Valentins Weißbier - Park & Bellheimer AG

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Reviews: 67
Hads: 129
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | 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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Reviews: 67 | Hads: 129
Photo of kojevergas
2.44/5  rDev -33.2%
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. (840 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.48/5  rDev -32.1%
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. (384 characters)

Photo of stcules
2.49/5  rDev -31.8%
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. (332 characters)

Photo of BierStein711
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%
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. (262 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
2.53/5  rDev -30.7%
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. (261 characters)

Photo of Cozzatoad
2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
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 (526 characters)

Photo of dbaker61
3.03/5  rDev -17%
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. (485 characters)

Photo of megahurts4
3.03/5  rDev -17%
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. (289 characters)

Photo of Cavery
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
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. (1,919 characters)

Photo of brystmar
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
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. (513 characters)

Photo of Robert0412
3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
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. (487 characters)

Photo of janubio
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
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. (293 characters)

Photo of falloutsnow
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
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. (2,303 characters)

Photo of WoodBrew
3.25/5  rDev -11%
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. (376 characters)

Photo of jtingue
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
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. (1,144 characters)

Photo of seydou
3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
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. (434 characters)

Photo of RodneyFarva
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
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. (492 characters)

Photo of Derek
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Premium Hefeweissbier Hefetrüb

27.07.06

A: Murky, golden straw. Fizzy, somewhat creamy, white head. Very little retention.

S: Very little aroma. Bread & marmalaide?

T: Very subtle; Bread, lemon, orange, slight hint of banana, earth & spice.

M: Light body is fairly highly carbonated.

D: Carbonation is a little high. (335 characters)

Photo of djura
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
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. (288 characters)

Photo of Augustiner719
3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 500ml bottle into a weissbier glass.

Pours a deep dark, yet moderately hazy brownish golden color. Small bubbles release from the bottom and break the head retention quickly. Caramalized bananas with some clove on the nose. overall a decent aroma on this, just more of a dunkel to me. flavors are the same just not fresh tasting and not really thal light of a hefeweizen. Not really the best example and really sweet on the finish for me, yet it does have a good drinkability. Worth a shot, but there are better players out there. (545 characters)

Photo of jizdepski
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
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. (708 characters)

Photo of paigertx
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
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. (254 characters)

Photo of FLima
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
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. (251 characters)

Photo of travis224
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought this down the street in a large convenience store for 27 crowns, that's a little over a dollar. Pours, out of a 500ml can, a very hazy golden orange color with a nice white foamy head that fades pretty quickly and leaves little lacing. The nose is fruity, mainly bananas with a bit of wet stone minerality behind it. The taste is fruity with a bit of bubble gum and very little hops. Not a bad purchase very easy to drink and enjoyable but I could have used a bit more carbonation. Not a bad purchase, though. Definitely the best hef I've had out of a can...or wait...maybe it's the only hef I've had out of a can. (621 characters)

Photo of thecarster1
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a- bottle poured into a tasting glass, one finger of head that leaves lacing behind, hazy honey coloring.

s- clove, banana, bubblegum, some yeast.

t- light wheat right off the bat, semi-ripe banana, light clove, estery, some bubblegum, all a bit muted though.

m- smooth, creamy, light to medium body.

d- decent, better than i was expecting from this but i have had better more flavorful hefes. (397 characters)

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Valentins Weißbier from Park & Bellheimer AG
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