Monthly Archives: August 2017

Trappist Westvleteren

The monastery Saint-Sixtus Abbey of Westvleteren is located in Westvleteren, Belgium.

In order to provide for their own necessities the monks of Westvlereren have been brewing beer since 1839. This is without any commercial aim and in order to support people who are in need. The brothers work together with some employees in the production process.

I got this trappist beer as a present, the glass bottle is a 330 ml size and has a alcohol content of 8%. Abdij. St. Sixtus 8640

Brown in the colour with very large pieces in the sediment.

Small head with a fine structure and top.

Soft, light and darker notes in the aroma, weak in its apperance.

Not exactly sour, but certainly with some acidity to it with first contact with the tongue, soft CO2, caramel notes with a slightly burned darkness to it, finishes off with a slight bitterness.

Overall rating 72 / 100

Schlossbrauerei Maxlrain – Schloss Weisse

 

The Maxlrain castle brewery was first officially mentioned in 1636. At the turn of the century, the beer brewing process was transferred from the Castle to the present brewery site newly erected about 1900. The enterprise has been managed since 1986 by Dr. Erich Prince von Lobkowicz. 

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%

Brown in the colour and with a thick sense to it from the amount of sediment.

Medium sized head with a fine structure and top.

Good fresh and fruity aroma.

Good CO2 with a delicious sweet fruit taste that has a real good play with the wheat.

Overall rating 84 / 100

Wieninger – Hefe Weissbier

Old texts mention, that beer was brewed in the 1600’s by the father of, Tobias Schaidinger who in 1656 built a new brewery in Teisendorf, Germany. This brewery was bought by Philipp Wieninger in 1813. The brewery is today driven by Christian Wieninger who is the 8th generation of the brewing 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 4,9%

Orange and yellow coloured unfiltered beer.

Medium sized head that quickly disperses into nothing.

Good sweet fruit aroma that is dominated by the wheat.

Powerful CO2 with a thick wheat taste, finishes in a matured banana note.

Overall rating 76 / 100

Hopf – Dunkle weisse

The weissbier brewery Miesbach was founded in 1892 and the Hopf family acquired it in 1921. The brewery was upgraded in 1950 and since 1975 to today, the production have risen from 3000 to 45000 hl. The brewery employs 23 people.

I bought this dunkel 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 and brown colour, with so much sediment that is beyond just being described as unfiltered in its content.

Big head.

Light fruit aroma with a hint of dark malt.

Violent CO2 opens up for this sweet fruit taste, good balance with a dark, pleasant and soft wheat in the after
taste.

Overall rating 83 / 100