Tasting the Schneider Weisse Edel Weisse

September 7, 2010

The LCBO Spring Beer Release came out in full swing several months ago but was lacking one listed product, the Schneider Weisse Edel Weisse. We did finally get it in mid April, and here comes my review.

Schnieder Weisse does not ever let me down. Between the Original and the Aventinus you have two outstanding Weisse Bier examples which would be tough to beat by any foe. Also, I had had the Edel Weisse a year or so ago, and faguely remember being impressed by it as well. So needless to say, I was optimistic about this version. So whats the difference though between this and the Original?

This Edel Weisse is an organic recreation of a beer originally created for the perennial Munich Octoberfest and was featured there until 1942 when WWII destroyed the factory. It comes in the same 500ml bottles, but is 6.2% abv, up from the Original’s 5.4. Miraculously though, this beer holds itself much lighter and easy drinking. Read the rest of this entry »

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Quick Tastes of the Schneider Weisse Edel Weisse

July 3, 2010

When it comes to wheat beers, Schneider Weisse is most definitely the name that comes to mind for me. They make a wide range of Weisse beers, all with their own unique and distinct qualities.  This, their Edel Weisse, is an organic wheat beer which just happens to suit the summer oh so perfectly. It is 6.2% abv and comes in a 500 ml bottle that was made available at the LCBO for the spring release.

Don’t let 6.2% scare you away if you are used to standard 5% beers. This wheat beer will show you what real beer is all about. Unlike the commodity grade wheat, or white beers that began to flood the market at the beginning of the summer, this beer has hundreds of years of heritage that go into its beers. This is a light and sweet version of the original Schneider Weisse we are used to. I expect that it is brewed primarily with unmalted wheat and produces a beautifully hazy golden orange and yellow beer with a big fluffy mountain of white head. Read the rest of this entry »