ABK – Fendt Vario Weizen

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 5,2%

Thick orange, brown and yellow in the colour, a versatile appearing unfiltered beer.

Big head with a semi fine structure.

Light aroma in strength, primarily composed of fruit and wheat.

Boring taste composition that mostly shows as a bitter fruit with a thin sweetness to it.

Overall rating 65 / 100

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Kuchlbauer – Dunkle Hefeweisse

Kuchlbauer brewery was founded in year 1300 in Abensberg, Germany.

Besides being a weissbier brewery, Kuchlbauer is very known for its art collection / decorated brewery and especially the Kuchlbauer Tower, an observation tower designed by Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser on the grounds of the Kuchlbauer Brewery.  The tower stands 35.14 meter tall and the gold-plated observation ball at the top is 10-meter in diameter and weighs 12 metric ton. The tower was opened to visitors in January 2010.

I bought this unfiltered weissbeer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,2%.

Dark and deep brown with a orange bottom.

Semi big head with a fine top, brown coloured from the beer.

Dark fruit aroma with a light sweetness.

Good CO2, fresh despite the darkness, easy to drink. Burned caramel and fruit in the after taste. Not so much sweet fruit in the taste.

Overall rating 79 / 100

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Allgäuer – Fürstabt Hefeweizen

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%

Good looking orange and dark yellow colour.

Medium sized head with a fine foam on the top.

Light and sweet fruit aroma, seems well-balanced.

Really good CO2 level that balances really well with a full bodied fruit taste that sparkles and plays with the yeast. Delicious after taste that offers a all the components one after another, fruit, wheat and hops.

Overall rating 88 / 100

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