9 days into the Circuit Breaker and people are already starting to lose their minds on not being able to hangout at the local bar, catching up with friends over a couple of drinks. So what’s the next best alternative for you alcoholics? Beers from the local supermarket over Google Hangout with friends.
Why not make the drinking session a little more interesting with German beers instead of the usual cheap lagers? Today we are going to look at the 2 kind of German beers you have readily available in supermarkets: Erdinger and Paulaner.
Paulaner is German brewery that serves beer to the world. On a side note, Paulaner has a microbrewery here in Singapore. We’re quite sure the beers are not from that microbrewery and were actually imported in.
Hefe Weissbier is a very light tasting beer, almost paper-thin in taste. we don’t mean Corona Beer level of light, we’re talking about Anchor beer kind of light. It felt like a cheap beer, which was way below expectations for a $6 beer (we got it at 2 for $12). While you can still taste the wheat from the beer, it’s nothing near great. It’s more along the lines of disgusting. We will never recommend this to anyone, especially not at this price point. Hefe Weissbier gets a BRUTAL DISAPPROVED from us.
Paulaner Munchner Hell
Despite having the word “Hell” in its name, Münchner Hell is far from it and a much tastier drink than it’s sibling. It’s a beer that has a smooth bitterness to the beer which was pleasant and very much enjoyable. Unlike the Hefe Weissbier, Münchner Hell is thick and fills your mouth with flavours. It’s a drink that you can open and enjoy while you watch a show. Just don’t be an idiot and gulp it down like we did, missing out on savouring the flavours. At a price point of 2 for $13, we give this BRUTAL APPROVED.
Erdinger is another popular German brand of beer that is brewed with wheat. While it is similar to Paulaner’s Hefe Weissbier in terms of their product offering, this beer is a notch better. It has a very distinctive wheat taste that is slightly sweet when you drink it and smooth to swallow, but the bitter aftertaste was a slight turn off after each mouthful. Weissbier is also a foamy drink, so be smart when you drink it. We really appreciate Weissbier as I believe it would be a great drink to have while you catch up with your friends. At 2 for $13, it’s a much better value proposition than Paulaner Hefe Weissbier, so we give Erdinger Weissbier a BRUTAL APPROVED.
Dunkel is the dark variety of the wheat beer series. As a dark beer, one would expect a richer, bitter and thicker drink as compared to the lighter siblings, and while it does achieve that, we felt it went slightly overboard. It’s a drink that on your first taste, it’s too strong, both in flavour and texture. It was so rich that you will get a sensory overflow and a little herbal aftertaste, which might turn people off. From the second mouth onwards, the drink starts to gets better and smoother until it becomes a drink you will stick on to for the rest of the night. Erdinger’s Dunkel is like meeting a stranger that gives you a very bad impression, but the more you talk and get to know him, the more you like him and somehow, he becomes your best friend of the night. We give Erdinger Dunkel a BRUTAL APPROVED.
Overall, German beers are a godsend and great drink to have with your friends (with the exception of Paulaner Hefe Weissbier) and will recommend you to get it if you are feeling fancy and willing to spend more.
Now we know there are more German beers out there and we would love to try and review more of them, but in this current worldwide situation, getting our hands on specialty beers is not an easy task. But do let us know in the comments section below if you want us to try more unique and rare German beers. So go and grab one today right here!
If you are looking for a harder drink, check out our Smirnoff Vodka Alcohol Review!