Handcrafted Blog for Handcrafted Beer!
This is a blog tracking my personal beer journey and giving the beers I love the spotlight they deserve. I believe that anyone who doesn't like beer just hasn't tried enough of them, and there are never enough. I give tasting notes for the ones I find and believe set a good example for what beer really can be. Hope you like it and happy drinking!
Friday, March 2, 2012
First off, Franziskaner is my favorite word now. Franziskaner. Rolls off the tongue.
Second off, this is one of the most interesting beer's I've ever tasted.
The texture of this German hefeweizen is thick but light, and thanks to the wheat blend it's like having a cup of bread; which tastes a lot better than it sounds, I promise you. And it works, especially with the fruity yeast flavors. It's not the most balanced of beers as it is on the sweeter side, but the hops do come through when you need them.
The best part about this gem is that leaves your palate clean, and the heavy carbonation makes for a delightful fizzy experience that makes it perfect for the summer. Not that there's anything wrong with this, but summer is a time of special seasonal brews and honey blends, so it's just nice to find one that is a perfect summer beer straight out of the brewery, but also is nice for winter when I tried it. Though this is NYC's warmest winter, so it's sort of the best of both worlds tastingwise. I guess. Ahem.
Now, down to brass tacks. This is from the Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu brewery in Germany, has a 5% ABV, and, yes, is just as cloudy as the pictures, which has no impact on the quality of the beer; that's just how it is. So if you ever see this brew in your local pub or beer store, go for it, you will not be sorry.