Valentins Weißbier - Park & Bellheimer AG

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81
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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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Ratings: 126 | Reviews: 69
Photo of scootny
4.35/5  rDev +22.5%
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 atis
4.24/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Did not like the head, maybe it was the fault of pouring, but it disappeared too fast.

Aroma is light malty with sweet fruit and, of course, yeast; could not find that banana too easily. Taste is perfect - some light fizzy hops at first with sweetish wheat malt mixing together to form an excellent a bit dry and clean finish.

I am surprised that such a good Hefeweizen is so cheap.

Photo of Andreji
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried the valentins in a restaurant at Hackescher Markt in Berlin.

wasn't too excited with this off-the-beaten-path weizen either. a nice cloudy golden pour with a bright white head. poor banana and citrusy smell. no fantastic flavour overturn, a rather subtle harmony of banana and bubble gum. too subtle if you ask me. full mouthfeel, ok carbonation could be more balanced.

a decent dinner beer, but no sessionable, or do-it-again type.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.33/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle served in a weisse glass.

L - murky, light amber color with a huge fluffy white head that fell to a heavy layer, leaving some lacing.

S - sweet wheat, banana and clove in the aroma.

T - sweet wheat malt flavors.

M - medium bodied with good carbonation.

D - very good wheat beer that's a pleasure to drink.

Photo of tai4ji2x
4.27/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a bit harder to find than some of the other weissbiers here in beijing, but some stores will occasionally carry it.

500ml can

pours a deep amber honey color, a bit darker than other weissbiers. very hazy with yeast. decent head fades to wispy layer. lacing a bit sparse.

nutty, slightly toasted banana aromas, hint of spice, whiff of pears. some yeasty fresh bread dough.

flavors are similar, with faint honey and malt sweetness. slightly phenolic finish along with very gentle bitterness, both following into an interesting aftertaste.

fluffy but ever slightly rough with a carbonation that is slightly overactive perhaps.

still, a decent find, and better than erdinger to introduce chinese beer drinkers to the wonders of weissbier.

Photo of Bierfreund
4.65/5  rDev +31%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a cloudy dijon colour into my Weizenglass, looking a bit like cidre, topped by a thick, almost white head that stayed 4 fingers high for quite some time, with a good lacing.

Offered a tangy nose, followed by a clean taste, almost salty.

Aftertaste was very slightly bitter, in the Weissbier style, then turned into a tart apricot. Very drinkable!

I can't believe this beer costs only 1,60 $ incl. tax per bottle! Quite refreshing and of much higher quality than the low price would suggest. Try this fresh and cold!

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +12.7%
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 stcules
2.49/5  rDev -29.9%
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.

Photo of Injemanze
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Always stocked at the Liquormart chain stores in Hangzhou.

Appearance - Dark unfiltered golden brown/rust color. Thick lasting caramel colored head.

Smell - Strong banana bread aroma immediately discernable

Taste - Nothing strong: Banana, weak grass notes (pleasant however), and something else I cannot quite name.

Drinkability -Very Good drinkability; could easily go through half a mini-keg. A bit weak to be enjoyed by itself but pairs excellently with meaty foods that do not overwhelm its flavor. Goes especially well with bratwursts or roast chicken and potatoes.

I love all wheat beer variants and though this brand would rank lower in my ratings it gets points for being one of the few good beers readily available in my part of China.

Serving type: mini keg poured into a beer stein.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.45/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a fully clouded brown gold with a huge white head that falls, but sticks around for a little bit. Nose is earthy and tar-like yeast. Flavor is a bit lighter at the start than I would have figured with what I got on the nose and how it looks. It lifts itself up fairly quickly though. Lemon tones with a fairly strong yeast body. Very mild tar on there. But the aftertaste is what is really key here. Man does it stick around. Feel is nice and smooth on the liquid and with a decent bubble. Pretty drinkable. Smooth and even and well made. Nothing showy at all. Just a decent hefe. Worth a shot.

Photo of csrbv
4.57/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Let me start by saying that I love Wheat beers and my last name is Valentine.

With that said, thie beer pored with a rich cloudy golden color with a rich thick head, the bottle is a 16.9oz so I waited a long time for the head to go down just to fill my pint glass.

Taste is at the top of any wheat beer I have tasted
Mouth feel is good, very carbonated, but not unpleasently so. I live in PA so I had to buy a whole case of this beer--I won't have any problem finishing this case. This beer is a great compliment to burgers, wings, fries, meatloaf, and bar food really...but can also be consumed on its own--it is that good.

Photo of WesWes
4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a cloudy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It's got a light pale and wheat malt scent along with a wonderful yeast aroma. The banana and clove esters really stand out in this one. The taste is great. It has smooth, malty flavor that goes down easy and finishes fruity with some light breadlike character. The malt bill seems a bit more complex than your average hefe. The yeast offers up a nice array esters that climax in the finish. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is one of the best hefes I've had in some time. It's easy drinking and full of flavor.

Photo of wl0307
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB 27/02/2008, served chilled in a weizen glass.

A: a cloudy dark orangey-yellow hue comes with a slowly-retreating off-white pillowy head and rather moderate carbonation; not bad in appearance.
S: mildly sour mangos and a lightly dusty note come first, ensued by rich, sour-sweet note of yeasty drinks, grainy wheats, and an intensifying flow of sugary malts. Very fruity and sweet, while the hardly recognisable spicy edge of clove hides itself a bit TOO well.
T: powdery and light wheatiness and mild caramel make the entrance, soon followed by a thin wave of sour-sweet yeasty-fruits (denoting passion-fruits, mangos, and a little bit of bananas), while in a remote corner also lingers a mild white-peppery spiciness. The finish is short but pleasantly dryish-sweet and clean. Overall, not bad at all.
M&D: quite soft in terms of fizziness apart from being slightly thin in the aftertaste, making this a relaxing weizen to enjoy; where the complexity is somewhat lacking, the soothing mouthfeel makes up for it. Well worth a try - as a session weizen!

Photo of BrewMaven
4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
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 Gmann
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
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 Suds
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From a large brown bottle, this brew is a murky, cloudy gold color with a puffy white head. The head produces a fine lace. Nice aroma too...a bit of banana, loads of yeast, a touch of sweet citrus, and a lot of bread and flour. It's a raw and unrefined smell, but it's quite good...a bit wild. The taste is earthy and rustic, with lots of lemon, orange, and yeast flavors. It's like a baking bread mixed with orange and lemon peels. There's also a bit of smoke in the background of the taste. It's odd and a bit misplaced, but I like it a lot. The body is a bit heavier than others of the style, with quite a lot of carbonation. A bit lighter would have been more appropriate. This is a fine beverage.

Photo of daliandragon
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I spotted this on the shelf in Dunnes Stores (foodstore), and had never heard of it so purchased 2 bottles. Anyway, I'm on a hefeweissbier thing these last few weeks. Also to note that it cost €1.90 compared to €2.40 for Schofferhoffer and €2.20 for Franziskaner.

Poured a quite murky amber beer with a reasonable head. Best by date was 29.03.07 (tasting date 28.07.06).
In typical German fashion, this was a quality brew. It had not got the subtleties of Weihensteph., Paulaner or the other 2 mentioned above, but this was a good value and quite satisfying beer to drink.

I will be buying this again, though the price may be a promo one.

By the way; I am sure that the man illustrated on the label is St Valentine, but he sure looks like JC himself!

Photo of Derek
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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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.

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