Archive for August, 2013

It is a well known fact that the more one performs an action the better he or she will get. This is also true when it comes to cooking, baking and anything that involves a recipe. The more that you make that recipe the better it is likely to come out. You may be asking yourself, “why is he talking about recipes getting better with time?” While this is because the next beer that I am going to review is brewed by one of the oldest breweries in Germany. The beer that is brewed at Schneider Weisse is brewed with the same recipes that it had back than when Georg Schneider founded the brewery.

Schneider-Weisse is a pretty unique brewery because it brews wheat beers and nothing else.  When brewing its beers they use barley, hops, yeast, and wheat malts.  The brewing process for these wheat beers take place in open tubs and use open fermentation brewing techniques.

This beer will pour to a dark golden color and will have notes of various ingrediants. Of course when you open the beer you will initially smell the wheat malts that this beer is brewed with. However, if you take the time to try and distinguish the other ingrediants within this beer you will get the hints of banana , cloves and nutmeg.  With that said, you will put this beer in what would be considered the Hefeweissen category of wheat beer.  As you take your first sip you will also notice the same hints of those ingrediants. When I took the sip in order to review this beer, I first noticed the sweetness of the wheat malts. That was followed by the hint of banana. I found that as the beer warmed a little the banana became easier to notice. The beer ended with the taste of the spices in this beer which include the nutmeg and the cloves that this beer is brewed with. Depending on your palette you may notice those in a different order.

This beer is definitely one that everyone will enjoy. It is a wheat beer so like most of the wheat beer there is really no bitterness to this beer at all. This beer is only about 5.2 ABV, so if you are an experienced beer drinker, feel free to have more than one. This beer is also very versatile when it comes to food pairings. Some of the food I would pair this beer with is sausage, shellfish, pork and poultry.