Bierkrug (2129) - - OCT 18, 2010
500 ml bottle in Germany. Hazy coppery color with short white head, when poured correctly has a nice cloudy hue. Very over ripe banana and yeast aroma. Interesting taste might come from the Champain hopps that are uesed in this beer a very different beer but one that stands out. Superior beer. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 1, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 it was only when i brought this home from the fine ambrosetti beershop in berlin that i found out it had champagne yeast in the bottle. and it looked like champagne, clear and excitable and then the head died quickly. the aroma was also very champagney and the finsh as well with a bit of cloves in there. this is in between berliner weisse and bavarian wheat beer - it is quite tart but much fuller-bodied than berliner weisse, with rich alcohol to reward you and some vanilla. like champagne it goes straight to your head. well worth trying even though you may not like it beeracoon (511) - - DEC 20, 2012
Medium white head. Very strange cloudy, misty consistence with black particles floating around. Definitely no eye-candy. Idiosyncratic yeasty champagne aroma with strong notes of vanilla. Pleasantly fruity taste and a likewise fruity palate with, again, hints of vanilla. Good one. Beerbarella (348) - - DEC 20, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours stringy cloudy amber with masses floating around. It says this beer is made with ’Sekthefe’ (=sparkling wine yeast) and it really has a bit of a sparkling wine aroma, with strong notes of fruits and honey. Sweet and sour fruity honey taste with vanilla notes. Sparkly sour-sweet honey palate. shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Bottle. Very musty banana and wheat malt aroma. Hazy amber yellow with small head. Dry, musty wheat malt flavor. This tastes much more like a Saison than any Hefe - an extremely different German beer but excellent none the less.
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2003
Was expecting something a bit more kellery or sekty but it's pretty much a standard hefe, but a very good one. Weihenstephan style - very smooth, creamy, sweet and vanillaish, with low carbonation so you can slam it down fast. traces of chicken skin, peaches and bread in the aftertaste. MichaelAwesome (6545) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2012
0,5 l bottle shared with McTapps. This one is great. A good looking orange-brown colour with a medium carbonation for a weizen. But the taste and aroma show up with a lot of medium tasting yeast giving it a kind of smooth feeling in the mouth. Different to other weizen as it does nit come that carbonated and sour. Top. rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2006
Pale hazy yellow. Clean fruity esters, seems very yummy. Unbelievably flowery hibiscus tone with notes of almonds and cherry stone. Wonderful, yet unusual weizen! McTapps (6954) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2012
Light head, great in flavour. Aromas of yeast and bananas. Little bit too sour for my taste. DanielBrown (4528) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2006 Bottle from the Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Prior to opening this I was wondering exactly what would constitute a Kellerweizen - I didn’t twig the champagne yeast thing and thought it might be russett coloured... It’s not red, it’s a bright gold, with extreme fizziness and a pillowy, billowing white head. Familiar Hefe banana aroma. Very odd taste: a Hefe finish, but prior to that a sour, appley taste, distinctly cidery. Prior to rating, if I had to pin this down to a particular style, I’d have said a golden Landbier, with bits of a Kristall - I didn’t think it thick enough for a Hefe. A strange concoction - a mess you might call it, but I choose to see it as an interesting experiment. Lambic reminiscent or Berliner weisse? - possibly. Refreshing? - yes. Engaging? - yes, I’d say so. A tricky one this, as I’m sure you can gather, but I’d have it again gladly and would like some comparative examples....