Allgäuer – Edelweissbier

Allgäuer brewery was founded in 1911 and has its roots in three breweries going together to become one large. It started in 1888 with the initial process to put together the  Aktienbrauerei Kempten, the Bürgerliche Brauhaus and the Grünbaumbrauerei. 

Through various owners, the brewery is since 2003 owned ~90% by the Dr. Oetker group and in 2004 the brewery in Kempten, Germany was closed down and all brewing of Allgäuer was moved to Leuterschach, Germany where a new 8 million Euro brewery was built.

I bought this weissbier from a German webshop in Bayern as a part of a large lot, single price came down to 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,3%

Beautiful yellow going to orange colour, really has a inviting glow to it.

Big head with a rough structure and fine foam top.

Fresh and delicious fruit aroma, a good balance of the sweet and hoppy. It comes off with a medium strength.

Really good CO2 level that balances so well with a full bodied fruit taste, wheat plays into the finish and this just comes forward a very well-balanced beer. After taste of sweet fruit and wheat.

Overall rating 89 / 100

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ABK – Hefeweizen

The breweries of Kaufbeuren, Germany dates back to the middle-age. ABK (Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren) was the most influential in 1799, where it was owned by the Walch family. It was introduced on the financial market as the first brewery in Bayern, in 1885. 

I bought this weissbier from a German webshop in Bayern as a part of a large lot, single price came down to 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,3%

Light orange to yellow in the colour and does not try to hide its a unfiltered beer.

Big head that is gone within a few tens of seconds.

Aroma comes off with a thin fruit and slightly metal notes.

Powerful CO2, sweet but light fruit and finishes with a short after taste.

Overall rating 68 / 100

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Private Landbrauerei Schönram – Schönramer Weisse

The brewery, Privaten Landbrauerei Schönram, was founded in 1780 by Landwirt Franz Jacob Köllerer and after more than 235 years later it is still owned by the same family and is being run by the 8th generation.

I bought this weissbier from a German webshop in Bayern as a part of a large lot, single price came down to 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,6%

A good orange colour with tones of red in the top and more to the yellow side at the bottom.

Big head with a rough structured foam with only a tiny bit of fine foam on the top.

Pleasant and good aroma. Comes off with a good strength full of sweet fruit.

Okay CO2 level, good fruit taste, but kind of split between that and a wheated bitterness.

Overall rating 78 / 100

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