Mad Capper Reviews: Paulaner Salvator

Our beer this week is Paulaner  Salvator, the original doppelbock. Samichlaus Classic from a few months ago was also a doppelbock, but it is brewed to an extraordinarily high strength. Schneider Meine Hopfenweisse is made with wheat and an inordinate amount of hops. Schlenkerla Eiche is made with smoked malt. So, I’d like to go […]

Mad Capper Reviews: Schneider Weisse TAP5 Meine Hopfenweisse

Although last week’s beer was also a wheat beer, this week’s comes from a brewery that played a vital role in the history of the modern weissbier (weizenbier). By the latter half of the 19th century, the style had fallen out of popularity in Germany and was at risk of vanishing completely, but it was […]

Mad Capper Reviews: Shlenkerla Eiche

Our beer this week is Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche from the Heller-Bräu Trum brewery, brewed in the Franconian town of Bamberg, Germany. Schlenkerla Eiche is a doppelbock made with rauchmalz, or “smoke malt,” which is kilned during the malting process over an oak wood fire. Schlenkerla Eiche is sold only during Christmastime and is exported in relatively […]