Tuesday, 21 February 2017

German Beer Review: Weisse from Hacker-Pschorr

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Hacker-pschorr Weisse is an opaque cloudy orange. Very sweet and rich in the manner of traditional wheat beers. Overwhelming cloves and a thick sweetness like banana. Ewww gross.

OK so a disclaimer here. I hate German beer. Now don't freak out. I don't hate all beer that comes from Germany. I just hate the styles and the hops and flavours you get in those styles. I am sure there are beers made in Germany that I would find perfectly lovely. They just wouldn't be German style beers.

And I don't like weisse beers in general. I find something in the mouth feel or texture or something very strange. I never feel well after I try a weisse beer. Regardless of country of origin. There have been maybe three in my life that I actually enjoyed and they were wheat beers. That is British style beers made with wheat.

I ended up trying this one because my colleagues persuaded me to try the Bier Keller around the corner from our office after work. I tried to warn to them that German beer is different.

Disappointment all around. I had trouble finding the image for this post on my phone because I forgot I hadn't named the file with the beer name. I named the file awefulgermanweissebeer.jpg.

So why did I have the Weisse beer when I know I don't like weisse beer? They had a write up at the bar that made it sound like I would like it. Words like Hoppy and Bitter. WTF?

It is unfortunate because I really like German food! Maybe I can persuade them into putting an IPA on.

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