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Arcobräu Weissbier Hell (Waitrose Bavarian Weissbier)

First published in BEER April 2007 as part of a piece featuring German wheat beers available in UK supermarkets. For more wheat beers see previous post.

ABV: 5.3 per cent
Origin: Moos, Bayern, Germany
Website: www.arcobraeu.de

Weissbier Hell

Arcobräu Bavarian Weissbier

Waitrose has been treating its customers to this own-brand Weißbier for some years, and a recent label redesign has revealed its source as Arcobräu of Moos, formerly the castle brewery of a local duke and still owned by the same family, who added wheat beer to their portfolio in 1826.

This thickly cloudy example has a good estery aroma, with typical vanilla, clove and banana scents. There’s more banana and a distinctive subtle strawberry note on a chewy, wheaty palate.

A squeeze of lemon and faint fennel seeds lift a sweetish, fresh finish, with more soft strawberries. Overall this is a characterful example and more impressive than its own-brand status might suggest.

For more German wheat beers see next post.
Read more about this beer at ratebeer.com: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/arcobrau-weissbier-hell/16254/

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