in KSA and PAG was because I hoped they would cover the beer styles I didn’t like. Needless to say me and the Hefe-Weizen had a date later that evening.

Hefeweizen are unfiltered wheat beers, pouring the Paulaner into my glass I immediately noticed how cloudy the orange brown liquid was. This coloring was offset by a foamy rich head. I found the floral bouquet to be quite distracting and enhanced by the effervescence of the brew before me. The beer has a light banana wheat taste with a honeyish tinge. The beer finishes very dry and I find it to be unquenching. The 5.5% ABV is adequate.

I give the Paulaner a 3.0, pretty generous I might add as these beers are not my cup of tea.
Speaking of things not my cup of tea, I have promised a big announcement, and it will happen either tonight or tomorrow so keep coming back until it does. And no, it is not Jersey Shore related, although it could be just as awesome but without the hair gel.

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