From the brand new brewery located in New Westminster Steel & Oak Brewing Co. comes their “Smoked Hefe” a smoked hefeweizen. The beer pours a cloudy golden colour with an off white head. The aroma is has an overall fruity flavour with banana but also Yeast and wheat. The flavour consists of banana, fruity sweetness, yeast, wheat, mild bitterness and some very mold smoke. The alcohol content of this beer comes in at 5% with 15 IBU. As a rule I don’t like smoked ales but hey I love to break rules. This is a fantastic beer and I would have a sleeve, pint or growler any time.
From Erding Germany’s Erdinger Weissbräu comes their “Erdinger Weissbier” a Hefeweizen. The beer pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of grassy hops, citrus and wheat. The flavour is of grassy hops, citrus, malts and wheat. The alcohol content of this Hefe is 5.3%. This beer has a really fresh refreshing flavour and would be good for any summer day!
Commercial Description: Erdinger Weissbier is not only the undisputed classic in the Erdinger product range, it is also quite simply the wheat beer par excellence. It is brewed using fine yeast according to a traditional recipe and, of course, in strict accordance with the Bavarian Purity Law. Even today, the beer is still bottle-fermented in the traditional way; it takes three to four weeks for Erdinger Weissbier ‘with fine yeast’ to mature. Only the finest ingredients are used in its production. Years of experience and constant quality checks guarantee the beer’s unmistakable flavor.