April 15, 2011

Now I do have a soft spot for German beer and this lot produce some of the best wheat beers you can find. G Schneider & Sohn have been brewing beer since 1872 and relocated from Munich to Kelheim after WWII. Today the brewery is still run by the same family that started it all those years ago. I believe that Schneider Weisse is up there with best breweries in Germany and is equally as tasty as the big giants in Munich such as Paulaner. Since the recent boom in demand of  real continental beers (not keg rubbish) you can find Scneider & Sohn beers in many British pubs and some decent off-licenses if you have a good scout around. Here are three beers you really must try from their range…

Brewer: Schneider Weisse

Beer Name: Orginal (Tap 7 – Unser Original)

ABV: 5.4%

Style: Hefeweizen

Tasting Notes:

Amber-mahogany coloured beer. It has a wonderfully persistent head, which is to be expected of a top-fermented beer. It is pleasantly fruity with an aroma of clove, nutmeg and apple. It is fresh and well-balanced to taste with a slightly bitter finish. A very palatable wheat beer which is best enjoyed outside on a sunny day.

Brewer: Schneider Weisse

Beer Name: Aventinus (Tap 6 – Unser Aventinus)

ABV: 8.2%

Style: Weizen Bock

Tasting Notes:

Dark ruby coloured beer with a compact, long-lasting head. It has an intense clove-like aroma. To taste it is full-bodied with a hint of caramel and slightly bitter finish. An extremely delightful dark beer with a real punch. Maybe only have one of these in a session!

Brewer: Schneider Weisse

Beer Name: Wiesen Edel-Weisse (Tap 4 – Mein Grünes)

ABV: 6.2%

Style: Hefewiesen

Tasting Notes:

Hazy golden orange beer with thick-straw head that dissipates quickly. It has a slight banana and spice aroma. To taste it is light and malty with a hints of citrus fruit. A very agreeable beer which is perfect to unwind with.


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