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Baeren Winter Weizen by Baeren

Baeren Winter Weizen ベアレン冬のヴァイツェン

Baeren make a couple of different weizens: the Baeren Summer Weizen and this the Baeren Winter Weizen. Baeren have produced a 5% German hefeweizen that is winter because of the label on the bottle and some bolder flavours according to the Baeren lineup on their website. It is on sale from November onwards and can be found in both bottles and on tap.

Baeren Winter Weizen

Large fluffy head with a deep golden body.

Baeren Winter Weizen Aroma and Taste

Baeren Winter Weizen poured out incredibly lively, even without the need for the special weizen glass. About two-thirds of the bottle had carefully been poured into the glass, yet the remainder of the glass was filled up with the large, fluffy, off-white head on top. I was hoping that Baeren Winter Weizen would have more weizenbock qualities to it, with it being a winter weizen but it seemed that Baeren went for increasing the aromas instead. The cloves and banana aromas were present in stronger amounts than the “usual” weizen levels though with this one, the malt sweetness was more pronounced too.

The body was also going to be sweeter than the “usual” levels for a weizen with that large aroma of sweetness though it was far less than a weizenbock and didn’t become too sickly either. However, the body felt thicker on the tongue with Baeren Winter Weizen being less crisp or refreshing than I usually like from a hefeweizen. It finished off bready with a large yeast-like aftertaste though it quickly dissipated, unlike the head which remained right until all the beer had left the glass.

Baeren Winter Weizen One Line Review

Baeren Winter Weizen isn’t quite a weizenbock and nor is it a 100% hefeweizen. It’s an unusual take on the styles of beer but I doubt I would drink it again.

Where to Buy Baeren Winter Weizen

Baeren Winter Weizen can be bought online at the following places:

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Comments 2

  1. I have had a summer weizen and a winter weizen this evening, and they taste quite the same. I think both are very similar, of a standard hefeweizen type. Certainly no weizenbock. The only difference between both types was that the summer weizen was a little bit sweeter.

    1. Thanks for the comment.
      Going to have to disagree with you. Had both of them last night and found them to very different in both terms of colour and taste. The summer was much lighter in both departments and was far more suited to summer drinking. The winter was heavy and thick in comparison and I wouldn’t like to drink it outside of winter. The banana and cloves were much softer in the summer version too.
      That review won’t be out for a while though.

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