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Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen - Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

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Ettaler Benediktiner WeizenEttaler Benediktiner Weizen

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BA SCORE
85
very good

139 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thierrynantes on 01-08-2010)
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pigvomit

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.4%

05-13-2013 19:28:07 | More by pigvomit
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clarknova

Germany

2/5  rDev -46.8%

07-09-2014 12:25:39 | More by clarknova
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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

02-15-2014 22:02:43 | More by crosenkrantz
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orcrist_cleaver

New York

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

05-23-2014 22:50:01 | More by orcrist_cleaver
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

12-09-2013 04:19:21 | More by XmnwildX12
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BethanyB

New Jersey

2.89/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: A beautiful beer. Hazy bright orange, with a massive, creamy, tightly beaded eggshell-colored head that is long lasting and leaves soft lacing.

Smell: Incredibly faint smell for the style, let alone any style, as a matter of fact. Banana and cloves are detected, but only if you shove your nose deep into the glass.

Taste: Grainy, slightly astringent malt. Fruity esters are present, but somewhat stale. No spices. Doesn't taste like a Hefeweizen at all. More like a Munich Helles.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium-high carbonation. A bit thick for the style.

Overall: Wouldn't classify this as a Hefeweizen, that's for sure. And in any category, it wouldn't tip my list. It doesn't stink, but it's not good. Tastes like an over-sparged and under-lagered homebrew that's been sitting bottled in the basement for too long.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 17:38:59 | More by BethanyB
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with a light tan head. In the aroma, a faint orange citrus and a small wheat presence. In the taste, dry yeast, wheaty, and a small orange citrus in the the end. A small bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry yeast and orange citrus in the aftertaste. Yeasty, wheaty, and orange juice, eh!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 16:50:36 | More by OWSLEY069
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-08-2013 17:33:19 | More by TheMrFarnham
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Americanzero

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-04-2012 03:01:27 | More by Americanzero
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-04-2012 02:56:46 | More by ejimhof
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Iztok

Slovenia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

11-09-2012 01:44:28 | More by Iztok
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

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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ColoradoBobs

Colorado

3.09/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Super bargain found today, at $20 for a case of 20 500ml bottles.

Nothing particularly special about this beer, as it's a fairly average example of the style, except the really attractive appearance. Nice fluffy, four-finger head in a big Hefeweizen glass produced from a proper three-stage pour (last stage is the swirl), Pretty crisp biscuity and malty smell, with minimal esters. Taste is about the same -- not enough banana here. Indeed, flavor profile is a bit flaccid. Decent enough mouthfeel (consistent with the fully-lasting head), and average finish.

Overall, relatively pedestrian, but at the price, I like it enough. Sure wish I could return to the place of origin!
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/12331/?view=beerfly&ba=ColoradoBobs

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 04:40:25 | More by ColoradoBobs
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazed amber in line with the darker versions of the style like Schneider and Sohn. Head builds big initially but falls to a thin cap rather quickly. Things really fall apart in the flavor department. Disjointed clove, white pepper, vanilla, and cinnamon, but some oxidation too. Bready, but not to the same extent as the best examples of the style. Bit of grassy hop flavor at the finish. 6 months in the bottle is a little too old for this style, sadly it just hit shelves here. I'll give it one more go if I can ever find it really fresh.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 22:16:54 | More by bump8628
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jiffymon

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

09-30-2013 17:12:43 | More by jiffymon
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Koester

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-18-2013 02:47:23 | More by Koester
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NeMe

Italy

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-30-2013 01:40:31 | More by NeMe
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Noisia

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

09-15-2013 00:18:31 | More by Noisia
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Darthmaul

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-17-2014 00:12:49 | More by Darthmaul
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GeeZaa

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

04-16-2014 21:32:10 | More by GeeZaa
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stephens101

Oklahoma

3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Has a thick, foamy, off-white head that even plops a bit as it's poured and sticks around graciously. Color is a hazy light brown with orange hues.

Bold aroma with estery notes mingling with allspice and various light fruits. Fruity (orange, kiwi) and a bit tangier to the tongue than expected. Lighter in body than was expected as well. Some grass and grain exists with some yeast at the end.

Slick and refreshing but this one could use a bit more in the flavor department.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 23:26:50 | More by stephens101
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delta490

Virginia

3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured a 330ml bottle into a Samuel Adams glass

A- poured a deep, cloudy orangey-gold. Big foamy white head lasts for a long time but doesn't leave lacing on the glass
S- yeast, fruity esters, orange, grain
T- much less distinct than it's smell would lead you to believe. Tastes like grain, like the samples they hand out at breweries to show you what their grain tastes like. Very little else came through. No citrus, no yeast, no spice. Just...grain.
M- nice and full, with just a hint of carbonation
O- everything about this beer is great but the taste. The taste just doesn't fit in the with the rest of the beer's profile. Maybe I just got an off bottle (although nothing tastes off about it. Just under-developed) or I've got it too cold. But nothing about the aroma came through in the taste and that's kinda weird.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 09:54:58 | More by delta490
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popery

California

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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UCLABrewN84

California

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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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

a very underwhelming hefe, pouring a curious clearish copper color with a short but thick off white head. the nose lacks that banana clove complex, and stale german malts is all I really smell. not even wheat malt, but sweeter and heavier caramels. the flavor isn't bad, sort of fruity, not as yeast forward as I like my hefeweizens to be, but still the yeast is probably the most observable flavor element. the mouthfeel ruins this beer entirely. it had very little carbonation, and the curious sweeter malt choice gets heavy as a result. there is no spice or banana to fall back on, and this one sort of dies on the palate. I had much higher hopes for this, but it was sitting right next to the weihenstephaner in the cooler for the exact same price, so no worries on finding a good affordable hefe. this one just didn't cut it for me, although im sure itd be different on tap at the source. maybe the freshness monster got the best of this one...

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 17:12:30 | More by StonedTrippin
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Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.