Vrak | Gamla Slottskällans Bryggeri AB

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Gamla Slottskällans Bryggeri AB

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wheat malt, Pilsner malt, Pale Crystal malt. Nordbrauer and Steiermak hops.

OG: 13.8°, 1.056
FG: 3.3°, 1.013

The yeast, "1915", comes from a bottle of German weissbier found in a WWI ship wreck found in the Baltic Sea.

Due to the aggressive nature of the yeast strain, the beer is not longer brewed.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6
Photo of CRJMellor
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, light copper color with large big-bubbled, white head.
Aroma grass, floral notes and yeast.
Flavor well hopped and then turns to ripe fruit flavors and finishes somewhat sour.
Mouthfeel is bit thin, and taste dissipates too quickly leave anything enjoyabe on the palate.
Drinkability is fairly high but lack of any real specific and notable taste make it a bit dissapointing..

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: a pale orange, with slight haze, with an enormous, tall, bubbly, snow-white head, helped along by being poured into a Bell's Oberon weizen-style glass, then slowly, but slowly it crumbles down.
Aroma: bears the unmistakable stamp of a true weizen, all yeast & lemon, spicy & citric, lively & delicately lingering.
Taste: nicely hoppy at first, tinglingly tasty, a nice dervish on the tongue, and the flavor turns something sour, too, and gives off further fruity associations, grape, primarily. But, then, alas, the body feels a bit thinnish, the texture falters, and the bloom is off of this rose. High drinkability, though, very smooth and light, and in that regard, refreshing.
A decent, but quirky, hefe weizen, but nothing major, and, also,
a unique historical oddity (see other reviews, which tell it's tale), and I bow to Gusler the Great for letting me in on it.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.42/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden color with a nice white head; active carbonation but leaves no lace. Spicy grassy, flowery, perfumey aroma. Spicy clove-ish taste; like a hefe-weizen without the banana character. Light bodied and effervescent with a dry tart-like finish.

Label states "Yeast recoverd from a 1915 German cargo-steamer sunk by an English sub"

MJ says "Northern Brewer & Styrian Goldings hops" "56% wheat grain (and carapils)"

(11.2 oz bottle)

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Photo of Gusler
3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Quite hazy lemon yellow color on the pour, the head enormous and frothy, as it descends, it leaves behind a fine sheet of lace to cover the glass. The aroma of lemons, fresh sweet cooked barley or oatmeal and the crisp freshness is very appealing. Tart citrus flavor from the very start, the top skimpy, the finish is ferine in its acidity, hops are plentiful, quite dry and tart till the very end. This beer has been in my stash since September 2001, and I would say it has aged a bit, but still, needs some time I think, hell if it can survive on the ocean floor for 80 years, it can stand a few years in my cellar!

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Photo of rastaman
2.67/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy pale orange/yellow. Little lasting head, kind of fizzes away like soda water or lemonade or coke or somthing. Lots of floaties. Very stale in tastem quite dry and fairly yeasty, fairly citrusy and acidic. Their wit is the better of their wheat beers.

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Photo of jreitman
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

An enjoyable wheat beer. Moderate strength citrus flavors present in the beer. Easily drinkable and enjoyable. Very little head (glad I am not the only one that had this happen).

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Vrak from Gamla Slottskällans Bryggeri AB
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 6 ratings