German style Weisse beer (4.7% abv) brewed at the Franciscan Well in Cork, Ireland
A rich dark amber cloudy beer with a fine head. The carbonation is mild and pleasant.
“Beer smells like beer” as a friend says, but this doesn’t have a particularly strong or unpleasant scent like some weisse beers. It has a clean, fresh malty scent and from the first sip is refreshing and easy to drink.
Sharp at first but quickly settles down to a consistent flavour which will be familiar to anyone who has tried Erdinger or Paulner. There is a slightly hoppy/bitter after taste, but this does not detract from the overall quality of the beer. It certainly has more flavour than Erdinger though it is not quite as sweet as Paulner. Overall it is very good example of the genre.
A superb refreshing pint that is especially good on hot days, but an excellent choice year round. As a fan of weisse beers this is right up there with the best I’ve had, and the icing on the cake is that is brewed in Cork.
Where can you find it?:
- On tap at the Franciscan Well, Cork, Ireland – http://www.franciscanwellbrewery.com/
- On tap at Mutton Lane, 3 Mutton Lane, Cork, Ireland
- On tap at Crane Lane, Cork, Ireland – http://www.cranelanetheatre.ie/
- On tap at An Cruibin, Cork, Ireland – http://www.ancruibin.com/