Arbor Brewing Bavarian Bliss - Arbor Brewing Company
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Reviews by WakeandBake:
2.8/5 rDev -18.4%
A a hazy off yellow color pour with a thin foamy white head, slight lacing left, light carbonation. Aroma of wheat,light clove and bananna. Flavor is somewhat watered down, very light, some wheat malt a little yeastyness,light clove and bananna, oily mouthfeel,light body, undercarbonated , sessionable , a very light spice in the finish,lightly sweet , an odd brew , sort of misses the mark, nothing offensive but lacking in many areas for me to buy again .
07-11-2009 19:09:03 | More by WakeandBake
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3.15/5 rDev -8.2%
On-tap at the brewpub, served in a weizen glass.
The aroma is spot on with spicy cloves and a hint of banana. On the palate, however, this beer is a beer is too dry and the water is too hard, it even tastes a little salty. The wheat malts and yeast character is still there in the flavor, but the mouthfeel and that dryness really detract from an otherwise tasty hefe.
08-27-2008 13:31:48 | More by tempest
3.58/5 rDev +4.4%
Light yellow body with a decent head on top. Nose is fairly standard for the style: yeast and spice, with some vague clove notes being the most dominant in the latter category.
The flavour is also fairly straight-forward: a thin-bodied but heavily carbonated wheat beer that leans heavily on the malts, but which also incorporates generous helpings of yeast induced spicy notes with some slight banana aspects. Not huge, but enjoyable.
Mouth and drinkability were both slightly above average: reasonable decent body but not remarkable, reasonably good value and easy to drink, but not spectacular.
The bottom line: Arbor's take on the Hefeweizen style is reasonably true, but doesn't do anything particularly special either. A serviceable brew.
04-02-2008 01:03:33 | More by CortexBomb
3.63/5 rDev +5.8%
The beer appeared a very nice hazy orange with a huge big white head that was well retained and left some nice lacing. The beer gave off a very pleasant wheat aroma. Not great, but better than some American made Hefeweizens. The taste of the beer was good wheat flavor, but it was light on the banana and cloves that a good Hefe would have. The beer had a lighter feel to it, super easy to drink and very enjoyable. Overall, a quality brew and one that I hope to enjoy again.
07-27-2011 23:32:28 | More by PhillyStyle
3.55/5 rDev +3.5%
What a spicy beer! I don't know if I've had one as spicy as this. Take an orange slice and drop it in a barrel of spices - this is it. As others have noted, this is a fairly cloudy brew. Not quite as drinkable as some other wheat beers like Oberon, but for those who enjoy a spicy and slightly more bitter wheat beer this is worth a try.
05-05-2009 07:50:28 | More by Harfatum
2.1/5 rDev -38.8%
I made a vigorous pour to achieve very little head. It is golden in color. It has a cider smell to it. It doesn't have much taste up front, but it finishes sour. It is watery. I thought I may have gotten a bad batch, but other reviewers have had similar conclusions. I may have to try this one fresh from the tap next time I'm in Ann Arbor to give it a second chance.
11-27-2009 19:11:36 | More by buschbeer
3/5 rDev -12.5%
Poured fast down the middle, but very little head.
Classic smell of bannana and cloves.
Very light tasting. Thin.
Tastes and smells like they used the proper fermentation temperature and yeast...but did not use the proper grains to achieve this style of beer.
04-09-2010 01:23:09 | More by Skitowneric
2.38/5 rDev -30.6%
Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with just a little off white head that goes away.
Smell: Standard hefe spices. There is some banana and clove along with some citrus notes.
Taste: This beer is fine until you start to drink it. It tastes like a normal hefe right off the bat, but those good flavors of fruit and spice fade to watery and then a bit sour. Light malt, but the off taste takes over. The finish is bitter and a bit sour.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: Not a very good beer. Definitely won't have another.
10-08-2011 23:03:08 | More by oline73
1.1/5 rDev -67.9%
Bought at Big Ten in East Lansing and swilled straight from the bottle.
Well, attempted to swill. Once the cap's off, it's obvious there's trouble, as a foul, bitter, college slumming-beer stench hits me. As bad as that is the taste might be worst: Acrid, rotten, fermented soggy bread. Remember when as a kid you first stole a sip of your dad's beer and wondered why the f*ck anyone would drink something that vile? This is the impression I have of Bavarian Bliss. I run to the sink because I can't wait to get this stuff down the drain.
This isn't the best rated beer on the site, but nothing to suggest THIS, so something must have gone wrong with the bottle. Not to mention, Arbor is a small brewery, no doubt working hard to make good beer, and I'm out here telling the world they made something worse than MGD? So while I feel guilty about the review, I stand by it, and hope I just got a bad, bad bottle.
04-15-2011 21:38:36 | More by lurpy1
4.1/5 rDev +19.5%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint.
A: Pours an appropriately cloudy, golden, orange-y brown colors with the tiniest hint of head. Mostly just a thick and bubbly ring. Lots of suspended tendrils of yeasty goodness floating through the glass. No lace to speak of.
S: Nice aromas of tangy citrus, toasted bread, cardamom/clove, nutmeg, and a little peek of banana.
T: Tart lemon, toasted malt, and spice right off the bat. After it warms a bit hints of orange/grapefruit, banana, and spicy herbal hops make their appearance.
M: Dry maltiness, and tangy citrus frutiness make for a refreshing palate cleanser.
D: Summer and hefeweizens go hand in hand. This one is pretty good and quite refreshing. I expected more clove/banana/bubble gum flavors but instead was surprised by the refreshingly bracing lemon/citrus flavors.
06-02-2008 22:42:43 | More by GbVDave
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +16.6%
Got this one in an Arbor taster from Holiday Market. Probably my favorite beer out of the bunch, although the Sacred Cow IPA was very good as well. Basically this one hits most of the hefe necessities right on: nice light yellow color with a solid finger of white head, nose of wheat and spices, flavor of lots of citrus, light bananas, and wheat. Good body and solid carbonation. Pours Maybe not the best hefe weizen ever, but definitely a good contribution by an American brewer.
08-27-2007 16:30:54 | More by soupyman10
3.94/5 rDev +14.9%
A 12 oz bottle poured into one of my weizen glasses. This beer pours a clear medium golden color. Much clearer than I am used to beers of this style being. The nice white head is about an inch thick when first poured and settles to a decent foam layer about 1/4 inch thick and ten eventually to a nice medium size ring lining the inside of the glass. Little lace though. Aromas are a bit of citrus, toasted bread, and banana clove. Has a good citrusy, slightly toasted bready malt flavor along with banana clove spice. Rounded out with a touch of hop bitterness on the back end of the tongue. Very tasty. Has a slightly crisp, but malty smooth medium bodied mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. A pretty decent beer overall and flavor wise pretty much spot on for this style, but I feel it could have benefited from a bit more carbonation.
01-16-2013 06:04:25 | More by neenerzig
3.53/5 rDev +2.9%
Appearance: an orangy yellow. quite hazy. small foamy head that fades slowly
Smell: bananas are very strong and just about dominate the beer. some slight spiciness to it.
Taste: again the bananas are strong but on the backside there are some clove and spice flavors
Mouthfeel: good and lighter
Overall: a middle of the road hefeweizen. not great but not bad. it has some good flavors but it is neither complex nor unique.
04-28-2013 13:35:22 | More by SportsandJorts
3.38/5 rDev -1.5%
Enjoyed on tap at the Arbor Brew Pub.
This one poured a medium and cloudy yellow color with a small sized white head. Aromas of cloves, wheat, spicy, and lemons. Tastes of bananas, wheat, and lemons. Tastes a tad bit of a let down vs. the aromas.
Notes from 05/06/06.
11-20-2008 19:13:09 | More by hopdog
Arbor Brewing Bavarian Bliss from Arbor Brewing Company
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