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anyone had there wheat beer?

What did you think,

and wat about the claim to be within began style.

Its interesting beer i thouht, smooth creamy and light wheat flavour, Nice on todays hot day.

No bannana or clove thought not overy cloudy, not thick, and i dont imagin its like the real thing still i'll enjoy this stubby because i dont think i'll get another (was x-mas pressy, they did well for non beer drinkers, import beers 2 wheats etc)
 

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Ben said:
anyone had there wheat beer?

What did you think,

and wat about the claim to be within began style.

Its interesting beer i thouht, smooth creamy and light wheat flavour, Nice on todays hot day.

No bannana or clove thought not overy cloudy, not thick, and i dont imagin its like the real thing still i'll enjoy this stubby because i dont think i'll get another (was x-mas pressy, they did well for non beer drinkers, import beers 2 wheats etc)
Don't confuse Wit (see http://www.bjcp.org/styleguide19.html) with Weizen (see http://www.bjcp.org/styleguide17.html).

Hahn witbier is a wit. Wits don't have clove or banana aromas from a weizen yeast. They have orange and spice aromas from orange and spices!

Also, wits are made with a large proportion of unmalted wheat, whereas weizens are made with malted wheat and barley.

So compare it with a Hoegaarden Wit or other Belgian witbier rather than a hefeweizen.

I tasted a Hahn Witbier before I'd experienced actual Belgian wits, so at the time I first tasted it, I thought it was the best beer in the world ever. :) Now I realise there are much better examples of the style out there and that the style is interesting but not my favourite. Still, I think Chuck's version is marginally better than St Arnou's Wit (depending on the day) and a league ahead of the brew I tried at a Wollongong brewpub that I choose not to name...
 

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ahhhh that might explain my confusion, nice drop for mega swill. tried a hahn ice yesterday oooooh yuck its the worst beer (if not the worst still dam yuck)
 

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Time for a funny story.

About 3 years ago or so, when Hahn Wit was first released, coincided with me deciding that I was bored with megaswill and wanting to try something different. I picked up a few 6 packs at the local bottle shop of various beers but either they were too similar to VB/Cold/whatever that I didn't enjoy them, or the ones I liked were too expensive (Sam Adams, Pilsner Urquell etc) for everyday drinking.

Well, I picked up some Hahn Wit to give it a go. It was no more expensive than Crown Lager but I really enjoyed it - something a bit different and delicious. I looked up on the Net some info about Wit, which lead on to me discovering that there were various styles etc. I must have gone through a few :D cases and got thinking that maybe I should take up home brewing again after a lapse of 15 or so years - surely I could use one of those wheat kits or something.

Well, I did get back into it. I've been kegging for a while and now I'm getting into AG. I have a nice Wiezen (no, not a Wit) as one of my house beers and still enjoying it.

And to think, if it wasn't for Hahn Wit I'd still be drinking Tooheys - nothwithstanding they're both Lion Nathan :p

Trev
 

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Trev,
Now that you mention it, Hahn witbier started the snowball that is now my brewing obsession too. I ~believe~ I tried it before the James Squire range hit the streets.

I was in Victoria,on the Peninsula, I recall, and after a hot day of driving grabbed a six pack from a supermarket in Rosebud. A day that changed my palate for ever :) Maybe the heat and my thirst made it seem like the best beer I'd ever tasted... maybe they've changed the recipe since? Must have been in early 2001 that I tried it.
 

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PM,

Given how much time and money we've both put into this obsession over the last few years, do you think there's any chance we can claim damages against them ;)

Trev
 

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I tried this beer in sydney last year, up in the centrepoint tower. I really didnt like the beer, didnt even end up finishing it. Heres my notes:

AROMA 3/10 APPEAR 1/5 FLAV 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
4/4/2003: This is a wit??? Pours cloudy yellow with a very short lasted small white head. Slightly sweet aroma, not much there though. Sweet, slightly tart flavour, very similar to redback but a little more watery.

I think its the worst wit I've tried :(
 

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