REVIEW: Pressure Drop Freimann’s Dunkelweiss

Pressure Drop
Freimann’s Dunkelweiss
Hackney, London, UK

Pressure Drop
I’ve previously got excited about Pressure Drop on this blog by stating that Pale Fire and Stokey Brown are 4 out 5 beers, check the links. Pressure Drop are really expanding their efforts at the moment and they recently did a takeover in new London craft beer pub called The Hop & Berry in Islington. I embarrassed myself on that night by telling the guys from Pressure Drop they’re my favourites.

I’m yet to have a beer by Pressure Drop that I don’t like. The Freimann’s Dunkelweiss is a German inspired wheat beer. It is a very dark beer and as soon as you unscrew the bottle you get the smoky aroma. It smells like a log fire. The type of smell you get on a cold winters night around this time. Beautiful.

The taste follows the smell. It has a BIG smoky flavour, which doesn’t come as a shock as the label describes it as a “dark smoky wheat beer”. Pressure Drop describe it as having a sweet tone, which I’m not quite getting. For me it is quite a bitter taste but that’s maybe because I’ve had it stored for 4/5 months in my cupboard. As far as comparing it to other Pressure Drops I most definitely prefer Pale Fire, Stokey Brown, Bosko, Wallbanger and Wu Gang Chops The Tree. Wheat beer is something I can’t quite get into and smoky beers aren’t really my thing. So this was always going to be an interesting one. Saying that, it is very interesting beer and I love that Pressure Drop experiment with beer.



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