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Beer – #746 – Valentins – Hefeweissbier

From the comedy section at the Supermarket where it’s more likely to be bulk over substance I spotted this, a Valentins ‘Premium’ Hefeweissbier. in a can.

Spicy – fresh and bright amber color

This is 500ml can of a beer that is 5.4% ABV and 159 calories a serve size, thats about 2 standard drink units in the can.

Brewed by Parkbrauerei in the style: German Hefeweizen and that happened in Pirmasens, Germany or even Eichbaum, Mannheim.

white haired man has a wheat beer

white haired man has a wheat beer

Brewed by P & B for the German market . Spicy – fresh and bright amber color , brewed in the tradition of great monastic brewing and according to the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516.

The result is a great premium Weissbier, which protrudes in flavor and color to the ranks of wheat beers and DLG annually

So, what could possibly go wrong?

Strange aroma, metallic, but then a light sweetness.

Pour is a really bright orange orange, with a decent head that didn’t really last a long time but looked briefly great.  Aroma is still kind of sweet, and syrupy.

Valentins - - HefeweissbierTaste is quite pleasant to be honest, has that bright refreshing note about it, Nicely carbonated to just cushion a bitterness and lands with more sweetness than you might have expected.

I’m still slightly quizzical  about the aroma, which I think it metallic, but then it also might be banana, or rubber.

The taste, if you get past that, is quite nice thought, neutral on the palate, in that there are no edgy bits of peaks, or alcohol tang to take your attention.

A decent quaffing beer needing no attention.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 6 of its things from the thing. This is above average really, and makes a nice change from the Euro-lagers that generally appear in that aisle.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? The local supermarket in their mystery selection of beers.
  • Am I enjoying it? I am enjoying it, because it is that kind of afternoon.
  • Would I have another? I might, because it is inexpensive and inoffensive.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? If you want beer that is different to the usual 6 or 12 pack this is competitive on price and would be a reasonable way to pass an hour or so. But I wouldn’t take it to show off.

Music for this: ” Crescendo ” and ” Unless” on Spotify.

Some Shoegaze

GERMAN HEFEWEIZEN

Depending on the style can range from pale and light body to dark brown with full body. Wheat beer is characterized by its cloudy appearance and its banana and sometimes vanilla aftertaste.

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5 comments on “Beer – #746 – Valentins – Hefeweissbier

  1. kingmidget
    March 7, 2016

    Banana, metallic or rubber? For an aroma. I’m not sure that sounds good. This is the first time, I believe, I’ve seen you purchase a canned beer. I’m sure I’m wrong about that, however. Here’s what I’d like to know … buy the same beer that is bottled in glass and in a can and try each. Does it change the profile? Just curious. After growing up with my dad drinking his beer straight from a can for years, I can’t imagine drinking straight from the can now.

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    • Philip Walter
      March 7, 2016

      It was hard to pin down, and might, just might, have been the result of the yeast. I’ve had a few good canned beers, craft beers, that is, but they tend to me smaller in volume and not quite at the price point they might be, which makes me sound cheap, but MrsPhil would frown even more if I stated buying two cans instead of the the one bottle. Drinking beer from cans? The big brewers who make volume over substance still seem to be bottle oriented locally that is, we don’t see that many European or American beers in cans for no reason, aside from the really heap Euro-Lagers that pop up. Guinness comes in cans, and you know they make that in Ireland as opposed to the bottles that is made locally, I drink that bit, but never from the can of course.

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      • kingmidget
        March 8, 2016

        A lot of the local craft brewers in America are starting to package in cans instead of bottles. Just seems counter-intuitive to me. But apparently, it’s because of cost and being more transportable for consumers.

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      • Philip Walter
        March 8, 2016

        They will tell you it’s about ‘freshness’ and better protection from sun damage, but you’re right its about cat to freight volumetrically, and a can is smaller, lighter than a glass equivalent. Canning is less expensive, but this isn’t a cost that seems to be being passed on, because again ora brewers will tell you that they use quality expensive ingredients, that they have a smaller market and that marketing and distribution costs are high. This doesn’t stop some of them brewing a new take on a style monthly of course.

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      • kingmidget
        March 9, 2016

        Yes. I forgot about the sun damage issue. Which just seems kind of ridiculous. Most beer drinkers don’t buy beer and then keep the bottles lying around in the sun for weeks or months. We drink the stuff!!

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