Showing posts with label Austria. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Austria. Show all posts

Friday, June 17, 2011

Edelwiess Weissbier Snowfresh

I have no idea why this runaway 33beers thing is bugging me. You take notes, you write them up and you are done. The problem is that they are not getting written up. I sample between 2-3 new beers a week. If it is a Dave beer party, make that 11. Only one or two beers get written up a week; you do the math. For a goal orientated person, this is torture.

Edelwiess Weissbier Snowfresh = 7/10

Ratebeer 3.25 77th percentile
Beer Advocate B+

So this is a wheat beer. Apparently it is spiced, which comes through in the slightly medicinal nose. It goes well with the wheat, scones, yeast and lemon/citrus normally associated with this style. The taste goes a little further. Yes there are lemons, tart yeasts, floral and spicy notes. What is nice is this little herbal blast at the end; almost like someone dropped a Ricola in you glass. Very refreshing.

Taste +4
Aftertaste +1
Alcohol Content 0 5%
Value +1
Appearance +1

Midas Touch and how far will you drive for cheap beer
Saison du buff

Spice Reserve (Tree Brewing)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Stiegl-Goldbrau Bier and Is Addiction Really So Bad?

Flavius: Meter I think I have a problem.
Meterman: You will have to be more specific; I can name quite a few.
F: I think I'm addicted to Left 4 Dead.
M: Well, has gameplay made you miss work?
F: Nope, I'm unemployable
M: Has gameplay affected your family life?
F: Actually my family likes that I spend less time with them.
M: Has L4D affected you real-life health?
F: I have lost 15 excess pounds because I play so much I forget to eat.
M: Has gameplay been a financial hardship?
F: No, when I play there is no time to spend money on internet porn and collect furbies on Ebay.
M: Well I don't see a problem.

Stiegl-Goldbrau (Austria) - Lager

Ratebeer 2.7 23th percentile
Beer Advocate B-

This is your standard European import lager. Surprise it comes in a 500ml, brightly coloured can.

Taste +2

Standard light lager with not much nose to speak of; perhaps a slight sweet grain/bread smell. The taste starts off with the slight carbonation bite followed by a nice honey/baking sweetness. It follows with the mild hoppy bitterness. It tastes a lot like Blue, only better.


It slowly fades away to leave a fireweed honey taste that coats the mouth.

Alcohol Content -1 4.9%

This is not meant to be a heavyweight beer; something light to enjoy on the patio.

Value +1

Usual value (a.k.a. cheap) price; $2.35 for 500ml. Can be found in almost every BC Liquor store.

Ingame Enhancement +1

It was a shire zombie slaughterfest. Nightware, Meterman and myself did some serious damage on the death toll map. Still couldn't get past the two tanks at the end though.

Overall 4/10

This is a very uneventful, yet easy drinking beer. If you wanted to get a friend to branch out from his/her domestic lager rut, this would be the beer to try. I might get this one again for summertime if I got tired of Corona and lime.