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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Previously Innstadt Hefe-Weissbier
Die Original Passauer Weiße im Bügel ist auf Grund ihres etwas geringeren Kohlensäuregehalts milder aber gleich prickelnd und köstlich im Geschmack. Sie ist ein obergäriges, naturtrübes helles Hefeweißbier mit einem Alkoholgehalt von 5,3 vol.%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Bit of a damp aroma, little bit of wet mildewy cardboard. Still, there’s some dry wheat and a bit of lemon there too. Very clear pale yellow, only got some haze and a darker shade after I swirled the yeast up. Plenty of lasting head. Drainpour. Here’s where the cardboard comes in, like the beer was just plain old. I can’t read German, is this pasteurized? That would explain the dead flat depressing flavor. Bleh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10669) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009 Bottle. Banana, orange, clove and wheat malt aroma. Cloudy yellow amber color with giant white head. Wheat malt flavor with light banana and clove notes. Less fruity/spicy flavor than aroma would lead you to expect. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3222) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Sampled at state line tasting on 9-11. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of bananas, wheat, and mild spices. Very smooth flavor of wheat, bananas, pale malts, and notes of clove. medium body with a clean and crisp finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2008
I think I picked this up at the Binny-apostrophe-s in Orland Park, IL. Poured into a Hefeweizen glass, it displayed a hazy yellow/straw body with a tall ampersand retained creamy head that laced heavily. Very highly carbonated. There were plenty of fresh bananas in the nose anlong with soft wheat malt and lemon. The flavor saw the addition of a light touch of clove and even more lemon. It finished on the somewhat bitter note of citrus rind. Pretty refreshing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5614) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Swing-top bottle. Malty wheat nose, actually detecting a ton of banana for once, with vanilla creme, yeast, and faint clove. Hazy pale golden pour with a tall, picture-perfect rocky white head. Again, banana creme pie flavor, could do with some tartness, but otherwise very drinkable and free of offenders. Very smooth, silky smooth medium body and a dryish, wheaten end. Actually more of a light body with the extra from the yeast. Deft touches of spice and lemon evident with some volume. Well crafted and doubtless qualifies for the upper tier, but far from mind-bending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 19, 2008
04-Apr-08 (500-ml swing-top bottle: Purchased 17-Mar-07 for $3.49 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) A great presentation starts with the flip-top bottle, then proceeds to the textbook pour. Hazy, but not cloudy, golden-yellow in color with a tall, white crown of foam that very gradually settles to a thin layer. Lacing is poor, however, because it slides right down the glass. Gregarious yet balanced aromas of peppery spice, extremely ripe banana, musty books, and sourdough waft from the glass, pleasuring the senses with an enticing greeting. Yeast-induced spiciness and fruity, ripe banana esters are equally generous on the palate, with a late finish of mildly tart and sour breadiness. After several sips, the ripe banana and heavy doughiness are easily the two dominant aspects of this beer. There’s a hint of hoppy flavor and bitterness, but it’s very light. On the palate, the beer is medium in body and high in carbonation, but despite the sweet, fruity esters, the beer is quite dry on the palate, especially in the finish. Unfortunately, the heavy, doughy finish that sits on the palate eventually leads to the palate feeling stale and this hurts drinkability. But overall, this is a fine, full-flavored hefeweizen worth trying at least once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
This German Hefeweizen pours a medium yellow gold color from a 50cl swing top bottle. Medium to large sized off white foamy head, with nice lacing and good retention. Aroma is wheaty, citrusy with some banana. A medium bodied Hefe. The malts are wheaty, with some yeast and a little banana and clove. The hops are spicy. Nice balance. Lively carbonation. A nice hefe, a very refreshing beer on a warm summer night. Mouthfeel is full. The finish is crisp and clean. The aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1456) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
The Innstadt Hefe Naturtrub marks the first beer in a second wave of German experimentation. A thick cuhsiony white head, and a strong lacing gripping the glass makes this beer look desperate to avoid its fate of imbibement. The beer is colored a cloudy gold marked by an asteroid field of bubbles. These in turn crash into the nose, with a soft and butter nuance, along with the sterile smell of hand wipes and salt. The texture is not unlike chewing on a marshmallow or cotton ball. It’s soft, but also persistent, pressing all corners of the mouth in a second desperate bid for freedom. The flavor is also buttery, soft, savory and quenching. A light wheat flavor permeates the brew, but it’s not a whip-cracking wheat flavor that a lot of wheat beers prefer. Mostly this is just a smooth, mostly mellow, tasty but none too bright beer. "Yum!" says it all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Flip top bottle and served in weizen glass: Hazy golden hue with a bellowing frothy head and excellent lacing. The aroma has notes of banana and clove esters, wheat husks and pale bready malts, some clove and pepper esters on the phenolic yeast driven nose. The taste is fruity and twangy with a light handed layer of wheat and pale malt. Some yeast spice upon the finish, does not have the depth of palate of the better example of the genre however. The mouth feel is sprite and watery, refreshing enough I guess. Started nice but petered out in the end, quaffable enough however.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2008 Swing top 500 ml. bottle, notched freshness date on the back label, sampled in a weizen glass. L: Given a proper hefeweizen pour, yeast cloudy, ripening banana peel yellow with a fluffy, bubbly topped white head that ever so slowly sank into a creamy crown. Splotchy rings of lace follows the body down the glass as I consumed it, overall, a very traditional and taste inducing appearance. S: Mellow aromas of banana and clove, mildly lemony, nut bready yeast, and a backing of malted wheat. Further whiffs bring out a soft peppery spiciness and medicinal phenols. Far from resembling a stellar hefeweizen nose, just a very stock, average one. F&T: Medium bodied, this hefeweizen starts out with a nice mild creaminess, but becomes flat feeling towards the end as the carbonation fades. The moderate carbonation loses its zip a bit too early for me, creamily crisp in the beginning, but over the duration of the taste, turns drab and deflated feeling. The first tastes I notice are nutty banana bread and lemon juice, along with a little lemon peel, followed by tiny pinches of clove and pepper. The softest of wheat twangs in the finish, along with hints of a delicate herbal hop spiciness, everything finishes on a clean and dry note. Yeah, this is a barely average German Hefeweizen, but because of it’s affordable price, a somewhat passable drinkability. Makes a nice change of pace beer, something I might drink maybe one or two times a year if my budget didn’t allow for a top notch hefe, like one from Weihenstephan, Paulaner or New Glarus.

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