The Weihenstephan Brewery can trace its roots at the abbey to the year 768, as a document from that year refers to a hop garden in the area paying a tithe to the monastery. A brewery was actually licensed by the City of Freising in 1040, and that is the founding date claimed by today’s modern brewery.  Mild aroma with notes of cereal grains, pils malt, light lemony and herbal hops. Delicate, balanced flavour. Grainy sweetness, a bit crackery, with light lemony bitterness and grassy hops throughout. Slightly spicy in the finish. Delicious. Light bodied with ample carbonation, some crispness and dryness. This stuff is good. Refreshing with excellent balance.