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Cannabia (Hemp Beer) - Kronenbrauerei Rudolf Wahl KG

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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 2.53
pDev: 26.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Kronenbrauerei Rudolf Wahl KG

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jdhilt on 06-22-2007

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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 7
Photo of henkmudi
2.56/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Scratch with finger beneath top reveals onion / fresh cut grass smell. Not cannabis sativa, but regular yard, field grass, opening the bottle and smell not nearly intense. Slightly lighter that usual store beer, taste comparable, not a bit oily and sweet. Evaporates fast in cup. Only 5% alc, but due to contents much stronger, comparable with 8% alc content. Slightly disappointing.

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Saw some 33cl bottles of this lurking in the fridge of a Giros joint in Mykonos Town while on holiday (early May 2013): had to try it.

Murky, cloudy lagerish yellow colour, what head arrived soon left the area.

The taste and aroma were a bit strange: not sure what flavour 'hemp' actually has, anyway this beer definately had something different about it, Guava?

I can't say I really enjoyed my bottle, but I do things like this sometimes just to annoy the wife (hunt down new beers, then pay over the odds and don't like them).

Photo of Argion
2.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Saw this beer available at an Indian Restaurant during a vacation in Greece and decided to try it. Did not realize that it was a hemp beer until I read the label. Looks, feels and tastes like an average lager. I don't think there is much else to be said about it.

Photo of kojevergas
3.2/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Green glass bottle served into a plastic cup at Cafe Nemoland in Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark (though Christiania itself really isn't considered part of Copenhagen depending on who you believe). It took me a lot of googling and searching to verify that what they call "Hemp Beer" in Christiania is just Cannabia imported by a company called Alumen with different labels on it. The label used in Christiania shows a yellow diamond with a hemp leaf and the word "Turn."

Best before date was 08/05/2012. I had it in July 2011. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a three finger head of soft foam, slight cream, and fair thickness. Retention is good. Colour is a cloudy dark yellow.

Sm: Cream, barley, and light cannabis. Not hemp in the rope or seed sense, but more fresh. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Hemp seed, honey, cream, and full barley. Very pleasant and refreshing. The hemp taste is very restrained - probably more a marketing ploy than a serious flavour consideration. It's complex for the style, and well built and balanced.

Mf: Adorably smooth and wet. Amazing, actually. I didn't expect this level of fullness and refreshment from a seemingly gimmicky beer. I'm blown away. Perfectly complements the light pleasant flavours of the body.

Dr: The flavours are a bit muted, but the mouthfeel alone makes her one worth trying. A very refreshing beer meant for a summer's day.

Photo of Raven3464
3.51/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy straw color with a foamy one finger head.

Smell: A sweet malt aroma is noticeable at first. A slight hemp smell becomes stronger as the beer warms; very interesting.

Taste: A watery yeast taste found in many Euro lagers is apparent at first but there are no floral hints as found in many good pilsners. The aftertaste has a touch of spice from the hops and there is an "earthy" finish I can't put my finger on, maybe from the hemp seeds?

Mouth feel: Very light and easy to drink. There really is not much to note.

Overall: The hemp seeds provide an interesting aroma and aftertaste but the beer lacks complexity. I'm glad I had it but the experience was not spectacular. It was nice to have something different. By the way, the site claims the beer is retired but I was able to find quite a few bottles in Tokyo, of all places.

Photo of THECPJ
3/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: dark copper orange with off white head

smell: malts, caramel, sweet

taste: sweet malts, caramel,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: interesting beer but nothing outstanding. glad I got to try it but nothing I'm going to hunt down.


Photo of jdhilt
2.52/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From my notes 5/26/07 - Pours a two-finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Clear pale amber color. Resin/spruce nose. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Flavor is almost sour, piney, clean finish. Drinkable but nothing to go back to or get high on. Flavor is from cannabis seeds. €4 ($5.48) 330ml green bottle from Supermarket Amsterdam Amsterdam, NL. Best by Sep 30, 2007.

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Cannabia (Hemp Beer) from Kronenbrauerei Rudolf Wahl KG
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