bierkoning (9738) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewpub, sampler glass. Orange blonde, cloudy. yeasty aroma. Somewhat smoky at first, but then a banana and mandarin flavor takes over. The smokiness lasts, in a very subtle way, in the aftertaste. Not too bad.
Papsoe (25100) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(On tap) Cloudy amber golden with an off-white head. Unclean diacetyl aroma. Medium body - a little low in carbonation - notes of caramel and yeast. And then again this unclean impression of phenol and diacetyl. Appears unfinished. 071106
MoritzF (8243) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(draught at the Ambräusianum, Bamberg) Hazy orange-golden colour with a short foamy white head. Dusty, moderately sweet wheat-malty aroma with faint fruity notes. Malty and yeasty fruity taste with banana; dry, yeasty bitter, slightly tart finish (16.06.06).
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewery, a cloudy golden amber with a large frothy white head. Cloves in the wheaty aroma. Smooth mouthfeel with uncomplicated flavours, wheat with some banana and fruit.
fonefan (32796) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Brewpub, Bamberg.
Cloudy dark amber color with small white head. Nose of vanilla and bananas. Flavour of bananas with notes of spices, yeast and fruits.
MiP (12987) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Sourish banana aroma. Cloudy dark amber colour, small stable white head. The flavour is refreshing, banana with medium bitterness. Wheat aftertaste. The mouthfeel is a little thin. Standard Weizen.
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brew pub Creamy, slightly off-white head with an excellent lace, which diminishes almost totally. Nuddy, orange body. Nose of vanilla, smoke, cheesem milk, cream and some hints of flowers and citrus. Very strange aroma for a hefeweizen, as one would expect a prominent presence of citrus. But that doesn’t make it’s bad, not at all, the aroma is very nice and quite complex. Lightly sweet, moderately bitter initial flavour. Lightly bitter finish. Lightly to medium bodied and a soft carbonation. The flavour is very nice aswell, Very nice balance, not too much weizen, but very fruity with some weizen hints. It was strange though, that the first (nice) impressions totally weakens after drinking more of it.
TheBeerLover (1024) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hefeweizen or weissbier("white beer") is a style made famous in Southern Bavaria. It is a unfiltered wheat beer brewed with up to 60% malted wheat, and uses a very distinctive ale yeast strain that produces estery, fruity, aromas and flavors of clove, banana, pear, and bubble gum. It is a beer that is normally sold bottled, as the bottle is sedimented with yeast, for a secondary fermentation in the bottle. Ambrausianum might be brewed in Northern Bavaria, but it tastes as good as any Southern Bavarian hefeweizen I have ever tasted. This beer is available only at the brewpub vom fass or poured from a barrel, and it is so fresh and delicious, you will be screaming for more.
Ambrausianum Weizen pours to a beautiful, opaque, pale golden color with a thick and rocky white head, and a vibrant carbonation. The nose on this beer is just packed with lots of good crisp and grainy wheat malt aroma paired with estery aromas of clove, and pear. The body on this beer is firm with tart and refreshing wheat malt flavor, paired with estery fruit flavors of pear and bubble gum. Ambrausianum Weizen finishes with more of those tart wheat and fruit flavors up front, then ends with a hint of clove flavor that lingers on the tongue.
An outstanding example of hefeweizen for Bamberg’s newest brewpub. This is an impressive place, and it is hard to believe it has only been a brewpub since the summer of 2004. It is a welcome addition to the phenomenal breweries of Bamberg, and is a must visit. They also brew a helles, and a dunkle which are as impressive as the weizen. And feature one guest beer which is of course, Schlenkerla Rauchbier. I enjoyed a glass of this weizen with a wonderful lunch of liver dumpling soup, followed by a grilled bratwurst, Nurnberg sausages, saurkraut, and potato dumplings. A fantastic eating and drinking experience, I can not recommend this place highly enough.
jonas (5439) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy orange-brown, low lacing, but unstable head.
Very yeasty dryness, aprocot, again dead yeast.
Watery - boring.
JorisPPattyn (7672) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught Fast receding white head, leaving textbook lace, over cloudy yellow beer. Faint whiff of wheat, and some chalk. Adstringent green malts taste, precious little wheat and spicey, bitterish finish. Slickness, few restsugars for the body, leaving it empty. The Helles tasted more of wheat than the Weizen. Search me for an explanation.