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


on tap

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jerohen (2086) - Bussum, - JUL 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2013 Bottled from local supermarket. Hazy golden colored, lasting white head. Weizen aroma, some banana, hops. Wheat and fruit in flavor, combined with quite a lot of hops for the style, which works out very nice. Mouthfeel not as thick as most classic hefeweizens. Short bitter finish. Brand really has a nice angle on the style. Pleasantly bitter, easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (753) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle, pours hazy yellow. Regular weizen, a bit sweet, nicelt creamy. Not very outspoken, but quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tricksta_p (2420) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma of wheat, hay, banana, yeast, sweetish fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet. Body is light to medium. Rather dull, but not undrinkable at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (2265) - NORWAY - SEP 29, 2015
From tap at Grand Café, Schiphol Airport, with TO 29.09.15. Slightly hazy straw colour. Off-white head and lacing. Standard weissbieraroma and -taste. Bamama, coriander and carrot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vili (193) - FINLAND - SEP 9, 2015
33cl bottle. Clear golden pour with low white head, no lacing. Faint aromas of bread, spices and caramel. Taste is low on bitterness, sweet but watery and fresh at the same time. Oily palate, medium carbonation. Aftertaste af really short and tasteless, beer just disappears somewhere. Again, lack real body and character, but not bad - it’s beer after all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BobEvers (366) - 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 (454) - 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 (8138) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3686) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 17, 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, lightly oily 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 and feeling a little bit industrial but still well executed, like most of Brand’s beers. And I like Hefeweizen, so I did enjoy this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdb84 (396) - 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 (5971) - 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.

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