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Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen

Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Ettal
Style: German Hefeweizen
Ettal, Germany
Serve in Weizen


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Our Ettaler Benedictine monastery top-fermented weizen beer is with a very special touch. The special brewing and the use of selected wheat and barley malt to give together with the fine wheat beer yeast, our very own, fresh and fruity note. Salary and acharaktervoll - a wheat beer class.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1394) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2015
Nice creamy and durable foam, lovely fresh wheat aroma, rich and sweet taste of ripe bananas and a slightly tart fruit flavors. Towards the end it has a nice slightly spicy bitterness that makes you just have to have a sip more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3826) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
On tap at Brunzies. Mild banana and clove, sweet with a bit of yeast and diacetyl notes to it. Cloudy amber with thin white head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Sweet with banana, some clove, and buttery. A little watery but OK, more like an American version of a Hefe. OK finish with some carbonic tang.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
popery (1741) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange-ish amber with an off-white head of solid foam. It’s probably a touch darker than the average color of hefes that I’ve tried but in line with the style. Good puffy head. Lots of foam. The aroma is banana wheat sweetness with a nice dash of light lemony sourness. Clove is light but present. Lots of wheaty, sugary flavor. The taste is rather mild, definitely could use a kick. Light sweetness with some wheat spice. Gets a bit watery with a wishy-washy finish. Not as bright as I expected from the aroma. Sort of an off aftertaste. Could be a stale bottle but it got to a local store pretty recently. Feel is smooth with a touch of prickly carbonation, though carb seems a bit low. This beer is mild and a bit lacking. It’s easy enough to drink, but it doesn’t merit a very high spot in my personal hefe rankings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (12255) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes goldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, fruchtig, bananig. Geschmack hefig, bananig fruchtig, minimal würzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (5581) - GERMANY - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass zippy, nice head. Starts mild, modest yeasty, not too dry. Fine fruity notes of banana. Modest sweet. Well balanced finish. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8316) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle, consumed after 9 hours of volunteer community work building a playground in the 30-degree Medicine Hat sunshine-- awesome!! Hazy golden, average white head. Nice wheaty aroma with spicy yeast. Clean wheaty palate with light banana and spices. I pretty much guzzled this. The right beer for the right moment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevnic2008 (10219) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2012
Orange with a dense head. Wheat-aromas: banana and fruity esters. Sweet and refreshing ending on a dry note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5682) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle, bootlegged from Germany. Cloudy brown, big rocky beige head. Smells wheay, with a hint of rye. Very smooth palate, nicely sweet, with rye and prune and raisin, and a crisp, lightly bitter finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2230) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle in Paramount Club, London. Colour is toasty looking orange with big white head. Nose is yeast, banana, grain, honey, bread. taste is fruity with banana, lemon, yeast and some grainy wheat. It’s lightish but lots of flavour and a fairly crisp dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2011
(BB11/11) Dark orange colored, little vanishing head. Ripe banana with thin sourness, not too fresh anymore I guess, yeast also here. Medium bodied. Flavor has similar sour note with sweet banana, aftertaste has dry yeasty note, berries here too. Not fresh anymore.

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