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Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen - Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

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51 Reviews
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Reviews: 51
Hads: 220
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 7
Gots: 62 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: thierrynantes on 01-08-2010

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Reviews: 51 | Hads: 220
Reviews by yemenmocha:
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4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
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. (422 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of louisbr
4.32/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jiffymon
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.32/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (891 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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. (278 characters)

Photo of RickyS
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tux_alin
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jonmikel
2.52/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A pretty average Hefeweizen. Nothing spectacular on it. (55 characters)

Photo of aty11b
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of BeerBeerBeer
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Benedikteiner Weissbier
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. (1,219 characters)

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.
Enjoyable. (256 characters)

Photo of agsourdough1
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of brennan1212
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Crisp with good "beer" flavor. I like it! (41 characters)

Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Bieniek30
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregaR
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Reaudribion
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of wilsonbaron
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of upalermo
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of crosenkrantz
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.37/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours heavy amber with a small head.
Aroma of doughy wheat, banana and a little bubblegum.
Similar flavours but no bubblegum and with the addition of a faint lemon-like note. (174 characters)

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Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
84 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.