705. Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse

705. Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse

I picked up a couple bottles of this at Downtown Wine & Spirits last month. I had one this weekend.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Alcohol: 8.2%
Serving: Bottle, 500 mL
Style: Weizenbock, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (4.0): Pours a cloudy, murky golden-amber. Topped by an airy, beige head that retains well, and leaves patchy lace.

Smell (4.0): Weizen aromas of banana and clove are present under a hoppier aroma, with a hint of alcohol. Swirling brings out a yeast aroma. Interesting, some whiffs are more weizen-like and some are hoppier.

Taste (4.0): Bready malts upfront with a light husky graininess, mild banana fruitiness in the center, followed by an alcoholic spiciness and citric flavors. The grassy hops provide a bitterness that's balanced by the lingering fruitiness.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Medium-bodied, low carbonation, a touch dry.

Drinkability (3.5): The flavors work well together, but it's a touch strong.

Overall (3.95)

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