Licher Hefeweizen - Licher Privatbrauerei
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2.3/5 rDev -38.2%
Appearance -This poured a muddy brown in color with a decent head.
Smell -There's a bitter malt aroma, almost like an English bitter, that is way out of place here. I wish I could list additional smells but this bitter malty aroma has me scratching my head.
Taste - I can get some yeast and light banana at the taste but that English bitter is still there. It's almost like a light toffee.
Mouthfeel - This HW is bigger than light-bodied but not medium. It has a heavy feel though in the mouth and little carbonation.
Sinkability - This is nothing like a traditional Hefe and regardless of style classification was not enjoyable at all to drink.
11-20-2008 03:46:04 | More by RoyalT
3.93/5 rDev +5.6%
On-tap at Delaney's in New Haven, CT. Served in a .5L Weizen glass.
Nice dark golden color to this one. Great opacity with moderate lacing and ample carbonation.
Typical hefeweizen aroma, a little heavy on the clove.
Pretty much mimics the aroma. Nice wheat tang at the beginning, cloves abound, with a lasting sweetness and spice. Very good example of a hefeweizen.
Slightly wet, refreshing carbonation.
Easy drinker, perfect for a spring day, but for the summer I would like it to be a little sweeter.
05-17-2011 23:58:35 | More by BranfordBound
3.5/5 rDev -5.9%
A- Clear golden orange with a huge foamy head. Quick dissipation and no lacing.
S- Very strong wheat and yeast notes. Slight banana bread aroma comes through.
T- Moist banana bread with wheat and bread crust. Just a touch of clove and a bit of cherries.
M- Good thick yeastiness with a dry flavorful finish.
Overall- Bought this on a whim and pleased I did. Not as big and bold as other Hefe's, but solid and enjoyable. $2.50 for a 500ml and worth it!
06-05-2008 20:03:33 | More by NJpadreFan
4.45/5 rDev +19.6%
Beautiful hefeweizen! Pours a cloudy amber body with an orange cast beneath a quick-to-settle white head of foam. It's darker than most, but that's just an observation. The head retention could be a little bit better though. The nose expresses caramelish malt and fruit, including bananas; but it's soft and clean with limited spicy or plastic-like phenolics. It's also a little fuller in the mouthfeel than most. The flavor follows the aroma, and wow, there really is a caramelish accent to it's maltiness. Very nice! There's a little more phenolic to it than the nose suggests, but it's restrained. And it's a touch sweetish, but balanced in the end. Well done!
10-13-2006 01:29:11 | More by NeroFiddled
3.53/5 rDev -5.1%
Had a .5ml bottle at Liberty St. Tavern. Poured into a Sam Adams glass, its a clear gold at first, followed by a haze when I get down to the bottom of the bottle. This was a relatively clean hefe. It still had the trademark banana and clove, but it was much more subtle than say, a Franziskaner. Overall the flavor is surprisingly light, with a dry mouthfeel. Not bad to sessioning I suppose.
03-06-2009 13:18:12 | More by tempest
3.48/5 rDev -6.5%
Poured two fingers of head on a cloudy, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is banana and lemon with a sharp grapefruit injection. Nice though.
The taste is very "wheaty" with some banana, finishes with a slight sour note.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
A tasty hefe with a bit different taste, but still nice.
03-26-2013 00:24:18 | More by Fatehunter
4.05/5 rDev +8.9%
Pours a cloudy golden color with a big pure white head that settled into a puffy cap.
The aroma has the typical bavarian hefe characteristics; dominate banana and clove to go along with a bready wheat malt. Some overripe apples.
Light banana and clove flavors. Nothing too strong. The malt is very smooth and a bit bready. Nothing sharp or sour that some hefe's can get. Perhaps a touch of grain. A dash of pepper in the end.
Moderate feel with tingly carbonation. Quite smooth and refreshing. Has a nice neutral finish.
This is a fine hefeweizen. The yeast flavors aren't the strongest but they are enjoyable. The malt profile is quite neutral thus it lets the yeast standout more than it would have.
07-10-2011 20:57:03 | More by Gmann
4.15/5 rDev +11.6%
This is nice.
It pours a few shades darker than most Hefes, but still within the style range. It is a very pleasant orange with a huge, everlasting head.
The smell is muted for a weizen, which I really like. I'm not a huge fan of overly estery beers, and this one has a nice light apricot and banana nose with just a faint whiff of clove. The taste follows the smell with a nice bready character added.
The mouthfeel is a little watery. The carbonation helps beef it up a little, but overall the mouthfeel is lacking.
But drinkability? This is a great hot-weather beer. I really like it. Not too extreme, just pleasantly drinkable. I think it might get boring after a a liter or two, but it is still nicely quaffable.
05-15-2007 20:16:55 | More by shbobdb
3.88/5 rDev +4.3%
A: Poured a hazy golden orange color, off tan head.
S: Fresh banana bread on nose.
T: Light and fruity, creamy bread palate and flavor with some cloves. Light carbonation that still brings out the spices and yeast flavor nicely. Nice complexity.
M: creamy mouthful. Spicy phenols finish this beer out with some fruity tones.
D: Great drinkability, big flavor and another great example per style. Overall a definite recommend.
07-15-2008 23:24:14 | More by beerthulhu
3.7/5 rDev -0.5%
Pours out into my Weisse glass a slightly cloudy pale yellow/brown with lots of suds due to the extreme carbonation in this beer.
The smell is pretty good as I am comparing it to Weihenstephaner
HefeWeissbier. I can detect banana and clove and a yeasty fruity smell that stands up pretty well to the Weihen.
First taste is citrus and clove and banana. The wheat is back behind the citrus and I only can taste it after the brew has warmed a bit. The Weihen is a better and more complex hefe.
The mouthfeel is a bit dirtier than the Weihen and there is not as much diversity of flavor.
I could drink the Licher but if the Weihenstephaner is available I would spring for it.
Pretty good otherwise.
09-18-2006 01:34:09 | More by peabody
3.93/5 rDev +5.6%
500ml. brown bottle with foiled labels(3) and
some sort of bottling date code on the back label. It pours an apricot-orange gold with just the slightest bit of haze to it. Just 1/2" of white foamy cap that settles rather quickly and not too lively of carbonation is visible.
Sweet doughy malt, wheat, banana and a hint of lemon come to the nose. A nice citric fruitiness.
Starts off sweet and fruity, with the maltiness turning wheaty, then winds down with a lemony tartness. Very nicely balanced and one of the better Hefe's that i've tasted.
Medium bodied with ample carbonation that leaves a little tingle on the tongue. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. An easy drinkin, sessionable warm weather brew.
11-18-2008 20:00:49 | More by scottoale
3.73/5 rDev +0.3%
A: The beer is cloudy light yellow in color. It poured into a weizen glass with a perfect bright white head that quickly died down, but a quarter finger high head consistently remained on the surface, which was fed by a high amount of rising bubbles from the carbonation.
S: The light aromas in the nose mainly consist of wheat malts with some hints of lemons.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is mainly dominated by wheat flavors; there are some notes of bananas and lemons.
M: It feels light-bodied and smooth on the palate with lots of bubbles from the carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink, refreshing and thirst quenching. I could easily put back a few of these on a warm summer day.
11-06-2010 14:00:12 | More by metter98
United Kingdom (England)
2.93/5 rDev -21.2%
My local German owned supermarket (an Aldi) had a few packs of this a couple of weeks ago, five 500ml bottles and the glass, had to get the pack. Never seen it before or since.
Looked good, the normal cloudy, murky, dull yellow you'd expect from this style of beer. The lovely clean and bright white head set it's looks off perfectly. Plenty of carbonisation, bubbles rising up through the brew could clearly be seen in the misty beer.
Have to knock the smells though, no banana or vanilla esters, well not enough for me anyway. Wheat smell, more than the regular Hefe-Weizen aromas I prefer.
Refreshing, crisp and dry taste, the wheat taking centre stage in the flavours, as it did in the aroma.
Lacks a yeast presence and the aromas normally associated with this style, OK but not one I'd push other Hefe-Weizens over for.
An 'also ran' sort of beer.
11-29-2009 11:54:18 | More by BlackHaddock
4.1/5 rDev +10.2%
Pours a mostly hazy medium yellow color with a thick, airy white head. Retention is decent and not much evidence of lacing.
Alot of ripe banana and citrusy orange on the nose. Not so much clove, but a hints at sweeter spices like cinnamon and cardamom. A good smelling beer.
Mmmm, this is a good hefeweizen! Nicely balanced yeasty esters with the sharp wheat tang. Smooth and refreshing. Even a mild saaz or hallertau hop bite comes in at the end. Might be a step below the greats of the genre, but I could drink this all day. Very glad I bought a bottle of this, I would recommend trying this to and hefe fan. What a bargain at $1.79 for a .5L!!
03-27-2009 01:03:14 | More by twiggamortis420
3.93/5 rDev +5.6%
Found in a Moscow grocery store, this German standard brown half liter bottle features a yellow, green and gold label depicting a monastery in a forest above the name. Purity law applies. Best before 3/24/07, I opened it on 5/9/06 (Happy eastern Victory Day).
Pours a cloudy brownish gold under a thick two finger creamy white head with some big bubbles. Just a few spots of lace are left on the glass. The nose is full of clove and yeast - very pleasant. The mouth is light and very prickly, but still manages to coat the tongue extensively. Nice yeast, clove and butterscotch taste, well blended and smooth. A hint of apricot may also be lurking in here somewhere. There is a very slight floral hops presence - can't say it's bitter, much closer to dry. The butterscotch wins out in the aftertaste, and becomes very pronounced. This one is a very nice effort, perhaps a bit too heavy on the butterscotch, but very refreshing.
05-09-2006 13:08:02 | More by Globetrotter
3.93/5 rDev +5.6%
16.9 oz brown bottle
Licher Hefe Weizen poured an orange golden hazy color with a big [approx. 2] fluffy white head that has staying power - A good appearance that is inviting. Smell and taste is of citrus, clove, yeast, a little bubble gum and slight banana at the finish. Mouth feel is smooth and richer than an average Hefe.
Good refreshing easy drinker. This is a Hefe Weizen that hits the style and I sure will revisit.
09-11-2007 16:22:01 | More by bushbeer75
3.98/5 rDev +7%
It's always nice to find a previously unheard of, authentic weizen brew, kindling hopes that you've stumbled across a hidden gem. Of course, there coould be a reason it's so little known. At 1.69 for a 500ml bottle at Grapes and Hops (Fayetteville's best store), the price was right to find out.
Beautiful light amber color with the requisite two inches of fluffy snow on top and translucent body. Nose is a blast of sweet wheat with candy banana flavors and a little light on the clove. Still a definitely enticing experience.
Gaudy blast of malt up front with the sweet banana flavor from the nose followed by a moderate bite from the clove and a heavy wheat wave of an aftertaste that drenches the palate in wet, sweet, yeasty, wheat flavors. Mouthfeel could stand a little thickening. A little over the top flavorwise for me to be perfect but a nice efffort and deserving of greater reknown at a bargain price.
12-04-2006 04:08:06 | More by daliandragon
4.15/5 rDev +11.6%
A nice, refreshing brew that pours a nice yellowish/amber color with a nice head that has some staying power... The appearance is great, and really looks like a great brew... The smell is above average and the taste is very appealing, with a strong wheat and citrus flavor. The mouthfeel is likewise very good and its easy drinkability make this a super sample that I really enjoyed. Copped a 16.9 oz bottle for $2.25 and it was definitely worth it... Too bad I can't find this one in a six-pack, as I'd certainly get it... Definitely recommended to anyone a fan of the style... Go for it...
11-21-2007 01:45:56 | More by dsa7783
Licher Hefeweizen from Licher Privatbrauerei
84 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.