07 December 2006

Erdinger ringer

The capricious gadabout who buys and distributes beer for Dunnes scattered a couple of bottles of Valentins Weissbier within my reach recently. It's remarkably similar to Erdinger, with the characteristic soft fizz and banana flavour. Despite being a smidge stronger than Erdinger, Valentins is lighter and a bit blander. It also leans more towards the bitter hops than the sweet fruit, which is not at all unpleasant. This stuff is too similar to Erdinger to offer a change, but as a low-rent mid-week stand-in, it's not half bad.