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Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen - Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

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85
very good

195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 7
Gots: 44 | 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:
Beer added by: thierrynantes on 01-08-2010

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Ratings: 195 | Reviews: 49
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2.73/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 15A). Bottle 50 cl - batch A090119. AROMA: wheat aroma with a somewhat sweet mixed aroma. very low esters or phenols. No hop aromas. APPEARANCE: dark golden color with orange tint. no haze with long lasting white head. TASTE: low wheat flavour. some residual sweet flavor present maybe due to malt. no phenols or esters. no hop flavour. finishes somewhat sweet. PALATE: medium body with medium to high carbonation. OVERALL: an odd weissbier with sweet after-taste.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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2.9/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

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2.93/5  rDev -22.7%
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!

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.05/5  rDev -19.5%
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!!

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3.12/5  rDev -17.7%
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!
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3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

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Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.