G. Schneider & Sohn - Edel-Weisse Mein Grünes
Purchased From: Wallingford Wine & Spirit Company
Serving Type: 500 mL bottled, poured into a weizen glass
Mein Grünes is an organic Bavarian hefeweizen, brewed by G. Schneider & Sohn in Kelheim, Germany. It pours light from the bottle, but in the glass a musty orange clouded by tons of free-floating yeast gives a different impression. The large white head shrinks to about half a centimeter of foam before long. Alcohol esters dominate the nose, but they’re backed up by more subtle fresh grapes and clove spiciness.
The beer is very sweet on the front, but mellows nicely. The initial sweet wheat malts are evenly balanced by cascade and hallertauer hops. The mouthfeel is far from watery, but it’s not robust. The moderate carbonation gives it some body, and produces a crisp finish for high drinkability.
Final Verdict: A-