Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hacker-Pschorr Weisse

type: wheat bier
origin: Munich, Germany
price: $2.19/.5L
abv: 5.5%

It's hard work doing this sometimes. I'm conflicted because in terms of value this is as expected: cheap, tasty, strong; but I worry that wheat beer is the kind of ale that must be done really well to shine brightly in the beer world, especially under intense competition with other Munich brews. Unfortunately, this doesn't fare well. Brendan will disagree with me on this, but it tastes as if a full bodied wheat was diluted with Sprite, and so the alcohol and bitterness are a little too forward for my liking. Not to say it's a bad beer, just out of its league I suppose.

Hacker-Pschorr tested well at Beer Mecca, but that wasn't their weisse bier. Paulaner is better, and Franziskaner is waaaay better, but for most folk these are all fantastic Non-Snob approved beverages. Drink up, and don't listen to single word of what I just wrote.

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