2012 Hsin’s Beer Adventure #7
~ hazy yellow, thick soapy head, sweet aroma with easygoing character ~
Style: Hefeweizen ABV: 5.7%
Type: wheat beer
Color: deep gold with a light mist
Taste: fresh whole-heartedly with characteristic bitter tones and a nice strong finish.
Drinking temperature: 3 ° C.
Hsin’s rating: Looks: 3 | Smell: 4 | Taste: 4 | Feel: 4 | Overall: 3.75
Appearance: nice murky yellow hazy body, thick soapy head, with good lasting time
Smell: typical Hefeweizen smell, with banana yeasts aroma
Taste: sweet and bitterness come at the same time; two different flavors are well-blended, with little dry and bitterness left for aftertaste
It’s like a light version of Hefeweizen with more German influence. It’s pleasant drinkable wheat beer with low abv. Personally I like wheat beer. This Weizener kept the character of Hertog Jan and extended the product line for more diversity which is a good approach. I will recommend it serves as a begging of the drinking night or some refreshing break.
After the first time using Belgian Ale to cook “Apricot ale spicy chicken legs”, I change it to Weizener tonight. Different from the aromatic & bitterness from Ale, Weizener provides more fresh sweet taste and lighter alcohol taste. While I would also recommend to cook some chicken with this beer and also some sweet sauce to provide fresher taste.
A south German style of wheat beer (weissbier) made with a typical ratio of 50:50, or even higher, wheat. A yeast that produces a unique phenolic flavors of banana and cloves with an often dry and tart edge, some spiciness, bubblegum or notes of apples. Little hop bitterness, and a moderate level of alcohol. The “Hefe” prefix means “with yeast”, hence the beers unfiltered and cloudy appearance. Poured into a traditional Weizen glass, the Hefeweizen can be one sexy looking beer.
Often served with a lemon wedge (popularized by Americans), to either cut the wheat or yeast edge, which many either find to be a flavorful snap … or an insult and something that damages the beer’s taste and head retention.
Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0% [ ? ]