Brewed by Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus
Style: German Hefeweizen
Grafenhausen-Rothaus, Germany
Serve in Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Wheat is an important and typical flavor carrier in this type of beer. As with all other beers we also work at Rothaus Hefeweizen with a slightly higher original gravity of 12.5%.

In addition to the fine hop bitterness (13 bitter units), Rothaus Hefeweizen is typical of the variety, with another important flavor component, the yeast. In Hefeweizen the yeast is not mixed, but a top-fermenting yeast is used. Unlike our other beers, it comes with unfiltered wheat beer bottling.

Ingredients: water, wheat malt, barley malt, hops, hop extract, yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drinking_77 (76) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Review: 0.33 l Bottle of Rothaus Hefe Weizen , Weizen Zapfle 5.4%ABV The Rothaus Hefe Weizen Zäpfle, a typical wheat German beer with alcohol content of 5.4% but with an interesting and refreshing fruity flavour On pour a very large foamy head appeared and took forever to settle. Once it eventually settles you are left with a dark cloudy colour of a beer, which has a good head that leaves a good bit of lacing on the glass. On smell I get a lot of citrus and banana tones with the expected yeast and grain smell that is particular to Hefeweizens. A nice citric fruity smell! Even though I am not a huge fan of Hefeweizens I found the taste was very smooth and creamy and quite enjoyable. The overall taste was sweet, with fruity flavours and a sour depth to the beer. The aftertaste was pretty bitter as you’d expect, the citrus kicking in. I enjoyed it and its a very drinkable and good tasting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6047) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell, London. It pours a hazy golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, estery, peppery, grainy. Taste is mediuym sweet and yeasty, lightly zingy and tart, with notes of ripe fruits, bananas, clove, orange pith, grains, black pepper. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, definitely tasty hefe

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (1665) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2015
Dense, creamy head. Hazy, hazy orange. Wheat and yeast aroma. Light sourness but also a nice amount of sweet banana goodness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (1199) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle shared at the Beer Emporium, Bristol. Poured a cloudy mid-gold colour with an average sized just off-white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast, banana and caramel. Good level of carbonation, medium sweetness, light bitterness to finish. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7327) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 3, 2015
Cask at the Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is big yeast resin. The flavour is light sour citrus yeast with a light yeasty, herby, light acid palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (9986) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
Draft at Craft, Covent Garden. Pours cloudy amber with an off white head. Aroma of banana yeast, dough and bready malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with light moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2014
Tap at Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell. Pour is amber with a small head, aroma is fruity, clove, banana. Taste is nicely balanced, wheat, banana, malt, clove. Good stuff

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (17053) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle from Maruhn. Unclear orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, wheaty, yeasty and heavy banana. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 071114

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wanja (771) - GERMANY - NOV 2, 2014
On tap (0.5l) at Schwedenschänke, Mainau... Clody dark golden color, average head... Nice alcoholy banana and citrus aroma... Refreshing Weizen flavor, some fruity aftertaste... Tasteful ending...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1789) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Tap@ craft&scorede London. Amber very hazy. Small head. Reddish amber. Intens spicy sour fruity notes. Banana clove. Dry. Best hefe in a longg long time.

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