Brewed by Paulaner Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: German Hefeweizen
Munich, Germany
Serve in Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 2972   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Unfiltered bottles and cans.
Ingredients: Water; Malted wheat; Malted barley; Yeast; Hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 12, 2005
(500 ml bottle: $1.99 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) So, perhaps the defacto standard for German Hefeweizens. It pours with a big, tall, bubbly head, just slightly off-white in color, and it sure is taking its sweet time dropping down to a size where I can actually take a sip of beer. So while I’m waiting for that, the color is a beautiful bright orange-golden, and of course is fully cloudy, and that’s without disturbing any of the abundant sediment on the bottom of the bottle. I’ll attempt to disturb that in subsequent pours, however. The nose is packed with fairly strong banana-like esters and a moderate phenolic aroma. Not getting too much of the typical clove smell, and the wheat aroma seems to be overrun by the banana, but the nose is still very inviting. Well, what do you know, the head has finally died down a bit. With as much banana as there is in the nose, I expected the flavor would share the same characteristic, but the banana is more restrained here. I also expected it to taste sweeter, but the sweetness is pretty mild as well. This balance allows the wheat flavor to really stand out more than in most Hefeweizens. Bitterness is very mild. And finally, there’s a touch of clove in the finish, putting a nice cap on this baby. Body is medium, with gentle carbonation for a smooth mouthfeel. I think I can see why this is often considered the standard for the style. Well-balanced, well-crafted and thoroughly enjoyable. But I never could break up that yeast pack lining the bottom of the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2005
Wonderfull appearence, exellent head, fully lasting, cloudy as it should be, yeasty aroma, quite bitter finish, average duration. A good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 6, 2005
Very thick, yellowy colour; big lasting thick head. Mild aroma, great taste - smooth, fruity (banana like notes), full. Creamy, spicey, very satisfying. Awesome

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2005
Pours a cloudy honey colour with a thin head. Typical banana/clove aromas, touch of yeast. The taste was bananas and some black pepper with a slightly tart edge to it, lively carbonation. Very drinkable. Didn’t last long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
Pours white-yellow with a meringue head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is quite complex: Spices, butterscotch, orange and yeast. Orange, banana and malt flavours with a creamy mouthfeel and a pretty clean finish (Slightly bitter and notes of yeast).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2005
Hazy orange, white head. Banana, hops and melon in the nose. Refreshing taste, some sourness and a bit grainy at the end. Just a bit different..

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sketch (5) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 28, 2005 does not count
My favorite beer to date. Had this one from the tap while on vacation in Chautaqua County, NY. Excellent all around. I shared it with some non-beer drinkers and every one said they could drink this one. Pleasant beyond words. Arrived with a small head. Aroma with pleasant with a touch of citrus, banana and cloves. Tasted like the aroma with a pleasant aftertaste. By the time my friends gave me it back, I had to order a second as the first was largely gone. Now I just need to find out where I can get this one in Alaska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Has that good wheat beer apperance and aroma but that crisp refreshing taste on a hot summer day is just not there. Beer has no complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenBallz (6) - USA - AUG 25, 2005 does not count
Golden orange appearance. Mild aroma of wheat, cinnammon, and citrus. Medium bodied bier w/ pleasant taste of cloves wheat, and citrus. Not a strong taste compared 2 other weisbiers. This is my "budweiser", a reliable b33r after a long day of werk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGreatAddo (14) - West Hills, California, USA - AUG 24, 2005
It was a very fine Hef. I perfer cinnamon-less Hefs like Widmer but it is still a good beer.

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