Sunday, September 12, 2010

Scherdel Edelhell

This weeks beer review is a Scherdel Edelhell from the Scherdel Brewery in Hof, Germany.  This a Pilsner from a flip top bottle.

This beer pours a clear pale golden yellow with a nice head that stays around for awhile.  The aroma is one of hops.  The taste is a light tasting beer finely balance pilsner with really just a touch of the hoppy flavor that characterizes a good German Pilsner.  That's not a bad thing to me since I like pilsner's just a little more balanced and this is definitely a drinkable beer.  So if you can get your hands on one then give it a try.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Weltenburger Anno 1050

The last beer I tried in a halb mass glass on our trip to the Weltenburger brewery was the Anno 1050.  This Marzen or Oktoberfest style beer is named after the year in which the brewery was founded at the Weltenburger Abbey.  According to the Weltenburger website this beer has won a silver medal at the World Beer Cup in 2008, It's not quite as decorated as it's brother beer the Barock Dunkel but that's still an accomplishment.

This beer poured a dark reddish amber with a light tan head.  The aroma was very faint of sweet caramel.  I almost didn't catch it with my inadequate sniffer.  The tast was definitely sweat caramel with just a hint of bitterness.  This beer finished slightly dry but still infinitely drinkable.  A great beer.

I managed to taste most of the beers that the Weltenburger brewery offered between the beer garden and the samples on the tour.  I don't like to write a review on a beer unless I've had a full bottle or mug of it so full blown reviews of the Weissbeir and the award winning Barock Dunkel are going to have wait until my next trip to the brewery.  Sounds like as good excuse as any to head that way what do you think