4 friends in three different time zones split a beer year (drinking a different beer every day). Once a week, we use google hangouts to have a conversation about the same beer as a group. We cycle through 2 beer styles a month (2 weeks per style).
Join us as we connect, learn and explore the world of beer.
April 3: Karl and the G. Schneider & Sohn Organic Weisen Edel-Weisse
Schneider: A few of my favorite things
While this journey for me, dear readers, was meant to expand
my beer palate and try new things that I have never tried before, once in a
while I have to indulge myself in an old favorite. That would be the case
today, as I am drinking the Schneider Edel-Weisse, and organic wheat beer from
what I think may be Germany’s best brewery. It was very easy to choose which
album to pair this guy with, as every time I see this beer on the shelf or on
tap I start to sing its eponymous anthem from the Sound of Music. Edel-Weisse,
Edel-Weisse… (I wish every morning you would greet me)
As for the beer, I’m going to keep this review short. If you
like wheat beers, you should track this down. If you like beer, you should
track this down. It’s a wonderfully executed wheat beer, floral and citrus
notes abound in both the nose and the taste and it’s a glowing yellow-orange
with a meringue-esque head. This organic beer is made with only six
ingredients: water, two types of hops, two types of malt, and yeast. That’s it.
It’s simple and delicious, clean and crisp, simply executed with deep flavors;
perfect for a sunny day. I slightly prefer the standard white label hefe from
Schneider over this one, but having to choose would be like the Von Trapps
having to pick which child to leave behind to the Nazis. You can’t do it.