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Draymans (South Africa) Altstadt Weissbier

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Brewed by Draymans (South Africa)
Style: German Hefeweizen
Silverton, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Weissbier is traditionally known for its highly carbonated, refreshing character. Altstadt Weissbier has a very rocky, brightly white head deriving from a high proportion of wheat malt. I believe that the drinker himself should decide whether to enjoy his Weissbier with a slice of lemon or not. The lemon surely accentuates the crisp acidity of the wheat beer as well as visually highlighting the refreshing character of the drink. If you are familiar with the famous Weissbier brewery names like Erdinger, Paulaner, Franziskaner and Schneider to name a few, you will realize that you are in the company of seriously traditional Weissbier! You might think that it is impossible for a South African to brew this Bavarian style wheatbeer – that is until you taste a tall frothy Altstadt Weissbier. Part of the secret is using the original Bavarian wheatbeer yeast strain that not only defies gravity, but also imparts a faint clove and banana flavour to the beer. “Hefe” in the logo means “with yeast” and that the yeast stays in suspension, giving the beer a hazy appearance. Weissbier is a beer worthy of the title Connoisseur Beer for those who are passionate about beer. The first Altstadt of the day should be enjoyed with a breakfast of Weisswurst on a roll.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
WhoU (117) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 20, 2014
On tap JHB. Pours cloudy white yellow with creamy offwhite head and medium carbonation. Aroma is some pinenut and slight banana. Taste is sweet with slight bitter. Overall thin but refreshing and light.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HopfenWeisse (1042) - - MAY 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 Big plastic bottle at Muurame. Thanks Simo! Not that great, al least quite different than real german hefes.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Braastad (416) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Hazy, orange, no head Aroma is malty, very yeasty. Flavor is yeasty, little citrusy.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
aleksander9 (425) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
On tap at sun city - maze bar. Unclear blonde with small head. Yeasty stuff with Some banana.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
Cloudy straw a big billowy head.  A little sweaty yeast character, balancing wheaty tartness.  For a non-German wheat it has character and style, if a little unorthodox.  

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AtronSeige (571) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 16, 2012
Cloudy light hay-colored beer with a white head that recedes to "soap lines." A sour aroma with banana and a citrus/lemon hint in the background. The taste is fairly sweet with very little bitterness. Light bodied, thin texture. Fairly fizzy. Overall, a refreshing light beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2008
(Plastic bottle 100 cl) Hazy golden with a creamy, white head leaving some lacework. Aroma of yeast and cloves. Medium body with a soft carbonation, yeast, banana and clove aromas with plenty of phenols. A sweetish and far from outstanding Hefe. 100508

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6695) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2007
rbsxg, bottle. quite pale yellow with a hint of murk and a lasting head. authentic hefe aroma - vanilla and banana and a bit of shortcake. mellow texture, bready with some light peach and a little dandelion tea tang. well-made, obviously no accident, and very drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2006
Pale cloudy yelllow, with a decent head. Lovely, strong banana and cloves aroma with a touch of tarty lemon. A little bland on tasting, but it proved to be a good quaffer. Not too much in terms of body, but a decent hefe.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2005
From memory, this was easily the best of the African beers at the Sydney Xmas ding-dong. A surfeit of crap Australian wheat beers has rather turned me off these styles, but this was a classic German hefe by any measure. Cloudy lemon colour, short head. Typical hefe nose of wheat yeast and bananas. Very refreshing, a little tart, with the usual bananas and cloves. (Bottle, Sydney RateBeer Xmas gathering 2005)


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