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Weltenburger Hefe-Weissbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-05-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-21-2013 04:38:52 | More by oriolesfan4
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

01-22-2013 03:59:52 | More by Peyton5410
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-12-2012 02:17:21 | More by st9647v3
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

11-19-2012 16:34:06 | More by t0rin0
Photo of womencantsail


3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2012 19:47:03 | More by womencantsail
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-29-2012 02:30:58 | More by duceswild
Photo of steveh


4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 20:46:05 | More by steveh
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-08-2012 19:17:05 | More by aztraz
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-17-2012 21:54:47 | More by adamcthomp
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-16-2012 16:57:12 | More by contec
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3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 10:20:31 | More by matjack85
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3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 05:45:35 | More by dsprainman
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-18-2012 20:48:01 | More by Brewsed
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-30-2011 04:03:23 | More by snowsurfer422
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-07-2011 19:23:13 | More by ROGUE16
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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +35.5%

12-02-2011 01:52:39 | More by Snellgg5
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Alberta (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 17:42:16 | More by wordemupg
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 22:21:45 | More by Derek
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Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 04:16:38 | More by ritzkiss
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2.85/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This one pours a light to medium in body, dull and only lightly cloudy gold in color. It has a one finger sudsy white head. It's pretty clear for a German hefe, and disappointingly so. It smells of sweet pale malts, cloves, smells fruity, and wet bread dough. It has the usual adjectives but not the usual effect or appeal. The flavor is of sweet and fruity, almost banana-esque, yeast and spice. It's an odd and awkwardly sweet mix for the style. I'm not really a fan. It drinks light to medium in body and doesn't nearly life up to other authentic German hefes. This one just misses the mark with me.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 03:46:30 | More by aasher
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3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy, muddled orange-yellow (or is it yellow-orange?). Nice big, fluffy white head that takes its time going down.

S- Tart lemons and a wheaty twang with subtle clove and yeast notes.

T- Tart wheat snap upfront segues into a chalky yeast. Finishes clean with very little aftertaste and a light, grassy bitterness.

M- Medium-bodied with a good, snappy carbonation.

Just an OK hefeweizen. The flavor leaves quite a bit to be desired. It's just a little too mild. Nice and refreshing on a hot day, but aside from that, it's just so-so.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 02:47:59 | More by vtfan77
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, murky cloudy orange with a thick, white head. Banana, bubble gum, orange zest, cloves and malt in the scent.

Nice, fruity malty taste with a good dose of spice. (My curry is killing it a bit). Low hops, citrus notes.

Smooth carbonation, nice finish. A very enjoyable hefe.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 02:21:26 | More by BDTyre
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New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a murky orange with a light to medium haze. On top lies a monstrous firm and rigid foam head that was ivory in color. Carbonation was medium, spacious, and quickly paced. Smidges of lace speckle the glass in random and moderate coverage.

S: Scents of slightly tart oranges and wet bread are to be had on the nose. There is a bit of spicy citrus as well, light lemon and yeasty presence lurking about.

T: Sparkling flavor of bananas, lightly tart oranges, and perhaps a bit of apple juice. Light lemon citrus and cloves come about on the close. Yeasty, with a sharp and clean flavor off the tongue and a good presence of wheat with an ending wet quenching nature.

M: bright and lively brought about by the sparkling sharp carbonation that made things dance on the tongue. Decent amount of fullness, probably due to unfiltered nature and conditioning.

O: Overall makes for a good summer time quencher. Good flavor, and sharp carbonation makes this pop and a good way to beat the heat without being weighed down.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 22:48:05 | More by beerthulhu
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New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- cloudy straw color with big foamy head. Poured into HP Weisse glass. alot of yeaast settled to botttom of bottle. It took alot of swirls to dissolve.

S-light aroma of bannanas and cloves

T-refreshing light taste of wheat and cloves. not much of bananas as I expected

M- light carbonation. light body. very drinkable on a hot summer day.

O- nice brew refreshing light a crisp. Not the best hefe beer around but a good one.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 22:14:23 | More by sfsean28
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3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into a Hefe glass.

(A)- Pours a cloudy golden orange/yellow color. Produced a huge fluffy pure white colored head with a ridiculous retention behind it. Plenty of lacing left behind as it finally started to dissipate.

(S)- Dry and with tons of a yeasty wheat component. Slightly earthy like straw with subtle lemon and clove. Plenty of ripe banana.

(T)- Very similar to the smell. Dry with a big primary baked bread/wheat profile. Subtle bits of lemon and banana.

(M)- A crisp carbonation level. A nice balance too of wheat and fruit with a good dry yeast profile. Smooth and refreshing.

(D)- A good Hefeweiss. Primarily on the dry yeasty wheat spectrum for the style, but it still fits. Crisp and refreshing. I love this style for summer and spingtime.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 13:54:55 | More by sweemzander
Weltenburger Hefe-Weissbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
83 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.