With the Irish Craft Beer Festival on the horizon it really is a great time in the calendar to release a new beer to the masses, so without further ado we bring you FestHalten.
This particular style of beer is one our brewers have been looking at getting their minds and hands on for quite some time. Aptly named Festhalten, which means “Hold on Tight”. This Bavarian-style Hefeweizen, a style which is famous for its full fruit flavour and slightly higher carbonation is bursting with flavours of banana, bubble gum and light clove encompassed by a delicious sweetness that will you keep wanting for more.
Keeping this beer true to style we have used a simple malt base of malted wheat, malted barley and a touch of Vienna malt. A low level of hop bitterness is used to give just enough balance for the sweetness while still letting the wheat malt shine through. Slightly higher carbonation is used which furthermore suits the soft palate of this beer. Overall a very approachable and unique beer made to be drunk by the stein – Das ist Wunderbar!!!
Looking for a full low down on this beer, then look no further.
Beer Style: Hefeweizen
Colour/Appearance: Pale and cloudy with a full white head.
Flavour: The banana flavour provides an excellent base for a sweet fruit palate. There is a lively carbonation that carries the fruit sweetness very well. A touch of clove spice gives a gentle warmth making this beer suitable for the colder months while the sweetness also keeps it refreshing on a warm day.
Aroma: Banana fruit up front with a light clove spice and wheat malt aroma.
Food Pairings: Shell fish salad, Smoked Salmon, Pavlova & for all you cheese lovers you have to pair a tasty Goats Cheese with this beer.
Serving Temp: 8°
Fermentation Type: Top fermentation using traditional Bavarian Hefeweizen Yeast
Availability: Draught Only – 30L & 50L Keg
Release Date: September 8th at the Irish Craft Beer Festival