Wilkos - Wheat Beer

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Re: Wilkos - Wheat Beer

Postby griff » Tue Nov 03, 2015 23:35

I brewed this one a few weeks ago and have just started drinking it.

I brewed it as per the instructions to compare it with a Coopers wheat I'd done before. Frankly it knocks the Coopers one for six, it's a 2 can kit so no sugar needed and comes with proper wheat yeast (unlike the Coopers), it fermented in about a week and the trial jar smelt fantastic and tasted pretty good too.

After a week in the warm and now a couple in the cool its ready to drink. It pours well with a good head and is nice and cloudy, smells like a wheat beer and tastes like one too. In fact I would say its as good as, and better than most I've had. I guess this is down to using proper wheat beer yeast.

Anyway, I'd recommend it whole heartedly.

Cheers :cheers:
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Re: Wilkos - Wheat Beer

Postby supersteve » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:24

Need to give this a try, never done a wheat and would be good to practice controlling the temps to get the tastes right.
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Re: Wilkos - Wheat Beer

Postby Kman » Sat Nov 07, 2015 08:10

I'm doing this now, had 2 blowouts and think it's finished fermenting, can't bottle till tomorrow though
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Re: Wilkos - Wheat Beer

Postby MrBoy » Tue Nov 10, 2015 09:55

Someone mentioned this could be used as the base of a Blue Moon-style beer; any comment on that from tasting?
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Re: Wilkos - Wheat Beer

Postby Kman » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:11

I've bottled mine and the taste was very similar to paulaner/hoegarden
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Re: Wilkos - Wheat Beer

Postby MrBoy » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:55

Oh really? I wasn't expecting it to be like that, more a generic German-style wheat beer (I'm not very familiar with how different wheat beers vary). Hoegarden is not a million miles from Blue Moon IIRC, not that I had it for a long time.

My mate's a big fan of hoegarden, blue moon and Erdinger so I was debating making a kit for him.
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Re: Wilkos - Wheat Beer

Postby Moley » Tue Nov 10, 2015 13:35

I can't say that I'm particularly familiar with wheat beers but I bought a couple when Aldi recently had some in swing top bottles.

I tried one then went back for another dozen, plus a few more in the last couple of weeks.

Drove past Wilko last Saturday to buy a kit on the basis of this review, but there wasn't any free parking to be found so I gave up. Will try again next weekend.
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Re: Wilkos - Wheat Beer

Postby Bad 'Ed » Tue Nov 10, 2015 14:15

I suspect this beer will be more along the lines of a hefeweizen (like paulaner hefe and the Altenmunster many people got from Aldi recently) than a Hoegaarden wit beer as there is no mention of spices or orange peel in the product description.

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Re: Wilkos - Wheat Beer

Postby MrBoy » Tue Nov 10, 2015 14:19

I think when I asked about this recently it was recommended to switch the yeast but I confess the differences between these types of beer are beyond my experience ;)

From memory Hoegaarden is almost perfumed rather than spiced?
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Re: Wilkos - Wheat Beer

Postby robwalker » Tue Nov 10, 2015 15:29

Belgian Wit uses 50%+ raw or torrefied wheat whereas the german uses 50%+ malted wheat. that's about the only discerning difference, BUT a spiced german wheat beer wouldn't be absolutely miles off, just not the same.
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Re: Wilkos - Wheat Beer

Postby Kman » Tue Nov 10, 2015 16:11

I had 2 blowouts off the provided yeast, very active fermentation
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Re: Wilkos - Wheat Beer

Postby Kman » Wed Nov 18, 2015 22:07

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2 weeks in bottle, a little carb test, very impressed definitely getting banana coming through
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