Monthly Archives: January 2013

Erdinger Weissbier

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This wheat beer comes from the Erdinger brewery located at Erding in Bayern.

Erdinger have been making beer here since 1886, the brewery was established and later in 1930 it is bought by a malt factory, F.W. Otto. In 1935, the managing director Franz Brombach is offered to buy the brewery. Since then the brewery became very popular and it a widely exported weissbier. The brewery is still owned by the Brombach family today.

I bought this 5,3% 500 ml bottle in the Gardermoen airport (OSL) taxfree shop in Norway at 2,5 Euro, expected price, certainly in Norway.

The colour is what you expect for a weissbier, a good solid yellow revealing the unfiltered nature of the beer.

The head structure is more than acceptable, it is good. Stays for the duration of enjoying the beer.

There is sediment on the bottom of the bottle that you can enjoy swirling out with the last bit of  beer in the bottle.

The aroma is weak and does not tell me much about what I am about to drink nor does it override the taste of the beer.

The taste is what I would call a thin medium fruit that quickly goes into normal beer in after taste. It is in my opinion lacking fruit and yeast notes to the taste.

Overall rating is 72 / 100

St. Michaelsberg Hefe-Weissbier

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This wheat beer comes from a brewey group in Vejle, Denmark, called United Beverage. Originally the beer was brewed by Maisel Bräu Bamberg in Bayern, Germany. This brewery was founded in 1894 but was closed in 2008, beer brands was taken over by the danish company.

I found this beer at a local supermarket in Denmark at the of price of 1,05 Euro for a 500 ml can with a strength of 5,3%.

The colour is almost dark orange from the heaviness of this unfiltered beer. It is unfortnately looking a bit muddy. This does not look as delicious as I would hope for.

The head structure is light bubbles that quickly disappears into a thin layer. Barely covering the top of the glass.

The aroma is good but the taste does not follow up upon drinking it. It is vague, watery and is not making much fuzz about itself, which it indeed should when its a Hefe Weissbier. Not only was I disappointed when drinking this, my girlfriend was also very disappointed with it.

I would hope something could save this beer for a terrible rating, but its just a too anonymous beer that have too many claims unfulfilled. A source to this beer not being good could be found in the fact that the brewery brand was sold and the beer is no longer made in Bayern according to the old German cleanliness rules.

Overall rating is 63 / 100