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 »