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Licher Hefeweizen - Licher Privatbrauerei

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84
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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Licher Privatbrauerei visit their website
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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Irrationalist

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-29-2012 05:49:08 | More by Irrationalist
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-28-2013 22:15:51 | More by dmorgan310
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Golden body with a hint of cloudy. Big ball of white foam fills weizen glass.

Big clove aroma with a banana back-up.

Taste starts with clove, then a big wheat tang. Banana background.

Light bubbly mouthfeel.

A refreshing and enjoyable hefe. You would be weisen to give it a try.

10-25-2011 23:00:09 | More by RonfromJersey
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Kvasasgyvasalumi

Lithuania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

02-07-2013 07:38:49 | More by Kvasasgyvasalumi
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daliandragon

North Carolina

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
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biergeniesser

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%

This .5l brown bottle of Licher Weizen had a freshness date and poured a deep gold to orange with an appropriately large fluffy white head which dissipated slowly.

The aroma of this beer was dominated by clovey phenolics, but had a slight citrusy tone and a toasty malt component as well.

The flavor of this Hefe Weizen was quite unique; it contained elements of toasty malt and wheat malt, as well as slight malt sweetness which were balanced nicely by citrus notes and clovey phenols. This beer also had a nice acidic bite and a slight alcoholic flavor as well.

A medium bodied Hefe Wezen, Licher Weizen had a good mouth coat and a mellow degree of carbonation for a Weissbier. A slight warming character was also detectable, likely due to the phenolics.

Altogether, Licher Weizen is a great Hefe Weizen. In my opionion, it is quite different than the Munich Hefe Weissbiers, as there seems to be a little more emphasis on malt character as opposed to a narrower focus on fermentation characters. I was surprised to find this beer in the states. Well worth it if you can find some… a definite if you are a fan of the style

08-29-2006 01:21:42 | More by biergeniesser
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%

Foggy dark amber with a generous infusion of orange; one of the darkest, richest hefes weizens that I've seen. Now let's hope that all those yeast are packed with flavor. The cap is toasted ivory in color and is heavily creamy--as was the sound of the beer entering the weizen glass--with a honeycomb surface when viewed from above. Although it doesn't appear as if much lace will be forthcoming, I like the look.

And I like the nose. Licher Hefeweizen smells like banana cream pie (with a hint of clove in the custard) because it's more vanilla-intensive than most versions. In fact, I don't usually appreciate vanilla at all in the vast majority of hefes that I drink. Given the sound of the pour, the head and the nose, I'd say that the theme here is 'cream'.

This is a wonderful beer. As expected, there's a huge amount of yeasty flavor with oodles of banana and caboodles of clove. I haven't had a more hefeish hefe in months. My banan-o-meter score is a more than respectable 3.5/5.0 and might even hit the rarified air of 4.0 with warming. I got an impressive zing of ground clove with the first mouthful. For some strange reason, clove isn't tickling my taste buds in quite the same way as I get into the middle of the bottle.

Tangy wheat is present and accounted for as well, it's just that it's not as flashy as banana and clove and lies low unless looked for. This really is a nicely balanced version, both in terms of flavors and flavor sensations. I'll give the nod to tart with sweet hot on its heels and bitter bringing up the rear. As expected, the flavor profile is emboldened as the beer warms. This is tasty stuff.

Getting back to our theme, I was expecting a creamier than usual mouthfeel and didn't get one. It's no lightweight, but it isn't what I'd call full or silky smooth either. With a bit more dextrinousness, I'd be in heaven. Thankfully, there isn't a fly in the ointment in the form of an overabundance of carbonation. The mouthfeel is lively without being hyperactive.

Licher Hefeweizen is a pleasant surprise. I knew absolutely nothing about it when I plucked this bottle off the shelf, but I'm a sucker for a German hefe with a colorful, classy label. I'm glad that my roll of the dice panned out and I wholeheartedly recommend this beer to banana and clove lovers everywhere.

08-15-2006 13:14:38 | More by BuckeyeNation
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BranfordBound

Connecticut

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
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scottoale

California

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
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Globetrotter

Virginia

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
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bushbeer75

Michigan

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
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JohnfromDublin

Ireland

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%

This is another of my ALDI, Dublin purchases. This was a gift pack of 5 x 500ml bottles with a free Licher weizen glass for €9.99. Great value!
Reviewed 06.10.2008 (best by 16.08.2009).

Poured into my Licher glass, a classic hefeweizen in appearence with an orange-ish colour and quite a lot of haze topped with a generous fluffy white head. Nice lacing.

Smell was a little subdued banana with a touch of smokiness.

The taste was pretty nice; more of a solid hefe without a lot of complexity. Mellow citrus feel.

Overall; very drinkable and better than I expected

10-07-2008 08:53:52 | More by JohnfromDublin
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%

Pretty standard Hefe. Has some great flavors of wheat malt, spicy esters, bready / doughy-ness, bubble gum, banannas, and cloves. Nicely sweet and woven with a great deal of finess. No doubt a solid recipe. If it had a fuller, richer body, then I would rate it up there with Brauweiss and Weinstephaner Hefeweizens. Still, a solid summertime choice.

06-14-2006 14:19:29 | More by BEERchitect
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CH3CH2OH

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%

Picked up a half-liter at the local grocery store for $1.19. I've never heard of the brewery before. Franziskaner goes for $1.89 a bottle at the same store.

Pours a cloudy brown, instead of the orange color prominent in other hefes. A nice, foamy white head that doesn't last as long as I expected.

Nice banana aroma and a full, fruity taste with very low hoppiness. A sweet, grainy finish with moderate carbonation. An excellent mouthfeel, just the right consistency to coat the mouth and linger after each drink. This bottle won't last long.

One of the best values I've seen, and I factored that into the ratings above. If it were the same price as Fanz. or Weisensteph., I would have rated it slightly lower.

Aroma: 8, Appearance: 2, Flavor: 14, Mouthfeel: 4, Overall Imp.: 7 (35/50)

07-31-2006 00:22:04 | More by CH3CH2OH
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

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
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birchstick

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +4.3%

This hefe pours a cloudy yellow, with a nice frothy head that sticks around. It smells very, very sweet and citrusy, with hints of pear and green apple. The taste is good. It has a bit of cloves, prominent banana and a little bit of bubble-gum taste. The mouthfeel is a bit thin. Overall, this is a very good hefe--it does not stand out from others too much, however it this is a very solid beer.

06-01-2008 23:38:27 | More by birchstick
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

Best by 7/26/13.

Pours a murky dark honey orange with a foamy beige 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, fermented banana, and some earthy spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a distinct caramel covered banana flavor 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 but slightly medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that tastes better than it smells in my opinion.

04-25-2013 03:06:36 | More by UCLABrewN84
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TheSarge

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%

This brew pours with a vast amount of carbonation and produces a good light tan head, which is a little over two fingers thick. The body of this brew is golden and of course, hazy.

The aromas in this weizen are that of orange rind, some ginger, and a snap of regular flavor bubble gum.

This tastes a bit more than a typical Hefe. It has more of a bubble gum flavor to it, more so than an orangish hint.

This has a mellow smoothness, somewhat a melt in your mouth feeling. This is very quenching as well.

This brew goes down great and quickly. Not too bad to finish a warm day off with.

06-13-2007 18:17:29 | More by TheSarge
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patre_tim

China

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-20-2014 22:35:45 | More by patre_tim
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Lady_perry


3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-21-2014 17:48:13 | More by Lady_perry
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travishardy929

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-26-2013 16:00:56 | More by travishardy929
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Tomedi01

Dominican Republic

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-24-2013 23:55:22 | More by Tomedi01
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-25-2014 03:05:00 | More by Latarnik
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-10-2014 03:21:34 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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felipeprates

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-13-2013 00:03:28 | More by felipeprates
Licher Hefeweizen from Licher Privatbrauerei
84 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.