This might almost have a longer name than review. This is an old recipe, first brewed by Georg Schneider I (they are now on G.S. VI), for their annual Oktoberfest submission. This is a pretty good hefe-weizen. Nicely effervescent, flavorful, yeasty, all the things I love about this style. When readers write to us making fun of our taste for "fancy beers," it is this type of beer they speak against. Those people, for the record, are pansies. I recommend this to anyone who likes this style. Not my favorite, but I love the style as a whole, so it's like loving a NASCAR race, regardless who wins, just because you love racing.
Reviewed: April 04, 2000
I had this the same night as the Julius Echter. The Julius was better. I don't know a heck of a lot about hefes, but I sense this one is brewed to appeal to as many people as possible, rather than as a labor of love. That annoying fruit flavor from the wild yeast was way too present in this beer. Pretty color, nice and cloudy, but I wasn't impressed overall. I finished it though, so Nyah Nyah! And didn't even put a lemon slice in it, so Nyah Nyah Nyah!
Reviewed: August 06, 2005