rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Plank is another of the small, family owned traditional weissbier breweries that has finally made its way to U.S. shores from its small town home in Bavaria. Located just west of Regensburg in Laaber, this 16th generation brewery has won gold at the past 4 World Beer Cups and was awarded "Small Brewer of the Year" in 2006.
Their weissbier is a little darker than the macro versions that many Americans are used to, but the additional body holds up well during import.
The head is soft and fluffy and the taste is balanced, with hints of the traditional banana/clove without being overwhelming. The mouthfeel is full, soft and slightly fruity.
This is an outstanding traditional weissbier!
Serving type: bottle Bierkrug (2129) - - MAR 31, 2013
500 ml bottle direct from the Brewery in Laaber, Germany. Pours a hazy dark hazy orange color with an large frothy white head that mostly lasted with nice lacing. Aroma is full of sour citrus, banana and cloves. Taste is medium sweet flavor, slight bananas, cloves and with a medium spicy sweet palate of lasting duration. Very different. Excellent in all ways as a Hefe! lastbutnotyeast (11) - Bavaria, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2017
Definitely one of the TOP3 Weißbiere/German whit beers. It is actually quite dry for German standards. Ayinger has stronger ester note but is sweeter. FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2008
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 Sampled form 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark golden color with a huge yellow-white head. The aroma was sweet and yeasty with moderate notes of citrus and a hint of banana. The flavor was sweet, yeasty and a bit musty with noted of citrus, banana and bubblegum. The finish was long, sweet and yeasty. Excellent! KyotoLefty (10692) - 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.
DrBayern (1140) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2008
50 cl. bottle on 3/14/08. Massive white frothy head burst forth from a hazy gold pour, maintaining a notable presence for quite a while. Aroma is dominated by yeast, and the fruit esters are more subtle here than other more assertive examples. Spicy notes are quite subdued as well.
Smooth, medium body and lively effervescence match up well to produce a satisfying, yet clean mouthfeel. Honey and light fruit flavors balance well with a very soft and gentle bitterness. An undercurrent of light sourness adds another dimension, and helps with a dry finish. A very well balanced and understated hefe, beautifully crafted.easily drinkable, and refreshing. AirForceHops (7815) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 20, 2010
16.9 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. A classic example of the style. Aroma and taste is fantastic banana clove, wheat and mild hops. What makes this stand out is the slightly more malt they use. It creates a darker color and the malt gives it a bit more body. This won two gold medals ( 2006 and 2008) for a reason. I dream of the day I can get this on tap. FANTASTIC hefe.