Town: Kelheim (original brewery was in Munich)
Head: white, creamy
Nose: citrus hops intermingled with malt
Body: medium, efferescent
Palate: malty, prominent but not overpowering citrus hops
Finish: clean, semi-dry
Served: from a bottle purchased in Germany
Impression: This is a beer I unfortunately don’t find so easily in Munich despite it being “from Munich.” Okay, it’s actually brewed in Kelheim but the original brewery was in fact in Munich and the true brewery tap remains at that location. This is a collaboration brew between George Schneider and Brooklyn Brewing innovator Oliver Garrett. Oddly enough, it seems easier to find in the US. Even odder, I found this bottle in a large supermarket in Saxony where my wife is from. It is on tap at the brewery tap but it’s a shame it’s not at supermarkets in Munich which carry other Schneider products. At any rate, it’s one of the first craft beers in Germany and a great mix of Schneider’s Weißbier expertise with American craft beer innovation. Hallertauer Saphir hops create a nice citrusy element and provide a firm but restrained bitterness that intertwines effortlessly with the yeast and malt which define Schneider beers. Extremely smooth at 8.2%.
Care for another Weizenbock?