So.. I made another trip next door.. I was out of Garlic Salami. While the dude was slicing it up for me I decided to grab a random beer from the cooler. I picked the Paulaner because it had very little English on the front label. I knew that meant it had to be better. Although I was also drawn to the 7.9%. I think I can translate that!
I made may super Salami sandwich. It had other stuff on there too.. but they were just along for the ride.
The smell, not very strong. A little hops, not very yeasty. First taste.. wow.. very rich, strong, dark beer. I didn’t know it was a dark beer because I don’t understand German.. and the back label was TLDR. This is not a drinking beer.. this is a beer you have with a richly flavored meal. I think it would be wonderful with a steak.
I promise you.. no matter what you have been eating.. one taste, and you only taste beer! I actually like it a lot. Next family BBQ on the porch and I’m going to grab another one.
I live next to a Bavarian deli. Right next door. Since I’m working from home now I’ve decided start enjoying some of their fine products for lunch.
Based on the advice of Jason Seifer I’m trying Weihenstephaner.
I have no idea how to pronounce it, and I’m too lazy to look it up. (-see update)
Bottle opened.. a bit of a nice yeast smell. First sip.. very carbonated. Very rich taste.. but still drinkable. I’m pretty happy with it. I’m looking forward to see how it tastes with my other acquisition, Garlic Salami. They have a couple dozen types of salami.. but this is my favorite so far because I LOVE GARLIC!
I don’t know how sensitive the beer is to temperature but I do not believe the beer was kept cool before it was in their beer cooler. The center of the ‘market’ part of their store is taken up by cases of the various beers they sell.
I’m now eating my garlic salami sandwich and I’m impressed. The garlic flavor is strong. I love this salami. The beer is holding up nicely. The beer flavor is still sharp and strong and is not overwhelmed by the salami.
Update: from Jason via email: It’s pronounced “veye-hen-stoff-en-er”
-Thanks, Jason! It took me a week to pronounce ‘hefferveisen’ correctly.