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Valentins Weißbier | Park & Bellheimer AG

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82
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
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Ratings:
146
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
18.46%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Park & Bellheimer AG
Germany | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Derek on 04-08-2006

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light orange hazy body with a gelatinous white head. The scent is heavy on sweetness, banana, and some light spices. The taste has an inherent creaminess and some sweetness and smooth wheat flavour. Very light in body and easy drinking. A nice hefe.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(950 ml can, best by 03/17/2016 - poured into a generic weizen glass)

L: didn't think I stirred up the can much, but it's remarkably cloudy, as if it's all dregs... light, golden-amber color to the juice... very tall, 3-finger high stand of rocky foam... looks rather rough and young, no lace

S: mashed banana and semi-wet bread dough... little bit of a floral, almost hoppy overtone... vibrant wheaty aroma which may indicate rich malty, yeasty depth... only a faintly-spicy, nearly whiskey-like, phenolic scent

T: bready nectar, barmy yeast - sort of a doughy pretzel flavor... banana is there, though mellow and out on the edges, and it also sports a hint of citrus, vaguely lime of em all!... layers, folds of dough, luscious

F: medium-bodied, could go either way whether it leans to the lighter or fuller side of that... bit of a mildly silky residual yeasty backflow... liquid bread like a rich doppelbock, but certainly with some more fizzy activity across the palate

O: fairly solid, pleasingly shelf-stable I've a buddy who's a hefe-head that will certainly gulpple this up... not bad for a 50oz canned weizen that's going on a year old... yet another German-Polish beer item that will languish on the shelf of the liquor store that time forgot - gonna have to clean them out

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Photo of Kevin_Langford
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great beer. It's a golden color in a glass with decent carbonation. It had a thick head that disappeared slowly. Great wheat, malt, and citrus combination. The finish was sweet and smooth. I'll get this one again.

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Photo of tzieser
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a giant can into a .5l weizen glass. Best by 3/7/16

L- straw in color with a thick haze. Fluffy white head that settles into a thin lacing. A good looking hefeweizen. 4/5

S- wheat malt, sweet fruity esters and a bit of banana/clove in the back. Kinda average for the stye. 3/5

T- wheat malt sweetness at first with more fruity esters (apple and banana). little to no hop bitterness. finishes with some clove notes. not bad at all. 3.75/5

F- thick mouthfeel, slightly dry finish. 3.5/5

O- picked this up for around $3.50 for a 1 liter can. Pretty good deal and is better than most of the style. Recommended. 4/5

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy golden color with creamy 2 finger head, that last around 5-10 minutes, with moderate lacing. Flavors of lemony citrus, wheat, apples, caramel, clove, coriander, floral and herbal spices. Pleasant sugary bready feel with a sharp low bitterness feel. Slick medium body with zesty carbonation. Light finish that lingers with roasted caramel and fresh lemon. Overall good quality craft. Tasty flavors with decent balance. Refreshing feel but the body is a little oily flat. Slightly faint flavors while not overly spicy.

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Photo of utfiero
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Color- hazy apple juice. Full head. Active, fine carbonation.

Aroma- wheaty and grainy with hints of Fuji apple.

Taste- very light on the tongue. Starts light and wheaty with wisps of lemon grass and hints of under-ripe pear. It finishes with a soft lingering wheatiness with subtle apple note (like a little apple Ephreme was mixed into a good weissbier). An all around winner. Purchased in a Romero grocery store in Volcan, Panama

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Photo of Robert0412
3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of airman85b
3.52/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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Photo of metter98
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.45/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

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Photo of Haydn-Juby
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

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Photo of seydou
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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Photo of FLima
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Photo of jtingue
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

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Photo of stevoj
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Where Park is average in pilseners, they hit a home run with this weizen. Pours hazy orange/golden with thick, rocky head. Aroma is spot on, banana, clove, bubblegum, wheat. Taste is also there, with nice heavy, silky mouthfeel. Park has a new fan....

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Photo of thecheapies
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
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

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Photo of BierStein711
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
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.

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Photo of RodneyFarva
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of djura
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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Photo of paigertx
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Photo of NatalBrewingCo
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Valentins Weißbier from Park & Bellheimer AG
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