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Jacob – Leichtes Weissbier



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 weissbeer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 2,7%.

Dark orange to brown in this hazy beer that features a amber colour spectrum.

Small head with a fine top, gone in a short moment.

Lovely sweet fruit aroma with a hint burned sugar.

Forceful CO2, but with a thin fruit, sweet and slightly bitter wheat in the after taste.

Overall rating 72 / 100

Schneider Weisse – Tap 11 – Unsere Leichte Weisse


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.

Yellow and unfiltered beer.

Small head that disappears quickly.

The aroma comes off with a light fruit and a hint of wheat.

Good CO2, light and sweet fruit, fresh and easy to drink, as easy as it is to drink it is also a little too light with a thin and too short after taste.

Overall rating is 74 / 100

Weissbierbrauerei Plank Wiefelsdorf Leichte Jura


The weissbier brewery Plank Wiefelsdorf was founded on the first sunday in October 1888 by Michael Plank.

I bought this unfiltered weissbeer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 2,8%.

Good looking orange colour with a little depth.

Big head with a rough structure but with a fine top.

Almost non-existent aroma, a slight fruit can be sensed.

Powerful CO2, light fruit, light wheat in the taste. Too thin in it overall.

Overall rating 71 / 100