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Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: German Hefeweizen
Bamberg, Germany
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2475) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draught at Spezial in Nov. 2011: Pale pumpkin orange. Persistent fluffy white head. Peppery and airy phenolics comprise the pleasant nose along with puttylike yeast, banana bread, lemon, peach, pineapple upside-down cake. Soft and creamy carbonation. Spiced peaches and puttylike yeast pervade the initial sip. Tasty snap of dry malt fuses with the airy palate-scrubbing phenols as a delicate cookie sweetness provides depth and sturdiness to the slick, yeasty body. Ample wheat-derived starches add considerable fluff beneath the crisper and nuttier Munich. Floral hop succulence infuses the center with luscious nectar. Appetizing citrus acids enliven the sparkling attenuation. Closes very dry, cleanly malty and piecrusty, with an emerging banana cream pie and spiced peach fusion. Features all the elements that I look for in the style…dry yet juicy, bright acids, clean malt, polished flowery hops, and most importantly, very nice balance. It’s not at all unusual to find high-quality weissbier in lager-dominant Franconia, and here is another testament to that. A very well constructed weissbier from the lager specialists.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
culchiem (2492) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle at the beer Keller. Orange amber with a medium head. Aroma is banana and bread. Flavour is a little bitter orange, wheat and bread on a dry bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2941) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bamberg jolly day 3 26/01/2014. Bottle from the brewery shared on the train. Greyish orange coloured pour with a thin white head. Aroma is subdued banana, bready wheat dough malts. Flavour is composed of orand and bready. Milky palate and slight acid in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2122) - GERMANY - MAR 20, 2014
0,5 l bottle BB 16.06.2014 Aroma: Banana, cereal, citrus, grass golden, cloudy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly sour, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, creamy, slick feel, average carbonation,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8392) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Day 3 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, bottle from Spezial shared on the train from Nuremberg to Freising, 26/01/14. Hazed orange amber with a good sized semi off white head. Nose is yeasty, bitter orange, ligh banana, caramel, spice. Taste comprises , banoffee pie, orange pith, straw, wheaten bread, clove. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough Hefe.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14834) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
26th January 2014
Bamberg Bash Day 3. Train swig. Hazy gold beer, big pale cream coloured head. Light airy palate. Sweet floral malts. Light banana. Whisper of tangy fruits. Dry finish. All right.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndySnow (3144) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: On a train during the Bamberg Jolly 2014.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, a hint of smoke.
Body: Thin body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, wheat, weak smoke and banana.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (7195) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2014
500ml Flasche. Trübes goldgelbes Bier mit schöner cremigen Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, fruchtig. Geschmack hefig, fruchtig nach Banane, minimal würzig.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Cloudy old gold; thick white pillowy head; typical aroma of wheat and banana; taste is also straight-down-the-line traditional wheat beer - banana, a little clove; maybe a little smoke too; this was overcarbonated for me, the fizziness spoiling things; it’s ok, perhaps the wrong time of year for it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shaney (2428) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2013
Hellorangenes HW mit flüchtigem Schaum. Nelkig-bananiges Aroma mit feiner Rauchnote im Hintergrund. Im Geschmack ist der Rauch deutlich zu erschmecken und ergänzt die Gewürznelke ganz vorzüglich. Selbst im relativ langen Abgang schmeckt man Bambergs Rauch. Ein echtes Charakter-Weizen!


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