Valentins Weißbier - Park & Bellheimer AG

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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of spinrsx
3.62/5  rDev +2%
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 Yoonisaykul
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
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 kojevergas
2.44/5  rDev -31.3%
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.

Photo of dbaker61
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
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 Knapp85
2.53/5  rDev -28.7%
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.

Photo of crossovert
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle.

it pours a hazy gold with a fluffy white head.

The smell is juicy and clovey, SPOT FUCKIN ON for a hefeweizen.

The flavor isn't as good. It is super clovey but it is sweeter than most hefeweizens.

It goes down nicely and is drinkable.

Photo of Cozzatoad
2.88/5  rDev -18.9%
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

Photo of jhubeifc
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
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 Augustiner719
3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Photo of brystmar
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
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 megahurts4
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
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 thecarster1
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of travis224
3.48/5  rDev -2%
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.

Photo of jizdepski
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.12/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle 5.3% abv

Appearance: Pours a dirty orangey gold. Very cloudy as any good hefeweizen. Large head, retains about 1/4 inch that lasts most of the way down. Leaves some lace.

Aroma: Wow, very strong banana and clove esters. Wheat malt, coriander and dried paw-paw also make an appearance. As with most hefe's I love the smell. Let's just hope that the taste will live up to the smell.

Taste: Thankfully I am not disappointed. The taste does live up to the smell. Dominated by sweet/sour yeast, but with a good amount of malt to back it up.

Mouthfeel: Great, perfectly carbonated, medium bodied and smooth.

Drinkability: Great beer to drink, wonderfully refreshing and perfect for a hot South African day.

Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
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 eduardolinhalis
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

0.5l poured in a chalice. I've paid $1 per bottle in a 6 pack.

I've bought it at Denner Switzerland and, because of its low price, I was expecting a low quality beer. Fortunately, I was wrong. This is a quite fair Hefeweizen beer.

A: Pours a hazy beige color with a foamy head. Reasonable carbonation.
S: Malty smell is very present. The traditional bananas and cloves smell is quite discrete.
T: Well balanced. Again, the malt prevails against the bananas/cloves
M: Full body. Medium to low carbonation with quite pleasant malt taste. Low Hefeweizen bitterness
D: Good drinkability. Fair Hefeweizen. Very welcomed in a summertime.

Photo of Amalak
4.33/5  rDev +22%
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 calise1122
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
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 Avagadro
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy orange with a foamy head. Great retention.

S: Cloves and bananas run rampant in the bold bouquet.

T: More acidic than most hefes I've had. The typical Banana/Clove flavors are well balaned, giving a deliciously thirst quenching brew.

M: Medium body with slight grit from the suspended yeast.

D: If you like your Hefes with a slight sour twang, go with the Valentins.

Photo of Billolick
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
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 engisch
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this 500 ml can in the local Coop (Zurich). It pours with a nice thick head and is golden straw colored. It is very cloudy, as expected in a weiss (white) beer.

The smell is mostly of cloves with a hint of bananas. The taste is also the spicy sweetness of a wheat beer. This beer has noticable lacing.

I enjoyed this beer and it settled my craving for a wheat. This is your typical German Weissbier and is very comparable to the bigger German names.

Photo of Lexluthor33
4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A super cloudy,orange color yellowish tint with a nice sized,fluffy head with very good lace.

The aroma of cloves,banana and wheat.

The taste starts with wheat flavor,banana but mild. Clove hints and a very smooth feel. Refreshing and a good balance. It finishes with a good body and solid carbonation.Some citrus hints are thrown in as well.

Notes: I was grilling on a hot day and this was my first beer. I had some water and then this beer. Picked it up by chance and I really liked it. This one finished a little dry as well,but refreshed as it went down.

Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a light amber / yellow colour with a good yeasty haze... White head poured typically thick and foamy then faded slowly to decent thickish covering ... lots of carbonation rises to the surface... fair amount of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Very light clove spiciness, good wheatiness, some breadiness, very little malts - just some faint biscuity hints, sweet banana, light fruitiness (apples and lemons), some peppery traces, hay traces...

Taste - Very light biscuit malts, faint clove, quite strong wheat malt notes, quite yeasty, definite breadiness, some soap, nice fruitiness (lots of lemon and banana), light sour notes, peppery hints...

Feel - Fairly smooth with a little bite underneath... light body... As with most hefe's this is pretty refreshing and drinkable...

Overall - A pretty standard, though decent, hefe... certainly worth a try...

Valentins Weißbier from Park & Bellheimer AG
81 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.