Edelweiss Weissbier - Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)
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Reviews by eb003:
4.5/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
WOW! I had this beer on-tap at a hotel bar in downtown Chicago. I had never had this before. They served it first with a lemon slice, which I immediately removed so I could full taste the beer. The next round from a different bartender offered an orange slice. I went ahead and enjoyed it with the orange slice. I thought the orange really complimented the flavor of the beer.
On with the review... The appearance was very good...very similar to most hefes and weissbiers I've enjoyed.
The smell was good, but it didn't seem quite as aromatic as others I've had.
The taste was very good. It was clean, refreshing, crisp, and light on the palate. It was what every weissbier I've truly enjoyed had been. The flavor was very nice.
The mouthfeel was very smooth. It was almost silky with a light amount of carbonation.
The drinkability on this was very high for me because I drank this all night long...without feeling full or tired of the beer. I put it as exceptional because it was a very enjoyable brew for me.
Cheers! and Bottoms UP!
Serving type: on-tap
04-21-2007 19:10:23 | More by eb003
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4.33/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Served on-tap into a non description glass at a cafe while in France on vacation. Served petty cold with a lemon slice.
Appearance - pale golden color, a little less orange than many other hefeweizens but retains the hazy characteristics. Lots of tiny bubbles make a rapid ascension to the one finger of head which lasts for a good long while and leaves behind lots of stringy lacing.
Smell - aromatic yet light, some banana and maybe a trace of clove but much more floral than a lot of others in the style. The bready nature of a hefeweizen is exhibited less here, in place a wonderful bouquet of flowery goodness. A splash of lemon mixed in for good measure.
Taste - delicious, with the banana and clove and maybe a touch of bubblegum shining through but there's also a very sweet flowery finish to this beer, that makes is particularly good on a hot summer day in Paris. Lemon completes the tasting, although a little hard to tell if it's from the lemon slice added or if it's naturally in the beer. I tend to think a little of both.
Mouthfeel - well carbonated, yet extremely soft and light in the mouth, the only two other hefe's that have been able to pull that trick are Ayinger and Weihenstephan. A resounding crispness completes this aided by the lemon taste capping the taste.
Overall - a wonderful hefe that was glorious on tap and I truly wish was more accessible, even if a bottled version couldn't live up to the on-tap version I tried.
Serving type: on-tap
07-23-2014 14:15:46 | More by DenisKolkin
Edelweiss Weissbier from Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)
90 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.