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Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen - Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

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BA SCORE
85
very good

134 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-08-2013 12:32:20 | More by Ciocanelu
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jiffymon

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 05:50:06 | More by DoubleJ
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soupieman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-21-2013 23:47:30 | More by soupieman
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Noisia

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

09-14-2013 10:37:37 | More by jeiiVP
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

09-12-2013 22:07:49 | More by hansavijaticar
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NeMe

Italy

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 04:31:47 | More by chinchill
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-25-2013 13:53:23 | More by Bandi
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metter98

New York

3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy dark pale yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured into a weizen glass with a finger and a half high white head that has very good retention properties and consistently left a quarter finger high head covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of cloves are present in the nose along with some hints of banana-like yeast and wheat.
T: The taste is similar to the smell except that the flavors of cloves are a little more subdued and there are also some faint hints of grainy malts.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't as refreshing as some of the other hefeweizens I've had, but it might make for a nice selection for someone who wants something light but isn't dominated by banana flavors from the yeast.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 13:36:49 | More by metter98
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stephens101

Oklahoma

3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
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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brutalist

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-12-2013 03:50:31 | More by brutalist
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-30-2013 17:53:05 | More by beernads
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-27-2013 15:01:22 | More by mdillon86
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DavidBart

New York

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-20-2013 20:43:12 | More by DavidBart
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Koester

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -20%

07-08-2013 17:33:19 | More by TheMrFarnham
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jooj8

Slovenia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-07-2013 18:49:17 | More by jooj8
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-02-2013 19:07:13 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-01-2013 21:44:03 | More by mick303
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Halcyondays

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-16-2013 03:08:35 | More by Halcyondays
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Mike151014

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +20%

06-09-2013 08:38:15 | More by Mike151014
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Luiz0930

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-05-2013 00:40:32 | More by Luiz0930
Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.