Just like you, but different
The head brewers mother comes from Hall in Tirol, Austria, so this top fermented, cloudy Bavarian ale is a small tribute to one of the most wonderful people in the world. True to style, it contains 50% malted wheat and uses a yeast strain imported fromWeihenstephan, Germany.
It’s also unpasturized and unfiltered. So “pour with care” I’m mumbling under my breath. They promise a classic wheat beer with hints of banana and cloves.
There’s nothing remarkable in the aroma, apart from the lack of an aroma. It’s slightly darker than I thought it would be, and the lower carbonation means of course that it struggles with a head.
There’s nothing remarkable in the taste either, mostly the fizz of bubbles masking whatever is underneath it. If you squint you could imagine a banana taste, if you really try. As for cloves, they are pretty understated to the point of absence.
Also not cloudy.
So of the three things that I think I’d like in a wheat beer, in no particular order; Golden yellow colour, cloudy in appearance and tasty of lemons or citrus, what I get in this is a glass of fizzy water.
The pdubyah-o-meter casts this a poor 4 on it’s scale of things, and an indication that you’d do well to miss this, as the brewer may have given it a crack but has also missed the target, badly and awfully.
And that’s never a good thing. To their credit they didn’t make up that it was a hybrid brew or a special concoction they’ve gone balls out and called it. Disastrous.