Saturday, December 15, 2012

Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Hopfenweisse

This 8.2% ABV beer comes from the G. Schneider & Sohn brewery in Kelheim, Bavaria, Germany. According to the bottle it is Bavaria's oldest Weizen brewery. This beer is brewed in conjunction with the Brooklyn Brewery of New York. It is a pale wheat dopplebock that is dry hopped with Hallertauer Saphir hops grown near the brewery in Germany.

The beer pours a cloudy brown and yellow in color. There is a short head thick and sticky off-white foam. The aroma is fruity and yeasty, floral, yeasty, grassy, citrus, some sweetness and banana. The taste follows the aromas, massive floral and yeast, tangy and fruity, some sweet and banana, but the finish is quite dry, astringent and moderately bitter. An interesting beer, adventurous by German brewing standards, you can see the influence of Brooklyn's involvement.

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