Edelweiss Weissbier Snowfresh | Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)

Edelweiss Weissbier SnowfreshEdelweiss Weissbier Snowfresh
BA SCORE
69.2%
Liked This Beer
3.89 w/ 91 ratings
Edelweiss Weissbier SnowfreshEdelweiss Weissbier Snowfresh
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)
Austria
kaltenhausen.at

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Derek on 06-23-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,522
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
91
Liked:
63
Avg:
3.89/5
pDev:
14.14%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Big white head which dissipates. Cloudy but bright light yellow coloured body.

S: Citrus and herbs. Coriander and orange at the forefront.

T: Wow! A huge dose of perfumy fruit, particularly peach and apricot with something of a citrusy feel. Almost unnatural tasting, like Bassetts Refreshers or even like the scent of a rather pleasant laundry powder. There's a bit of a spicy pepperiness, maybe some star anise and definitely some coriander. Not a grainy Weissbier – very bright tasting.

O: I usually find perfumy beers sickly but this is the most refreshing beer I've ever had.

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4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very tasty beer. When I first smelled it I thought it would taste more hoppy than it does. The first sip of the bottle and you get a quick bit of light carbonation followed by a rolling, sweet bubble gummy, cream soda flavor. This may be partly due to the flavor of a herb called hyssop? Whatever herbs give it its flavor, this is a light and refreshing beer, and would be fantastic on a hot summer day.

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4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Hazy yellow/light orange with a fairly creamy head of white foam. Seems to be dropping qui

S - Wheaty, yeasty, weizeny aroma. Strong bubblegum, and background banana. Fruity candy as well.

T - Tart up front, with a solid bready malt. Yeasty twang is quite light, and finish is very clean. Some lemon/citrus and a mild bitterness rounds it out. There's a herbal flavour I can't really identify, which I guess is the "alpine herbs".

M - Very light and effervescent.

D - A very nice summer beer. Not your typical weizen. Very refreshing and drinkable.

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4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

If you really love me you will bring me Edelweiss....or so the old 80's Euro dance song went (to the tune of ABBA's SOS for those not in the know). I must say this stuff is a bit of a treat.

Pours out a cloudy straw colour, but topped with a mammoth creamy white head with great retention.

The aroma is sweet and floral and grassy, almost like those fancy European hard candies that come in a tin in snooty shops and cost a small fortune. Light whisps of citrus and mandarin.

What a delightful tasting wheat beer, the flavour is very similar to the aroma, they line up well. Maybe not a hit with the purists, but I'm really digging on this "alpine flavoured" weiss. Sweet floral and citrus taste along with light soft notes of wheat.

Mouthfeel is light for the most part, but has a fuller push as it rolls over the palate, carbonation tingling when swallowed.

Hey, this one's kinda out of left field there, but I like it, great little surprise, and I'd put it up there pretty high for a starter in the world of wheats for the wary and uninitiated. I know, I know, it's not very traditional to the big estery weiss's, but it won't spook anyone away too quickly either.

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4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- nice 2+ fingers of smooth white head, little lacing. Opaque light golden honey.

S- Wheat, yeast, citrus and candy.

T- Wheat, citrus, banana, spice, vanilla, slightly medicinal. Sweet with a nice faintly bitter finish with a hint of bubble gum.

M- Smooth, creamy with lively carbonation, lots of tiny bubbles.

D - Somewhat sweeter, with a very pronounced fruity taste, more so than other weissbiers I have tasted, makes this an excellent quaffer especially during those hot summer months. I really liked this beer.

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4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky yellow/orangey colour with a decent sized head that lasts.

Smells very interesting, strong bubble gum, candy smell, some banana, yeast and dried fruit.

Tastes fruity, sweet and candyish, you can sort of taste "alpine" herbs that it's supposedly flavoured with it and finishes with a strong bubblegum aftertaste, delicious!

Decent mouthfeel, a bit too spritzy, overall a very good weiss!

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +9%

Photo of CrazyMike
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is dark yellow and cloudy, fluffy head. Smell is sweat with a sharp aroma of banana's and herbs.

Taste is sweet, herbal and grassy. Hint of fruit. Thick body with decent carbonation. Aftertaste is light, dry and a bit spicy. An interesting refreshing combination.

Overall, a very drinkable Weizen beer. Maybe not so good to drink frequently, but definitely good on occasions.

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4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy yellow with medium white head

Smells of fruits and spices.

Tastes fruity (pears and apples) with some strange. Spice. I compare it to the spices you would get from a Ricola cough drop but I'm a good way. Some bubblegum sweetness on the end.

Mouthfeel- Crisp and refreshing with some good carbonation.

Overall- Really good beer. I bought it because it was only 3.50 at the super market but man was I pleasantly surprised. Great summer beer which I will be coming back to when it gets hotter.

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4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a little off putting, this is one very pale hefeweizen. "Snow" is right, this beer is almost white. Decent head with good lacings. Oodles of carbonation.

Incredibly aromatic wheat beer. Lots of cool vanilla and a soft touch of banana. Another quality which can only be described as "fabric softener sheet", but in a good way. Alpine fresh!

Banana and vanilla certainly, but there is a real freshness from whatever "alpine herbs" they've used here. Almost like coriander seeds, but without the citrus-like tang. Wish I could tell you what it is, but the best I can do is soft floral notes.

Very smooth, but very substantial as well. This is one refreshing brew. Serve a little cooler than you usually would, I find the flavours hold their own. Good stuff.

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Edelweiss Weissbier Snowfresh from Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)
Beer rating: 69.2% out of 100 with 91 ratings
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