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Monday, December 1, 2008

Beer of the Week: Shiner Bock Hefeweizen


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Yuuuuuuuuuummmmmmyy!

Ba A south German style of wheat beer (weissbier) made with a typical ratio of 50:50, or even higher, wheat. A yeast that produces a unique phenolic flavors of banana and cloves with an often dry and tart edge, some spiciness, bubblegum or notes of apples. Little hop bitterness, and a moderate level of alcohol. The "Hefe" prefix means "with yeast", hence the beers unfiltered and cloudy appearance. Poured into a traditional Weizen glass, the Hefeweizen can be one sexy looking beer.

Often served with a lemon wedge (popularized by Americans), to either cut the wheat or yeast edge, which many either find to be a flavorful snap ... or an insult and something that damages the beer's taste and head retention.




This is my first Shiner, and after this one, i'll be sure to check out some of Shiner's other products. I killed a six pack of these bottles with out noticing, and when i did notice i was sad. I drink for flavour and I drink for drinkability, this Hefe-Weizen has both-i question if it is 50:50, and there is no need for a lemon or orange because there are plenty, maybe to many, in the bottle. A bit of an unpleasant acid/vinous aftertaste For 7 bucks a six pack there is no reason not to try this Texas's brew out.

Cheers!