Recently, while waiting for our cruise to depart, I went on an advanced scouting trip in search of dinner. The absence of a children’s menu at the local German restaurant thwarted my efforts. Having walked nearly two whole blocks, I felt that I was entitled to some liquid refreshment and to my good fortune; the German deli (the Olde Heidelberg Deli) next door was open. I chose two bottles of ice cold German beer to quench my thirst. The first was the Kaiserdom Pilsener. The second was the Krombacher Weizen. Krombacher Brauerei was founded in 1803 and is located in a suburb of Krueztal, Germany. Today, the brewery is one of the largest privately owned breweries and second best selling brewery in Germany.
Here is what Krombacher has to say about its Weizen:
Product innovation is driven by you, our consumers. The widespread interest in wheat beer is now enhanced by the addition of our established name and excellent brewing credentials with the introduction of Krombacher Wheat. Important vitamins, proteins and minerals are preserved during the brewing process, producing a naturally tangy Weizen, golden in colour and with the unique characteristic Krombacher flavour.
I found the Weizen to be…
- Appearance: Amber with tan foam and lacing.
- Aroma: Sweet malt, wheat cloves and a hint of citrus.
- Taste: Sweet, doughy, wheat bread with a little malt and even less hops.
- ABV: 5.3%
This was an okay wheat beer. A little bland relative to some of the really good ones but it was very drinkable.