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Schneider Weisse – Tap 4 – Mein Grünes

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Georg I Schneider was the creator of the Schneider Weisse Original recipe, which is still used today. Two-hundred years ago, wheat beer could only be brewed by the Bavarian royal family in their breweries. In 1872, King Ludwig II discontinued brewing wheat beer due to a steady decline in sales.

Georg I Schneider was sold the exclusive right to brew wheat beer. Today, Georg VI Schneider is running the brewery in Kelheim, which the family acquired in 1927 and has remained the Schneider Weisse brewery to this day. It is the oldest wheat beer brewery in Bavaria. Wheat beer has been brewed there without interruption since its founding in the year 1607.

I bought this unfiltered weissbeer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 6,2%.

Beautiful orange colour and very coarse haziness.

Small head that is gone in a short moment.

Fresh and hoppy aroma with a sweet fruit to it.

Medium CO2, flowery like a spring field in peak, sweet fruit and some slight bitter hops in the after taste. Organic beer which is a plus but it is also in the sharp end of the flower taste scale.

Overall rating 79 / 100

Little Valley Brewery – Hebden’s Wheat

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Little Valley Brewery is a family-run business founded in 2005. All the beers are brewed, bottled and branded high on the Pennine moorland of Cragg Vale, just outside Hebden Bridge. It was founded by master brewer Wim van der Spek and co-owner Sue Cooper. All their products are 100% organic / biodynamic.

I bought this beer at the Salling store in Aarhus, Denmark at the price of 4 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 4,5%.

Orange going to yellow in the colour, real hazy.

A large and rough head that quickly retracts to almost nothing.

A medium strength aroma that comes off with a fresh, sweet and hoppy fruit.

A lot of CO2 is released and it is a very active beer. Sweet wheat and very bitter hops. Not so spiced as a wit but more with a taste along the lines of citrus. Biodynamic beer.

Overall rating 79 / 100

Hornbeer – Dark Wheat

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Hornbeer is a farmhouse brewery founded in 2008 of Gunhild and Jorgen Fogh Rasmussen. Jorgen has had brewery as a hobby for more than ten years. The first brewery was very small, only 300 liter batch. 30th July 2008, only 3 months after opening, the brewery burned down to the ground.

A building was changed from garage to brewery. New and second hand equipment from the whole world was collected. In January 2009 the new brewery was ready for the first brew. 6 years later, the production is around 2000 hl/year. You can find among 30 different beers from the brewery.

I bought this beer at the Salling store in Aarhus, Denmark at the price of 6 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,2%.

Simply put, a black beer.

Small head that quickly disappears.

Darkness and wheaty fruit in the aroma.

Good CO2, darkness, caramel, sweet fruit, slightly spiced in the after taste. A extremely dark dunkel beer. Biodynamic / organic beer.

Overall rating 80 / 100