Saturday, September 17, 2016

Ölbeat 089: Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier

Brewery: Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Country: Germany 
Style: Hefeweizen

Abv: 5,4 %
What about the beer?
Colour is hazy yellow with large white head. Aroma has ripe bananas, wheat malts and fruits. Taste begins with gentle sweet bite with carbonation. Sweet fruit and wheat malt flavours take over with some lemon-like sourness and yeast getting in the picture later. In the back of the mouth we get some sweet bitter-sour flavours. Aftertaste has sweet malts and dried fruits.

This is one standard for a good wheat beer. The malty backbone carries the sweet and sour fruity flavours well. Fabulous brew that reminds me of tasting more from the traditional German beer styles.


Looking for some soul to match the bitter-sourness and some rock to match the fruity character, I stopped by this 90's soul rock classic. Don't know if it's a complete match, but it surely is one hell of a tune.

Lenny Kravitz: Always on the Run (YouTube)

From the 1991 album Mama Said, the song was written by Lenny Kravitz and Slash.