Themed Beer Tastings

Beer Tasting Theme - Weissbier is all about the taste. Find the beer you want to taste by searching through our comprehensive archive, and should we not have a beer you expect, just let us know and we will do our best to taste it. Just email Sophie Donovan.


Erdinger Dunkel Editors Choice - Winner

Erdinger Dunkel
90Delicious, easy to drink and perfectly balanced. Teasingly understated in the finish, which makes it very moreish.

Erdinger Hefe Weiss Recommended - Winner

Erdinger Hefe Weiss
83Not very full bodied but otherwise faultless. Conveys class while not being overly flavoursome.

Franziskaner Hefe-Kristallklar

Franziskaner Hefe-Kristallklar
75Easy-drinking, pleasant but uneventful.

Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier

Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier
75Everything that should be is in this hazy yellow beer, although rather subdued. Big, lively foam.

Maisel's Weisse

Maisel's Weisse
75Disappoints a little, lacking the flavour its cloudy amber colour and strength promise.

Reidenburger Weizen Premium

Reidenburger Weizen Premium
65An organic offering that delivers more than its nose promises.

Schneider Aventinus Recommended - Winner

Schneider Aventinus
83Flavour-packed and a revelation for anyone who thinks all beers taste much the same. Possibly just too complex for some palates, but perfect for sipping with a piece of fruit cake.

Schneider Weizen Hell Recommended - Winner

Schneider Weizen Hell
80A sharply refreshing, muddy-yellow-coloured beer.

Schneider Weizen Original Recommended - Winner

Schneider Weizen Original
80A murky brown beer that, unless presented in the proper glassware, lacks visual appeal. The underplay of the main features makes it dangerously quaffable and moreish.

Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen

Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen
73Mellow and easy drinking. No great character but pleasant.

Schöfferhofer Kristallweizen

Schöfferhofer Kristallweizen
73A clean and quaffable bright beer, but perhaps a touch harsh in the finish.

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel
75Well-constructed and reliable beer from the world's oldest brewery (AD 1040).

Weizenland Weissbier Dunkel

Weizenland Weissbier Dunkel
73Unusual and adventurous but just fails to set the palate alight.

Weizenland Weissbier Hefetrub

Weizenland Weissbier Hefetrub
65Marred by a touch of papery, oxidation character.

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