When I was at the Bull & Castle, Geoff showed the Hopfen Weisse to me after I got the Brooklyn lager. It is a collaboration between Brooklyn and Schneider. Essentially it is a wheat beer crossed with a Bock I believe. At 8.6% it is pretty strong so I decided to be on the safe side that I would bring it home with me instead of having it there and then as I did not want to be drunk on the bus.
Goeff showed me as best he could in the dark pub how cloudy it is, apparently he was warned not to drink the sediment at the bottom? Im not sure why but I said that I am certainly going to drink it, Its like saying not to push the red button. When i poured it in to the glass, I could see the sediment more clearly and in fact even when it was all in the glass I could see large white chunks floating about, It might be possible to see them in the picture.
All that is left to say about this Beer is that I did not particularly like it. Don't get me wrong, this is a very rich and complex beer and is very interesting. I did not want to stop drinking it, I simply would not buy it again for the simple reason that it was way too sweet for me. It had a rich sweet fruity character that I find in a lot of Blonde beers like Leffe and I do not like it. If you like sweet or fruity beers then this is certainly a beer to try, in fact I would suggest everyone at least tries this beer. I would think more people will love it than not.
**Update August 09** I tried this again yesterday and I have to say I enjoyed it. It is a little sweet yes but I have developed an appreciation for sweeter beers.