Brewed by Brand Bierbrouwerij (Heineken)
Style: German Hefeweizen
Wijlre, Netherlands
Serve in Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Mr_Vogel's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Vogel (55) - - MAY 8, 2013
Was a bit disappointed with Brand’s take at a Weizen. Heineken’s business influence certainly there, as the beer looks the part allright. Nice cloudy orange-golden with an okay head. Some sweet notes from the yeast in the nose (banana, vanilla). Luckily the taste was not that sweet and there was a nice bitterness to it and some citrus-like sourness. Taste lacks depth though, and I could not detect the wheat either. It is refreshing, but the balance between the sour, bitter and sweet does not feel right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BobEvers (341) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2015
Fles 30cl. Kleur geel/oranje. Helder. Geur mout en licht citrus. Smaak fris citrus en bitter. Maar niet erg uitgesproken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZodiacM (338) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2015
Ben niet zo’n liefhebber van Weizen, maar deze is wel lekker (lekker koud bij warm weer). Geuren van mout en gist, smaken van mout, gist, beetje banaan, beetje citrus. Misschien wat vlak, maar wel smaakvol. Smaak blijft redelijk hangen. Goede poging van een grote NL brouwer om een Weizen te maken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (7874) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2015
Tap at Oosterling. Pretty orange color, cloudy, fine tall head. Nose is wheat, grains, a bit of banana and clove. Swet creamy flavor, bananas. Simple but solid enough. Full to heavy body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3402) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
Brand’s take on the Bavarian Hefeweizen style, enjoyed from tap in Amsterdam. Thick and dense, yellowish white, moussy, frothy head over an equally clouded, deep orangey, warm peach blonde beer, a tad warmer and more ’reddish’ than usual for the style, pleasant to look at. Aroma of heaps of overripe banana, orange peel, soapy wheat, some cloves, peach, lemon, bread dough. Very soft and fluffy mouthfeel, smooth and a tad oily, with a very strong, but not too sweet banana flavour typical for Hefeweizen yeast, orange and peach accents, sourish and soapy wheats all blending in as well as honeyish and bready barley; light yeasty finish with refreshing wheat sourishness, a hint of cloves, lingering banana and a refreshing touch of lemon zest. Maybe not as refined as the true Bavarian Hefeweizens and clearly aimed at a larger, sweet-toothed audience, but I have a weakness for the style and I must admit that in spite of being rather straightforward, I still found this quite well balanced and technically well made. A bit boring, but executed well, like most of Brand’s beers. Enjoyed it, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdb84 (344) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2015
Draft. Orange with golden hue. A: dried grains, banana, some cardboard notes. T: sour fruity start, faint wheat and chickpeas taste in development. Fruity aftertaste hint of banana. Faintest touch of lemon. Refreshing, but also quite bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5828) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle from local Jumbo, BB Dec 15, large sample. Slight hazy golden color, medium firm frothy slight off-white head. Aroma is spicy, clove, wheat, slight banana, slight citrus. Soft bitter taste, soft sweet, bit spicy. Slight lactose note, which makes it creamy and a bit more sweet. Easy going, quite tasty, refreshing. Not exciting, but very decent stuff actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PeatyPete (550) - NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2015
On tap. Hazy pale yellow beer with white foam head. Citrus aroma. Taste a bit banana and some spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DutchMark (255) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
Nice weizen. When Dutch brewers try to do a weizen it is often too sweet or citrussy. This one is like the German originals. Not too sweet with subtle flavors of matls,overripe fruit, banana and yeast. Body is a bit weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gangstergafje (311) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
Nice citrusy aroma. The beer has a nice golden color. The smell is great: very appealing. There is almost no foam. The taste is good. Not very Weizen, but definitely better than a normal Pilsener. The beer has a nice refreshing touch of citrusy sour. Not bad, not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PauloAG (243) - BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2015
300cc tap. Nice cirtric aroma. Not very weizen. Nice carbonation. Decent beer that pairs nicely with light meals.

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