Thursday, June 23, 2011

Schlafly Bavarian Weissbier

The other night the mood struck me to try the Schlafly Bavarian Weissbier. I was feeling a little frisky so I wanted to set the mood just right. I prepared the patio table for our little romp and lit a candle (a bug repeller) for the prefect ambiance. Now read the rest of this review as if Barry White is talking to you with retro porn music in the background. Ohhhhhhhh Yeeeeeaaaahhhhhhh.

Whenever you see “Weiss” or “Weizen” in a beer name it indicates it is some variation of a German wheat beer. So in these styles you should expect spice from the wheat and a strong yeast character. Schlafly’s Bavarian Weissbier poured a pale straw color with a tall fluffy white head. There was a light nose with hints of the yeast poking through. The mouthfeel was nice and crisp. Yeast character dominated the brew and lead to a long dry finish. The yeast character was not overpowering and complemented the wheat flavor beautifully. This was a very drinkable and refreshing brew, a perfect partner for those hot summer days. I’m adding this to the FatCat’s Almost Epic brews list, so check it out at the top of the page. The taste/yeast character in this brew is on the light side. For those of you looking for a more pronounced yeast character, try Franziskaner Weissbier.

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