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Licher Hefeweizen - Licher Privatbrauerei

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 05-09-2006)
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RoyalT

Ohio

2.3/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2008 03:46:04 | More by RoyalT
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reddomino

Germany

2.73/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice cloudy gold with a nice, frothy, off-white head. Smells of bread with citrus and spice undertones. The taste is surprisingly heavy on the citrus, given the strong bread notes of the scent. Hints of banana and honey are also present. Pretty heavily carbonated for a Weissbier, provides an unexpected carbonation burn on the tip and sides of the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2008 22:45:07 | More by reddomino
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WorldOfBeerCraft

New York

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

03-16-2012 19:05:46 | More by WorldOfBeerCraft
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tickingtimebomb

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

09-11-2013 05:18:13 | More by tickingtimebomb
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.93/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2009 11:54:18 | More by BlackHaddock
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stcules

Italy

2.93/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Hazy orange, one finger of a compact foam, quite beautiful, but a bit scarce for the style.
Classic weizen smell, with banana, yeast, cloves. Quite balanced.
The taste is a bit more on the banana side, but not too much.
Standard, average, onest weizen.
Average body, aftertaste on the banana again.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2008 20:06:14 | More by stcules
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MrBoh

Maryland

3/5  rDev -19.4%

10-23-2012 23:16:06 | More by MrBoh
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AltBock

Ohio

3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle that was poured into a Weizen glass. It has the usual bright lemon yellow color and the usual massive creamy head of white foam. It had pretty good retention that left behind a small white film and just a few spots of lace. The taste started off innocent enough with citrus fruits, a hint of banana, a few cloves, and a small trace of spicy hops. The real surprise was at the end when it got smoky with beechwood and sweet smoked malts. Was this Hefeweizen brewed in Bamberg, Germany? I could detect a little smokyness in the taste, but there wasn't as much here as there was in the aroma. Besides the light smokyness, there really wasn't all that much after it. The only other flavors that were in the taste were cloves, subtle banana, and bready malts. The mouthfeel was light of course, but this beer had a minor aftertaste of bready malts and spicy hops. In the end, this beer is really nothing out of the oridinary. Well, maybe not because I've never had a Hefeweizen that had a smoky aroma to it.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2008 17:25:39 | More by AltBock
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Having this bottle that I got at a store in Santa Ana, El Salvador which carried 3 kinds of beer, all German and had a total stocked inventory on the shelf of 6 units. Its sell by date is today. Poured with a smallish, off white, fine head that slowly settled down and no lace. Color is a hazy, slightly dirty amber with some small bubble trails. Aroma is fruit, some traditional Bavariah Hefe Weizen qualities and wet cardboard. Flavor is the same and has sweet fruitiness coming out against the tartness/bitterness of yeast. Body is good and carbonation crisp and zesty. Finish is like flavor, loses the wet carboard thing and is short in length. Not bad, I think it'd be a whole lot better fresh. Want to try it again when I can get it that way.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 03:53:52 | More by drpimento
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crossovert

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle into my Erdinger glass.

It pours a hazy gold with a huge, almost uncontrollable foamy white head. The head is fantastic, not a bad looking beer.

The smell is definitely sweet. It is banana-y with some strong malt and wheat. The clove is also there.

The flavor is okay, mostly wheat. There is some banana too. It is a bit bland, the mouthfeel is way too watery. This beer is only a day from its best by date so that might be why.

It is decent.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 23:31:17 | More by crossovert
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FLima

Brazil

3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy dark amber orange color with an abundant thick head with good retention.
Predominant aroma of banana and yeast. Hints of pine and wheat.
Interesting that the flavor is more citric then the suggested banana in the nose. Light notes of cloves and some pine hops. Wheaty aftertaste.
Light body with low carbonation with a mild spicy sensation in your tongue.
A thirst quencher hefeweizen, less complex than average for the style. I found it a bit bland. Though, I haven’t tried it that fresh.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 03:55:37 | More by FLima
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ejh06752

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

09-22-2012 17:28:12 | More by ejh06752
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

07-10-2012 22:01:45 | More by RuckusDu
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 00:24:18 | More by Fatehunter
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rtepiak

Poland

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

hmm. Thought this was one i've had. Probably had and never reviewed... Its sitting in front of me. And its a muggy night. Being great for hef but an awful night for getting a good head on a beer. Looks like a wonder bread loaf cloudy. With about two fingers of head that are rendered slippery to the weather. A ring soon enough. A good frothy feel of almond and flowers. Marzipan and chalk. Nose of husk, lemon, that expands into apple. Palate is bready. Not as bright as i would like right now. A tad sweet. Feel the cotton candy on the teeth. Some clove notes that are yeast driven for sure. As it flattens that apple is the dominant animal.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2011 04:49:10 | More by rtepiak
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-30-2013 17:43:03 | More by doremite
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Licher- Weizen

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!

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2008 20:03:33 | More by NJpadreFan
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astrickland


3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-29-2012 16:16:37 | More by astrickland
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-25-2012 01:56:52 | More by BrazilianAussie
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-22-2013 04:31:02 | More by largadeer
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Mark_Eck

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-21-2014 12:41:00 | More by Mark_Eck
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-26-2012 22:39:00 | More by bluckbeyes
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Durge

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-06-2014 02:59:41 | More by Durge
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-22-2012 03:48:31 | More by rolltide8425
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brbrocc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-17-2013 13:44:49 | More by brbrocc
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Licher Hefeweizen from Licher Privatbrauerei
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