Valentins Weißbier - Park & Bellheimer AG

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Derek on 04-08-2006

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Ratings: 123 | Reviews: 68
Photo of qrazvan
2.74/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A standard weissbier in aluminium can.

Photo of abcdmichel
2.91/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's a mix taste of a blond beer and a weiss. You can feel more the hop when you taste it. A good step to pass from blond to weiss beer.

Photo of Robert0412
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

[Bought this, because it was on sale, very high discount, apparently no one was buying it].

I have found this German wheat beer to be too exquisite to my taste. In fact, I have found this beer to be quite disgusting. The strong points of this beer are the texture, look and feel. It feels strong, even though it is a lighter beer, which I found to be advantageous. On the other hand, the taste leaves me wishing for the better. I found the taste to be quite repulsive. Overall 3,25 / 4.

Photo of BucBasil
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the 500mL can into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a nice bright color, very hazy, with a good amount of the distinctive weizen head.

S: Spicy with lots of banana and gum. Good bready malt character in there as well. A great representation of the banana bread character a weizen can have...

T: Spice and subdoued yeast character. Sweet with bubble gum and some citrus but mostly sweet bread. Finishes with another nice spicy note. This is smooth all the way through with lots of character.

Overall a good representation of this style for me. Not a lot of bite, which could be a good or bad thing depending on your preference. A bit thin in the mouthfeel department, but I love the smooth bready taste and smell of this beer, and it's just sweet enough. Probably would pick this up again.

Photo of airman85b
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice little Hefe Weis beer. It's not the best out there but its a good one. Taste not to strong of a yeast taste and not to watered down with a pleasant after taste. I would recommend this beer to my friends to drink at home. I love wheat beers and this while not being top 3 material is def worth a try.

Photo of falloutsnow
3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: None, but "L08H1" stamped on label
Glass: Weihenstephan weizen glass

A hefeweizen that I've often seen on the shelf, but never picked up until now. Valentins hefeweizen is an all-around average version of the style, not bad by any means, but not particularly memorable when compared to other German versions. At $2.50 per half-liter, it's not a bad value, but for slightly more, one can try Weihenstephaner-level class. Still, a good, light-in-body version of the style that was enjoyed on a warm summer day.

Pours a ~4cm tall head of clean, white bubbles, small in size, creating a very dense and frothy head. Retention is about one and a half minutes, rather below average for the style. Head fades to a 0.3cm cap atop the body of the beer for the duration of the drink. Lacing is fairly minimal, a few thin horizontal lines and scattered dots cling to the insides of the glass. Body is a rich, deep golden orange color, quite hazy (70-80% opaque), with light bringing out pale golden yellow hues throughout. Carbonation is substantial in number and vigor, with many streams rising from the botom of the glass in great profusion and speed.

Aroma of slightly sweet, primarily bread-like, wheat and barley malt, with notable accents of phenols (clove/nutmeg oil) and lesser amounts of banana and lemon-like ester.

Front of palate detects pleasantly bread-like wheat and barley malts, light toasted bread/caramel sweetness, moderate banana ester and yeastiness, and light phenols (clove and nutmeg). Mid-palate of sweet, bread-like wheat and barley malts with a touch of light toasted bread/caramel sweetness, much stronger phenols (clove and nutmeg oils), light banana and lemon esters, and marginally perceptible apple cider. Back of palate picks up continued bread-like malts with mild toasted bread sweetness, moderately strong phenols, and mild apple cider. Aftertaste of wheat bread with hearty yeast, slightly spicy phenols, and very low banana-like esters and apple cider.

Beer is medium-light to light in body, with medium-low levels of carbonation, leading to a fine foaminess on the palate that dissipates a bit too quickly, leaving the beer feeling a bit thin and slightly watery. Closes semi-dry, with light residual stickiness on the palate and lips.

Photo of metter98
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of bananas are present in the nose along with some notes of wheat.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the wheat flavors are stronger than the bananas and there also are some additional flavors of apples. No cloves are detectable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has some refreshing properties, but I wouldn't consider it to be thirst-quenching. It lacks the complexity exhibited by the top beers of the style but isn't a bad hefeweizen if you like basic flavors of wheat and bananas.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.45/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Valentins weisbier

LOOK: 16.9 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. Hazed deep cloudy straw color. White foam forms, and gradually recedes. Looks sexy in its proper glass, perhaps a shade or two darker than the norm.

SMELL: Estery clove, cotton candy, herbal elements and rustic bread. Some clean German yeast makes itself known.

TASTE: Cotton candy, full grain bread, green banana, clove. Handsomely flavorful and very true to the style. The sweet grains add a nice bit of mustiness to the beer as well as depth. Hop flavor is leafy and herbal, with a well suiting complimentary bitterness.

This is a very fine Hefeweizen, with rich flavor and fine balance. Paired very nicely with a meat and cheese platter. I'm sure ill be drinking this again. Excellent hefe.

Photo of Haydn-Juby
4.12/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 500ml can to a German boot style glass

A: Cloudy orange/yellowish color. Head retained quiet well and left some enticing looking lacing up the sides of the glass.

S: Banana and some coriander and clove like phenolics.

T: Nice balance of the flavors that were present in the smell. Very "bright" tasting .The highlight being on the banana flavors. Hop presence is low and really there is no noticeable bitterness. Its fairly mild and nothing is too overpowering. Just a nice equal balance of yeast and wheat qualities.

M: Nice and crisp. Remarkably smooth and easy drinking.

O: This was a pretty good beer in my opinion and was my introduction to Hefewiezens. I have to say it was enticing and made me want to try some more. Even though I think it would make a nice summer beer I drank it in the midst of winter. Made a good change up to my recent stout line up. I could see it pairing well with fish like sole and halibut. Any pale white fish. Tasty beer.

Photo of seydou
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured out of a bottle to a very standard hefe opaquely yellow. Head disappeared quickly on mine.

Smells very nice. Rich. Warm. Banana. Thick.

The taste is so smooth and very mellow. The flavor is actually quite subtle and not very present. Lingering aftertaste is almost non existent. Doesn't match the scent.

Mouth feel is distinctly flat for me.

Man I thought by the smell this would be amazing. A very average session hefe.

Photo of FLima
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color towards brown, a little unusual for wheat beers styles.
Flavour is initially hit by banana, bread and yeast, then it follows by citric notes, and cloves for last.
Light body and tiny bubbles.
A little more sweet than others wheat beet styles.

Photo of jtingue
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a hefeweizen glass.

Appearance. Cloudy brown tinted yellow in color. Pours with 3 fingers of frothy white head, which dissipates to a finger rather quickly leaving no lacing. Large chunks of yeast settle to the bottom of the glass after being swirled in the bottle and poured into the glass. Tons of carbonation visible rising off the bottom of the glass.

Smell. Some of the usual fruity esters are there. This is kind of ruined by a tart funkiness or that is overpowering when first poured, but fades as the beer starts to breathe.

Taste. Starts of with a bready, slightly stale and thin flavor. This is cut by the twang of citrus that is joined in a strange way by an earthy yeast presence. Some clove comes in along with a sort of stale crouton-like breadiness. The finish is surprisingly dry with a clean lingering bready malt presence.

Mouthfeel. Quite thin in body with a large amount of carbonation. Also, a surprising dryness about ¾ of the way through.

Relatively low fruity esters in this one. The thinness of the mouthfeel really does not do it for me. Its most redeeming quality is the citrus and earthy notes.

Photo of thecheapies
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz format. Does a weizen glass good.

Some big chunky sediment fell after swirling in the yeast. Muddy sunrise yellow with floaties. Spritzy head is sizzling away. Pretty much the expected look. 3.5

First whiff and I came back with toasted sourdough bread. Nosing it again, I get some lemon wedge, light clove spice, and just the smidgen of unripe banana. 3.5

Rich clove-y yeast esters with some unripe berry, herbal/botanical hops, and very mild banana. Lemon, tart strawberries, juniper berry, and waffle batter. Attenuated. Toasty wheat. Lots of clove. Has a nice citric acid component. 3.5

Refreshing aftertaste. Lighter body and doesn't come up short on the CO2. 3.5

Nice to try. Not as complex as many of the Germans that I have tried. Worthy. 3.5

Photo of BierStein711
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

1 pt 9 oz bottle poured into 16 oz weizen

A: Light, burnt orange with off-white head

S: Wheat and clover

T: First a bitter bite, then a sickly sweet finish

M: Watery!

Overall, this beer didn't pass muster!! I love wheat beers, but I'll never buy this again.

Photo of RodneyFarva
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into weizen glass

a: pours a pale cloudy orange with a 3 finger head, bubbly, dissipates slowly.

s: a lot of wheatiness, clove spices, some banana but not too heavily

t: wheats, light spices of clove, some banana, a touch of a wateriness at the finish. nice carbonation level, but it lacks some body and complexity of better wheat beers.

o: a solid weissbier, but there are certainly better examples available. a good introduction to a weissbier though, in my opinion.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I brought a 500ml can home from a recent trip to Europe. The beer poured a cloudy deep golden color, good head that dissapates quickly. Smell is includes cloves and fainted hint of banana, lemon and spices. The mouthfeel is light to medium body with the taste similar to the smell, with more banana being more pronounced. Not the best I've tried, but one you can drink easily.

Photo of ZorPrime
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can bought at SAQ. Beer color is yellow with some oranges notes on the edge. Head is made of small bubbles. It disappear quite fast. The beer is opaque.

The aroma is all bananas with some coriander. Pretty simple but effective. Smell is good. Taste is strongly bananas, however the intensity is medium to light. A good Hefeweizen. Refreshing. Little dry. Good for hot summer days.

Photo of djura
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from Hungary.

A-Average nice appearance for Hefe,cloudy orange color,nice white foam.

S-Orange peel,citrus,yeast,coriander..

T/M-Has a more then a average coriander taste,also orange,citrus aftertaste,refreshing.

O-Very average school piece of Hefeweizen,worth to try it.

Photo of paigertx
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Can bought in Beijing China, super cloudy pour into a pint glass and aroma is lacking that lemon most desire in a wheat. Very chalky mouthfeel brings this one down, can overcome that once you have a couple quick licks. For the price this one is worth it.

Photo of NatalBrewingCo
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased October 16th 2011 in Durban South Africa. 500ml bottle poured into a Hefeweizen glass.

a - Pours a nice burnt orange/grain color with a medium sized fluffy white head.

s - Smells of banana, and grains with slight notes of cloves and spice.

t - rich taste of wheat, banana and spices. Banana lingers on the aftertaste.

m - Moderately carbonated with a smooth finish and good mouth feel.

o - This hefe is very drinkable and pleasant, but it doesn't quite bring the level of flavor and complexity as some of the bigger German brands. However it is certainly worth a try, particularly if you don't have much variety in your market.

Photo of janubio
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml.bottle. Cloudy deelp golden colour, good head that doesn't hold. Smell is wet earth, cloves, fainted hint of banana, lemon and spices. A bit watery palate, taste is the same as the smell, with more banana and a more rounded flavor. Not the best I've tried, but one you can drink easily.

Photo of Cavery
3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bottle purchased for me by a family friend that heard I liked good beer, thus this was gifted. Well the bottle does say "premium", so I'll give him that!

A: cloudy orange with some light thin bead egg shell foams. A ring of foam remains around the top of the glass after about a 2 finger foamy head. light swirls of silky films remain on top. The body is cloudy with some real raw honey characteristics. Has as much white character as it does orange, and they clash for a

S: Some watery clove over not so apparent banana peel. Smells kind of like old butter lettuce. Comes off a bit fake to me, the yeast character seems weak and macrod. Not much sweetness, but a bit of wheat to at least make it apparent what style of beer I'm drinking.

T: Some wet hay, soggy wheat, and light old orange peel that's baked away all of its citrus qualities. A little bit of floral character that makes me think of air fresheners that you see in taxi cabs. Not really crazy about the flavor, and it has that really washed over bitterness that makes me think macro macro macro. Just very tame with a lot of watery flavors. Celery in the finish.

M: Very fizzy, effervescent. It is as relentless as you could ever hope a soda pop to be. A nice feel that is perhaps even a bit light for a hefeweizen, but it's by no means bad. Fizzy, but soft, and I may actually think better of it if there were some flavors for the mouth feel to accentuate.

O: Just because it says premium doesn't necessarily mean it is, don't believe everything you read on beer bottles -- I'm sure that's a Chinese proverb that I have yet to discover a citation for. The best thing this beer has going for it is that it's a traditional German Style from Germany and it has German writing on the bottle. Other than that I'd say it just falls in that mediocre category. This might be the real deal as far as tradition, but I call it a poser in terms of execution.

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.48/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Can: Poured a light yellowish color weizen with a nice pure white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of light bubblegum notes with some wheat malt. Taste is also dominated by light notes of wheat with some light bubblegum ester. Body is too light for style with good carbonation. This is too watery to be interesting with a serious lack of character.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Valentins Weisbier has a very thick, creamy, egg-shell white head and a opaque yellow-orange appearance, with some bubbles and some lacing. The aroma is of spicy cloves, banana, clean water, and white bread; taste is identical, with an added tangy aspect. Mouthfeel is medium to thick, and Valentins Weisbier finishes semi-dry to wet and highly drinkable. Overall, this is one of the best wheat beers I’ve ever sampled. I highly recommend it.

RJT

Photo of spinrsx
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml Can

Appearance - Hazy gold/amber colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. I can't make out much carbonation due to the haziness and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes.

Smell – Breads/grains, cloves, oranges, bananas, lemons

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste lemon zest and orange mixed with breads/grains and some cloves. There is also some light banana flavour and it finishes with a citrus spicy aftertaste.

Overall – This is a very drinkable beer that would work well as a summer refresher. It won't blow you away but it's very serviceable and the price is reasonable. I'd buy it again.

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Valentins Weißbier from Park & Bellheimer AG
81 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.