Griesedieck Brothers Brewing Company Reviews




edgallow
3.2
Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian-Style Wheat
12 oz bottle pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of grain, banana and grass. Taste is banana, malts, and grains.
Monday, April 27, 2015

CanIHave4Beers
2.8
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a very nice looking glass of beer. Pale golden with a nice fluffy white head, not much lace to speak of, but thatís just fine.

The aroma is metallic & has some corn flake notes to it... It has some doughiness and a light malt character but gracious it reminds me a lot of the pilsners I pick up at random from eastern European groceries.... uh oh.

The flavor is much better than the aroma, itís not dry but itís not overly sweet, thankfully the breakfast cereal sweetness is pretty faint in the flavor. Itís a little bit hoppy with a light herbal bite. The corniness is pretty low, but noticeable.

Iíd drink it again.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

seymour
4
Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian-Style Wheat
Tasted at St. Louis Brewerís Guild Heritage Fest 2014 in a cool nonic sampler glass. This was the biggest surprise of the night for me, coming from a brewery I had always overlooked but was one of the most delicious beers of all. It poured a cloudy yellow colour with sudsy white foam and lace. Grainy, grassy, faint black pepper and clove, STRONG banana esters the way I love Weizenbier. Smooth bready mouthfeel with a nice dry hoppy finish. Well-balanced and 100% true-to-style. Keep up the great work, guys!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

EtTuCthulhu
3.3
Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian-Style Wheat
The color of this beer is hazy golden with a medium white head, and the aroma is a mixture of grass hops, wheat, and earthy yeast. The taste is mildly sour and a touch sweet, and the mouthfeel combines a medium body, soft carbonation, sour finish, and a slick texture. Overall, this beer is solid, but isnít anything remarkable.
Friday, July 26, 2013

kwoeltje
3
Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian-Style Wheat
(tap) slightly orange gold with white head. Aroma of yeast and wheat malt. Flavor is slightly sweet wheat malt, some banana and apricot.
Sunday, June 30, 2013

kwoeltje
3
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
(draft) pale gold with white head. Aroma of grainy malt. Flavor is grainy malt with a hint of hops in the finish.
Sunday, June 30, 2013

edgallow
2.7
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of grain, malt and grass. Taste is the malt, yeast and grass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, April 08, 2013

uncle_rick
3.3
Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian-Style Wheat
Pours a cloudy pale gold color with a finger off white head. Aroma of banana, honey, wheat, clove. Same of flavor with wheat and cereal too. Medium to light bodied. Really easy to drink, and very refreshing - always a dangerous combo when Uncle Rick is out on the town. Good German beer from St. Louis, though brewed in Wisonsin.
Monday, January 07, 2013

gregwilsonstl
3.6
Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian-Style Wheat
Sweet. Nearly clear gold. No head. Very drinkable. Sweet. Smooth. Fruity. Thanks Chris.
Sunday, December 30, 2012

seymour
3
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Drank two draft pints at Balducciís in a frosty mug. A grassy, refreshing, true-to-style pilsner. Nice husky grain and noble hop impression, slight chalk, light white bread mouthfeel, spritzy carbonation. Perhaps a small percentage of corn adjunct, but not in a flawed way. Delicious with St. Louis-style pizza.
Thursday, September 06, 2012

hayduke
2.1
Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian-Style Wheat
Sent to me by Strykzone in a trade. Poured a dingy orange with little head. Nose of cloves and yeast. Light body. Acrid mouthfeel. Flavor is "off" with a weird sourness that overwhelms everything else. Banana finally shows in finish. This bottle may well have been mishandled after leaving the brewer as other ratings show this to be quite acceptable.
Thursday, July 12, 2012

MmmcKay
3.2
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Smells a bit sweet. Corn and wheat. Sweet and mild grains. Tastes actually better and better as I drink it. Not great but alright. Decent for a whatever pilsner.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

jandd1983
3
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Sampled at the 2012 Westport Brewfest. It poured a clear yellow color with a small white head. The aroma was notes of corn, some grass, bread, yeast and hints of honey and floral hops. The taste was much of the same with notes of roasted corn, yeast and bread.
Sunday, May 20, 2012

wlajwl
3.6
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Aroma is bread, yeast and a noticeable German hop bite. The flavor is citrus, bread and a dry hop bite in the finish. Pretty good.
Friday, April 06, 2012

uncle_rick
3.1
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Pous straw yellow with a thin white white head. Subtle hop aroma. Taste is very clean and tastes great. There is a breadiness in the finish. Medium carbonation. Exactly what to expect from the style. A straight shooting well made pilsner.
Monday, January 02, 2012

jandd1983
2.8
Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian-Style Wheat
It poured a dark gold color with a white head. The aroma was of bananas, cloves and some bubblegum. The taste was similar with a prominent yeast flavor, some banana, cloves, and the bubblegum flavor.
Saturday, December 03, 2011

Bif
3.3
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Bottle- Pours a nice golden color with a large head and nice lacing. Aroma of fresh grain with a hint of sweetness. Taste of fresh grain with a mild sweetness. a nice bitterness and a dry finish. Fairly light body, crisp, clean and refreshing. Nice balance. Easy drinker, a good any time beer.
Sunday, November 13, 2011

jmagnus87
3
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
12oz bottle from Pickís poured into a shaker. Pours a hazy golden yellow with 2 fingers of white head. Heavy aroma of hops and some light grain. Taste is lightly bitter. Kinda skunky. Nice hop taste though. Medium bodied with a thick yet slick texture. Fizzy carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall, not bad. Kinda pricey for an average beer though. I would drink it again, if I could find it for 6 bucks per 6er instead of 10.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

csaso
2.7
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Bottle - small foamy head, lots of carbonation, light copper color, crisp typical pilsner flavor with mild hop bitterness
Saturday, October 08, 2011

dwaggs2
3
Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian-Style Wheat
Sample from beerfest. Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head that lasted throughtout the beer. Aroma was clove, spices, and banana. Flavor was grass, some citrus and yeast. Floateres throughout. Grainy. Pretty average all the way.
Thursday, September 15, 2011

agbeer
3.7
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Pour a golden blonde. Nice foamy head that doesnít really fade. Aroma reminiscient of bread and grass. Flavors same as the aroma - bread and grassy noble hops. Very pleasant. Light, crisp & clean.
Saturday, July 09, 2011

Bif
3.3
Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian-Style Wheat
Pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head that fades to just a bit of lacing. Aroma is primarily of fresh grain with traces of fruit and sweetness. Fresh grain taste with a mild trace of banana and citrus. Has a touch of bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly medium body, crisp and refreshing. Nice beer for the style. Much better than I expected. A solid kick back and relax beer.
Friday, July 08, 2011

agbeer
3.8
Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian-Style Wheat
Pours a dark gold. Has a fruity aroma to it, a bit of bubblegum. Has a light banana flavor to it. More subdued than most hefes. Needs more bubblegum & banana but definitely one I could drink at least 3 of in a session.
Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Strykzone
2.1
Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian-Style Wheat
12 oz. bottle. This pours an orange brown with no head in the tulip glass. The nose is yeast, cloves, and cloves and could be more genuine. The flavor could use some work, too. Powdery dried figs, bananas, and tangerines. Spices that are almost Fall but donít get there.A sourness permeates that puckers and clashes with the sweetness. Some beers just should not be put into production and this is one of them.
Sunday, July 03, 2011

vyvvy
3.2
Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian-Style Wheat
Pour hazy yellow / orange with a nice sized white head. The aroma has bubblegum, candied banana, cloves and what seems like plastic or band aids. Medium body thatís a bit slick and it has frothy carbonation. The flavor starts with a fake-ish banana flavor, brown sugar, cloves and a fully wheatiness. The finish is sweet and plasticy. A fair hefe, but it is better than most in the lower end price range.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

phaleslu
3.4
Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian-Style Wheat
Sample poured from a 12 oz. bottle at St. Louis Microfest 2011. Pours a nice, dull, cloudy gold color with a finger-thick white head. Looks unfiltered to me. Aroma of banana, bubblegum, sweet malts, honey, wheat, clove, and a grassy, earthy note that overwhelms the other hefeweizen notes just a bit. This smooths out in the flavor, which brings banana, sweet malts, honey, clove, dough, wheat, and cereal. Medium-bodied, with a chewy mouthfeel and low carbonation. Really nice German hefeweizen and a good sipper.
Monday, May 09, 2011

Finhead
3.3
Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian-Style Wheat
A hazy, light copper pour with a white head. It has a mildly sweet aroma filled with wheat. The light body has average carbonation and a slightly sweet taste. Pretty refreshing.
Sunday, May 08, 2011

wxman
3.1
Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian-Style Wheat
Pours a semi-cloudy deep golden with a substantial fluffy white head that diminishes somewhat, but sticks around. Not really cloudy enough to carry the "unfiltered" description, at least compared to a Bavarian hefe-weizen. Aroma is sweet malt and clove. Taste primarily clove and banana along with the sweet liquor of the malts. Not much hoppiness at all. A pretty good rendition of the style, at least compared to most American wheat ales, but not exceptional. Refreshing and well balanced, though.
Thursday, March 17, 2011

BelgianBeerGal
3.1
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Draft at Iron Barley. Nice gold color with a firm, foamy white head. Nice lacing. Absolutely classic Pils aroma with lovely malt. Silky mouthfeel. Flavor is a little muted but finishes with nice bitterness
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Dogbrick
3
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Sample at The Royale in St. Louis as part of "The Funk" Tuesday beer tasting. The beer is a clear golden color with a thin white head that burns away to a film eventually. Thin strings of lacing. Mildly spiced hops aroma that has some grainy malt notes. Light body with flavors of bready malt, grain and herbal hops. The finish is sweet and grainy with a short mild hops aftertaste. Just average overall.
Sunday, July 25, 2010

phaleslu
2.8
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Draft pint at The Royale. Pours a clear yellow-gold, a sharp color, with a solid, two-finger thick white head that dissipates into a small, lasting cap. Aroma of grassy hops, corn, sweet pale malts, honey, and straw. Flavor follows suit pretty well, grassy and grainy, with honey sweetness. Light-bodied, with active but soft carbonation and a grassy mouthfeel. They did a nice job on this style overall. Easy-to-drink, sessionable, and skunk-free.
Thursday, July 01, 2010

Finhead
3.1
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
A pale yellow pour with white head. It has a grainy malt aroma with some light citrus notes. The body is pretty full for a pilsner and has a somewhat slick texture. The taste ranges from mildly sweet at the beginning to moderately bitter at the finish.
Sunday, May 30, 2010

JPDIPSO
2.9
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Chill hazed dark straw color with a small but stable cm. of white smaller bubbles. Doughy aromas. Flour, light yeast , bit of floral hops. Sweeter flavors. A hot cereal taste, with cream of wheat and malt-o-meal coming to mind. A bit of corn comes to mind as well. Light honey and and grass to herbal hops in the middle and finish. LIght sweet grains in the linger. Seems more like a kolsh.
Sunday, October 18, 2009

Skyview
2.9
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Sampled during Great Taste of Midwest 2009 in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden pale yellow brew with a thin white head that quickly dissipates to a thin film. Aroma of golden grain malt, a hint of grassy hops and some honey. Taste is light to medium bodied, flavors of golden grain malt, a hint of honey and corn. Finish has a short grassy hop bitterness then a crisp, clean cut aftertaste.
Sunday, August 30, 2009

wxman
3.3
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
I have to agree with a previous rater. This brew is under-rated. We need to remember to rate against others of the same style and not prejudice against styles that are not our favorites. Sampled 2 years ago at a small pub in St. Louis, I found this to be a noteworthy domestic pils in the company of Victory and Stoudt. On draft, it pours a pale bright golden with a robust white head that diminishes some but continues to ring the glass as you consume. Crisp, clean taste of pale malt sweetness, fresh bread and a light hop bitterness. Some grassiness as well. This is a delicious summer thirstquencher true to the style as originally intended in the 19th Century.
Friday, May 29, 2009

Strykzone
2.8
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Golden and somewhat cloudy. Small white head that leaves decent lacing. Plenty of carbonation is visible. Aroma is Saaz hops, honey and grain. Flavor is dry and is grainy with malt, spice, and honey. The finish leaves a dry hop bitterness and is creamier.
Monday, May 11, 2009

sethdude
3.5
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Pours light gold with a medium head and medium lacing. Aroma is honey sweet malts, hop pepper. Flavor is much better than expected, finely balanced malt meets good dry hop right in the center of the flavor profile, absolutely no off notes in a medium body. Crisp, refreshing, and well done. There are not enough breweries doing these lighter lagers this well anymore. A very well made example of the style, and highly underrated here.
Sunday, May 03, 2009

RAYBOY01
2.9
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
dm9831...thanks muchly! Clear and pale golden pour, looking a touch oily with a moderate white head. Aroma of lightly roasty caramel malt and light herbal hops. Likewise in flavor with some additional grassy notes amd touches of corn, honey, and bread dough. Decent enough beer.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cornfield
3
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Rating from a bottle supplied by dm9831, carefully poured into my Choc Beer glass - It has a clear golden body with a modest white head and spotty lacing. The aroma is bready with some corn and honey topped off by grassy and zest hop scents. The flavor follows suit but is crying out for some more hops to truly raise it to the Pilsener level. All in all, though, a pretty sessionable lager.
Friday, February 27, 2009

Silphium
3.1
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Hazy straw-yellow body, thin off-white head. Grassy, lemony nose, soapy and herbal. The body has firm bite, with grassy hops and lemony citrus. Bitter, herbal finish. Surprisingly refreshing on winterís warmest day.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

dm9831
2.7
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
lightly hazy gold color, medium white head, pretty lacy. mild grainy aroma, sour notes, hints of corn. malty backbone in the flavor, with hints of spice and corn and bread. light bodied, dry finish. rather enjoyable, if mild, brew.
Friday, February 06, 2009

Ibrew2or3
3.4
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Pours straw gold with micro thin off white head. The aroma is grainy malts, sweet malts and vague hops that hint toward citrus. The taste starts with a nice hoppiness moving into grainy malts and sweet malts. The mix of varied malt notes and hops makes for a very pleasing Pilsner.
Sunday, January 18, 2009

kiefdog
2.8
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Pours a clear yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of corn, grass, bread, yeast, some hints of honey and floral hops. Flavor is really much of the same with notes of roasted corn, yeast and bread. Generally light body with a slight sweet, slightly malty finish.
Saturday, January 17, 2009

sebletitje
2.3
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
courtesy of rrg1gb as extras. Pours golden, white head. Aroma of sweet corn and hops. Taste of floral hops, corn, light malts and caramel with some grains. The aroma makes up for the boring taste.
Thursday, January 15, 2009

gunhaver
2.5
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Bottle, courtesy sebletitje. Pours a slightly hazy yellowish hue, with a filmy white head and lacing. Aroma of corn, apples, dry grain and a wheat finish in the end. Corny grain flavors, slight dry wheat. Dry finish. So exciting!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009

krysztofar
3.2
Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian-Style Wheat
12oz bottle. amber orange color. moderately lasting foamy white head. strong bubblegum aroma, light clove and spice scents. zesty, spicy start. banana and clove dominate the flavor. finish is reminiscent of lemon tea.
Sunday, November 30, 2008

bhensonb
3
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
Bottle from Friar Tuck in St. Louis. Golden color with a large finely bubbled head. Lots of grassy hop in the aroma, with perhaps some light bread beneath. Body is medium; carboation is frothy. Flavor is nicely grassy bitter, with some malt - hops 1, malt less than 1. It has a nice clean bitter finish. Does somewhat resemble a Bohemian product. Quite like the ending.
Sunday, September 14, 2008

DarkElf
2.8
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
01-May-08 (12-oz bottle: Free sample bottle for stewarding the 2008 World Beer Cup in San Diego, CA) Not sure what kind of "golden pilsener" this is. In the glass, it’s golden-orange in color and extremely hazy, bordering on cloudy. A large, billowing head fills the top two inches of the glass with large bubbles and despite the expectation of a fast-falling head, it never settles below half an inch. And though the ringed lacing is a little sloppy, ringed lacing is still impressive. The pleasant but un-pilsener-like nose is grassy and mildly grainy, but also very fruity like fresh apricots and smells slightly of diacetyl. Again, mildly sweet, fresh stone fruits shine through in the flavor, almost pushing aside the mildly bitter, citrusy backing. Grainy malts are most definitely a background flavor. Despite the overactive heading, this beer is somewhat low in carbonation on the palate. The medium body is too heavy for a pilsener and not at all clean or refreshing. Forgetting that this is supposed to be a pilsener, it’s not a bad-tasting beer. But how the brewery thought this beer had a shot at winning a World Beer Cup medal in the German style pilsener is beyond me.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

dwaggs2
2.9
Griesedieck Brothers Golden Pilsener
This beer wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. Pours a golden color. Aroma is grassy. This is a well balances beer. Would get this again. This is an easy drinking beer
Friday, July 18, 2008

thegreenrooster
2.7
Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian-Style Wheat
Pour is a cloudy gold with a large white head. Aroma is ok with some banana and clove in there. Flavor is a little bit of a let down. Some cloves and a bit of lemon show up but nothing to carry this one over to the good side. Average at best.
Saturday, June 07, 2008