Brooklyn-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse

Brooklyn-Schneider, NY/Munich
Hopfen-Weisse
Dry-hopped Weisse-bock
8.5% ABV
750ml bottle into tasting glass

A strong, pleasant, yeasty collaboration between Schneider-Weisse (Munich) and Brooklyn Brewery (New York). Combining two distinct styles (heavily dry-hopping a pale weissbock) is interesting, but the final product is ultimately not compelling. The brief titillation caused by the unfamiliar combination of hopiness and yeastiness might make this beer worthwhile to a burnt-out beer-y who is getting tired of standard beer styles. Acerbic, yet almost smooth, with predominant notes of clove and banana, this is a thought-provoking brew, but not the work of art the price and presentation would suggest.

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~ by Perry S. on February 5, 2010.

2 Responses to “Brooklyn-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse”

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