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Rothaus Hefeweizen - Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG

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very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-26-2004)
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czfreeman

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rothaus makes in my opinion one of the best German Pilsners in the world. Thier beers are somewhat hard to find in the US, but here in Germany, its right next to the Becks! I have never seen the Hefe in the states, so I couldn't wait to try it. In living here, I understand German beers better now. A true exibition of standard, perfection, and repetition in every bottle.
Rothaus's offering pours out a light apricot-yellow color, little more on the orange side than usual, beautiful light orange-tinted head, absolutly billowing with aromas. Frothy, rocky pock-marked head, rises out of the glass, then slowly settles, looks extremly tasty.
Strong aromatics here. Big upfront cloves, musty yeasts, hay, tangerines, lemon zest, spicy black-peppercorns, tart musty funk of a great Hefe. Big on the Banana, clove, great balance of fruits and grain. this is seriously banana-bread good smelling.
Taste is really good, but intruguinly different than the smell short. Upfront tart citrus, carbonation adds a nice spiciness, a long lingering tartness from the yeast. The flavor leaves your tongue tingling with zesty citrus-peppery flavor. However, from the smell, I was expecting a little more banana-like creaminess, and instead a more spicy citric profile, with a high carbonation level. This is really good Hefe, a combo of two ends of the possible flavor spectrum
Upon my first sip, I was a little dissapointed in the seemingly uncoordinated aroma/taste, but after a few sips its really growing on me. I find that I like the rich,creamy smell, and then experinence the light, zesty drink. Its makes you eager to take the next sip, and the beer is extremely drinkable.
I really enjoyed this brew, it was different than expected, but delivered in the end. This would go great with a spicy, peppery arugula salad, of a nice creamy pate' or pork terrine infused with orange zest. Rothaus is definalty 2/2 in my book.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2009 15:51:10 | More by czfreeman
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DerBayer

Germany

4.7/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got this one on tap in the Sloany Pony in London recently and must say what a beer:

A - A cloudy orange like all Hefeweizen

S - Banana, spice, hint of orange and clove

T - see above and naturally sweet yes NO sugar added (brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot von 1516) like most German beers - I love Naturally fruity and sweet beers

M - Yep very good like most Hefeweizen

D - I drank this one way too quickly it s a must try

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2009 19:36:26 | More by DerBayer
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soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Solid, almost tan orange with yolky yellow highlights with a nice, smooth and soft white head with good retention. The classic Hefeweizen banana aroma launches itself from the glass and dominates the nose, but not without letting some subtleties through. Light clove and apple spice along with some unexpected caramel notes combine for a nice caramel apple undercurrent. Hints of lemon, coconut, and wheat bread are also present. The flavor is tangy and smooth, with lots of round, wheaty goodness. Very fresh and fruity with notes of orange, banana, bubblegum, earthy yeast, and somewhat floral hops. Really dry and clean with a mild finish and lingering yeasty tang. The airy and light mouthfeel matches the flavor well, with soft carbonation and bone-dryness to make this refreshing, if not exactly crisp. There is an interesting depth to this beer and a sort of Belgian character to it. Refreshing, complex, and delightful.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2009 11:09:19 | More by soulgrowl
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

50cl bottle served at the porterhouse in covent garden, london. Weissbier glass

A- Cloudy, orange amber with a 3 finger creamy head that has moderate retention and lacing.

S- Typical clove and banana combination.

T- Once again typical weizen flavours of clove and banana, has good flavour retention, not watery in the finish.

M- Carbonation a little too aggressive, although it has a nice body, not watery.

D - A good weizen in my book although a little unsettling on the stomach due to high carbonation, good stereotypical weizen flavours.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2008 15:27:38 | More by seanyfo
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dasenebler

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a large flute glass. Copious head, very nice and fluffy. The head sticks around better than other hefeweizens I've had. Nice cloudy gold color.

Taste is subtly sweet with a good fruitiness. Some serious banana flavors that come through on the nose as well. A bit of spice and cloves as well. Good bubbles and quite refreshing. Very drinkable and smooth. The Rothaus hefe is every bit as good as the more common and popular Weihenstephaner and Schneider-Weisse stylings.

An excellent german wheat with a great pour/head and smooth flavor.

*Reviewed in Berlin, so freshness/flavor may deviate from imported bottles.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2008 23:24:57 | More by dasenebler
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bloberglawp

Quebec (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Things are getting a little blurry as I try so many ales and lagers while on vacation, everything is exellent but not everything is mind-blowing... this is a exellent hefe, like many others here.

Straw-orange ale, murky from yeast. Aroma is a little sour and citric, some notes of hay and fresh yeast. Flavors : citrus, slight sour twang and a hoppy edge. Simple and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2008 12:41:10 | More by bloberglawp
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Absumaster

Netherlands

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very murky orange beer with a thick, creamy head that stays on the entire beer.

Smell is wonderfull, there is the obvious banana and grainy wheat, but also a citric, fruity smell. Reminds me of pineapple and somewhat orange.

Taste of ripe bananas and exotic fruit. Great taste, pineapples, mango's, lychees, everything. Almost like a tropical island. The wheat comes in second and adds to the complexity of the beer. The present yeast makes the beer taste yeasty (duh!), but also makes the mouthfeel a little chewy. Mouthfeel is also a bit astringent and slightly sticky.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2007 10:01:40 | More by Absumaster
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mindestens haltbar bis: 02.06.06

A: Murky, golden straw. Fizzy white-head, little retention, some lace.

S: Bready with a little pineapple and citrus.

T: A little bread with lemon/lime tartness. Quite refreshing, but not full of flavour.

M: Light, somewhat creamy body, slighly acidic. Moderate to highly carbonated.

D: Good.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2006 00:45:27 | More by Derek
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Sigmund

Norway

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, bought in Bier Spezi Hamburg. Typical hefeweizen enormous head which lasts "forever", very cloudy golden. Typical h.w. aroma of cloves and ripe bananas. Flavour is relatively dry with the typical hefe character, notes of cloves and herbal spices, moderate hops. Another very nice and refreshing h.w.!

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2005 15:25:55 | More by Sigmund
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inebrius

Michigan

4.78/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What can possibly be more alluring than the perfume of muesli coated banana smoothie drizzled over natural herbed vanilla? This beer was smuggled via air directly a week ago from Baden Germany. You can almost taste the pine straw Schwarzwald floor; the rural banks where the Donau begins to flow; the Schwenninger Moos, or merely a quality hazed weizen fit for a clerk.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2005 04:52:42 | More by inebrius
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Globetrotter

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I found this jewel recently at a beer kiosk in the northern part of central Moscow. 33cl brown bottle with gold foil around the neck. The label is similar to the one pictured, but on mine, the words Hefeweizen appear in the upper band of the label, next to "Rothaus", while the center features the word Zäpfle ("small (beer)tap"). Purity law applies, of course. Best before 9/1/05, I opened it on 8/7/05.

The pour is magnificent: hazy orangish straw under a firm 1.5 finger white head with good retention and a bit of lacing. This is one good looking beer. The nose is also just right: yeast and spice blend beautifully, assertive with being overpowering. The mouth is a bit flat for a Hefeweizen, and nicely sticky. The flavors are prototypical of the style: light, slightly sweet, coriander-spiced yeast and wheat. No hops. The finish is dominated by the spice, which lingers well in the aftertaste, filling the jowls and inviting another sip. A beautiful brew for a warm evening. I'll be headed back to that kiosk soon!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2005 17:56:25 | More by Globetrotter
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stcules

Italy

3.08/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Without yeast, it has a full golden color; after pouring the yeast, it becomes a more classical dark orange, hazy. Compact, dense and creamy head.
In the smell a classic banana-yeast, well balanced, but there are also some hop (!) and hay notes (!!). Maybe berry-fruit hints, and apricot.
Taste more dry than a standard weizen. Sharp citric, and some banana. After some while, the taste becomes more classic.
Standard body. Fruity aftertaste (orange, banana), and again, herbal notes.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2005 17:19:59 | More by stcules
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tjd25

France

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice golden color, kind of opaque. half inch persistent head. Tiny bubbles keep moving as you drink the beer.
Wheat in the smell with some fruits and a nice yeast aroma.

The wheat is very present in the taste, together with the yeast. A classic hefe weizen taste, smooth, enjoyable, with very little hops. But there's also a slightly sour sensation, something like lemon and clearly banana, that makes the beer a bit different and interesting. The sourness is well balanced with the general wheaty flavor of the brew. A dry finish.

Highly drinkable. A nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2004 23:04:48 | More by tjd25
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Rothaus Hefeweizen from Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG
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