Rothaus Hefeweizen - Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG
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4.61/5 rDev +14.7%
Huge foamy head, cloudy orange, no floaters, perfect hefeweizen pour.
Nice smell of sweet banana, wheat, buttery yeastiness, clove, mild citrus hops.
Nice and fruity taste, with a bubblegum fruitiness: lots of banana, mild citrus(tangerines, lime), faint tropical notes and orchard fruit, really tasty, especially with a nice clear sweetness that is not syrupy in the slightest. Hints of honey.Wheat malts are bready and fluffy, a nice rich foundation. Spicy yeasts, big clove, faint pepper. Some nice green hops in the finish, with a mild bitterness, to cut off any lingering sweetness.
Medium body, not chunky and clumsy, but a bit creamy and fluffy, it's actually quite perfect. Low to medium fizz brings a nice prickle.
This is German brewing of the highest quality, one of the best weizens i've ever had (and that probably are out there). In the big league, with (maybe even better than) Weihenstephan and Ayinger.
04-12-2014 15:02:03 | More by dcmchew
3.84/5 rDev -4.5%
BB 10.1.14 (January)
Pours a big frothy head, cloudy, lightish yellow. 33cl bottle in a 33cl weizen glass - what with the big head, the last bit of the bottle has to wait. Temperature is somewhere between cellar and fridge.
Smell reminds me of bannana ice cream(!) Taste is sweet yet astringent. Bannana, clove; it's not full, there's a metallic finish which doesnt help...
Just added the end of the bottle. Smell improves noticeably - more body, nicely rounded - peppery spicy with cloves. Taste is much better too. Theres a really lovely velvety mouthfeel; the astringency comes through later; the finish is no longer metallic but still a bit thin. I wish I had another - to pin down those tastes a bit bit better - but also cause I reckon I'd enjoy another...
10-25-2013 21:09:52 | More by Tomais
3.25/5 rDev -19.2%
Appearance: Orangish; cloudy; large head that lingered entire glass
Aroma: Spicy, normal wheat beer aroma
Taste: Smooth, but watery; good dinner wheat beer, but not that inspiring
Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores
06-15-2013 22:09:19 | More by IchLiebeBier
4.25/5 rDev +5.7%
Poured a large white creamy head. Pretty good retention, excellent lacing. Colour was an orange gold, strong carbonation, not too noticeably hazy, the yeast addition adds a hazy burnt amber.
Smell has a lot of fruity banana and wheat malt. A bit of a bubblegum note. Quite a dry fruitiness, bit acidic. Some nutiness and a present bitterness, rich banana bread, butter. Delicious.
Taste is a fruity mix, banana, rich malt, some definite toffee sweetness. Good countering bitterness, light herbal hopiness. Some light cinnamon spice, almond, herbal, some tannic leather. Finishes really full and satisfying. Dry and nicely crisp. Yeast addition adds a firm yeasty, banana feel, dramatically improves the beer.
Mouthfeel has a lot of carbonation, and a light body throughout. A firm biting yeasty edge is noticeable and pleasant. Comes together nicely at the end. Really drinkable and sessionable. Satisfying with a good balance of sweetness, malt and yeast.
This was a good hefe, interesting. I made the mistake of starting my review before getting to the bottom of the bottle and incorporating the yeast, which made a drastic improvement and took it to new heights. A good example of this style, tasty, and to the point. A nice mix of flavours and pleasant to drink, its nice to find a hefe that is more than just banana and bubblegum, a good example of the style.
02-25-2013 14:08:17 | More by mick303
3.9/5 rDev -3%
Wonderful head, three fingers above the glass! Hazy dark orange colour. Predominant citrus smell with less banana than usual for the style, which is good news, for a change. Taste follows aroma, very citric. Very efervecent that explodes when left on your tongue. Light sweetness, makes it with a superior drinkability compared to other hefeweizen.
10-20-2012 15:59:49 | More by FLima
4.18/5 rDev +4%
Pours hazy orange with huge and creamy white head, excellent retention with beautiful patchy lacing. Aroma is fresh spicy yeast, grains, as well as fruits.
Taste is a pleasant mix of subtle sweetish wheat malt, fruit (lemon, orange and banana), bits of bread, hints of pepper. Mouthfeel is heavy and full with lively carbonation.
Amazing Hefeweizen, certainly the best I have had in a few years time.
01-13-2012 10:58:13 | More by atis
3.85/5 rDev -4.2%
Beer bottle (50 cl.), purchased in La Cervoiserie, and tasted in 2011.
Appearance : clear yellow orange color with white foamy head.
Smell : wheat and moderate yeasty aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : fruity flavours with yeasty and wheaty notes.
Drinkability : a good beer in the German style Hefe Weizen.
09-29-2011 13:07:22 | More by thierrynantes
3.55/5 rDev -11.7%
From the smaller 33cl bottle:
A: Soapy sudsie, 1.5 finger head. dense apricot in color like a slightly darker creamsicle color, completely translucent, no visible rising carbonation.
S: Like an average German hefeweizen, i get mostly a fresh yet slightly heavy yeast flavor, ghost of bananas.
T: Very subtle sweetness, mild well blended flavor. Somewhat bitter aftertaste, which isn't my favorite, but yet isn't "bad" either. The aftertaste also has a watery quality.
M: Fluffy which gives it a light quality, but it's body I would consider average in girth. Mild yet sharp stinging.
O: A nice one but not my favorite.
06-12-2011 22:49:47 | More by sfprint
4.22/5 rDev +5%
A: Thick, cloudy orange/amber with a large foamy head that dissipates slowly, leaving a nice bit of lacing on the glass.
B: What can I say other than the perfect example of it's style? Strong yeast and grain smell that's particular to Hefeweizens, with just a bit of orange and spice.
T: Wonderfully balanced malty sweetness - again reminiscent of oranges, as well as light toasted bread. I get just the slightest warmth at the end from the alcohol.
M: Thick and rich, slightly foamy. Carbonation doesn't become prominent until the malts have given way to the lighter, crisper aftertaste.
O: Hands down one of the best Hefeweizens I've drank from what is quickly becoming one of my favorite German breweries. Well done, guys!
05-27-2011 19:05:58 | More by JoeyV
United Kingdom (England)
3.43/5 rDev -14.7%
Taken on 16 Apr 2011 in the 'Swarzwalderstube' Berlin.
Once I'd stopped stroking the glass I noticed the beer was a murky dull orange colour, on top sat a pure white head, soon to be a wispy covering as the bubbles died away very quickly.
The smell was of vanilla pods, corriander and cloves, banana esters also in the mixture of aromas.
The taste was of peppery banana, along with the vanilla picked up in the smells.
An OK beer, but I thought a little thin in body depth and lacking in flavour compared to many other Hefeweizen biers I've had and reviewed.
05-03-2011 13:15:22 | More by BlackHaddock
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.33/5 rDev +7.7%
330ml bottle bought from Beermerchants.com
Poured a hazy light straw yellow colour... White head poured typically big thick and foamy then faded slowly to nice thick layer ... lots of carbonation rises to the surface... decent amount of thick sticky lacing...
Aroma - Nice clove spiciness, light vanilla notes, noticeable wheat, quite bready, very little malts, light fruitiness (banana and lemon), quite peppery...
Taste - Light biscuity malts, fairly strong clove, definite breadiness, quite creamy, good fruitiness (lemon, pear and sweet banana), salty, quite floral - hints of lily, honey grassy and peppery hints...
Feel - Very smooth and creamy with just a little bite underneath... light body... Extremely refreshing and drinkable...
Overall - An excellent German hefe... up there with the best...
11-22-2010 12:11:58 | More by mdagnew
4.1/5 rDev +2%
Obtained through a family member who was stationed in German for a short while with the U.S. Military. He bestowed many a German Hefe upon me (very, very appreciated)
A - A cloudy orange, pretty, billowing white head.
S - more Banana tones than bubble gum. nice citric/spice component.
T - has more going on than most German Hefe's. Very complex, follows the smell pretty much. The spice/clove element is more up front than most.
M - more carbonation than most, but good.
D - a bit better than the normal Hacker-Pschorr's, Franziskaner, or Paulaner offerings. Likely the best sampling of the style I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying.
08-29-2010 00:36:57 | More by JWU
Rothaus Hefeweizen from Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG
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