German Wheat Beer (Classic Beer Style)

October 24, 2016 - Comment

German Wheat Beer (Classic Beer Style) Warner taps years of personal experience to profile the history, tradition, and brewing techniques of this truly unique beer style. List Price: $ 11.95 Price: $ 4.26 PinShareShareTweet

German Wheat Beer (Classic Beer Style)

German Wheat Beer (Classic Beer Style)

Warner taps years of personal experience to profile the history, tradition, and brewing techniques of this truly unique beer style.

List Price: $ 11.95

Price: $ 4.26

Comments

P. Mulloy says:
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Well written, useful book, October 26, 2015
By 
P. Mulloy (Minneapolis, MN USA) –
(REAL NAME)
  

Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: German Wheat Beer (Classic Beer Style) (Paperback)
Graduate of the renowned German Weihenstephaner school of brewing, founder of Colorado’s Tabernash Brewing, brewmaster at two others and beer author, Eric Warner writes an essential book on German wheat beers. He covers the essentials without a lot of fluff. A brief history of the style introduces a sensory profile of the different types of German Wheat beer and then a discussion of their physical and chemical composition. Warner learned his craft from the masters of German wheat beer brewing and this especially shows in his discussion of how to brew a Weissbeer. He also briefly discusses how to drink Weissbeer and recommends food pairings. For the homebrewer he provides recipes. The book was written in 1992 and some of the information is out of date but enough of the book is still relevant to appeal to the hard core beer enthusiast and the home brewer.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No

Anonymous says:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars, June 21, 2016
By 

Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: German Wheat Beer (Classic Beer Style) (Paperback)
awesome
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No

Anonymous says:
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Recommended for afficionado and brewer, December 21, 1998
By A Customer
This review is from: German Wheat Beer (Classic Beer Style) (Paperback)
German Wheat Beer covers many aspects of the important styles: Weizen, its most popular variations (Dunkles, Krystal, Weizenbock, etc.), Berliner Weisse, and its cousin from Bremen. Starting with his personal discovery of Hefeweizen, Warner takes us through the history, discusses brewing techniques, and describes the many sensory features which make these styles unique. It is a fascinating story for the person who enjoys wheat beers, as well as a resource for the craft brewer.
Reading this book has heightened my appreciation of wheat beers. I learned that it is not just the amount of phenolics a beer contains, but the type, as well. I had previously associated “phenolic” with a medicine-like taste; Warner showed the way to another type of phenolic, which gives a pleasant clove taste and aroma. Knowing not only what I enjoy about a particular beer, but why, as well, has been a pleasant experience.
Warner starts the book with mention of his apprenticeship at a Weissbier brewery and study at Weihenstephan, and ends with small-batch recipes and a discription of several different brands. The latter tells you where in Germany these brands are brewed, and he encourages you to visit and taste in person. I would like to arrange a side trip to Freising and other Weissbier towns during my next trip to Germany!
My sole (and relatively minor) criticism is directed not so much at this particular book, as it is at the entire series. The non-brewing reader may find some of the information uninteresting, while the brewer is hungry (thirsty?) for more detail. Is the Classic Beer Styles series for homebrewers? Or is it for people who happen to enjoy good beer? I don’t think it is a bad idea to try to serve both (albeitoverlapping) markets, but there are some areas that definately are of more interest to one than the other. The glossary at the end, however, will be of interest to both types of reader; several German technical terms used in the text are defined.
Nevertheless, I found German Wheat Beer to be a fascinating book about some unique beer styles. I recommend it for both beer afficionados and craft brewers alike.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No

Write a comment

*