Schloss Hefeweizen - Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
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Reviews by czfreeman:
2.65/5 rDev -2.2%
Much like the reviewer before me, I bought this on a whim today while in the grocery store. I passed up the plastic bottle, and instead purchased the rather attractive blue, white and gold can.
Poured into my weizen glass, a medium golden brown murky weizen is revealed, good carbonation. Unfortunatly the head lacks the rocky thickness of the great Weizens of the world, and settles rather quickly into the glass.
Smells like..well a cheap wheat beer. Caramelized sugar, a light mineral-like bitterness, watered down yeast, and a bit of a metallic undertone. A light bit of clove and banana slowly begins to emerge after a few minutes, overall rather middle-of the road.
Flavor is the strongest point so far. Upfront, lightly sweet, malty, a hint of banana, bread, and a bit of clove. The light metallic note in the aroma is also found in the finish of the flavor, but the higher than normal level of carbonation serves to take the flavor away before it lingers too long.
Light, carbonated, but overall watered down retaining only a shadow of a Weizen beer flavor. However, it still blows any can of BMC out of the water. and for $.29 a can, I dont regret trying it.
01-31-2011 17:50:05 | More by czfreeman
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3.48/5 rDev +28.4%
Reviewing a beer like this would normally be a drunken faux pas, or a joke. But this was an experiment for me that ended up being a pleasant surprise, and is one of the reasons I love Germany: even the cheapest of beers are good.
I found this at a popular, chain discount store. 1/2 liter plastic bottles are normally an automatic "No!" for me, especially after a year and a half of suffering through corn-brewed Romanian swill sold in plastic bottles. But this 6-pack was insanely cheap at $1.99, and my girlfriend - bargain shopper and new-age, beer-hater extraordinare - was glad to pay for it. And I really wanted to try the cheapest, crappiest German beer I could find, just as a baseline for the overall beer craft in this great country.
As a redneck raised on bongs, Buds and Old English, recently converted to the etherial realm of quality and craft beer, I was amazed.
The color was cloudy-yellow, with a thick frothy head. Light lacing. The smell had a hint of banana peel and mild astringency. The taste was unbelievably better than average: moderately astringent, nutty, slight creaminess at the end.
The mouthfeel was mellow, more so than most Hefe's. This drinkability was surpisingly good, especially for the price.
I am guessing this was a beer brewed and brand created exclusively for the chain store, cause I can't find it anywhere online.
Not a disappointing socio-economic experiment.
11-11-2008 16:28:47 | More by etherashe
Schloss Hefeweizen from Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
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