Brewer’s Advent Calendar 2017: Day Fourteen

Today’s beer: Huber Weisses Original

One of the best beers so far and one of my favorite German styles.

A refreshing Hefeweizen isn’t really seasonally appropriate but it was enjoyable.

I made sure to get all the yeast out of the can and it occurred to me that I don’t think I’ve had a canned Hefeweizen before. Normally I swirl some water in the bottle to get the yeast out of the can, so I did the same thing here as you can see from the picture.

The whole experience seems like the dictionary definition of a Hefeweizen: cloudy body, foamy head, and bananas & cloves taste.

And if you’ll closely at the picture in the post, there’s a fun little snail logo that explains the beer was “slow brewed”. Clever.

Practically perfect in every way!


Brewer’s Advent Calendar 2017: Day Thirteen

Today’s beer: Kloster Urstoff Märzen

This is my least favorite beer thus far.

There’s a weird “white whiskey” flavor in the nose & palette that just feels “off” to me.

Not like others of the style I’ve had and not like German beers typically taste.

In all honesty this is like a half-hearted American interpretation of a Märzen.

Still, it’s beer, so: PROST!

Brewer’s Advent Calendar 2017: Day Twelve

Today’s beer: Zwönitzer Rauchbier

I can only recall having a Rauchbier on one other occasion and it was horrid.

It was from Shiner and the smoked flavoring was an additive like liquid smoke instead of coming from actual smoked malt.

It was worse than cough syrup as a kid.

This beer has an amazing smoky nose and a pleasant, albeit odd, smoky palette.

Overall it’s helped by having a good dark beer base and while I can appreciate it, I’m not sure I enjoy it.

Until tomorrow!