Die Weisse Hell, Die Weisse, Salzburg, Austria
Date: November 7, 2018
The Story— We’re staying at Die Weisse this week. it’s worth the time. it’s a lovely busy place with good food and an exceptional range of beers.
The Beer—Die Weisse Hell is more clearly a modern bright Hefeweizen ale. A tangy lemon runs to lemon peel by the aftertaste. The clove is very mild and there’s just a bit of banana. The weizen wheat and yeasty esters are soft enough to yield a beer that is recognizably in the style, but soft enough to make it a beer you could settle in with for the evening.
Value — Good to very good.
This week we return to HIGHLIGHTS OF EUROPE– Surprisingly good beer in “bad beer cities.” The best we’ve found in researching our next book – a guide to great beer in European tourist cities. (Planned publication 2019.) We’ll shift back to great American beer finds next week.
Next week we return to the US to highlight some great American craft beers, some of which we’ve found in researching out first US Beer publication: Brews and Snooze-– Breweries you can visit and walk back to a fine place to spend the night. Look for it in 2019.
About these posts: We taste and evaluate over a thousand beers every year. The beers posted here rank in the top quarter of those tastings. Values: “fair” is a good beer at an above market price, “good” is worth the money, “very good” is a bargain, and “excellent” is a steal.