Brewed by Shongweni Brewery
Style: German Hefeweizen
Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Serve in Weizen


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Chapter Two, Wheat Beer, is inspired by the German Weissbier tradition but we have also been influenced by the very ancient Witbier style from the low-countries of Belgium and Holland, in that we use unmalted wheat in our brew along with malted barley. The Wheat makes up nearly half of our mash and, being unmalted, presents us with some technical challenges in the mash but the smell of the mash, like fresh pasta, more than makes up for this. And when we combine the Hallertau and Saaz hops into the brew then the aroma is something to behold. The Hallertau hop is delicate and imparts a floral, slightly fruity character to the beer and with the addition of the Saaz hops we attain an excellent aroma in this beer. Our Wheat beer is based on some of the oldest brewing recipes known in Europe, going back to a time before the use of hops where spices and herbs were used to both flavour and help preserve the beer. In keeping with this history we add coriander to this beer in the copper which all results in a beer that is not bitter (around 20 bitterness units), has a great acidity and natural carbonation, is a pale hazy yellow in colour with a perfect white head and an ABV of 5%. We use a special yeast strain that comes from Germany to ferment our Wheat beer and this in turn imparts its own special flavour to the beer.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JDD (7) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 22, 2014 does not count
A bit bland. Jhbsnnsjdsjnsnsnn. Shaman. Kansas an. Sksmmsdn. Amenable. Bdbdjeidjn ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WhoU (125) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle courtesy of League of beers. Pours pale white yellow with slight head and carbonation. Aroma is light wheat cardboard. Taste is slight bitter and sweet fruity tart. Overall interesting tartness. Medium but something in aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerhunter111 (19859) - PCastle, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2014
Trbes dunkel goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, fruchtig. Geschmack hefig, fruchtig, suerlich, muffig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (8319) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2012
I think something got into this bottle, quite tart and berlinner like, but super tasty!! .. pear colour .. . medium foam .. . nice presence .. . tart and fun!! .. Hey, youre making me look stupid. Get out here, Panda Jerk!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Grima (2394) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2012
Sorry for the german rating, but this is a lousy rating from my "newbie" time (2007-2009), and its not worth of being translated. I just added it for the statistics, and to complete my backlog!
Ins Glas ergiet sich ein dunkel orange brunliches Bier mit schwachbrstiger Krone. Der Geruch zeigt sich hefig fruchtig, dezent suerlich. Eigentlich schonmal recht angenehm. Der Antrunk erfolgt zitronig spritzig, dezent fruchtig vergoren und hefig. Der Nachgeschmack wirkt etwas muffig. Dazu tendiert auch die Mitte. Es wird unangenehm muffig und stinkig im Mund. Nicht so unbedingt mein Ding, und von nem deutschen HW meilenweit entfernt!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jolo (1003) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle 550ml. A cloudy orange-yellow colour with a medium high, off-white head. An aroma of malt, wheat, cardboard, yeast and fruit. Some acid notes. The taste is medium sweet. A medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation and a medium long finish. Not all that good. Something is missing

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gunnfryd (14725) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2011
Bottle. Unclear golden -orange colour with an off-white head. aroma is malt, citrus, acidic. Flavour is malt, dust, caramel, wheat, citrus, hop, acidic. Strange beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Koelschtrinker (19716) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 7, 2011
Im herben und hefigen Antrunk fllt eine leichte Rauchnote auf, die sich im Nachhinein als Koriander entpuppt. Daneben ist das Bier aber nur wenig aromatisch. Bitterer Abgang mit Koriandernoten. 9/7/7/6/5/6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beer5000 (6376) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2011
340 ml bottle. Hazy orange body with a diminishing white head. Aroma is light malty and doughy with a hint of caramel and light citric fruit and spices. Flavor is rather unusually, some malt, acidic fruity, some kind of fruity bitterness and yeast. Medium body. This is not a particular good beer, but not really bad either. I actually have to give some extra score for the exoticness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yngwie (16973) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2011
Bottle. It pours a slightly unclear body, golden in color and with a finger-thick off-white head. Quite acidic on the nose, citric acid that is. Doughy malts and a touch of fruityness. The flavor is reminiscent of citrus peel and dough, with some spicyness added. Quite bitter, slighlty acidic and also a bit thin on the palate. Theres a little bitterness towards the end. A strange one, loads of different aromas and also quite a few different flavors, but its not impressive at all. 110406

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