Höss Allgauer Ökobier Helles Export
Brewed by Privatbrauerei Höss der Hirschbräu
Sonthofen, Bavaria, Germany
Allgäuer Ökobier which translates as Alpine Environmental Beer, is a German beer brewed by the privately owned brewery of Hirschbräu, Bavaria, situated in the Alps and belonging to the Höss family.
The brewery was founded way back in 1657 when Hans Pope was awarded a “Bräustätt” (“brewing law”) for 30 guilders and set about to brew his beer. In 1859 Josef Anton Höss buys the brewery and since then, the Hirschbrauerei in Sonthofen has been owned by the Höss family.
The brewery has won in the World Beer Cup, in 2012 for its “Double Deer”, and in 2014 for its “Hirsch Gold”, so clearly the brewery knows what it is doing. It also exports to over 20 countries all around the world.
Of course, this beer is brewed in accordance with the “Bavarian Reinheitsgebot” of 1516, which states that beer can be brewed only from water, malt and hops. But on this occasion as a special Eco friendly beer, it is with the purest Allgaeuer water, the best hops from organic farming and, of course, organic malts from ecologically controlled cultivation!
Review: 0.5l Bottle of Höss Allgauer Ökobier Helles Export: ABV: 5.2%
Comes in a lovely looking brown bottle with a fliptop and a nice looking picture of a barley farmer at the harvest in front of some Bavarian scenery. It has the certified BIO sign signifying its eco friendliness and shows that all its products are produced and grown without any chemical fertilizers. Ökobier standing for Eco Beer!
Had a nice frothy head and a golden yellow colour. Very clean and clear, looks great.
Has a nice lagery smell, faint on the nose but got malts, grains and fruit
Nice taste, was very smooth. Liked it a lot. Got a nice wheaty malt taste.
Not much aftertaste, goes down pretty smooth. Light malts, and the barely all noticed, and all well balanced.
Also nice from the few swigs I took from the bottle, very pleasant.
Thinned taste of barely perfect, just in the background.
Perfect for a session, a good light drinkable beer, nothing amazing but does the job on a hot day.
A really excellent light tasting beer and I strongly recommended anyone to check it out.