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Valentins Weißbier - Park & Bellheimer AG

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BA SCORE
81
good

115 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Park & Bellheimer AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Derek on 04-08-2006)
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Photo of kojevergas
2.45/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can into Budweiser pint glass (all that was available) in low altitude Galway, Ireland. Reviewed live.

A: Four finger head of nice cream and thickness. Above average retention. Hazy standard weissbier muted orange colour.

Sm: Wheat with hints of citrusy esters, though less pronounced than in other weissbeers. A rather light scent.

T: Cream-laden wheat with some mild citrus esters, mainly orange and little else. A bit watery on account of too much thin cream. Pretty simple. Balanced decently but built poorly.

Mf: Nicely slightly coarse, but too wet. The watery aspect of this beer is a severe problem.

Dr: The esters need to be brought out more. The cream is unwelcome in this style. It's affordable in Ireland, but not a great beer. Go with the Lidl grafenwalder if you're looking to get bollocksed on a cheap hefeweissbier.

kojevergas, May 31, 2011
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.

Phyl21ca, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of BierStein711
2.48/5  rDev -30.3%
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.

BierStein711, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of stcules
2.48/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A white, fluffy, abundant head. Quite carbonated, with a lot of thin rising bubbles. Hazy orange.
The smells tends to be sweet, with sugary notes of banana. Some medicinal notes (band-aid). Wheat, and yeast.
Same notes in the taste. Sweet.
Sweet again, and boring, in the aftertaste.
Not to inviting, and definitely not interesting.

stcules, Feb 17, 2008
Photo of chel29
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

chel29, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of FZR23
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

FZR23, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
2.53/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is an ok Weissbier, Not too much to say about it that hasn't already been said. The fluffy white head gives off a soft fruity smell, light spicy notes as well. The beer is opaque and yellowish gold. This is a pretty tradtional brew though and it's not bad.

Knapp85, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of cyde
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

cyde, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Cozzatoad
2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On bottle

A- Very cloudy with a huge, but not at all persistent, head. Good lacing

S- Not much going on. A sweet aroma with banana and some lemon hints

T- As for the aroma, not much going on. The tipical weisse flavour. Sweet bready malts, banana, maybe a hint of clove. A bit watered down if compared to other classic german Hefe-weizens

M- Not a bad mouthfeel but again too much watery, still an adequate carbonation

D- An easy drink of course, but quite boring after a while

Not a bad beer, but not interesting at all

Cozzatoad, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of Marius
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Marius, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of jsh420
3/5  rDev -15.7%

jsh420, May 25, 2014
Photo of megahurts4
3/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

megahurts4, Dec 14, 2010
Photo of Redteketed
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Redteketed, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of nmoeschler
3/5  rDev -15.7%

nmoeschler, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of jandadeboer
3/5  rDev -15.7%

jandadeboer, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of rale
3/5  rDev -15.7%

rale, May 02, 2013
Photo of Krakpoff
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Krakpoff, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of brystmar
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle into my hef glass.

A: pretty hazy gold with tons of thick, creamy white head. Lacing as good as expected; really active carbonation.

S: among the strongest banana aromas I've ever smelled from a hef.

T: bland and watery, quite unimpressive for a hef. Malts, maybe some banana, but not much else. Not bad I guess, but very boring and watered-down. And I <3 hefs!

M: smooth, creamy, good carbonation.

D: easy to drink, especially given the lack of flavor. Won't be buying this one again though.

brystmar, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -15.7%

ejimhof, May 05, 2013
Photo of vlad_bamboocha
3/5  rDev -15.7%

vlad_bamboocha, Feb 03, 2014
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.

dbaker61, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of Cavery
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Cavery, Sep 22, 2011
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.

falloutsnow, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

WoodBrew, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of seydou
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

seydou, Feb 11, 2013
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Valentins Weißbier from Park & Bellheimer AG
81 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.