Brewed by Gasthaus-Brauerei Braustelle
Style: German Hefeweizen
Cologne-Ehrenfeld, Germany
Serve in Weizen


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Weizenbier is an outsider (or “Pimock”) in Cologne, as any Bavarian would be. But there is a Rhineland slant to this wheat beer-a Kölsch yeast replaces the traditional weizen one, and an unusually heavy dose of hops is added, resulting in a drier Weisse, with none of the typical banana and clove notes typical of a Bavarian wheat beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3721) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Pour is a orange-red with a large white head. Aroma is malty and caramel but no real hefe aromas. Flavor is some caramel malt with a touch of wheat malt. Way too watery and has no banana or clove going on. This is not a hefe, I don’t know what this is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1878) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2014
Aroma: Lean, dry wheat (almost like cereal) with some very light fruit, such as apple; a little more of an herbal hop presence than the average Hefe. Appearance: Copper/burnt orange hazy pour with a foamy light tan head that settles into a bubbly skin. Flavor: Wheat more present on the tongue than anything else; yeast is really pared back here; becomes quite herbal and terminates astringently. Palate: Light body, sticky texture, average carbonation, astringent finish. Overall: Definitely different for a Hefeweizen, but not something I’d long to try again. Had this as Freigeist Pimock. Beer #100 from Germany.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
From bottle. Color is matte burnt orange in glass. Decent white head, which lingered in a little mount in the center of glass as I drank this down. The first thing that hits the nose is funky cheese. Hints of turned fruit. Closer inspection reveals some wheat notes. Some funk on the taste as well. Dry wheat. No real fruit presence. A hoppy, bitter finish. Watery. Not getting any of the mild sweetness that other note. Perhaps a turned bottle?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Cloudy light amber. Aroma is faint, mostly wheaty. Slightly sweet, with a wheaty signature. Good, balanced wheat in the "not Bavarian" style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Aroma: brown sugar, spicy wheat and rotten banana. Caramel tan color. Bittersweet, hollow malt and minor sourness. Certainly contains some wheat, but not like most hefes. This one is all bitter with no zest. Body is flatter as well. Strange brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4957) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
Pours a lasting white foamy head atop an orange brown body. Nose of corn, wheat and tonic water. Flavour is fairly peppery, coriander and cardboard. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (2966) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
Draught@Braustelle, 13/02/2014. In line with their naturtrübes Helios, 21st century update of the Kölsch, an extra hopped dry Hefe with hop (?Tettnang and Hallertau?) spice instead of banana/clove. Creamy but sessionable palate, firm and chewy dry pale malts and more of a Keller yeast fruitiness than Weizen make this into a welcome NorthWestern crossover addition to partly worn SouthEastern traditions.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ryecatcher (1159) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle (and it’s labelled as ’Pimock’). Pours a hazy, dark honey color, medium white head that dissipated kinda quick, nice lacing though. Nose is malty, some caramel. Mouth is medium bodied and dry (a watery finish though), malt forward with some caramel, grass and bready malts, underlying bitterness, fades out bitter too. Boring, unispired and certainly not really what I look for in a hefeweizen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (6504) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
pours hazy almost cloudy bright orange with a small creamy off-white head, some retention and lacing. rich, dense and douhy wheat along with chewy caramel and toffee - some sweetness - brown sugar, quite floral and fruity - oranges, definitely fewer esters than your regular hefe, some bubblegum, grassy-spicy, chalk, some butter. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, somewhat assertive lightly piney-herbal-grassy balanced finish. weizenbock feeling. interesting and complex enough but i’m somewhat not really digging it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy deep gold with white head. Nose is lemon, floral hop, wheat spice. Flavour has hay/crackery German malt, which endears me to it, as this is something many North American heffes seem to miss. Light, bright, refreshing.

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