I am originally from Wisconsin, but settled in Lawton, Oklahoma after 20 years of service with the United States Army. I’ve been married for 31 years to the most patient woman in the world, and have four children (all boys) and seven grandchildren. Oh, and I am a HUGE Packer fan.
Our last week of Weissbiers takes us back to where it all started: the German Weissbier. We've got two great selections. Remember during your tasting that most notably, you should get some banana and clove notes. There's not meant to be too much malt profile, but you might taste some bready or grainy flavors as a result of the malt. It'll be a gorgeous gold color and since they are hefe-weizens, or "mit hefe" (with yeast), they'll be hazy as well from the yeast as well as the whet proteins. When you pour the beer, you should get a fantastic, creamy head that lasts the whole glass. Could anything say summer more perfectly?
Oh and just one more thing; something unique to wheat beers. These beers like to be poured a very special way. Remember to pour 4/5ths of the glass, and then stop and swirl the bottle around, dislodging all that good yeast, and top your beer off. Magnifique!
We got two great German Hefeweizens that we hope you'll easily be able to find. And whether they prove easy to find or not, what you always can find is some great Mr.Beer Hefeweizens. Try our 3 Spice Lemon Weiss, get romantic with our Love Potion Lager, or get spicy with our Spiced Lemon Wheat. So, without further ado, let's let the week's the tasting begin!
Weeks two and three of the Wheat Palate perfection showed us two very different versions of this classic style. First up, we tried some dark, or dunkel, weizen beers. And then we turned it around the next week with American Wheats. Your palates are getting quite the treat! Let's dive right in.
Dissecting the Weissbier
You might call weissbier the original lawnmower beer. Long before we figured out how to regulate the temperature of the fire that roasted the barley grains used in beer making, Medieval German tribes were using wheat grains to make a refreshing pale, or white (weiss), beer. Nothing could be more refreshing during the long hot summer months than a light, super effervescent, fruity and crisp beer. Whether you're mowing the lawn or not. So with that in mind, we're kicking summer off with the weissbier installment of our Palate Perfection Challenge. And since the challenge is aimed toward just that; perfecting our palates, lets get a better look at this unique and well-loved style in all its incarnations.
- Palate Perfection Challenge - Wheat Showdown Week 1
- Palate Perfection Challenge - IPA Showdown Weeks 4 & 5
- Palate Perfection Challenge - IPA Showdown Week 3
- IPA Showdown: Comparing Apples to...Different Colored Apples
- Palate Perfection Challenge - IPA Showdown Week 2
- Mr.Beer College Hoops Bracket Challenge - Final Standings
- NCAA Championship Preview - UConn vs. Butler
- Ultimate Party Keg-splosion