Yearly Archives: 2017

Kössel Bräu – Mariahilfer Weizen Hell

Kössel Bräu is located in Eisenberg-Speiden, Bavaria, Germany and is owned by Anton Kössel who also founded the brewery, destillery and guest house in 1992.

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 5,0%

Unfiltered beer with a beautiful and light yellow colour.

Large head with a rough structure, a little bit of fine foam on the top.

Medium strength aroma that has a real delicious sweet fruit to it.

Good CO2, fresh, sweet and very well composed with going into a slightly bitter hops at the end. Ceramic cap is not seen that often on exported beer, might be because it is bought from a Bavarian webshop. A pleasure to drink!

Overall rating 86 / 100

Privat-brauerei Zötler – Hefeweissen

The first mentions of the Zötler brewery dates back to 1447 and actually makes the brewery the oldest single family owned brewery in the world.

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%

Deep yellow in the colour of this unfiltered beer.

Medium sized rough structured head with a fine foam on the top.

Powerful aroma that has a balanced sweet fruit to it along with the wheat.

Good CO2, fruited, fresh, acidity, wheated and with a sweet after taste. Delicious composition, but not thick enough in the fabric to leaves a substantial print. Still a solid and good beer.

Overall rating 82 / 100

Hofbräuhaus Traunstein – Weissbier Dunkel

Hofbräuhaus Traunstein was founded in Traunstein, Germany in the year of 1612 by the Elector of Bavaria, Maximilian I. The brewery was bought by Josef Sailer in 1896. In 1982 brewery Traunstein becomes the first brewery in the world to offer draught weissbier. The brwery is still owned and operated by the Sailer family.

Fun fact, in 1704 and 1851 buckets of beer was used to put out two large city fires in Traunstein.

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%

Good looking orange, brown and amber colour.

Gigantic sized head with a fine foam on the top.

Good semi deep fruit aroma with a kind sweetness to it.

Good CO2 accompanies a tasteful fruit, along with wheat and some darkness to it. Good balance between the notes and a medium strength after taste of the previous described.

Overall rating 80 / 100

Flötzinger – Bierbichler Weissbier

Flötzinger brewery has roots back to 1543 in Rosenheim, Germany. The brewery sufferede great damages during many wars and plagues. In 1710 the brewery was owned by Georg Fletzinger from Ramerberg, Germany. Fletzinger is the name behind the Flötzinger brewery as it is known today. In 1864 the brewery is sold to Franz Steegmüller II and is to this day a private brewery owned and operated by the Steegmüller family.

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%

Deep orange with brown notes to the colour.

Big head with a super fine foam on the top.

Aroma comes off with a light fruit and wheated tones.

Powerful CO2 and also power on the taste! Superb fruit, a lot of taste in the thick flowing fruited beer, has notes from the dark side of malts. Good composition.

Overall rating 84 / 100

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

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

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

Unertl – Ursüd Specialweissbier

Unertl brewery was founded in Haag, Germany in 1929 by Philomena and Alois Unertl. The brewery is today family owned by the 4th generation of the Unertl family.

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 5,8%

Dark brown going towards almost black in the colour and clearly unfiltered.

Medium sized head with a fine foam on the top that slowly disappears.

Aroma is dominated by dark roasted malt, weak fruit, rye, yeast, freshness and some sweetness to it.

Clearly over-fermented, it is sour like vinegar. Bad bottle.

Overall rating 0 / 100

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

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