Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen - Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
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Reviews by rfgetz:
3.68/5 rDev -2.1%
Pours a golden yellow color, hazy with big plume of white soapy froth, good retention. Scent brings yeast to the front - bready and spicy with hints of fruit, moderate notes of tangy wheat, some citrus rind. Taste is strong with spicy yeast, firm fruits from citrus rind, green apple and light banana, some lingering sweetness. Medium bodied, bubbly. Nice hefe, just enough to differentiate from a crowded pack.
10-08-2012 19:03:01 | More by rfgetz
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4.33/5 rDev +15.2%
Pours beautifully into my Weihenstephan, a brilliant clouded golden orange glow looks amazing. Big cloudy thicket of textured billowing head rises well above the rim of the glass. Intricate scattered lacing lines the sides of the tall weissbier glass. Aroma has tart apple esters in the forefront with spiced bread hints of banana from the yeast esters. Balanced sweet caramelized sugars, tart fruit again sliced apples/ripened banana comes to mind. The spicy yeast really compliments the malts and esters, mild herbal grassiness arrives as well this is world class German hefeweizen. Mouthfeel is effervescent with sturdy carbonation, not overdone never cloying even with some pretty sweet components just a really well made hefe. Overall I could drink this on any sunny day, I hope to catch more bottles this summer. I had never seen the label so I picked it up on a whim, glad that I did.
04-06-2012 13:58:00 | More by WVbeergeek
3.78/5 rDev +0.5%
Benediktiner Weissbier from a bottle.
Slightly hazy Orange Amber with a fine, durable of white head
Yeast, banana and malt in the nose.
Unusual yeasty flavor with a mild note of banana and fainty spicy. Sweet.
Medium+body with medium but soft carbonation. Near creamy smooth.
08-26-2013 04:31:47 | More by chinchill
4.2/5 rDev +11.7%
16.9 oz. bottle, dated "03.01.13 A26A536"
$4.00 @ The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, PA
Benedikteiner is a slightly interesting Bavarian weissbier from Ettal, a small town to the southwest of Munich. It's fairly basic as far as hefeweizens go, but it's also slightly different in some ways. The yeast component is mild: soft banana is present, accented by a bit of vanilla, and there's a light touch of bubblegum or soft clove as well. Some fruitiness? Ah, yes, there's a touch, mainly apple and very delicate lemon. There may even be a hint of a plastic phenol underneath, but that doesn't really show up even in the burp so let's just leave it there and call it another nuance of complexity. There's an interesting component to the malt, unless that's just oxidation I'm picking up, but for some reason though, I kind of remember that maltiness being a prominent feature in their other beers. It's lightly caramelish, and bready as well as wheaty. Some peppery spiciness appears in the finish along with a bit of herbal and grassy character, and I'm not sure if the spice is coming from the yeast or the hops. Overall it's pleasant, and if you like hefeweizens you can't really fault it. Worth trying.
03-06-2013 22:49:01 | More by NeroFiddled
3.55/5 rDev -5.6%
Poured two fingers of thick, foamy head on a hazy, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is mostly caramel. It's nice, if one-sided.
The taste is sweet caramel, dry grain and lemon bitter at the end.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
10-12-2013 21:24:50 | More by Fatehunter
Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.