Brewed by Brauerei Gebr. Maisel Bayreuth
Style: German Hefeweizen
Bayreuth, Germany
Serve in Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 693   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Traditional weissbier made according to the old Bavarian style with the unmistakable character of the fine cellar yeast.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2003 Bottled. I found this in a convenience store at the Doral Building on Michigan Avenue, tucked behind the Coors Light tallboys. Tasted it on the train home, since the rush hour schedule wouldn't let me stop over at Flossmoor Station. Drank this from the bottle, so I couldn't tell the color well. But drinking from the bottle did kick up a nice foamy head inside, and there was a fine coating of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Presented a nice wheaty nose when I opened the bottle. The usual clove and banana tastes only became apparent after the first few sips. Between that was a nice malty sweetness balanced unobtrusively by German hops. Further down the bottle, the lemony taste becomes evident, which builds to a nice tartness as it warms up. All in all, a good, tasty beer to find.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (631) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Slight smell of banana, similar to Belgian white without the spices...all malt no hops...good bold flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3578) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2014
500ml bottle. Hazy, dark amber colour with huge, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, off-white head. Wheaty and yeasty aroma, herbal and minimally peppery spicy yeasty, some clove and nutmeg, a touch of apple. Taste is moderately sweet wheat malty, some baked banana, spicy yeasty notes with hints of clove and nutmeg, you might imagine some cinnamon. Not really refreshing, not really fruity, but superbly spicy in well correspondance to the malt sweetness. A paradigmatical alternative interpretation of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MunBro (223) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Trying a bottle at The Keg of all places! Good job on the new drink menue having something other than Rickards. Really refreshing! Golden orange pour with a nice foamy head leaving some nice lacing. Tastes of spices, bananas, apples, wheat, straw, hay, with a crisp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yy0pp (506) - - JUN 27, 2014
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (447) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 25, 2014
Couleur ambrée trouble, forte mousse blanche cremeuse. Nez fort fruité, banane, levures. Gout doux de fruits (bananes) et levures, notes d’épices, bien cremeuse en bouche. Pas mal

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DarkHorse2160 (1) - USA - JUN 22, 2014 does not count
My personal favorite German Hefe Weizen, but I'm partial since I lived in Bayreuth from 1987 to 1990.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JToth (18) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Cloudy orange colour. Fluffy head. Orange, banana and vanilla aroma. A little bit sweeter than other hefeweizens I’ve had, but nice citrusy and banana notes in the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1073) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (661) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Cloudy orange yellow pour. Good light tan head. Aroma German yeast raw barley pears. Tastes banana spicy apples cinnamon mid sweet. Slight dry finish very creamy palate. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chungalunga (13) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - JUN 13, 2014
Frothy head, resides quite quickly. Gorgeous hazy yellow to orange colour. Smell: banana, bananabread, light clove, a whiff of citrus. Taste: banana, phenolic. Prickly carbonation, light bodied.

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