In a nutshell: A refreshing German wheat beer from Rothaus Badische Staatsbruaerei in the Black Forest.
The lowdown: Rothaus's Hefeweizen is a refreshing, sparkly, top fermented with a typical wheat bouquet, hoppy scented tones and a light fruity aroma. It's a great beer to drink with spicy food with its undertones of cinamon and cloves.
Rothaus's flagship beer Tannenzapfle is sometimes touted as the world's best pilsner and it's indeed a stunning example of clean, delicious lager brewing. The brewery itself was founded by the abbot of a monastery in the German Black Forest. It was meant to bring prosperity to the region, and has done exactly that. Being entirely state owned after the abolition of the monastery it donates millions every year to the state, while producing near enough 1m hectolitres without ever compromising its world-famous flavour.