Glutenberg Imperial Buchweisen

First weekend of Crankworx

Today we are in Whistler at the Crankworx festival. They have some great family activities happening. Today they made a kids bike course in the Four-season’s parking lot and timed the kids as they rode around in push-bikes. It doesn’t sound like much, but my son rode around for almost two hours. His best time was 23 seconds.

Jeep has a pretty cool set-up in parking lot two. They made an off-road course where you can test drive their new models, including Rubicons and Grand Cherokees. As a former Jeep guy, I was a little interested. While I did this they had an area with some toy electric jeeps for kids to crash into the wall with.

You know these little electric cars that kids can ride that are at Toys R Us… the ones you used to see in the Sears Catalogue in the 1980s and think “who is the spoiled rich kid that gets a car like that” and you swear you will never buy one, then when your son turns four your sister and parents go in together and buy one for his birthday… and it is actually kinda cool.

After trying to balance a Grand Cherokee on two wheels we tried the Glutenberg Imperial Buchweisen from Montreal. At 10 percent alcohol it is a total ass-kicker. It has a copper colour with mild foggy clarity. The head was excellent and left a lace trail down the glass. It is very full-bodied.

The aroma is sweet and grapey, with a fruity taste of moderate intensity. A slight alcohol burn in the aftertaste is expected but it is smoothed out by the fruitiness.

This is a very smooth-drinking weisen.

Score 5/5

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