Hefe Madness – Semifinals – Ayinger Brau-Weisse vs. Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse

By on June 14, 2009 @ 7 PM (No Comments)

Note: This is the The BeerFathers Hefe Madness Tournament, where we put eight hefeweizens head-to-head in a beer tournament to end all beer tournaments, March Madness style. See the original post here. All beers are consumed in weizen glasses with John and Beer Love neighbor Josh serving as the judges.

Semifinals, Beer Battle 2

Hefe Madness Semifinals, Battle 2

Ayinger Brau-Weisse comes in as the number two seed in the hefeweizen tournament, thanks to it’s “A-” rating at BeerAdvocate.com and overall 92 rating at RateBeer.com. The 500 mL bottles cost $3.49/each.

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse comes in as the number three seed in the hefeweizen tournament, thanks to it’s “A-” rating at BeerAdvocate.com and overall 90 rating at RateBeer.com. The 12 oz bottles cost $1.49/each.

This is the conclusion to a great semifinals as the second set of winners from round 1 go head-to-head. We didn’t record any actual notes with this review, instead opting to just drink unencumbered and pick a winner. It’s worth noting we did these beers in the semifinals and finals blind and voted on them strictly as “beer left” and “beer right” as the other person served the beers and the drinker had no knowledge of which one was which until the winner was selected. That said, we both enjoyed the Franziskaner beer just a little bit more, though for sake of review here we can’t tell you exactly why.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have another upset – a number 3 seed knocks off a number 2 seed. Our hefe madness finals are now set!

Winner: (3) Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse

Updated bracket:

Hefe Madness Bracket, Round 6

Next time: (3) Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse vs. (4) Paulaner Hefe-Weizen.

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