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Augustiner Weissbier

Rating: 3.95

It’s taken a lot longer than I anticipated but I’m finally getting round to putting up the reviews of the beers I managed to try whilst in Germany last month, the first being one I tried from Augustiner in their Berlin beer hall based in the Mitte area of the city. I’ve tried a good few Augustiner beers in the past, the majority having being sampled in Munich a few years ago but for one reason or another I never got around to reviewing this one, their Weissbier offering although I do believe I did at least tried it once or twice whilst in Munich. Seeing as a wheat beer is up there with my favourite styles of beer, ordering this one was a fairly easy decision in the beer hall and thankfully this one didn’t let the style down at all.

Augustiner Weissbier

Appearance (4/5):  Cloudy amber in colour with golden tinges and a nice, three centimetres tall head that is fluffy in texture and holds fairly well over the opening couple of minutes, even after I taken a few sips from the beer.
Aroma (7/10): This one has a strong wheat aroma initially, there is some spice and a good helping of cloves as well. I managed to detect some rather fresh notes with some light bubblegum followed by some citrus. The beer is fairly strong on the nose and seems quite lively too.
Taste (8/10): The taste mirrors the smell of this one quite well as I’ve come to expect from a lot of German hefeweizens with a good combination of wheat and cloves coming through at the beginning before quickly being followed by some citrus flavours and to a slightly lesser extent, some bubblegum. There is the odd touch of spice throughout this one and the beer tastes quite fresh with some orange and banana flavours making an appearance as well.
Palate (4/5): This one was a very smooth beer with a lively body that featured strong carbonation and a little fizz to it as well. There was some sweetness dotted about the place, mainly from the banana in the taste and I could detect nothing in the way of bitterness at all.

Overall (17/20): This one was quite an enjoyable wheat beer that proved remarkably easy to drink from the start, the body was smooth and easy going with some beautiful flavours backing it up. Another excellent beer from Augustiner and one that I’d likely pick up again although with the exception of Edelstoff and their Lagerbier Hell, none of their beers are particularly easy to get hold of in Scotland sadly.

Brewed In: Munich, Germany
Brewery: Augustiner-Bräu Wagner
First Brewed: Brewery from 1328
Full Name: Augustiner Bräu Weissbier
Type: Hefeweizen
Abv: 5.4%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: Augustiner am Gendarenmarkt, Berlin, Germany
Price: €3.90 (approx. £3.10)

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