A Geek Tasting Brooklyner Weisse

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A German Hefeweizen brewed by Brooklyn Brewery, New York

Commercial Description:
Brooklyner Weisse is a Bavarian-style wheat beer, unfiltered and chock full of spicy esters that evoke hints of cloves and fruit, some say even bananas. The beer is made with a traditional weizen yeast strain. The malt mix is half malted wheat and half barley malt. The hops are Perle, from Germany. Bitterness is low to medium. 5.1%abv.

Smell after Pouring: This beer has a very good smell after pouring, it?s hits you a.s.a.p. and says drink me Poozer (a poozer is a New Green Lantern recruit, or at least that?s what their drill sergeant Kilowog calls them but I digress).

Appearance: This beer looks great after its poured. You get a good foamy head with a slightly cloudy look, which is nice to look at. Nuff? said.

Smell after sitting a minute: After pouring and you take a moment to let it breath, it?s gives off a slight fruity smell uncannily merged with spices.

Taste: This is a very nice tasting beer, light and a little refreshing. There is a nice balance of hops and malt which gives it a good character.

Mouth feel: This beer is very good cold. It?s got good flavor cold and it if you drink it slow it subtly changes on you, which is very nice in the end.

Alcohol feel: Not too strong, rather relaxing, does not hit you.

Drinkability: I was surprised by this beer! I was not expecting much after drinking Brooklyn Brown Ale. In hindsight, I was underwhelmed. My review of that is here. I would drink this beer again definitely. It made me want to visit the Brooklyn Brewery.

Comic Pairings: If you can?t tell from an Earlier statement, I can see this beer in the warriors bar on Planet OA, home of the Green Lantern Corps. That is the DC comic I would pair this Beer with ? Green Lantern Corps, which is a fantastic Monthly Series.

Food Pairings: I would like this beer with a good sandwich, but also a taco, or a burrito, and not that Taco Bell Crap either.

More Info on this beer can be found here:http://www.brooklynbrewery.com/

Brooklyn Brewery was founded in 1987 by by Steve Hindy and Tom Potter. The pair hired Milton Glaser to design the company’s logo. Glaser had been the creator of the world famous I LOVE NY logo.

In 1994, Garrett Oliver was hired as the brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery. In 2003, he published his book “The Brewmaster’s Table: Discovering The Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food”, which has earned national acclaim.

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