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Title: 4 Hefeweizens
Post by: redbeerman on January 22, 2010, 01:11:07 PM
1- Schneider Weisse - This one was the best.  Lots of flavor, smooth and creamy, yet refreshing (lots o' bubbles)  More of an amber color than yellow.  The banana and clove really came through, but was not over-powering.

2 - Franziskaner - this one was second.  Very similar to the Schneider in flavor and color, but the flavors were a little less strong and this one was a bit lighter in color.

3 - Ayinger - Not too bad, a lot lighter in color than the other examples and a lot mellower on the esters.  Having a choice I would go with one of the other top two.

4 - Tucher Helles Weisse - Very light yellow color - esters almost nonexistant.  Refreshing, but boring.  I wouldn't bother with this one again.
Title: Re: 4 Hefeweizens
Post by: bluesman on January 22, 2010, 02:06:55 PM
1- Schneider Weisse - This one was the best.  Lots of flavor, smooth and creamy, yet refreshing (lots o' bubbles)  More of an amber color than yellow.  The banana and clove really came through, but was not over-powering.

2 - Franziskaner - this one was second.  Very similar to the Schneider in flavor and color, but the flavors were a little less strong and this one was a bit lighter in color.

3 - Ayinger - Not too bad, a lot lighter in color than the other examples and a lot mellower on the esters.  Having a choice I would go with one of the other top two.

4 - Tucher Helles Weisse - Very light yellow color - esters almost nonexistant.  Refreshing, but boring.  I wouldn't bother with this one again.

I am going to pick up a bottle of Schneider Weisse the next time I can get over to State Line.
Title: Re: 4 Hefeweizens
Post by: glitterbug on January 22, 2010, 03:30:29 PM
Hacker-Pschorr makes a really good one too. It can be difficult to get a fresh one though.
Title: Re: 4 Hefeweizens
Post by: dbeechum on January 22, 2010, 05:45:44 PM
We used to get Maisels out here. I really liked that one in my younger beer drinking days. A bit darker and more caramelly than the others from memory.
Title: Re: 4 Hefeweizens
Post by: blatz on January 22, 2010, 07:00:15 PM
2 - Franziskaner - this one was second.  Very similar to the Schneider in flavor and color, but the flavors were a little less strong and this one was a bit lighter in color.

this one has always seemed to be a lot better on tap than from the bottle for me.  YMMV.
Title: Re: 4 Hefeweizens
Post by: glitterbug on January 23, 2010, 04:29:42 AM
2 - Franziskaner - this one was second.  Very similar to the Schneider in flavor and color, but the flavors were a little less strong and this one was a bit lighter in color.

this one has always seemed to be a lot better on tap than from the bottle for me.  YMMV.

I hate the green bottles. I cant get over the mental thought of a skunky hefe.
Title: Re: 4 Hefeweizens
Post by: redbeerman on January 26, 2010, 12:36:32 PM
2 - Franziskaner - this one was second.  Very similar to the Schneider in flavor and color, but the flavors were a little less strong and this one was a bit lighter in color.

this one has always seemed to be a lot better on tap than from the bottle for me.  YMMV.

I hate the green bottles. I cant get over the mental thought of a skunky hefe.


The one I got came in a brown bottle.