Weltenburger Hefe-Weissbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
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3.9/5 rDev +5.7%
On-tap at Beachwood Brewing
Pours a cloudy golden orange with a fluffy white head. Nice banana on the nose, plenty of wheat, and a great biscuit malt sweetness. Moderate clove aroma throughout and just a hint of bubblegum. Sweet bread and biscuit mealtimes on the nose. A hint of bubblegum, light citrus, an plenty of banana. Nice clove spiciness, soft wheat flavor, and a touch of straw. Really nice.
10-24-2012 19:47:03 | More by womencantsail
4.13/5 rDev +11.9%
Been enjoying the Weltenburger lagers, but haven't tried the Weizens yet. Here's the first for me.
Brown, half-liter bottle, no real translatable dating to find. $3.50. Poured into my HB modified Will Becker -- great for any German style.
A -- Hazy peach color with a tremendously dense, slow-settling, light cream colored head.
S -- Clove and bubblegum up front, light bready malts and grainy wheat back. Even some mild citrus in the finish.
T -- Sweet, bready malts up front with light graininess, mellow phenols from the Weizen yeast balance nicely. Lightest citrus and bitterness in the finish.
M -- Medium-light body with a spritzy to dry mouthfeel.
O -- Maybe not the best Weizen I've ever tried, but this is a great example for anyone looking for something out-of-the-ordinary line of well-known brands. It has bigger, more pronounced flavors than many others and even takes on similar characters as Schneider.
08-08-2012 20:46:05 | More by steveh
3.55/5 rDev -3.8%
I picked up a couple bottles of these light ("hell") hefes at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL for $2.99 each. 1 pint 0.9oz brown bottles with no freshness date and no other information about the beer on the label.
Careful with the pour here as I got 90% of the glass to fill with white foam even with a tilted 45 degree angle pour. After the head went down (which took a few minutes), the beer revealed itself to be a hazy straw yellow color and it left plenty of nice lacing on the glass with each sip.
The typical banana/clove aroma was there, but it was mild compared to most hefes I've tried. Also picking up the wheat smell and some bready yeast.
Big under-ripe (almost green) banana flavor, along with some clove, white pepper, and lemony citrus taste. You can taste the wheat as well. The biggest disappointment is that all these flavors don't last very long. You taste them for a few seconds and then - poof - they're gone. No lingering aftertaste at all.
Light to medium bodied with low carbonation.
It's alright, but not good enough to get the good or exceptional rating from me.
06-16-2012 10:20:31 | More by matjack85
3.65/5 rDev -1.1%
A- Pours a sexy hef color, 1.5 finger head
S- Banana and cloves, but a bit feint and light on the spice. A tad bready for a hef.
T- Again, heavy on the banana, light on the spice.
M- A bit flat, but pretty on-target
O- This one doesn't stack up to the best bavarian hefeweizens, but is a step or two above the american offerings.
06-12-2012 05:45:35 | More by dsprainman
3.43/5 rDev -7%
500ml bottle into Weisse glass 27/10/11 sent out by EskimoDave
A murky dirty orange with the stranded shitload of bubbles that feed a large well retained three finger head that leaves spotted lace well down the glass
S not very strong but there's some wheat and banana and clove perhaps a little lemon and bubblegum
T tastes a little stronger then the smell with lots of dry cereal on top of what I smell, still a pretty basic Hefe
M not as light as expected and plenty of bubbles help its cause
O an OK beer but I stop before saying it's "good" I have pretty high standards whit this style and this ones just not exciting me
I think this may be my 300th brewery sampled, mind you if I lived in Germany this landmark wouldn't be all that impressive. When you live in a province that has maybe half a dozen breweries and 3.5million people you envy the Germans
10-28-2011 17:42:16 | More by wordemupg
British Columbia (Canada)
3.75/5 rDev +1.6%
A: Hazy straw with a white head, thin ring of retention leaves a little lace.
S: Definitely clove-forward, but not overpowering, white pepper, vanilla and subtle hints of tropical fruit.
T: Clove, wheaty biscuits, a little more bitterness than most (I like that), hints of banana bread and candied pineapple.
M: Moderate body is well-attenuated, not overly carbonated, crisp finish.
D: A good drinker.
This one has bottled & traveled well, but it is lacking a bit of a fresh flavour.
10-10-2011 22:21:45 | More by Derek
3.4/5 rDev -7.9%
500ml bottle thanks to EskimoDave, cheers! Best before of 27/09/11 is just a couple weeks away.
Pours a glass full of bubbles on the initial attempt, loads of carbonation, hazy and a light golden, streams of bubbles feed a pile of foam that reigns on top.
Nose has some light cloves and spicing atop a sweet banana and grain base, thin and a little washed out aside from the initial burst of spice. Flavor is dominated by spicing and banana, light bubblegum, faint citrus in the back along with a slight tang. Thin sweetness in the middle that is reminiscent of nothing but a thin sweetness, muddled grain notes, slighty bready character with a dash of honey, light drying in the finish, spot on carbonation. Drinkable in spaded on a hot summer day I imagine but not an exemplar of the style.
09-20-2011 04:16:38 | More by ritzkiss
Weltenburger Hefe-Weissbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
83 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.