Sonnenbräu Ebermannstadt Eber-Weisse

Formerly brewed at Brauerei-Gasthof Sonne (Sonnenbräu)
Style: German Hefeweizen
Ebermannstadt, Germany
Serve in Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (18506) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes goldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, fruchtig, bananig. Geschmack hefig, bananig fruchtig, minimal würzig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Erzengel (8242) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2014
Das Bier ist insgesamt sehr laff, ganz leicht hefig und in Anklängen frisch-süffig. Der Abgang ist ziemlich kurz und trocken, erinnert an Apfelwein…
--> gibt bessere...
Test vom 22.1.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,9,10,6,12,7 - 8,35

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boddhitree (58) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
There are many words in German that use pig or sow (connoting "extremely") to denote great taste or greatness of any sort, so maybe that explains the pig on the label? Schweinegut (pig-great), sau-lecker (pig-delicious) are 2 I can think of, but there’s also saumäßig (lousy, or beastly, or rotten). Maybe that’s what they could be hinting at with this picture. Besides the fun picture of a pig drinking a Weissbier on the label, the label on the top states "Yeasty, Drinkable, Top-Fermenting" and on the side or (bottom) part I find the best, "Bottle-fermented," which for me says live yeast to possibly harvest for my homebrew. On the back label is a bigger surprise for me. Besides the normal BS about RHG, it states it uses Aroma hops. However, that might just mean "aroma hops" were used instead of "bittering hops" as the main hop additions. After drinking so many fränkische Biere without a leaf of aroma hops and lots of Noble hop bitterness, it should be nice to get variety. It opened with a bang, yes, it’s bottle fermented, and I had to close the flip top immediately to avoid a minor mess. The beer pours like a regular Weisse, with a light orangish tinge to a nice deep, dark yellow. Foam is huge of course, but dissipated and laid down by the time these last 2 sentences were typed. It’s not see-through clear, but not of a hefe-weizen thickness. It looks like a normal protein haze of some of my homebrews that are a signature of bottle fermentation with some yeast in suspension. It’s not bubbling up CO2 like many Weissbiere, but that may be because I’m drinking it out of a Pils glass. The aroma is wheat full-bore with orange marmelade lemon and a hint of bubblegum, yet no trace of aroma hops :(. The initial tastes is has a hint of sourness, spritzy but not overly so like a Hefeweizen. The wheat is as noticable as the Pils malt is. The taste has very, very light bubblegum but more in the direction of citrus, but not lemon, and finally, more of a sweet aftertaste. Basically, it’s a sweet and sour taste that lingers without any hint of hops. In summer, I can imagine it to be a great thirst quencher of a warm, sunny day. The mouthfeel is not think nor thin, really a happy medium. Overall, I think I would’ve like it better sitting in the shade of tree with a little sweat from a nice warm day. Normally, I wouldn’t expect sourness in a Weissbier but with the Eber-Weisse, it fits in nicely. I would give it a 4 out of 5.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (5991) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2012
(bottle) pours a murky golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of heavy caramel, wheat and burnt toffee, with a hint of kiwi fruit. flavour is mostly the same, wheat and caramel, slightly meaty. watery body with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (3202) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2012
banana, Exotic fruits, dough, bread, bubblegum, amber-orange, cloudy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (11649) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2012
Hazy golden color with huge frothy white head. Aroma of red fruit, banana, yeast. Taste, fruity with yeast, banana, clove.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (15774) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle @ Brewery. Pours hazy golden with a white head. nose is extremely phenolic. Herbs, cabbage and mint. Flavor is wheat and yeast. Slightly tart. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10580) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle @ Mega Bavarian Beer Tasting in Schlitz. Lightly, whitish yellow golden appearance with a white head. Moderately spicy, banana, light citrusy aroma. A bit tangy, lemon/orange citrusy, creamy, fairly yeasty flavor. Pretty decent but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 7, 2012
The head is ok, the body cloudy. It tastes sweet and a bit sour, yeasty, nice. It is refreshing and a bit fruity-citrus, light and sweet. Ok! 12/11/11/10/12/11

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4165) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 22, 2012
bread, toast, spruce, earthy, banana, cooked vegetables, vanilla, amber, sparkling, frothy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, creamy, soft carbonation, oily feel, astringent,

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