Every once in a while I come across a beer that is something special. Bischoff's Ur-Weisse wheat beer is just one of those rare examples. I am not a big fan of wheat beer however I really enjoyed this for its deep roasted banana character and cream like texture. Bischoff's wheat was a drinkable banana pudding. The texture of this beer is remarkable and makes this a very easy wheat beer to drink.
Ur-Weisse poured a cloudy gold with a well laced thick head. However the head did not have great retention but there did remain a thin film at all time.
Aroma was that of light roasted banana or plantaines. It was almost smokey as if bananas were roasted on a charcoal BBQ.
The beer tasted just like it smelled but the flavors were deeper. I found there to be some light caramel smoothness up front followed by the warming roasted banana flavor. There was also the typical clove spice and lemon essence lightly mixed in.
There was no sourness but there was just hint of bitterness at the finish. Overall I found the flavor profile of this beer to be very complex but smooth.
The texture was creamy with just the right about of carbonation. I cannot stress enough that this really was creamy for a wheat beer.
This was a super easy beer to drink because of that creamy texture. As I mentioned above, the head did not have great retention but the thin film that was retained added to the velvety texture every time I took a sip.
I liked this more than their Doppel Bock and I did enjoy that beer.