Sunday, February 27, 2011

Winkler Brau Pils

This is the last beer I managed to get my hands on from the Winkler Brauerei in Amberg. 

This pilsner pours a pale clear golden with just a small head that leaves hints of tracing down the side.  The aroma is all hops.  The taste is clear clean and full of hops.   The finish is crisp and smooth.  Not a bad pilsner.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Winkler Brau HefeWeizen

This week 's Winkler Brau beer is their HefeWeizen. 

It pours a cloudy dark gold with a perfect soft foamy white head that stayed around for awhile.  The aroma is one of wheat and spices, maybe a little coriander?  The taste is full of spices, wheat and just a hint of citrus.  The taste is also just a tad different from some of the other HefeWeizen's that I've had, but I can't quite put my finger on it, not bad just different.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Winkler Brau 1617 Lager

This week's Winkler Brau beer is their 1617 Lager.  I've only been able to find it in a .3L bottle whish is a little weird but it does make it different.  The color of the bottle is also green and you may have heard that I'm not a fan of green bottle beer.  Here is what I thought anyway.

This lager pours a a clear pale gold with a thin watery head that quickly disappeared.  The hoppy aroma assails even my stopped up sniffer.  The hops theme carries over into the taste which is decidely hoppy but a little watery.

This beer is labeled as a lager so I was surprised that it was almost as hoppy as a pilsner.  Not a bad beer but I probably won't try it again.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Winkler Brau Alt-Amberger Urhell

This month I'm going to go to reveiw some beers from a local Amberg brewery, Winkler Brauerei.  This brewery actually has two lines(and breweries), a Schlicter line and an Amberger line.  You guessed each brewed in the town they are named after.  I've had some of the Schlicter line and will reveiw more of them after I redeploy.  This month will focus on the Amberberger line.

First up is the Alt-Amberger Urhell.  The name bears a little explaining but it's simple.  Basically it means the Old Amberger Original style Helles beer.  Here's what I thought.

It pours a clear pale gold with a good foamy head and leaves a good amount tracing on the side of the glass.  The aroma is one of hops while the taste is a fine balance of hops and malts.  It finishes crisp and smooth with just a small burst of hops at the end.  This was a really good beer and one could become one of my favorite helles