Just like you, but different
Krombacher Weizen, from the strange shelf at the supermarket where random beers turn up at odd prices. This though seemed the least strange one, and it’s a wheat beer, and I’m always keen to try those takes, plus of course original Vinyl Music !
” yeast and fur spring water “
500ml bottle of a beer that is 5.3% ABV, thats about 150 calories a serve size and this would be about 2.1 standard drinks in NZ
Brewed by Krombacher Privatbrauerei Kreuztal, this one is in the style that is a: German Hefeweizen and they do that in Kreuztal-Krombach, Germany
“Das Krombacher unter den Weizen. Krombacher Weizen wird mit ausgewählter, obergäriger, frischer Hefe und Fellsquellwasser gebraut. Daher ist Krombacher Weizen ein besonders spritziger und vollmundig fruchtiger Genüss für alle Weizenbier-kenner.”
or as Google Translate might have you have it:
The Krombacher among the wheat.
Krombacher wheat is brewed with selected, top fermenting, fresh yeast and fur spring water.
Therefore Krombacher wheat is a particularly lively and full-bodied fruity pleasure for all wheat beer connoisseurs.
So, What could possibly go wrong?
Aroma on opening a burst of banana yeast.
Cloudy orange pour with a lovely tall head of persistent white fluffiness. That banana aroma falls away into a mustiness, like you get with some Saison beers.
Whilst not the best or near the best of the wheat beers this is rather nice, light refreshing and quite tasty, and it looks lovely.
Leaves a lovely lacing in the glass as you drink, which you find yourself doing far to often and in far to big sips to be sustainable.
I think that this is quite a find and I’m really enjoying it more than I thought I would, but then I tell myself on my favourite ladder that the wheat beers are just under the Belgian beers, which are beers I look forward to having.
Also being the German beer you know that these should conform to that purity and ingredient strictness they have, which is a good thing, because consistency.
A beer I had in two halves, because you know LP records don’t turn themselves over and you have to get the cheese and crackers, pickles and nuts, plus put the bread in the oven to bake (Rice bread with pumpkin seeds), and it really sits well with the Camembert and the strange rosemary crackers. Beer nuts go with everything.
You could go a long way and do far worse than having one of these I can assure you.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 of its things from the thing. But it’s a very big 7 and I’d probably nudge MrsPhil into getting me another if she saw one. It is say drinking, it has most of the flavour and taste you’d like in a wheat beer, looks great and whilst it might not be a beer you could drink a lot of at one time it does go with all the snacks and side foods, so bonus there.
The double dip review
Music for this: ” Yello” and the Album ” One Second” on Spotify
From 1987 One Second is Yello’s fifth original studio album, having been preceded by a ‘new mix’ compilation the previous year.
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