Rieser Hefe-Weisen – Ankerbräu Nördlingen (Germany)

Rieser Hefe-Weisen – Ankerbräu Nördlingen, 5.2% ABV, 500 ml., (Nördlingen, USA)


from ratebeer.com:

“Rieser Hefe-Weizen is a topfermented, unfiltered, bottle conditioned specialty. Mild, fruity and yeast in the flavor. Brewed according to the German Purity Law. Ingredients are locally grown and premium quality. Ingredients: water, wheatmalts, barleymalts and yeast.”


  • Style: German Hefeweizen
  • Taste: Off-dry apple grainy wheat barley malt
  • Where I got it : Taphouse / W.Van
  • How much: $3 CAD – 500 ml., September 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: yes
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah

Visual: (cellared for 5 years). Pours cloudy orange with a small 2mm head, scattered steady loose streams.

Nose: apple malt, slightly musky. (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: off-dry grainy malt impression

Mid-palate: tingly, (lvl-3-sweetness), sweet barley malt, apple background

Finish: mildly palate rough, slight woody-apple exhale, residual grain

Summary: Crisp and clean, pretty average body and taste. Apple wheat-barley grainy, not too special. Meal beer.

Phillips Snowcase 2015 Calendar Day #14 – Phillips Wit Beer

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Phillips Snowcase 2015 Calendar Day #14

Phillips Wit Beer – Phillips Brewing, 5.0% ABV – 341ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)

on the front-right label:

“Orange peel & coriander infuse this refreshing wit beer. This label was designed by artist Chris Dobell whose talent has brought life to our brewery signage for years. It’s a beer that inspires art, that inspires the art of brewing beer.”

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  • Style: Witbier
  • Taste: Thicker alcoholic sweet caramel roasted barley malt
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: solid, but not noteworthy.

Visual: Pours translucent orange-yellow without much head, ringed retention, lots of steady streams, leftover sediment at the bottom of the bottle.

Nose: orange oils, banana wheat malt, apricot, alcohol. (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: crisp-micro fizzy

Mid-palate: (lvl-2)-sweetness, (MAIN) orange peel, apricot, banana wheat malt

Finish: light pukey, light sour-zingy, coriander dryness, tangerine exhale, dry wheat malt palate-rough finish.

Summary: Decent fruity fizzy entry and mids, but I didn’t particularly enjoy the dry, rough finish.

Central City/Parallel 49 2015 Craft Crossing Calendar Day #3 – Jerkface 9000 North West Wheat

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Central City/Parallel 49 2015 Craft Crossing Calendar Day #3

Jerkface 9000 North West Wheat – Parallel 49 Brewing Co., 5.0% ABV – 341ml., (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

on the front-left label:

“It’s beginning to look a lot like screw this. All I want for Christmas is a bottle of this hopped American wheat goin’ down your fruitcake-hole. That way I don’t have to hear you sing any more of those awful carols.”

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  • Style: (American Wheat) Wheat Ale
  • Taste: Citrus dry wheat malt early long bitter peel hops
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: pass

Visual: Pours clear golden yellow/light orange with minimal head, a thin layer of micro retention, steady avg speed streams.

Nose: faint apricot wheaty malt. (lvl-2)-pungency

Attack: crisp, incoming sweet grains

Mid-palate: fizzy-tingly, (lvl-3)-sweetness, (MAIN) arpicot, dry wheat malt, bitter grapefruit peel hops, sour tangy mild acidity

Finish: lingering bitter hopped finish

Summary: I didn’t expect the hops to jump out so early in the mids. Overall went down smooth and swiftly. I enjoyed the complexity of taste and texture.

Hitachino Nest Weizen – Kiuchi Brewery (Ibaraki, Japan)

Hitachino Nest Weizen – Kiuchi Brewery, 5% ABV, (Ibaraki, Japan)

On the back label:

“This German style weizen is a cloudy beer brewed with wheat malt, and a fragrant yeast. Please enjoy the banana like flavor and light taste.”

My Notes:

  • My Rating: B+
  • Why I like it: complex crisp fruity orange-banana
  • Where I got it: Brewery Creek
  • How much: <$5, 2010
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
  • Would I recommend this to beer afficianados: Yes

Tasting Notes: pours bright cloudy orange creamsicle, small staying head, micro-foamy CO2, runny lacing, a plethora of CO2 streams. Orange marmalade on the nose with some barnyard sourness. Sharp but soft 8/10 sourness up front that half dissipates into an off-dry mandarin orange and banana clean finish. Also a mild bitter hoppy finish. Very crisp, medium complexity, medium-high depth, medium length, medium viscosity (great mouthfeel).