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


on tap

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13601) - 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 (1531) - 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 (4854) - 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 (2746) - 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 (1057) - 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 (5961) - 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 (1323) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Aroma - aroma is dominated by caramel and wheat. Not typical of what I’ve had, but again pleasing. Appearance - body is a caramel colored amber, with a head that is about 2" inches high and white. It settles down to a nice slice. Taste - the taste is very pleasing, but ventures into the Bitter category a bit. It’s biggest flavor is caramel, then some light hops. Wheat of course. Not really that bubblegum/banana that you get with some Hefe’s, but tasty nonetheless. Palate - body is between light and medium; texture is only can be descriped as creamy, but not in a stout way; carbonation is soft; the finish full of a sweet caramel. Really enjoyable, but non-conformist Hefe. It’s more like some Bitters I’ve had then Hefe’s I’ve had. Either way it’s fun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gerbeer (2450) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
500ml bottle. Labelled as Freigeist Pimock. Pours a clear mahogany with moderate head and lots of carbonation. Aromas of brown sugar, plastic, dried fruit, and floral wheat. Flavors of bitter dried fruit/marmalade, bananas, resin, and light spice. Not much of a fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2279) - SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2014
500ml bottle, as Freigeist Pimock. Pours a cloudy medium amber, with a white head. Malty, spicy, slightly phenolic aroma, hops, citrus, cloves. Dry, light to medium bodied, low bitterness, creamy CO2. Malty, spicy taste, phenols, caramel, hops, cloves, yeast, butterscotch. Decent, quite drinkable, a nice twist compared to the usual hefeweizen. (2014-01-06)

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