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Re-tasting some German AND American Summer wheats Round 2

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TombstoneShadow | | Jul 28, 2013 09:58 AM

So, having nothing better to do I continued my blind re-tasting of some prominent wheat beers.

From the round one tasting, here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/908645
the two beers scoring highest blind were Ayinger Hefe Weisse and Konig-Ludwig weissbier. So I included them in this blind tasting. The full beer list was a combo of German and American wheats:

Ayinger Hefe Weisse
Boulevard Wheat
Erdinger Hefe Weisse
Franziskaner hefe Weisse
Hofbrau Hefe Weisse
Konig-Ludwig Weissebier
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis

Blind tasting comments:

Beer 1: Slight skunky edge, otherwise satisfying
Beer 2: Yuck
Beer 3: Okay, mild spice. Good but not great. I prefer Beer 1 at this point.
Beer 4: Better than Beer 3, about even with Beer 1, not quite as interesting as Beer 5
Beer 5: Okay ++ A favorite
Beer 6: Okay
Beer 7: Spicier than 6, otherwise about even with it. Prefer it slightly over 6 due to the spice element.

To this point the 3 top favorites are: 4, 5, and 7.

In final blind tasting of these 3 beers: 5 is slight but clear winner. 4 and 7 are about even. 5 is SN Kellerweis, 4 Franziskaner, and 7 Konig-Ludwig.

Revealing all the beers:

1: Boulevard
2: Hofbrau
3: Ayinger
4: Fraziskaner
5: Sierra Nevada Kellerweis
6: Erdinger
7: Konig-Ludwig

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