Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Weizen Taste-Off

Taking a break from the kölsches, we decided to have a little taste-off with two popular German weizens. Saturday's two contenders were Franziskaner Weissbier and Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier (both of which we've enjoyed in the last few weeks, but never side by side). Both were delicious, and I don't think we declared a winner. Trying them on separate occasions, Chris had assumed that the Franziskaner was sweeter, but side by side he couldn't say that was true. He was, however, the only one who could tell the difference in a blind taste test (which could have been luck – he does have a 50% chance of getting it right). Of course, we were comparing them out of the bottle, so the real test will have to happen in Munich, where they readily flow from the tap. And these are only two in a long line of weizen beers to try....

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