Valentins Weißbier - Park & Bellheimer AG
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3.4/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
02-11-2011 05:39:00 | More by Augustiner719
3/5 rDev -15.7%
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.
02-01-2011 04:10:00 | More by brystmar
3.73/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
01-11-2011 01:54:40 | More by BeerAdvocate
3/5 rDev -15.7%
Appearance: honey, medium-small head, and some good lacing.
Smell: wheat, yeast, and some malt.
Taste: wheat and yeast.
This isn't bad. It has a decent flavor initially, but goes down watery. There are better examples of this style.
12-14-2010 05:10:36 | More by megahurts4
3.5/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
10-10-2010 16:59:49 | More by thecarster1
3.48/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
07-27-2010 17:51:43 | More by travis224
3.43/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
07-21-2010 21:28:12 | More by jizdepski
4.13/5 rDev +16%
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.
05-21-2010 19:35:54 | More by Thehuntmaster
4.08/5 rDev +14.6%
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.
04-10-2010 02:41:00 | More by MrHassellYaHurd
3.5/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
01-23-2010 19:24:16 | More by eduardolinhalis
4.35/5 rDev +22.2%
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.
01-08-2010 22:29:29 | More by Amalak
3.83/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
12-21-2009 03:24:14 | More by calise1122
3.98/5 rDev +11.8%
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.
11-22-2009 19:55:48 | More by Avagadro
4.03/5 rDev +13.2%
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.
10-02-2009 01:04:04 | More by Billolick
3.85/5 rDev +8.1%
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.
08-03-2009 18:40:05 | More by engisch
4.13/5 rDev +16%
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.
08-01-2009 23:17:43 | More by Lexluthor33
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4/5 rDev +12.4%
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...
12-08-2008 10:37:04 | More by mdagnew
4.38/5 rDev +23%
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
08-30-2008 00:34:28 | More by scootny
4.28/5 rDev +20.2%
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.
08-06-2008 18:54:11 | More by atis
3.63/5 rDev +2%
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.
07-16-2008 03:25:59 | More by Andreji
4.35/5 rDev +22.2%
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.
06-01-2008 00:08:55 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
4.28/5 rDev +20.2%
a bit harder to find than some of the other weissbiers here in beijing, but some stores will occasionally carry it.
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.
04-26-2008 04:50:40 | More by tai4ji2x
4.65/5 rDev +30.6%
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!
04-18-2008 03:35:02 | More by Bierfreund
4/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
04-02-2008 02:24:50 | More by plaid75
2.48/5 rDev -30.3%
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.
02-17-2008 09:55:37 | More by stcules
Valentins Weißbier from Park & Bellheimer AG
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