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Christian Moerlein Hefeweizen

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   ABV: -
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Christian Moerlein Hefeweizen is a traditional German-styled cloudy wheat beer with a balanced flavor of fruit, clove and other spices. "hefe" means yeast, and "weizen" means wheat. Serve it with a slice of lemon or orange to accent the flavor of fruit for a crisp and refreshing experience. Compare its flavor and quality to any craft or imported wheat beer and you will agree that Cristian Moerlein Hefeweizen is Quite Simply a Better Wheat Beer.
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1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2010
This was terrible. Tons of sweet banana in the taste and finish. Otherwise water. No spice or trace of anything else except a little bit of wheat.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Bottle, courtesy shigadeyo. Pours cloudy light amber with a fading white head. Lightly sour aroma with just a smidge of banana and caramel. Body tending to light, with light carbonation. Taste is lightly sour as well. Bananas show up in the dry and polite finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2007
A nice average hefe. Pours golden with a lacey head and a good amount of yeast remains in it. Flavor is strong and goes down pretty smooth. Overal an average hefe

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 28, 2007
(Bottle via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=3 target=blank>shigadeyo, thanks Craig!) Pours cloudy light grayish amber/gold with a large off-white head. Aroma is citrus and wheat malt. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth, pretty hefty for the style. Flavor is citrusy, tangy, a bit sour, and pretty malty for a hefeweizen. I believe I was even getting some caramel and vanilla flavor as it warmed. Maybe some banana fruitiness as well. Fair, but the off/sourish hints didn’t add to the drinkability.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Got this one from shigadeyo. Pours a murky dirty amber with only a faint head and not much carbonation. Aroma has a nice citrus spice thing going on. Also malts, corn and grains. Flavor is also quite nice. Pretty big yeasts with mild spices and citrus. Getting some bananna in the flavor also. Aside from the flat mouthfeel I found it very enjoyable. Thanks Craig.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (2980) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2007
5/22/2007: Christian Moerlein Hefeweizen pours a hazy, pale amber color with an average, foamy, off-white head. The aroma is wheaty and yeasty with a hint of banana. The flavor is similar with some additional caramel wheat maltiness and a hint of clove. This beer has a medium body and is pretty smooth. This is a good beer for those just venturing into German Hefeweizens and even for those that don’t especially love the style but try to enjoy one from time to since the flavor isn’t overly banana or overly clone and not too thin in body.

12 oz bottle shared with Rob.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Bottle from Shigadeyo. Pours a murkey golden with a moderate white head. Faint wheat malt and fruity ester aroma, but somewhat weak for the style. Soft stale soda like carbonation, and medium light texture. Flavor wheat malt, lemon, and a wisp of clove. Finish is watery and slightly yeasty, with an distracting sourness that I did not care for. This is not a well made hefe IMO, but it has potential.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2007
12oz, no date from shigadeyo, thanks Craig! Pours a cloudy orange with yellowish tinges and a very short lived yellowish head, which stays as a ring--for a couple minutes. Sweet grain and wheat, and minimal fruity yeast with a hint of lemon make up the aroma. Flavor has some off spoiled wheat sourness and lemons. Finish is more of the aforementioned nasty wheat, but seems to subside somewhat quickly. Light bodied with minimal carbonation. This is not a tasty brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle: Dirty straw, moderate fizzy white head, dies somewhat quickly, leaving nary a lace.   Looks flat.   Musty pale wheat malt nose... well barely.   Somewhat wheaty on the tongue, pale, clean, but weak and nearly watery.   Better than the JW Dundees I had before this.   Actually, while the nose is somewhat boring, the beer itself seems a bit more flavorful.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but the wheaty aspect does give it a little bit of something.   Somewhat boring, pale, but at least clean and free of nasty aftertastes.   Very simple.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Pours a deep burnt apricot color w/ minimal spritzy froth that quickly fizzles out. No haze at all. Aroma of aged grapefruit rind malts. Nectar is quite full for a hefeweizen w/ mellow effers. Aged citrus runs amuk w/ a mild bananagum backdrop. A very malty expression with an almost Belgian character. The finish is bittered w/ a touch of sour. Overall: very earthy and too malty. Drinks more like an over the hill golden ale.


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