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Kloster Scheyern Helle Weisse - another Baverian wheat beer

Kloster Scheyern Kloster-Weisse Hell

Wheat beer is usually and traditionally a top fermented beer maturated within the bottle. Brewers usually bring in some "yeast food" (Speise) to gain the typical wheat beer flavour.

Wheat beer has many different names. It is called White beer because of the bright white coarse foam on top of the golden beer. Wheat beer is usually an unfiltered beer – the filtered version is available as well and is called "Kristallweizen". Its synonym is Champagne beer, but that’s not allowed anymore since Champagne has become an EU certificated place of origin. Short versions are Kristall, Wheat or Yeast.

In order to be called Wheat beer there must be at least 50% of wheat malt present in the grist load. Everything below is something else.

Ok, let’s take a closer look at the Kloster Scheyern Helles Hefeweizen which is a pale unfiltered Wheat beer. The first nip goes down very well. It’s soft (I like their water) while giving a good mouth feel and emphasising the malt. It smells very fruity – like wheat beer should.

The Wheat beer characteristics could be more dominant. I’m missing the refreshing taste I got from other Wheat beers.

This beer goes well with a good Brie cheese.

The beer was poured from a bottle
Purity of Taste:
/ 10 | 1 = many off flavours ; 10 = sheer
Purity of Smell:
/ 10 | 1 = many off-flavours ; 10 = sheer
Intensity of Bitterness:
/ 5 | 1 = no bitterness ; 5 = bitter
Quality of Bitterness:
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
/ 5 | 1 = water ; 5 = masty
/ 5 | 1 = flat ; 5 = too tangy

Lautered: 6.00 out of 10
About the reviewer:
Dominik Jais's picture Dipl.-Braumeister (VLB Berlin) Dominik Jais is beer enthusiast writing beer reviews since 2001.
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Alc: 5.20% Vol.
Type: Weizen
Brewed by: Klosterbrauerei Scheyern
Brewed in: Germany