Beer review — Knappstein Enterprise and Weihenstephan

Knappstein Enterprise Brewery Reserve Lager 330ml 6-pack $19
Knappstein winery in the Clare Valley is part of the Lion Nathan group. So when the winemakers decided to make beer a few years back they had a wealth of talent to tap – including master brewer Chuck Hahn. It’s a superb, vibrant lager as good now as it was on first release.

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel 500ml $5.20
Bavaria’s one-thousand-year-old Weihenstephan brewery makes delicious, complex, traditional beers including this glorious bottle-fermented dark wheat beer. It’s got the dense, abundant head of the style and a harmonious, malty, rich-but-not-heavy palate with the brisk, acidic dry palate typical of a good wheat ale. See www.brauerei-weihenstephan.de for the brewery’s history

Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2009

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