Along with Adnams, Aldi are another bunch of characters that get far more exposure on yeastismybitch.com than a lot of their peers…and that’s because they keep surprising me with unusual and surprising beers whenever I go there. Oh, and they stock Bratwurst…
God, you haven’t lived if you haven’t had Bratwurst with a big old glass of wheat beer. (my mouth is now awash…)
This time around at Aldi I found some of this Altenmunster Wheat Beer…and it’s in a swing-top bottle WITH A LABEL THAT COMES OFF EASILY: you brewers just don’t realise how much that means to us home-brewers.
Some brewers think that home-brewers are spoiling their sales. Complete bunkum – where else would we get our inspiration and a vast supply of bottles for us to put our beer into?
The Altenmunster bottles are so good that I’d happily a couple of cases…and it’s also a happy coincidence that it’s a very tasty beer too!
Altenmunster Wheat looks the part, it’s a nice example of the style with a lovely thick, unctuous and foamy head.
The aroma is lovely fresh and bready, with the balance slightly tipped towards the clove than the banana; and it’s quite delightful.
Taste-wise, it’s beautifully refreshing with a very slightly tart edge. The mouthfeel is solid and creamy with good light wheaty maltiness. It’s a very fine example of the style.
As mentioned above, I’d buy this regularly…but alas and alack, Aldi only carried Altenmunster briefly for a few weeks before it abruptly stopped.
Gah! Please Aldi, start stocking this beer again. I love it and it’s lovely bottles. I even like the cheerful monk on the label…