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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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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hugi (340) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2012
Dark-amber coloured hazy with a big macroporic head. Intensive smell of pear, apples and yeast. Tastes like pear and apple, also raisin, a bit of banana, yeast. Light bitterness and full body. Lively carbonization.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
dzimm27 (136) - - MAR 13, 2012
Pours a thick, syrupy mess. Active carbonation puts syrupy head that builds and builds and builds. Nice yeast aroma but the sweetness overwhelms it. Almost unpleasant to drink. I homebrew and this appears like it wasnt fully fermented. Whether bad quality control or just the style - I greatly dislike this. I did however learn that if you give everything a 1 rating, the beer still gets a 0.5 overall rating. That is the only thing saving this from a 0.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5427) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2012
50 cl bottle. Rated on 18.11.2009
Murky, dark orange colour, disappearing head. Aroma is sweetish with banana, wheat and some yeast. Flavour is somewhat stale with ripe banana and some wheat. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grima (2070) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2012
Sorry for the german rating, but this is a lousy rating from my "newbie" time (2007-2009), and it’s not worth of being translated. I just added it for the statistics, and to complete my backlog!
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein Weizen von dunklem Bernstein, die Krone ist fein und cremig, einfach prachtvoll anzusehn, so im Ganzen! Der Geruch ist hefig würzig, dezent fruchtig. Der Antrunk erfolgt absolut grandios hefig-sahnig, mit leichtem Bananen-Aroma. Sogar eine minimale Röstigkeit tut sich hinzu. Dieses Bier platzt fast vor Aroma. Die Mitte wird etwas fruchtig-säuerlicher, die Würzigkeit bleibt bis zum Finish vollstens erhalten. Ein absolut geniales Weizen. Wohl mit das Beste, welches ich in letzter Zeit verköstigt habe!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2012
In short: A german hefe that offers a lot more than just the basic bananas and spiciness.
How: Bottle 500ml at La 100 de Beri, Bucharest
The look: Cloudy dirty orange color body topped by a medium white head with good retention
In long: Nose has a lot of bananas and some cloves. Taste has a lot of semi-toasted wheat, medium ripe bananas, peaches, soft cookies, cloves, candied red apples, fresh baguette, light notes of orange peels. The body is full and nourishing and the carbonation is very lively without being aggressive. Overall this was a pretty good beer. This beer offers a more varied flavor spectrum than most examples of the style but unfortunately is was not as much of a thirst quencher as a more typical german hefe. A very good beer for what it is. This is rating #4500 for me!!! Congrats to me!!! That milestone will surely look like a great achievement and people will never guess how miserable I really am if I continue using exclamation marks to fake my enthusiasm!!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4291) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Pours a slightly hazed deep amber into a weizen glass. Huge tan head with excellent retention recedes leaving sheet lacing to coat surface. Sweet yeast aromas. Soft with dark caramel and mild bubblegum. As described, it is spritzy in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mithe (827) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 12, 2011
(Bottle 0,5l) Sweet, wheat aroma. Hazy orange color. Medium white head. Medium sweet, light sour. Medium body. Astringent finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1465) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Pours dark copper but clear as though filtered. Classic fermented wheat aroma of old fruit. Maybe a hint of mint. Warm nose feel. Highly active beer. Very sweet, probably more than fifty percent wheat over barley. Fruity notes but not distinctly bananas. Heavy, sticky sticky presence on the palate. Logo is a red dragon. Very appropriate, as I once owned a rotten fruit loving lizard; this sort of beer would have suited him well.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle from Appalachian vintner. Pours brown with a ton of carbonation even by the standards of the style. Hints of banana on the nose and the tongue. Finishes a bit dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1315) - Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle; Pour is fairly clear, golden amber in hue with an off white head that doesn’t retain as well as I would like into this weizen. This is a brew that is a bit maltier than you would expect as well ; at least - There is a bit of sweetbreads present here; with some apple skins, I suppose. Clove and Banana? I think not. Perhaps my bottle isn’t quite fresh. Light spice note, bready malts, a bit of fruitiness, i.e. appleskins, and heavy wheat notes - it’s a nice drinker, regardless.


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