Archives: Country: Germany

Cantillon St. Lamvinus

August 13, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 4 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brasserie Cantillon, Brewer: Brauerei Weihenstephan, Country: Belgium, Country: Germany, Grade: A plus, Grade: A-, Style: Lambic, Style: Wheat (Hefeweizen)

The Indiscreet Charm of Brooklyn Cat ears.  Across from me sat a man wearing cat ears.  Like those furry headband numbers chicks wear on Halloween when they want a slutty costume.  Aside from that, he looked fairly normal.  A little bit of a early-1990s “Reality Bites” grunge thing going on with a flannel unbuttoned shirt […]

Cannabis the Beer (Red Power)

May 28, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 16 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Eurobrau, Country: Germany, Grade: D-, Style: Spiced Beer, Video Reviews

8% bottled OK sportsfans, here’s my THIRD in the unrelentless video series in which I review some of the, purportedly, worst beers on Allah’s green earth in the hopes that I may…I don’t know:  throw up, gag, ruin my weekend, die? Make you laugh? Previously, I drank Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer and Crazy Ed’s Cave […]

Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock (2008)

April 28, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 4 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Schneider, Country: Germany, Grade: A plus, Style: Wheat (Hefeweizen)

12% ABV bottled (#28600) Last year a friend introduced me to Aventinus and I quickly fell in love with it, making the German brew one of those beers that I must have frequently.  I’m a man that gets off on novelty in all aspects of life and that is especially true of beer.  Even the […]

Aventinus

December 16, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Schneider, Country: Germany, Grade: A-, Style: Wheat (Hefeweizen)

8% ABV bottled A friend who I trust said this was a world class beer, and with a top 100 Beer Advocate rating to back his lofty claim up, several bottles were procured. This beer unexpectedly taught me a lot about beer connoisseurship.  But not in the way you might expect.  The first time I […]

Weihenstephaner Original Premium (Malt Liquor)

November 10, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 8 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brauerei Weihenstephan, Country: Germany, Grade: C plus, Style: Lager

5.1% 500 mL bottle Procrastination is.  Procrastination is.  Procrastination is…Oh, fuck it. I wasted Saturday but what’s the big deal, that’s what Saturday’s for.  And is viewing movies all morning, watching college football all day, drinking all night, and canoodling into the wee hours really that big of “waste”?!  What purpose is life if not […]

Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier

August 5, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brauerei Weihenstephan, Country: Germany, Grade: A regular, Style: Wheat (Hefeweizen)

5.4% ABV A long lost high school friend John found my blog the other day. He’s a Germanophile who’s lived in the country numerous times over the last decade and even has his own–far more successful than my own, damn him!–blog in which he pokes fun at the culture there. It’s a good read, I […]

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

July 21, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei, Country: Germany, Grade: A regular, Style: Bock

6.7% ABV from a bottle At 21 it was Darwin’s in Syracuse and extremely cheap happy hour pitchers of Miller Light. It was hitting on 18-year-old freshmen that had snuck into the bar with their fakes IDs. Girls that were still taut and yet to become doughy in the stomach and triceps from a good […]

Schneider Weiss Hopfen Weiss (Schneider & Brooklyner)

June 4, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brooklyn Brewery, Brewer: Schneider, Country: America, Country: Germany, Grade: A-, Style: Wheat (Hefeweizen)

8.2% ABV from a bomber This brew is the result of the long friendship of Brooklyn brewmaster Garrett Oliver and Schneider brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler. Garrett had always admired the delicate balance of flavors in Schneider Weisse, while Hans-Peter had long enjoyed the effusive hop character of Brooklyn East India Pale Ale and BLAST! Garrett’s concept […]

Franziskaner Weissbeir

June 4, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Spaten-Franziskaner-Brau, Country: Germany, Grade: B regular, Style: Kristalweizen

5% ABV I’d seen this beer on the shelves and at bars a zillion times but something about it just bored me. A pure case of judging a book by it’s ho-hum cover. My gut instinct proved right as I liked this beer fine but didn’t love it, and will probably have forgotten about it […]