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
Erdinger Hefe Weisse
Franziskaner hefe Weisse
Hofbrau Hefe Weisse
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:
5: Sierra Nevada Kellerweis
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