HACKER PSCHORR - STERNWEISSE (Munich, Germany) - 4.25 (exceptional)
The second of four small-batch releases from this legendary German brewery, Hacker-Pschorr's Sternweisse is a dark wheat beer/hefeweizen that pours a cloudy, murky amber in my Hacker-Pschorr hefe glassware. I get a rich, frothy head of off-white carbonation and some minor lacing.
The aroma here is strong on the spices. I get wheat, caramel, coriander and some traces of clove. Very promising start, indeed!
The taste is sweet but well-balanced. It's a malt-based beer, of course, but the touch of spice adds some depth. I get some dark fruit underneath it all, too, before it finishes with a citrusy lemon spice hint.
This is an exquisite, complex, and very very drinkable brew, light enough for Summer (or anytime) enjoyment.