Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen - Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 148 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
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
3.81/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
11-08-2013 19:21:56 | More by Boto
3.35/5 rDev -10.9%
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.
10-22-2013 01:14:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.54/5 rDev -5.9%
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.
10-21-2013 14:04:49 | More by brewolero
3.55/5 rDev -5.6%
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.
10-12-2013 21:24:50 | More by Fatehunter
2.89/5 rDev -23.1%
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.
10-12-2013 17:38:59 | More by BethanyB
3.53/5 rDev -6.1%
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.
09-22-2013 05:50:06 | More by DoubleJ
3.78/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
08-26-2013 04:31:47 | More by chinchill
Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.