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Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen - Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

Ettaler Benediktiner WeizenEttaler Benediktiner Weizen

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very good

110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.63%

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thierrynantes on 01-08-2010)
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Reviews by beergoot:
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3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a big, fluffy white head and solid amber body. The aroma comes across primarily as ripe bananas and pears. Pears and peaches combine with a malt/wheat body, producing a nicely textured body and flavor. The feel is smooth and juicy, medium bodied.

Overall, this beer combines a nice wheat smoothness and subtle hefeweizen yeast fruitiness to make for a tasty wheat-styled beer. From my experience, it's not as light or banana/clove-like as some other traditional German hefeweizen brews, but it sure ain't to far off. It is enjoyable and drinkable, so don't hesitate to give this one a shot.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 01:27:36 | More by beergoot
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

04-16-2014 21:32:10 | More by GeeZaa
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-11-2014 17:40:23 | More by Lgarciaosuna
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-19-2014 22:38:17 | More by largadeer
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3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy orange-ish amber with an off-white head of solid foam. It's probably a touch darker than the average color of hefes that I've tried but in line with the style. Good puffy head. Lots of foam. The aroma is banana wheat sweetness with a nice dash of light lemony sourness. Clove is light but present. Lots of wheaty, sugary flavor. The taste is rather mild, definitely could use a kick. Light sweetness with some wheat spice. Gets a bit watery with a wishy-washy finish. Not as bright as I expected from the aroma. Sort of an off aftertaste. Could be a stale bottle but it got to a local store pretty recently. Feel is smooth with a touch of prickly carbonation, though carb seems a bit low. This beer is mild and a bit lacking. It's easy enough to drink, but it doesn't merit a very high spot in my personal hefe rankings.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 04:16:54 | More by popery
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-11-2014 06:33:56 | More by Asics


3.05/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle. Weizen glass. Amber color. foggy appearance. White, close & lasting crown leaves some s`pots on sides. Subtle candy & yeasty aromas. Crispy, floral & bitter at first rounded by banana hues. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dense texture & spicy palate. Estery & malty flavors in the middle but bitter finish. Fruity memories on the aftertaste. Bready & refreshing!!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 17:24:15 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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5/5  rDev +33%

03-07-2014 21:40:59 | More by Petertauro
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-06-2014 08:56:29 | More by dcmchew
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-04-2014 05:56:40 | More by Kurmaraja
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

02-15-2014 22:02:43 | More by crosenkrantz
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-09-2014 22:20:54 | More by agsourdough1
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-06-2014 04:29:51 | More by IdrinkGas
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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass at a German pub in Northeast China.

Appearance was orange-ish, tan, and murky. Creamy 2 finger white head that thinned out to a cream top; some sticky lace on the glass.

Smell was sweet; light; spice; some elements of banana and clove; perhaps some breadfruit. some wheat and yeast were there, too.

Taste was caramel malt, light wheat, and toffee; perhaps some lemon zest, light fruit, and biscuits. Christmas spice, yeast, clove, and fluffy banana bread underneath the spice. The backend was balanced by some dry, yet sweet undertones. The overall balance between dry, sweet, and wet make it a great warm weather beverage, IMO. Great tasting brew.

Mouthfeel was somewhat thin; refreshing and lighter bodied. I could definitely drink a couple of these, no problem. A nice creamy mouthfeel, too. Quite nice.

Overall this is one of the better weissbiers out there. I would love to drink this in the warmer spring months. It just reminds me of a warm weather beer, not a deep winter beer. Drinking this reminded me of a time when green leaves were growing back on the trees, birds were chirping again, spring flowers were in full bloom, and the sun began to intensify. Wow, I need summer again. Drink this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 07:37:18 | More by Jsteez
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

12-09-2013 04:19:21 | More by XmnwildX12
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-08-2013 02:59:15 | More by WGO
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4.41/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best looking Weissbiers I've seen. The head was so thick and creamy, almost like the meringue on pie. Gorgeous color, nice and hazy, and plenty of bready aromas coming off the nose. Palate offers plenty of wheaty/bready flavors with nice tang from the yeast, minimal hop influence, and excellent drinkability. Carbonation felt a little low for the style, however. Very impressed with this new beer to my market.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 20:50:53 | More by yemenmocha
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

11-16-2013 00:56:00 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-11-2013 18:00:30 | More by cw13
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-10-2013 01:07:16 | More by xungmound98
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3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: This one pours a slightly hazy coppery color. There was a small off-white head on it and not much lacing. It has an interesting aroma. Wheat, caramel, some spices. Possible banana hidden in there. The taste is very good. Wheat, some caramel malts, light spice. Neutral to slightly sweet.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 19:21:56 | More by Boto
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-01-2013 22:29:14 | More by MacStinson
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3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Best before 3/14/14.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, yeast, spice, and slight banana aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour grain and banana flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but not done all that well for the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 01:14:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle on a hot night at a beer fest. Hard to grab much of an aroma, but it the mouthfeel was full-bodied with a spicy taste dominated by cloves--very little of the expected banana presence, but it did not take away from the overall experience and still quite refreshing. I'd drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 14:04:49 | More by brewolero
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Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
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