Weltenburger Kloster Hefe-Weissbier Hell

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Weltenburger Hefeweissbier Hell
(Picture from weltenburger.de)

Weltenburger Kloster is a Benedictine monastery that has existed for nearly 1,000 years in Bavaria.  It boasts the second oldest known brewery which was founded in 1050 CE and has been brewing continually since its creating, with the exception of 1803 to 1858 when the monastery was dissolved during the Napoleonic era.  Currently, Weltenburger brews a whole host of typical German beers including: Pils, Helles Lagers, Bocks, Weises, etc.

Appearance: Cloudy gold with amber highlights, white head, good retention.

Aroma: Spicy, banana notes, wheat notes, cloves.

Taste: Crisp, grainy, spicy/cloves.  Light touch of acidity.

Overall Impression: This is a classic Bavarian wheat ale.  It’s crisp, flavorful, and refreshing.  It’s also on the drier side, which prevents some of the esters and phenols from getting too cloying.  The best part, it’s very inexpensive when you consider it’s imported all the way from Germany!

Availability: Weltenburger is imported by S&H Independent Brands.  You can consult with their website to find a local distributor that can help you find the Weltenburger.

5.4% ABV

You can read more reviews and history on my page dedicated to Klosterbraurei Weltenburger here.

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