Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen - Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
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3.33/5 rDev -11.4%
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.
03-12-2014 04:16:54 | More by popery
3.05/5 rDev -18.9%
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!!
03-09-2014 17:24:15 | More by GONZALOYANNA
3.95/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
01-04-2014 07:37:18 | More by Jsteez
4.41/5 rDev +17.3%
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.
11-21-2013 20:50:53 | More by yemenmocha
Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.