Valentins Weißbier - Park & Bellheimer AG

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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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: 122 | Reviews: 67
Reviews by jizdepski:
Photo of jizdepski
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

looks a bit thin poured into standard pint glass. has an attractive white head above an apple cider-looking brew. pale brownish/orange in color. has aromas of straw, yeast, pepper, and cloves. taste is a bit peppery and citrusy up front and has a strong clove profile. a bit of not yet ripe banana flavor hits in the middle. finishes semi-sweet with a bit of lingering clove and lemon. mouthfeel is a bit thin for the style, which doesn't really detract. drinkability is about in line for what you'd hope for in a hefe-weizen. overall an extremely average, non-objectionable beer. best way to sum it up would be, to borrow from the character Miles in the movie sideways: quaffable, but far from transcendent.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #36 (Jan 2010):

Cloudy with a 100-percent chance of sticky lacing. Banana bread nose with a kiss of lemon and clove in the back. Earthy, musty yeast meets sweet, bready malt; cloves come in right on time to break up the sweetness a bit. Vague hopping drops a mild herbal tone in the middle. Ripe fruit really does not develop until the finish.

Among the handful of well-known imports that may be overshadowed, a worthy try for the wheat lover in you, if you don't have access to locally brewed versions of high quality.

Photo of Billolick
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mid sized bottle. w/o freshness/brewing date info. Pours darker apricot/sludgy brown, cloudy , under a wonderful puffy one inch head, that stays. It slowly eases into a mottled pillow of light khaki froth and leaves a mustache tickling pillow on top of this tasty offering. Plenty of strands of stick. Nose is the expected fruity, yeasty melange. Nice tasting and easy drinking German wheat. Bananas, light cloves/coriander all add to the fun. On the lighter side adding to easy drinkability. Helped wash down a chicken sausage sandwedge with ease. First time I've tried this one and I like it. Well worth a try.

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 BrewMaven
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not too often do I find a Hefe in a local store...Especially an import!

Poured from the classy looking bottle into my Bubba Gump Weizen glass this beer is a cloudy deep gold and has an absolutely MONSTROUS white head that eventually dropped to about half an inch leaving splotchy lace. With the cascading fine bubbles and that head, this is one impressive looking beer!

Has a distinct hollow yeasty earthy aroma.

Tastes like grainy apple and semi green banana with a creamy semi full mouthfeel. I noticed a hint of lemony rind on the last sip of the beer. Dry clean finish. Cabonation is not as noticeable in the mouth as it is in the glass.

This could find a spot in my fridge again soon.

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 Yoonisaykul
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found at Monkland SAQ

A- Something between yellow and brown. Opaque. Can't see through at all even though the Molson Dry glass I poured it in is quite slender. Head didn't last very long but it seemed light and fragile.

S- Apple and banana purée. A bit of toasted wheat.

T- Bready and yeasty but the banana is still very present as well as some of the apple. A tiny touch of hops and a american adjunct lager bite. Bit of a lemony character.

M- Medium carbonation. Moderately dry. Full body.

O- Good beer. Cures a hefeweizen craving just fine. I could buy it again.

Photo of Gmann
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dirty golden color with a nice white head that dissipated into a nice cap but left no lacing. The smell is typical hefe, good banana, bubble gum and clove smell, juicy, very nice hefe aromas. The taste is unfortunately not as great as the smell. The taste is of banana cream pie but is cut short by a sharp green apple bitterness, a bit malty. The feel is light but not watery, a nice wheat edge, finishes very balanced. A very good hefe, could use some more banana, bubble gum or clove flavors. Respectful.

Photo of scootny
4.35/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 500 ml bottle. A darkish,burnt orange gold liquid with a good thick head that while beautiful does not leave much lacing. Cloudy with yeast. Aggressive carbonation has bubbles streaming up all over the place.

Smell is lemony and sweet banana. Fruity yeast esters follow with a healthy wheat malt body to tie it together. A hint of clove.

Taste is just wonderful, an extension of the nose. A prominent lemon and a banana combination. Strong wheat twang and yeasty fruitiness. Gently hopped, the bitterness is quenching and clean and leads to a mild fresh crescent roll taste on the palate.

Mouthfeel is crisp and and clean. Effervescence is just right, quite lively but not overpowering. A light weight and smooth caress of the mouth.

Drinkability is first rate. This is a great hefe for sessioning, or anything else. Top notch beer

Photo of calise1122
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Just finished a great dinner and decided to dig around the old fridge, pulled this guy out. COst $2.50 for the pint sized bottle.

Pours into an Aventinus glass with Blonde on Blonde filling the space in the background. Initial pour leaves a nice head, but it falls quickly to what looks like a calm and murky pond. No lacing and a barely noticeable wine rim around the edges. Its autumn brown and the bubbles hug the glass where it protrudes out - waiting for their turn to blast off towards the light above. Bubbles exploding where liquid meets air replicating a really poorly trained firing squad. The base has an orangish yellow tinge to it, and at the very bottom it is almost clear with more bubbles popping and locking. Nice looking for sure, but would love the head to stick around for at least a bit.

Smells a bit musty, and the candy sweetness jumps upward with a nice little effort. The wheat is very present, and I get all the typical hefe smells of spices, banana, clove, etc.

Maybe it is too cold, maybe it is the fact we just cooked up some delicious sweet pepper and vinegar pork chops - but the taste glides off the palate very quickly. The malt really comes out in the taste, and it is extremely true to the style - with very strong bazooka joe bubble gum flavors.

Nice carbonation, just wish it had more body. It doesn't explode like I wish it would - if that makes sense. Which is weird, because even now - 20 minutes after opening the bottle bubbles are still torpedoing towards through the beer for a chance at the surface.

Its definitely drinkable, if not almost a bit too watery.

All in all, a good example of the style and at $2.50 a pint at retail - you just can't go wrong.

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 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 dbaker61
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Two fingers of head with good retention. Very cloudy, with a dark gold-to-amber color. Left plenty of lacing down the glass.

Smell: Mostly banana esters, and a bit of bread. Sweet malt also.

Taste: A little on the sweet side. Wheat, not as much banana as in the smell, a little clove.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Plenty of carbonation, almost too much for the style. Finishes crisp.

Overall: An easy drinking weissbier, but not outstanding. I would drink it again.

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 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 Amalak
4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had out of a 25 ounce bottle. It's completely opaque and pure gold. Great, thick, foamy head and lots of lace. Has a very wheaty scent. Nice start.

It's a very sweet hefe with some bitterness in the back of the mouth. Certainly high quality and despite the price ($7.99 for the bottle) I can't complain.

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 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 jhubeifc
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Having been starved of good wheat beer here in Taiwan, I was amazed to see my local Sogo department store put this beaut on their shelves and promptly bought them out of their supply.
It poured a lovely light and cloudy copper with a good 2 finger head, which didn't disappear right away, but left good lacing.
It smelled of the classic banana and cloves but did not over power.
It was evenly carbonated making it an enjoyably drinkable beer and had an earthy bread taste, with the expected banana notes.
Now that I have access to more high quality beers I may have to revisit my review of this beer but I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone.

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy medium straw hue with a four finger foamy white head. There was very good retention and good lacing.

The smell featured an estery yeast typified by banana nd clove aromas.

The taste consisted of a soft, yet spicy yeast, and an earthy and estery yeast. Decent doughy finish.

The mouthfeel typical of the style with a slight chewiness.

Overall a tasty and authentic hefe.

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 megahurts4
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Valentins Hefeweissbier

Appearance: honey, medium-small head, and some good lacing.

Smell: wheat, yeast, and some malt.

Taste: wheat and yeast.

Mouthfeel: light.

Overall:
This isn't bad. It has a decent flavor initially, but goes down watery. There are better examples of this style.

Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a milky yellow-orange with a thick off-white head that eventually settles into a thin cap.

The smell is of the typical cloves and bananas, though perhaps a little thin.

Tastes strongly of cloves, peppery spices and bananas, and no hops. Medium mouthfeel with a dry and powdery texture. Drinkability is decent.

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.

Photo of daliandragon
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was happy to see some unknown things I had to look up on this site at my local store last time I visited. They had grown a little complacent and stale recently but I think they're back in the groove now. Totally unknown Bavarian hefe with only four reviews...nice.

This one looks nice, with classic orange hue and decent creamy white head. Cloudy body with banana/clove whiff and yeasty tone to it. Taste is very creamy for a hefe but still refreshing and tasty. Mouthfeel is a little thicker than expected and not very crisp but still drinkable. It's a bit raw for the style but I like it's unprocessed, unfiltered personality. Not for beginners but weisse fans will find something to like here.

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Valentins Weißbier from Park & Bellheimer AG
81 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.