Summer time and hefeweizen on the deck of your favorite brewery or restaurant go hand in hand, and it’s great to see places like Caffe Dolce in Missoula serving beers like Pinkus Organic Hefeweizen. The German hefe’s are a unique breed when compared to the American-style hefe’s that most of us are used to. And so drinking a Pinkus might be a interesting experience if you haven’t had a real German hefe before.
This beer pours up lighter than the orang-y American-style hefe’s and could look almost faded or pale yellow. And the nose and flavor are decidedly different from the American varieties. This particular hefeweizen is very light on flavor, but it exhibits a lot of juicy fruit gum flavors as well as banana, but it’s not as yeasty as some other German hefeweizens.
The biggest characteristic of this particular German hefe is the fact that it finishes very dry even though it initially exhibits some grainy sweetness and breadiness. This characteristic makes this one of the best food beers you’ll find in the hefeweizen category. Like a dry, spicy white wine, this hefe would pair nicely with lighter meats and especially fish or seafood.
Who doesn’t love a big, slobbery mess that is a Saint Bernard? Turns out there are a few people out there who don’t, which results in a lot of abandoned dogs. Did you know that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Bayern Brewery’s St. Wilbur Weizen, Bayern’s popular wheat-style beer, go to the Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation?
Click here to read the Bayern_Brewsletter, which contains a lot of great information about Saint Bernards and Jurgen Knoller’s personal beliefs about adding lemon to beer.