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Kemker Schätzken

Brewery: Kemker Kultuur (Brauerei J. Kemker)
Country: Germany
ABV: 6.3%
Style: Belgian Saison
Other Notes: Dinkelbier edition

Brewer Description: (from bottle in German) Fruchtiges Dinkelbier mit feiner Säuer, in Bordeaux-Fässern gereift.

(translated to English) Fruity spelt beer with fine acidity, aged in Bordeaux barrels.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.74
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 750ml bottle, with a best before date of 1st November 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden dark orange colour with a big three finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left lots of lacing.
Aroma: Sour, lemon peel, honey, bready malt, farmhouse funk, with notes of peach and apricot on the finish.
Taste: Light to moderate sweet and sour, bready, lemon peel and zest, farmhouse notes, with a touch of pepper spice.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate but spritzy carbonation.
Overall: Not sure I’m getting much of the Bordeaux barrel, but still enjoyable.

Kemker Prumen

Brewery: Kemker Kultuur (Brauerei J. Kemker)
Country: Germany
ABV: 4%
Style: German Berliner Weisse

Brewer Description: (from bottle in German) Weisse nach Berliner Art mit Stromberger Pflaumen. Lebendige Brauspezialität fermentiert mit unserer Hauskultur aus Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces und Milchsäurebakterien.

(translated to English) White Berlin style with Stromberger plums. Lively brewing specialty fermented with our house culture from Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces and lactic acid bacteria.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.11
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 750ml bottle with a best before date of 31st October 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a one and a half finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart, raspberry, plum, prunes, with notes of lemon and wheat.
Taste: Lightly sour, tart, plum, plum skin, mixed berries, lemon, and a touch of salt.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: A nice refreshing and easy drinking Berliner Weisse.

Weihenstephaner Vitus

Brewery: Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Country: Germany
ABV: 7.7%
Style: German Weizenbock
Other Notes: 17 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from website) Our light-coloured, spicy single-bock, “Vitus” is saturated with fine yeast and a creamy foam. It is a specialty with a round character based on the extra long storage time. The fruity smell of dried apricots joins aromas of citrus, cloves and hints of banana. Full-bodied and sparkling with an effervescent mouthfeel. Thus, the Vitus does not taste like a typical Bock beer but more like a noble, fruity wheat beer. Perfect with red meat, strong cheese and also able to guide desserts. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.09
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 500ml bottle with a best before date of 3rd March 2020. Poured into a Riedel weizen glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a big three finger fluffy white head that had pretty good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Clove, banana, wheat with hints of ripe pear.
Taste: Clove, banana, wheat, honey, pear, moderately sweet and lightly spicy.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice drinking Weizenbock with good aroma and flavours.

Schneider Weisse Tap X Marie’s Rendezvous

Brewery: Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Country: Germany
ABV: 10%
Style: German Weizenbock
Other Notes: 2016 Limited Edition

Brewer Description: (from tag on bottle) Passion of love. “Marie’s Rendezvous” – a tempting golden honey enjoyment of wheat beer with exceptional intensity and opulence. Tap X Marie’s Rendezvous is dedicated to our ancestor Anna-Marie Schneider, whose encounter and her deep love to George I. was the start of our six generations of wheat beer passion. Full-bodied, with soft sweetness, complex fruitiness, fine peppery flavour and courageous strength. A true feast for the senses with a refreshing dry finish! Simply fantastic liaison with a festive roast, light mousse with fresh fruits or aromatic apple fritters with vanilla ice cream. Be careful – it could be LOVE!

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.34
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.1

Intro: A 750ml bottle with a best before date of 15th January 2018. Poured into a Riedel weizen glass.
Appearance: A clear copper amber colour with a one finger light beige head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Freshly crushed apple juice, red grapes, plum and brown sugar with light caramel in the background.
Taste: Sweet fruitiness, plum, prune, raisin, grape and apple. Honey and caramel sweetness and a touch of peppery spice come through on the finish along with a hint of boozy alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with light carbonation.
Overall: I’m a big fan of Schneider, but this one just didn’t work out for me. Too much sweetness, the spice and the booziness just clashed and made it hard for me to finish.

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen

Brewery: Schlenkerla (Heller-Bräu)
Country: Germany
ABV: 5.1%
Style: German Rauchbier
Other Notes: 30 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from website) Bamberg’s speciality, a dark, bottom fermented smokebeer, brewed with Original Schlenkerla Smokemalt from the Schlenkerla maltings and tapped according to old tradition directly from the gravity-fed oakwood cask in the historical brewery tavern.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.25
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 500ml bottle with a best before date of May 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear dark amber colour with a two fingered tanned head that had decent retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Smokey, bacon, ham and toast.
Taste: Smoked meats especially ham and charcoal-ly upfront before giving way to sweet-ish caramel malts and a touch of fruit.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: A very nice smoked beer with lovely smoked ham aromas and taste balanced with a touch of sweetness.

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