Tag Archives: weissbier

Mecklenburger – Dunkles Weissbier

A old brand that has been sold off and is now brewed on license by more than one brewery. It can also be found from the German brewery Darguner Brauerei. This beer is brewed by Harboe Brwery in Denmark.

Harboes Bryggeri is located in Skælskør, Denmark and was established in 1883. Harboes has been family-owned and managed for five generations.

I bought this beer from a wine shop in Odense, Denmark at the price of 2 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,4%

Beautiful nut brown in the colour.

Medium sized head with a fine foam on the top.

Sweet medium strength fruit aroma with a hops darkness to it.

Slightly wheated in the taste. Fresh like thin darkness with classic dark notes. After taste is over as fast as it is discovered.

Overall rating 76 / 100

Benediktiner – Weissbier Alkoholfrei

Ettal Monastery was founded by Louis IV, Emperor of Bavaria, on 28 April 1330. In the 15th and 16th century, the monastery had its own brewery in nearby Oberammergau. The brewery was established at Ettal Monastery in 1609.  Beer has been brewed here on a continuous basis for more than 400 years.

I found this beer at a local supermarket in Denmark at the price of 1,5 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 0%.

Slightly unfiltered and yellow in the colour.

Great and big head with a beautiful foam and structure. Super fine foam on top.

Primarily wheat in the aroma with a faint fruit aroma.

Light CO2, mild in the taste with a weak but sweet wheat to it.

Overall rating is 70 / 100

Carlsberg – Brewmasters Hoppy Alpenweisse

Carlberg brewery was founded in 1847 by J. C. Jacobsen, located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The first export of beer barrels was in 1868 due to the high quality of the beer. In 1875 the Carlsberg laboratory was founded and in 1883 it succeeded to grow a clean beer yeast and avoid uncontrollable fermentation in the beer. To this day this yeast is still used all over the world for pilsner brewing.

J. C. Jacobsens son, Carl Jacobsen, rented himself into brewery buildings owned by his father in 1871. They never could agree on the quality of the brew where the son wanted to brew faster to meet demands. J. C. Jacobsen kicked his son out of the lease in 1880 and Carl Jacobsen built the brewery Ny Carlsberg next to the other breweries. The two breweries was first fusioned 19 years after the fathers death.

Carlberg bought Wiibroe brewery in 1964, Tuborg in 1970, Hannen-Brauerei in 1988, a fusion with Tetley in 1992 and in 2000 they took over Feldschlösschen.

From 2008 there is no longer brewed beer in Copenhagen, except on the small brewery called Jacobsen where special beer of higher quality is made.

Carlsberg is among the 4th largest brewery corporations in the world.

I bought this beer from a supermarket in Odense, Denmark at the price of 2 Euro for a 440 ml bottle at 5,4%

Good looking with its thick flowing orange colour.

Medium sized rough structured head with a fine foam top.

A bit of hops in the aroma, nothing else.

Heavy and sweet with a noticeable alcohol warmth. Good play between taste notes and hops.

Overall rating 78 / 100

Memminger Brauerei – Alpköning Hefe-Weizen

Memminger Brauerei comes from Ulmer in Bayern, Germany and dates back to 1897. It has a long history of different owners, names, joint ventures and it ends up as a privately owned brewery in 2003.

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

Beautiful unfiltered beer that has a thick flow to its orange colour.

Grand big head with a fine white foam top.

Good sweet fruit aroma with hints of wheat.

Good CO2, sweet fruit, full bodied, great balance. If only it had a longer after taste.

Overall rating 83 / 100

Schlossbrauerei Stein – Hefeweissbier Hell – Heinz vom Stein Der Wilde

The first mentions of this brewery is the Stein Tavern from 1489. The castle was built in 1845 and most of the brewery and castle was destroyed during 2nd world war. The brwery is today ran as the same company that founded in 1938, Schlossbrauerei Stein Wiskott GmbH & Co.

I bought this organic/biodynamic beer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 4,9%

Beautiful orange unfiltered look and it is thick flowing.

Grand big head with a fine foam top.

Medium strength fruit aroma with a good wheat touch to it.

Good CO2, sweet and fresh in the taste. Good balance with the wheat and a lasting after taste.

Overall rating 85 / 100

Meckatzer Löwenbräu – Urweizen

The brewery Meckatzer Löwenbräu goes back to 1738, the brewery was originally just named Löwenbräu but have to give up the name in the start of the 1900 hundred to the Munich brewery Brauerei Löwenbräu. Since 1853 the brewery has been owned by the Weiß family and today it is run by the 4th generation Michael Weiß.

I bought this beer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,2%

Very pleasing look with its unfiltered orange and red colour.

Gigantic head with a fine foam top.

Medium strength fruit aroma with a bit of play.

Fresh and sweet fruit in the taste. Medium CO2 and it has a short after taste of wheat notes and a tad of darkness.

Overall rating 79 / 100

Kösselbräu – Mariahilfer Weizen Dunkel

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 beer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,2%

Brown and orange in the colour with some red notes.

Medium sized head, takes colour from the beer, disappears.

Light dark fruit aroma.

Low CO2. Neither overly sweet or dark and wheated. More fresh, thin and slightly bitter. Malt in the after taste.

Overall rating 73 / 100

ABK – Dunkles 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 beer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,1%

Dark brown in the colour and slightly hazy.

Medium size head with a fine foam top that disperses after a moment.

Good wheat and fruit aroma.

Powerful CO2, fruit and darkness in the taste. After taste has some sweet notes that come forward. A little too thin.

Overall rating 77 / 100

Flötzinger Bräu – Hefe-Weisse

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 beer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,5%

Brown and muddy, a very hazy unfiltered beer.

Head is gone almost as fast as the beer is poured into the glass.

Medium strength sweet fruit aroma.

Big CO2 content, mostly wheat in the taste, not so sweet, slightly bitter in the after taste.

Overall rating 67 / 100

Hofbräuhaus Traunstein – Weissbier

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 beer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,5%

Good looking unfiltered beer with a yellow/orange play in the colour.

Gigantic head with a fine foam on the top but a rough structure underneath. Stays on the beer for a long while.

Medium wheat notes in the aroma with a sweet hint.

Good CO2 balance, creamy wheat notes and a fresh fruit taste. After taste is good and ends in a bit of hops.

Overall rating 78 / 100