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Brewed by Brauerei Plank Laaber
Style: German Hefeweizen
Laaber, Germany
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Amber-colored top-fermented yeasty beer with lots of malted wheat. Sprtizy, light in taste with a lightly fruity aroma and pleasant, well-rounded hop notes.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2013
Tap at Watering Hole. Murky orange amber colour. Small dense bubbly white head. Aroma is banoffee, plenty of wheatiness too. Quite earthy. Touch of spice. Taste is good. Not as banana-y as some are. Nice graininess there too. Well rounded with a little bit of spice at the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2325) - JAPAN - FEB 23, 2013
Tap. Much darker than most Hefes. This is an excellent example. Tons on flavours, esters, fruity and a hint of smoke. Lots going on and a great body to back it all up. A great beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2208) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Infected bottle? I like sour, and this was very sour...but I don’t think that was the intention. More like a Berliner Weisse than a hefeweizen. I like it, but I don’t think it was supposed to be this way. Dark amber colour with tonnes of carbonation, bubbles rising rapidly to the top. Sweet buttery aroma. Intensely sour taste, no sweetness. I like the taste, but it’s not a hefeweizen. There’s something wrong with this bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (1369) - Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle. Thanks Hart. Pours a dirty, opaque orange with a huge, classy, billowy white head. Just gorgeous. Aroma is your regular hefe: First comes the wheat and cloves, then you detect the banana and last a hint of fruity bubblegum. Finally settles to strong wheat with some banana. Taste begins wheat and banana, clove replaces the banana in the middle and the wheatiness is very strong and surprisingly sour. Finishes with a lot of wheat and some clove, light fruity, apple, light spice. Wheaty aftertaste. Palate is stingy, quite carbonated and quite full.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau (938) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Older bottle so this may not be the fairest rating. Golden/orange color with thinner white head and visible carbonation, krystal clear. Faint lemon aroma and some sourness (the ’old’ part perhaps?). Definitely a funk in this one, but a good, tart funk. I’m still chalking this up to the age here but it tastes a bit like Bret. Spritzy as the description says, is accurate. Lite and tangy. Not typical Bavarian wheat but good. Whether this is accurate of a fresh Plank wheat, not sure but the bottle I had was good and funky.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (6455) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
500 ml Bottle. Light to medium brown with a high, fine head. Color like a Schneider. Nice nose, rich and subtle and unique: banana, apricot, light smoke, citrus, light caramel. Complex and lovely. Not very sweet, bready, spicy, chocolate, light tartness, light banana. Very balanced and complex. Delicious. Good tangy edge, very drinkable. Clean, full. World-class, and as good as its (festival, not RB) reputation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fdomig (371) - München, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2012
500ml bottle. Aroma is slightly algae-ish with nuts and malt, yeast. Appearance is cloudy brown with a white head. Taste is sour and sweet. Has a very nice, caramel and malt aftertaste, almost slightly smokey. Overall a very nice Weissbier.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
The aroma starts out malty and slightly fruity and spicy but then it hits you with metal. The appearance is golden with a huge head and clearly filtered which is the opposite of what it says on the bottle. The taste is pleasant but unremarkable. The palate is average. Overall a disappointing beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3947) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2012
500ml bottle in a weizen glass. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, wheat, and light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. Decent for the style but nothing stands out.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
inbirraveritas (1235) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 9, 2012
Sörmanufaktúra, Bp. Unclear amber brown pour with a rocky whipped creamy off-white head. Sweet-tart smell. Sourish-tart aroma ruled by green apples escorted by some butterscotch, citrusses, brown breadcrumb and fermented bananas, mouthfeel’s slick. Tart finish with green apples again followed by citrusses, spices and some metallic notes, which leaves a tart aftertaste behind.


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