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Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen - Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

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BA SCORE
85
very good

151 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of crosenkrantz
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

crosenkrantz, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of agsourdough1
4/5  rDev +6.7%

agsourdough1, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev 0%

IdrinkGas, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of Jsteez
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Jsteez, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

XmnwildX12, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of WGO
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

WGO, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of yemenmocha
4.41/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

yemenmocha, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.5/5  rDev +20%

BeerNDoggerel, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of cw13
4/5  rDev +6.7%

cw13, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of sobbysoprano
4/5  rDev +6.7%

sobbysoprano, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of xungmound98
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

xungmound98, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Boto
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: This one pours a slightly hazy coppery color. There was a small off-white head on it and not much lacing. It has an interesting aroma. Wheat, caramel, some spices. Possible banana hidden in there. The taste is very good. Wheat, some caramel malts, light spice. Neutral to slightly sweet.

Boto, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of MacStinson
4/5  rDev +6.7%

MacStinson, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of brewolero
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle on a hot night at a beer fest. Hard to grab much of an aroma, but it the mouthfeel was full-bodied with a spicy taste dominated by cloves--very little of the expected banana presence, but it did not take away from the overall experience and still quite refreshing. I'd drink it again.

brewolero, Oct 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

DeanCHS1980, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Fatehunter, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of BethanyB
2.89/5  rDev -22.9%
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.

BethanyB, Oct 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Ciocanelu, Oct 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

jiffymon, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ahhhh, a real German beer, unlike Beck's Sapphire. There's a monk of the label, though it's a different one seen on the more famous Franziskaner. 500 ml, go! On to the beer:

Not sure if helles or dunkel. Ok, it's looking more helles. Toasted orange colored with a cloudy body and topped with a thick fluffy head which retains on top for a long time. The aroma features some of the banana and cinnamon per style, though it is also heavy with dry bread crust and some apples which are losing their freshness.

For a weizen, the yeast aspect is soft. Make no mistake, it's present. The yeast brings a phenolic note along with banana puree, vague baking spices, and a sweet bread flavor. Mixed fruit note in the aftertaste. The carbonation is mild, yet has life with a snap which gently rubs the palate.

Yes sir, I like it.

DoubleJ, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

soupieman, Sep 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Noisia, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

jeiiVP, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

hansavijaticar, Sep 12, 2013
Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.