Jacob – Dunkles Weissbier

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In 1738, the workers of the smelting work in Bodenwöhr, Bayern, Germany requested permission from Karl Albrecht, Elector of Bavaria, to establish a brewhouse so that they would no longer need to import the brews of a somewhat inferior quality from nearby towns. The first master brewer, Peter Still from Fischbachbegan his work in 1758, so some twenty years later.

In 1759 Peter Still died and while it was a state owned it was decided to privatize the brewery, which happened in 1804. In 1884, Johann Baptist Jacob – the great-grandfather of present-day owner, Marcus Jacob – acquired the company.

I bought this unfiltered weissbier from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,3%.

Dark brown in colour, hazy and heavy like rye bread.

Small rough head that is gone in a second.

Delicious dark, burned dried fruits in the aroma.

Medium CO2, good play between fruit, darkness, sweetness and wheat. Ends in a after taste as sweet as candy.

Overall rating 85 / 100

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