Category Archives: Wheat Beer

Einstök Ölgerd (Brewery) – Icelandic White Ale

Einstök Ölgerd [Brewery] – Icelandic White Ale 5.2%

Einstök Ölgerd - Icelandic White Ale
Einstök Ölgerd – Icelandic White Ale

This is a lemon coloured ale with a fresh and sweet aroma. It has a sweet light spicy taste making it a refreshing ale.

The ale is flavoured with coriander an orange peel. Based on the classic witbier, with coriander and orange peel, oats and Icelandic water. This is very good spicy white ale and is unfiltered. It has a lighter spiciness than the classic Belgian White Beer and is an interesting ale from our Northern European neighbour.
 
The brewery is 60 miles south of the Arctic circle. In the fishing port of Akureyri. The water comes from rain and glaciers from Hlidarfjall Mountain passing through lava fields. My 5*
 
 

Schlenkerla Brauerei Heller – Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen

Schlenkerla Brauerei Heller – Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen 5.2%

Schlenkerla Smoke Beer
Schlenkerla Smoke Beer

This is a dark beer with a strong blackened wood smokey aroma. It has a sweet German weiss beer taste with an overriding wood smokiness, with clove notes.

This is a very unusual weiss beer with the smokiness cutting through the typical sweetness of a wheat beer. It is a great drink for the winter in a pub with an open fire.
5*.
This beer is from the original Schlenkerla Smokebeer Brewery in Bamberg in the Franconia region of Germany, first mentioned in 1406 and brewed according to the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516.
The barley malt portion of the grain bill is smoked over beechwood logs. The wheat malt is unsmoked.

Erdinger Weissbräu – Alkoholfrei

Erdinger Weissbräu – Aalkoholfrei 0% (<0.5%)

Erdinger Weissbräu – Alkoholfrei

This is pale golden ale and has a very good malt aroma. It has a malty taste and is quite sweet tasting. It may prove too sweet if you are looking for a German Pilsner tasting ale, also lacking the sharpness expected of some weissbiers.
 
This ale is brewed in Germany by Erdinger Weissbräu, under the strict Bavarian beer purity law. It is a good addition to the available alcohol (<0.5%) ales, a market that should expand if the UK drink driving limit is brought into line with the rest of the EU.

Blanche de Namur

Brasserie du Bocq – Blanche de Namur 4.5%

This is an award winning Belgian White beer produced by Brasserie du Bocq in Pernode in the Ardennes region of Belgium. This wheat beer is similar to the more well known Hoegaarden beer.

 “Brasserie du Bocq, set up in 1858 by Martin BELOT, still a 100% family concern, remains one of the last traditional Belgian breweries” – taken from the Brasserie du Bocq website Brasserie du Bocq

Blanche de Namur Belgian White Beer

This weissbier has a pale lemon blonde colour and cloudiness typical of such beers, with a fresh sharp characteristic aroma, making it an ideal beer for hot summer days.

The taste is a refreshing sharp sweetness with spicy tones from Coriander and bitter orange, with an aftertaste of malt sweetness.This beer has won the world beer award 2009, for best wheat beer and is certainly a beer to seek out.