Held Bräu Weizen
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Brewed by Held Bräu Oberailsfeld
Style: German Hefeweizen
Ahorntal-Oberailsfeld, Germany
Serve in Weizen


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thompson (424) - - DEC 4, 2014
Small white head... opage yellow colour.. smell some sour malts.. taste little sour hints of citron... shared with joes and benzai

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (9995) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Thompson. Hazy pale yellow color, small off-white head that diminishes quickly. Smell and taste wheat, sweetness, banana, but somehow also a hint of oranges. Average body, fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (3157) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Une concoction qui, étonnamment, s’éloigne des Hefeweizen classiques de la Franconie. Choucroute, pomme verte et une touche de gingembre enroulés dans un blé cru qui parait astringent par moments. Drôle de bête qui offre une rafraichissante performance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (5480) - GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle looks very simple but okay. Beer in the glass zippy, nice head. Starts fine malty-yeasty, not too dry. Fine fruity notes of apricot. Finish more malty-fruity, less yeasty. Quite drinkable. A good one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (2633) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2013
0,5 l bottle. BB 14. Mar 13 clove, caramel, banana, cereal, amber, cloudy, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6957) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Draft. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Fruity and yeasty, with a wheaty base and fresh banana fruitiness. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10068) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle in Schlitz. Nice, cloudy, golden orange appearance with a white head. Fairly spicy yeasty, moderate to high clove, wheat bread, banana aroma. Spicy yeasty/clove flavor along with vibrant carbonation leads to a pretty refreshing hefeweizen. Notes of banana, acid, and citrus fruits. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22533) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2012
Bottled. Hazy golden colour with a mediumsized creamy white head that leaves good lace. Aroma is wheat, some yeast, herbs, mild toffee and caramel. Flavour is similar and has a rather nice creamy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2011
(bottle) pours a murky golden-brown colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy banana, popcorn and grass, with hints of vanilla, roasted malts and light toffee. flavour is mostly the same, lots of wheat, vanilla and caramel, with a faint roasty sweetness in the finish. medium to full-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 My Bottom Line :
Banana and peach esters thrive in this rather full-bodied Weizen, as biscuity wheat, lactic acidity and mild herbal hops add diversity.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slice of foam decorates the hazy golden orange.
-This is quite drinkable, but the body is too plump for my tastes in the style.
-Fruit esters are dominant; the peachy personality veers on being redolent of canned peach syrup too.
-Phenols are present, but rather low compared to the esters. This is not a textbook Weizen, so kudos for that, but it somehow did not come together as nicely as their wonderful Helles, Pils and Dunkel did both times I went (2011 and 2014).
-The lactic acidity is reminiscent of sauerkraut at times...

On tap at the gasthof.

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