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Weizen Anno 25 Hefe Weisse - Aktien-Brauerei Kaufbeuren AG

Weizen Anno 25 Hefe WeisseWeizen Anno 25 Hefe Weisse

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74
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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 30.58%


Brewed by:
Aktien-Brauerei Kaufbeuren AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 06-12-2005)
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Reviews by mtwentz:
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mtwentz

Washington

2.23/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

yeah, the head was a waste, just disappeared.
Looks like a pale hef, kinda sickly cloudy.
The smell is like the looks: thin, jammy like a fruity, heavy red wine, very un hef like.
Theres a taste I can't quite get my finger on...
Finally nailed it!:

STRAWBERRY RHUBARB.

I'd like to see this next to the lambics

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 06:13:49 | More by mtwentz
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ZachRusk

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

05-23-2013 18:44:06 | More by ZachRusk
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Murrhey

Montana

2.05/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Weizen glass. Reviewed live.

A- Poured a two finger white head with very little retention. Some soapy lacing. Slightly cloudy orange color. Little watery looking for a Hefeweizen.

S- Grass, banana, wheat, cloves, brown sugar, soapy. Light and more muted smell than I am used to for a Hefe.

T- Woofah, this kicks strong with wheat and sugar and peters out way too early. Unbalanced beer, hits your tongue like a brick.

M- Water. Very wet feel because it feels so watered down.

O- Not a fan. Too bad because I love the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 01:14:00 | More by Murrhey
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warrior02a

New York

4.5/5  rDev +54.6%

02-11-2012 09:43:36 | More by warrior02a
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oline73

Maryland

1.75/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden straw like color with just a little bit of white head that goes away completely.

Smell: There is a sweetness with some fruity/perfume like notes in there as well. None of the banana and spice you hope for.

Taste: This is a pretty boring beer. Some of the fruity notes from the smell, but quite watery. Nope.

Mouthfeel: Thin body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Not a drain poor, but nothing good about it either.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 00:17:29 | More by oline73
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morimech

Minnesota

2.48/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy yellow color with two fingers of head that quickly settled to a thick cap. A little bit of lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma of fruity esters. Not banana, not bubblegum, but strawberry and lemon.

This is one weird hefeweizen. Practically no qualities you expect in the style and this is from a German brewer. Fruity yeast esters mainly with a touch of lemon tartness. Tastes more like a pale ale than a hefeweizen.

Body lacks the chewy mouthfeel of a good hefeweizen. Another disappointment in this beer.

It drank quickly because of the thin body and light flavor. Will not waste by time or money on this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 21:29:23 | More by morimech
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Criscoh88

Maryland

3.45/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Had a 1pt. 0.9oz bottle

Appearance: A foggy pale yellow. High visual carbonation, but no head.

Smell: Like a juice. A sweet fruity scent, almost floral. Definitely a plus.

Taste: Like one of the best pies you have ever tasted. Sweet fruity tastes stay fresh on your lips.

Mouthfeel: Soda.

Overall: At first I was disappointed, visuals are unimpressive. But, after one smell i knew that this beer is rich in flavor. Flavor is sweet. I'm not a fan of sweet beers, but this beer I felt was beyond sweet beers. It feels more crafted like a wine. It feels like a sour wine mixed with malt to mask. Got me feeling good. Bring this shit to social gatherings, you'll be rolling Deutsch-Gangsta style but looking classy as royalty.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 05:10:14 | More by Criscoh88
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

1.27/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured into a Franziskaner weisse beer glass. Not looking good.

Pours a chill hazy golden with a tiny spritzy head that disappears quicker than a homie on father's day.

Aroma of unfermented wort, grainy, no banana, no glove.

Flavor is of unfermented wort, sweet, grainy. I'm not event sure this is fermented. No pleasant.

Mouthfeel is medium spritzy.

Not drinkable at all. this one is a drain pour. How the hell can any brewer put this on the market? Do not bother trying.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 00:37:14 | More by JamnesCameron
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matjack85

Illinois

2.03/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I found this .5 L brown bottle at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL for just 99¢. No freshness date, but a good price for a half liter bottle.

The beer poured a cloudy straw yellow color with a minuscule white head, no retention, and no lacing. Not a good start.

The smell was interesting. Lemon, sour apples, and banana hit first followed by a whiff of wheat, some hay, and even some spices (mostly clove).

This is one of the worst tasting hefeweizens I have ever tasted. It's totally bland - not enough of anything. Very weak wheat malt base with a little (and I do mean little) citrus flavor, something sour, and that's about it.

Thin and watery mouthfeel with lots of carbonation.

I could barely finish this bottle much less have another. Avoid!

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 07:07:04 | More by matjack85
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largadeer

California

3.83/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt. Copper hued, turbid as per the style, with a small head that settles to a film. The aroma exhibits scents of apple and spice, citrus, banana, and, oddly, a bit of popcorn. Lightly sweet with a banana bread malt character. Taste is good if somewhat unexceptional for the style: citrusy with moderate banana sweetness, light spiciness, plenty of bready malt and a brief, semi-sweet finish. The body is a tad thin for the style, though not bad. A very enjoyable hefe, just not exceptional for the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 04:27:12 | More by largadeer
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cudmud

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours with a straw golden color with no head or lace. Has moderate carbonation.

Smells more like cider than beer.

The taste of yeast and malt. Nothing much going on with the tatse. Overall, the taste is thin and boring.

Again, the mouthfeel is insipid. As for drinkability, I'm glad I bought one bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2009 01:17:32 | More by cudmud
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nick76

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

The aroma has some bananas (but not much), sour malt, coriander, yeast, and lemon. The appearance is hazy tan/gold with a two finger head. The flavor is rather average for the style. It has all the elements from the aroma but they are weak and the sour dominates. The beer turns herbal (with a hint of incense) in the finish. The palate is thin even for a wheat beer. Overall I was expecting more but it's certainly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2008 07:27:15 | More by nick76
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emerge077

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Hacker-Pshorr Weisse glass at Resi's Bierstube.

Dull gold, yellow orange in the light, muddied up with the yeast. Weak, flaccid head, never got more than 1/4" of foam. Sweet aroma, faint orange, lemon, dusty wheat, and a cidery characteristic.

Flavor was more citrusy, no clove, smooth wheaty body, lower carbonation with a bite on each quaff. A little bit dull, not much in the way of esters or clove. Needed a bit more finesse in the feel, not enough carbonation, and not smooth enough. One and done.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2008 04:45:31 | More by emerge077
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Dukeofearl

California

3.18/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$2.69 for a 500 ml bottle at LaBodega in Riverside, CA; May 2008.

Pours a medium yellow-gold at the bottom of my Schneiderweisse hefe glass, trainsitioning to a darker muddy golden-brown at the upper end before being topped by a decent sized white head. The big bubbles quickly disappear, leaving a decent coating of tiny bubbles covering the beer. My sample has steady, solid, but not extreme, carbonation.

Aroma is as my wife says "it's a beer", but it's more than that. Clove and banana and bubblegum are all there as expected for the style, but generally light and faint, rather than strong and solid.

Flavor is yeasty pizza crust (with flour dust generously added), and a sharper ending that I wouldn't really call hoppy, but it gives it some balance. Lemony notes are there, but quite subdued.

Moderate bodied, and a relatively easy drinker on a warm summer afternoon, this one is decent, and I don't mind drinking it, but there are others I enjoy more.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2008 23:02:00 | More by Dukeofearl
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.08/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottling code of 24 , scored this at Davidson's

Pours a slightly hazed (clears nicely) & effervescent honey/golden with 2 fingers of eggshell colored head that holds a tight collar on the top my hefe glass. A bit of lacing & minimal head retention

S: Bubblegum, cloves & white pepper

T: Cloves, grainyness, juicyfruit & grassy up front. Crackery notes along with lemony hops as this warms. Finishes with cloves, a touch of dryness, apples, lemony hops & some tartness

MF: Medium bodied, juicy, with low carbonation

Drank very easy, a decent, not great hefe

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2007 04:41:33 | More by russpowell
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stcules

Italy

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Yellow greenish color, hazy. White and creamy head. A lot of bubbles.
Banana, at the smell, even if the smell is quite light. Camomile flowers, yeast, breadcrust.
The taste is quite sweet, but not unpleasant, even if after a while it becomes a bit boring. No big defects in this beer, a standard weizen, quite drinkable.
Standard body, sweetish aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2005 10:27:05 | More by stcules
Weizen Anno 25 Hefe Weisse from Aktien-Brauerei Kaufbeuren AG
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