Weissbier - wheat beer just 99p a can 50cl instore @ Lidl
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Weissbier - wheat beer just 99p a can 50cl instore @ Lidl

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LocalFound 24th Sep 2017Edited by:"luvsadealdealdeal"
Wheat beer - 99p - Lidl. 5% ABV but that's not the point.
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Has anyone tried this? Never seen a weiss beer in a can in my life ever.

P.S. It's weiss (german word for white) beer
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dewonderful14 m ago

Has anyone tried this? Never seen a weiss beer in a can in my life …Has anyone tried this? Never seen a weiss beer in a can in my life ever.P.S. It's weiss (german word for white) beer



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Weissbier
From the wikipedia


Both German Weißbier and Belgian witbier are termed "white beers" because "wheat" has the same etymological root as "white" in most West Germanic languages (including English).[1]
dewonderful27 m ago

Has anyone tried this? Never seen a weiss beer in a can in my life …Has anyone tried this? Never seen a weiss beer in a can in my life ever.P.S. It's weiss (german word for white) beer


Plenty of weissbier served in cans.
dewonderful54 m ago

Has anyone tried this? Never seen a weiss beer in a can in my life …Has anyone tried this? Never seen a weiss beer in a can in my life ever.P.S. It's weiss (german word for white) beer


Weissbier is a bit of an acquired taste (for non Bavarians), I have not seen it in cans before (it usually comes bottled, traditionally only at this time of year (end of the harvest) and is drunk accompanied by pretzels). This is probably okay, but I'd suggest only buying one or two tins - it is not something I'd really recommend and many may not enjoy it.
Had one yesterday, taste decent for the price, perhaps not as good as Franziskaner that you can find for £1.59 at homebargains, but still very tasty. And by the way yes you can find weissbier in cans, plenty in Germany. Heat added!
You should try to find a Kristallweizen. It looks clear and has the better taste in my opinion.
othen11 m ago

Weissbier is a bit of an acquired taste (for non Bavarians), I have not …Weissbier is a bit of an acquired taste (for non Bavarians), I have not seen it in cans before (it usually comes bottled, traditionally only at this time of year (end of the harvest) and is drunk accompanied by pretzels). This is probably okay, but I'd suggest only buying one or two tins - it is not something I'd really recommend and many may not enjoy it.


Too right it's an acquired taste! Absolutely disgusting in my opinion and I will drink any beer on the planet, apart from Bud and this crap, it is awful stuff.
Nice beer, recommended.
Personally, I like the taste, but I can only drink 4 cans otherwise I will be on the floor (it's 5%).
othen1 h, 10 m ago

Weissbier is a bit of an acquired taste (for non Bavarians), I have not …Weissbier is a bit of an acquired taste (for non Bavarians), I have not seen it in cans before (it usually comes bottled, traditionally only at this time of year (end of the harvest) and is drunk accompanied by pretzels). This is probably okay, but I'd suggest only buying one or two tins - it is not something I'd really recommend and many may not enjoy it.



That's what I was saying - I've never seen a weissbier in a can ever, always in bottles. I kind of feel like out of a can - that sort of metallic flavour you get from cans - will make it taste horrible. But I might buy one can to see what it's like, as I really do like a good weissbier. And I'm not Bavarian, I just like the taste.

Weissbiers are getting popular. You can get Erdinger & Franziskaner in pretty much any UK supermarket and all over Europe. More in Europe than the UK, you can get Paulaner.

I was surprised when I saw a Greek brewed weissbier in Kos last week. It was surprisingly good! In english it's called Vergina, but it comes in the bottle below for the Greek name. So even the Greek's are getting in on the game.

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If you like Erdinger don't buy this its much better
dewonderful39 m ago

That's what I was saying - I've never seen a weissbier in a can ever, …That's what I was saying - I've never seen a weissbier in a can ever, always in bottles. I kind of feel like out of a can - that sort of metallic flavour you get from cans - will make it taste horrible.


Cans don't impart any flavour to beer and generally beer in cans is less likely to spoil as there's no risk of sunlight damaging the contents. There are loads of very expensive craft ales sold in cans these days. The idea of preferring the taste from bottles is entirely psychological. Though it's still a very common preference.

One of the reasons you're more likely to get wheat beers in bottles I imagine is if there's sediment it's easier to leave it in the bottle.
I tried this the other night. My opinion is that Aldi's weissbier is better and more comparable to Erdinger, Franziskaner etc.
Jabeat2 h, 32 m ago

Had one yesterday, taste decent for the price, perhaps not as good as …Had one yesterday, taste decent for the price, perhaps not as good as Franziskaner that you can find for £1.59 at homebargains, but still very tasty. And by the way yes you can find weissbier in cans, plenty in Germany. Heat added!


Currently £1.44 in Waitrose! Part of their German event.
I like this, a lot! But yes, for 99p you get a tin of Weissbier that tastes thinner than most. Franziskaner at Waitrose has more flavour, at 50p more.
That said, I'm hoping to pick up a tray of this Lidl Weiss tomorrow. I tried when it was supposed to come out last Thursday, but I was told there was a regional supply issue in Somerset.
Fingers crossed for them having some now.
dewonderful5 h, 55 m ago

Has anyone tried this? Never seen a weiss beer in a can in my life …Has anyone tried this? Never seen a weiss beer in a can in my life ever.P.S. It's weiss (german word for white) beer


Had this before when it was previously stocked and wasn't that keen on the taste though i did enjoy the "radler" version when Lidl had that
muffboy10 h, 39 m ago

Too right it's an acquired taste! Absolutely disgusting in my opinion and …Too right it's an acquired taste! Absolutely disgusting in my opinion and I will drink any beer on the planet, apart from Bud and this crap, it is awful stuff.


Well, I think that is a bit too strong a comment, but saying that I'm really surprised that this posting has attracted so much interest. Most Germans would not buy this, brewing is much more local than it is in the UK and most Germans would only buy beer from their regional brewery (beer really doesn't travel well, whatever us Brits believe to the contrary). Tinned beer like this, sold cheaply by Lidl would only be for the poor people.

I suppose this beer is quite cheap though - which is probably its most endearing attraction to the British palate. On reflection I decided to vote cold: I don't think it makes sense to ship cheap beer from Germany when it can be brewed much more efficiently in the UK (and there are hundreds of good British beers).
Edited by: "othen" 25th Sep 2017
Definitely worth a try. Couldn't drink it all the time but makes a pleasant change from my normal beers.Good value at 99p.
Give it a try.....lots of beers are sold in cans so don't see this as a problem....also ordered Weiss beer in Boston and it came with a slice of orange in it......don't knock it till you have tried it....not an everyday beer for me but still ok for the price
Edited by: "acechase" 25th Sep 2017
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othen2 h, 44 m ago

I don't think it makes sense to ship cheap beer from Germany


yep it's brewed in Germany
"I don't think it makes sense to ship cheap beer from Germany when it can be brewed much more efficiently in the UK (and there are hundreds of good British beers)."

I'm not aware of any wheatbeers brewed in the UK so this is a good deal for me. I generally like wheat beers in the summer so will be sure to try this before the rainy season starts.
There is an amazing Wheat Beer brewed in Cardiff by Pipes Brewery called Bavarian Wheat I think. It's in my Top Three beers - other two are Blue Moon and that killer Delerium lager - which tastes like Wheat Beer without the coriander/orange after taste!

This Lidl beer is ok value for 99p. It's not horrible, but it's not Erdinger either. I think I agree with the comment about cans too. It definitely affects my taste buds.
Edited by: "chippyminton" 25th Sep 2017
I love Weissbier! This is not a good one unfortunately. Worth spending more for a nice bottle of Franziskaner or Erdinger, or if you have cash to splash you can't beat a cold Hoegaarden! 🍻
I got one can as planned.

It's reminds me more of that weird Abbate De Vauclair coriander beer Lidl were selling a few months ago than a regular weissbier.

It's passable, but I won't be in any hurry to buy more of it.

Supposedly it's brewed to the German 1516 purity law, so you should be able to drink a few without the headache the chemical muck that passes for beer in this country gives you
Got a couple - really like this stuff
Good value for money for a wheatbeer.

I agreed it tastes a bit more tinny from a can but for 99p you can't knock it.

In Lidl in Ireland they stock this as standard and have hoped they would over here but I expect this has just been brought in for the October Fest!
Isnt the tinny flavour from actually drinking from the can itself, modern cans are lined and don't affect the taste.

Pour half into a glass and try
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my Lidl has moved the cans into the 'sale' aisle now that Oktoberfest week is over - still 99p yesterday but they normally dump the remaining stock for 30% off after a few days = 69p
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