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Title: Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen Weisse
Post by: euge on December 20, 2010, 12:50:15 am
Go and- no wait! Run and get yourself a bottle of this nectar. This is suddenly my favorite beer. Aggressive citrus hop character and florally perfumed.

A collaboration between Schneider and Brooklyn breweries: "...a delicious blend of Bavarian craftsmanship and American ingenuity... A pale weissbock robustly dry-hopped with the Hallertauer Saphir variety..."
Title: Re: Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen Weisse
Post by: corkybstewart on December 20, 2010, 05:04:47 am
I bought 2 of them last week in Austin TX, drank one last night and was very disappointed.  I really hoped for something different, it's hard to explain what I didn't like about it.  I love German beer, I'm starting to enjoy hoppier beers but this one seemed to have characteristics of neither.  I'l try the second one in a week or so just in case my taste buds were on strike that day.
Title: Re: Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen Weisse
Post by: jeffy on December 20, 2010, 12:13:17 pm
Go and- no wait! Run and get yourself a bottle of this nectar. This is suddenly my favorite beer. Aggressive citrus hop character and florally perfumed.

A collaboration between Schneider and Brooklyn breweries: "...a delicious blend of Bavarian craftsmanship and American ingenuity... A pale weissbock robustly dry-hopped with the Hallertauer Saphir variety..."

When this came out a couple years ago, it quickly became my "new favorite beer."  There's a version from the German brewery that uses noble hops and one from N.Y. that uses American hops.  I like the U.S. version better.
Title: Re: Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen Weisse
Post by: MDixon on December 20, 2010, 12:17:25 pm
I like them both. When I saw the post I was wondering if the beers continued to be brewed and released or if it was a one and done kinda thing.
Title: Re: Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen Weisse
Post by: jeffy on December 20, 2010, 12:21:59 pm
I like them both. When I saw the post I was wondering if the beers continued to be brewed and released or if it was a one and done kinda thing.

I think it has become a regular thing.  I recently saw the German version in the store.
Title: Re: Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen Weisse
Post by: euge on December 21, 2010, 03:05:19 am
I guess I have the German version. Utterly enjoying one right now. I'm getting passion-fruit. At 8.2% the alcohol is barely noticeable. This could be some exotic fruit drink.
Title: Re: Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen Weisse
Post by: MDixon on December 21, 2010, 12:45:13 pm
The Brooklyn version is in a 750ml bottle and IIRC the German version is in a 500ml
Title: Re: Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen Weisse
Post by: beer_crafter on December 22, 2010, 07:07:40 pm
I've had them both side by side and thought the Schnieder (German) version was better.