Well, this six-pack’s arrival was a pleasant surprise on a wet day in Washington, DC. Time to pop this in the fridge for chilling. Read more about this brew at https://www.weihenstephaner.de/en/our-beers/braupakt/
3/2009 JOSEPHS BRAU DUNKELWEIZENWhile cruising TRADER JOE’S the other week, we came across the brew and grabbed a six-pack. “Ah, our brains thought, a small brewer in California attempting a tricky German style. Cool.” Later, our intrigue turned to annoyance.
“Uncompromised and unfiltered,” announces the label of this WIDMER wheat beer. Well, we’re all for that; we like honest hefeweizens. As readers may recall, we are rabid fans of SCHNEIDER WEISSE and its doppel-brother, AVENTINUS. This brew was a disappointment.
How does this American-made wheat beer compare to the great wheat beers of the old world? Not badly. Unlike, say, Schneider Weisse, this hefeweizen lacks the wild clove and bubble gum notes. Nonetheless, at the end of a hot day,