Warsteiner HiLight

Beer-a-Day #318

I approach this beer with no small amount of trepidation. It is a “light” beer. It is a lager from Europe. It is in a clear bottle. If you’ve been following this project you know that any of those three things does not generally bode well for my enjoyment of a beer.

It’s lighter even than ginger ale. It appears to have avoided being lightstruck, but probably because they use hop extract rather than whole hops. Aroma is “beery” with a bit of lemon zest. Flavor is incredibly light. For all I’m giving up, 87 calories in 11.2 US ounces just doesn’t seem worth it. Better to skip the french fries and have a more flavorful beer.

Warsteiner Premium HiLight

Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen

Beer-a-Day #296
Paulaner Oktoberfest

This is, perhaps, the quintessential Märzen.

Not quite as orange as Americanized versions of the style, clear, with a nice off-white head. Mild aroma with some roastiness. Malty, of course, with caramel and a hint of the hops. Good stuff. Now I’m craving bratwurst and sauerkraut.

Paulaner


Beck’s Pilsner

Beer-a-Day #228Beck's Pilsner

Made from the original 1873 recipe, our signature brew has a full-bodied taste, hoppy bouquet, golden color and rich full head. Your tasting notes might say something like “a slightly fruity but crisp firmness – ends with a clean dry finish,” but most people simply say, “Now that’s a Beck’s.”

I am a glutton for punishment. If it’s not an American industrial light lager lately, it’s a European pilsner in a green bottle.

Light gold and clear. White head drops quickly. Smells slightly fruity, just like they promised. Pineapple, perhaps? Taste is clean with a slight toastiness to it. By golly, this is pretty good!

Beck’s Beer

König Ludwig Weissbier

Konig Ludwig Weissbier

Beer-a-Day #138

Wheat beers aren’t my favorite, but who am I to say “no”?

Cloudy yellow with a white head. It’s got that big, fruity aroma one finds in wheat beers, with a touch of ginger. Smooth, but with a little bite. Man, I’m craving bratwurst now.

König Ludwig Schloßbrauerei Kaltenberg Weissbier (German)


Hacker-Pschorr Weisse

Hacker-Pschorr WeisseBeer-a-Day #125

Sticking with the European imports.

Golden and cloudy. (It’s unfiltered; duh!) A couple fingers of white head. Very aromatic, with a good bit of bubblegum and banana. “Crisp” is a word that comes to mind. Clean and refreshing. I don’t fall head-over-froth for wheat beers, but this is pretty good.

Hacker-Pschorr (German)


So close…German women fails to set record for carrying beer mugs

Beer Mug World Record...Anita Schwarz from Eichenau tries to set a new world record carrying 21 beer mugs at once across a distance of 40 metres in a tent near Zeltingen, Germany, 09 November 2008. However, Eichenau fails to transport the mugs in one piece. Photo: UPPA/Photoshot
Beer Mug World Record…Anita Schwarz from Eichenau tries to set a new world record carrying 21 beer mugs at once across a distance of 40 metres in a tent near Zeltingen, Germany, 09 November 2008. However, Eichenau fails to transport the mugs in one piece. Photo: UPPA/Photoshot

Telegraph: German woman fails in Beer Mug World Record attempt