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Unfiltered Bavarian-Style Wheat - Griesedieck Brothers Brewery

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Unfiltered Bavarian-Style WheatUnfiltered Bavarian-Style Wheat

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10 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Griesedieck Brothers Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Unfiltered Bavarian-Style Wheat is an example of the consistency one would expect from a great German wheat beer. Thanks to our Munich-born weizen yeast, this unfiltered wheat ale has a fresh ripe banana flavor and aroma with a hint of cloves.

12 IBU

(Beer added by: stagman on 12-18-2007)
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Reviews by TippySelenoid:
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TippySelenoid

Missouri

3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

It was cloudy gold with a foamy white head. The head held itself together nicely.

It smelled wheaty. There was a noticable clove aroma as well as banana.

The wheat flavors were nicely done. A spicy bite from the hops. There was a bit of banana and a hint of spice.

It was medium bodied with a smooth carbonation.

This beer was ok. I like the lager better.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 23:54:32 | More by TippySelenoid
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jmccullough108

Missouri

2/5  rDev -41.3%

10-26-2013 00:01:24 | More by jmccullough108
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Megahertz

Missouri

3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a Hoffman House chalice.

A - Decanted, as I prefer my weizen's "krystall". A good yeast slug indicates it could have been just nice and cloudy with a good bavarian-style bottle roll. As poured, crystal clear deep gold with a good sized white heat that falls into a thin crown. Carbonation appears medium.

S - Light cloves and bubblegum with a trace of banana and cracker.

T - A "gentle" beer. Initial bready cracker sweetness is quickly overcome by phenolic clove and herbal hops with a much more subtle banana and bubblegum. Finish is slightly sweet and bready.

M - Soft, silky smooth with brisk carbonation that cleanses.

O - An impressively authentic bavarian hefeweizen. On the clove side of the continuum rather than a banana bomb.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 17:10:05 | More by Megahertz
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -12%

07-26-2012 20:44:01 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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zeff80

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a one-finger head of white, bubbly foam. It left little to no lacing on the glass.

S - It smelled of banana, wheat and some yeastiness.

T - It tasted of spiciness with a yeasty bite. Good cracked wheat flavor.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is an okay hefeweizen. It didn't look like a great hefe, but it tasted good.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 01:53:17 | More by zeff80
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soju6

Missouri

3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head that fades to just a bit of lacing.

S: Aroma is primarily of fresh grain with traces of fruit and sweetness.

T: Fresh grain taste with a mild trace of banana and citrus. Has a touch of bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Fairly medium body, crisp and refreshing.

O: Nice beer for the style. Much better than I expected. A solid kick back and relax beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 18:26:10 | More by soju6
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Tone

Missouri

3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, strong grain, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight metallic, grain, hint of hop, and slight sweet malt. Overall, not a great example of a Hefeweizen, too much grain/metallic flavor and very little head retention/lacing.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2011 13:34:34 | More by Tone
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TheSarge

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well hopefully this brew stays true to he style, vice most US attempts.

Poured this one into a Weihenstephan weizen glass, and it looks great. There is about a three finger thick off white foam crown and a hazy golden colored body. The foam could retain a bit better.

Aroma wise it's on par. Nice spice of clove and banana round out the profile.

The taste shares the banana and bubblegum traits as in the aroma, and this aspect is also on par for the style, but doesn't quite rank at the top.

Feel wise it's crisp and thirst quenching. Perhaps a tinge oily in the middle.

Not the greatest hefeweizen out there but one of the best American made ones.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 22:48:28 | More by TheSarge
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MTNboy

Germany

3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a typical hazy gold orange color of most wheat beers. Don't get me wrong I like that and that is the way it should look. The head is a little off white but very fluffy with a lot of lace.

Smell: It has fruity banana, citrus, and melon aroma with grassy and clove tones.

Taste: It is an odd blend of sweet, bitter and sour. It has a good grainy taste but at the same time yeasty and bread like.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied overall but I thought it was a little light for a wheat beer.

Drinkability: Not bad, I would drink it again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2008 12:53:55 | More by MTNboy
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stagman

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this at Riddles in U-City on tap.

Pours a hazy orange color. The head is absolutely amazing - looks like a white cloud that's just sitting on top of the beer.

Has a blended aroma of banana and cloves. Definitely has the yeasty aroma that is present in German hefes.

Has a nice mixed taste of wheat are barley, with noble hops just barely present. The yeast helps bring forth a blend of banana, bubblegum, and cloves. A bit crisp, but not at all a light beer. Has more backbone in terms of flavor and body, and has a decent amount of carbonation. Finishes clean with still a bit of cloves popping in near the end.

Absolutely amazing. I didn't think there was a hefeweizen available in the St Louis area that was true to what the Germans brew. Most of the local brewers have dumbed down their wheats, but the Griesedieck Bros. have reestablished what a hefeweizen what a true hefe should taste like. I just wish I could get this in bottles. Well done!

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2007 16:07:01 | More by stagman
Unfiltered Bavarian-Style Wheat from Griesedieck Brothers Brewery
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