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Veldensteiner Weißbier - Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 12-29-2004)
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Photo of chinchill
3.15/5  rDev -6.3%

Swing top bottle.
Hazy apricot amber body with a decent head.
Body is a bit thin even for style and despite adequate carbonation.
Light flavor from both the yeast and the malt components. Balance leans a bit more towards the malts than the yeast. Highlight: the nice nutty finish and aftertaste, with a hint of hazelnut.

chinchill, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Durge
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Durge, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of schaffer9252
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

schaffer9252, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of BeerForMuscle
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

BeerForMuscle, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of jsh420
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

jsh420, May 25, 2014
Photo of tommy5
4/5  rDev +19%

tommy5, May 07, 2014
Photo of bushbeer75
3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

1pt .9 fl oz brown bottle with flip top

Kaiser Brau Veldensteiner WeiBbier changed the color of my clear weizen glass to a cloudy "dirty" gold color producing a 1 1/2 finger white head that held well. Streaks and spots of lacing remained as I consumed the ale. The light nose was dominated by a mild banana and orange citrus aroma. The taste was similar to the smell with a slight clove spice in the background. The finish was a little dry and crisp with a lighter mouth feel for a hefeweizen.
Overall, Veldensteiner WeiBbier is an easy drinking hefe due to its lighter less rich flavor
.
There are more flavorful [German] hefes available.

bushbeer75, May 03, 2014
Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

EdmundBlackadder, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +19%

Zekenyce, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Ciocanelu, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of ejh06752
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ejh06752, May 22, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3/5  rDev -10.7%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of vfgccp
2.43/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Huge foamy white head with great retention and lace. Light haze on a golden straw body.

S - Green banana, strange acrylic twang, sweet wheat.

T - Lightly sour, thick wheat, lemon highlights. Green vegetable aftertaste.

M - Light frame with an almost syrupy finish.

O - A below average hefe with a lot of off-notes. Save your money for a better brew.

vfgccp, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +19%

generallee, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of mscudder
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got a lot of these at $2 a bottle on a steal! Poured into a weizen glass.

A - Pours a murky orange-straw yellow. Massive frothy pale head. Give the glass is rather thin, this head is over a full finger length. Awesome retention and nice lacing.

S - Clove. citrus and a bit of funk. Makes me appreciate the greater hefe's from Ayinger and Weihenstephaner.

T - A bit of dank fruit upfront, some lively yeast and thin wheat malts. Not really exciting.

M - Light body with above average carbonation.

O - A boring, musty, hefe that I was really expecting better from. I don't expect to ever have this brew again.

mscudder, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of corby112
3.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with straw yellow edges and a two finger frothy, pillowy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks and large spots of soapy lacing left behind.

Spicy aroma with a prominent clove presence that's countered by bready yeast, banana and citrus rind. The yeast character is really strong ith lots of bread and banana that overpowers the spice and orange peel notes.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a zesty spice flavor that lingers over the yeast, banana and citrus notes into a slightly dry, tart finish. Strong clove presence up front that's quickly countered by prominent bread and banana notes. Tart orange peel sweetness in the finish. Overall this is an average example of the style. It has all of the traditional characteristics but the bread/banana/yeast presence is too strong for my preference overpowering the other flavors.

corby112, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
2.3/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy tarnished brass color with golden highlights. Bright white head. Smells oddly of sweet dark fruit and burnt pizza crusts.

Very strange beer. Tastes like it could be a dunkel but someone lightened it up with something. Light and crisp with a burnt caramel note. Semi-spicy finish.

This beers done wrong. Tastes like a dunkel and looks likes a weiss.Either the importer hasn't taken care of this beer, or its a bad beer from the start.

jtierney89, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of electtodefer
4/5  rDev +19%

electtodefer, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Ruds
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Castle Burg Hotel in Neuhaus Pegntitz, Franconia - tap house for Veldensteiner beers in the same town where it is brewed

Served into a tall Weissbier glass bearing the Valdensteiner name as you would expect!

hazy yellow in colour with typical clouding for weissbier and a fair sized head of around an inch

tastes were of slight barley, fairly sweet but not too so, also slight spice and citrus coming across

Not the worlds greatest Weissbier but a decent enough effort!

Ruds, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of BayouBengal1537
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer pours a cloudy yellow in color into my Amsterdam weizen glass with a noticeable amount of carbonation that is visible from the rising bubbles. Smells of clove, spice notes, coriander, and banana. taste is very similar to the smell but weaker on the flavors; little bit on the bland side. light-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. Dryness on the finish. Overall, a decent hefe but I think there is better out there.

BayouBengal1537, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of dasenebler
2.85/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

.5L Bügelflasche, best before 10/21/11.

Pours cloudy light straw-orange with a nice head. Not as persistent as some, but still fluffy and creamy, with some lacing.

The aroma is spicy and lemony, with a background of raw yeast.

The flavor is kind of watered-down. Some hints of clove, coriander and other spices, along with a nondescript fruitiness. Tastes kind of like a Witbier meets Hefeweizen, though not convincing. Lightly sweet and yeasty. The mouthfeel is well-carbonated, but comes off harsh and drying on the palate.

An average Hefeweizen at best.

dasenebler, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of vtfan77
3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ok, not gonna lie; I got this beer mostly because of the bottle. But it works out because of the hefeweizen kick I'm on now and it's something new.

A- Light golden orange with a decent white head that quickly dissipates into an equally decent ring of lace.

S- Not a whole lot of smell, but what there is is sort of a sweet, nondescript fruit aroma. It's a bit like sweet pears or plums with maybe a little of the traditional banana and clove aromas. Not bad, but I really wish it were stronger.

T- Some sour malt and a grassy hop character. A little bit of banana and some powdery yeast, but not much else. Not bad, but pretty bland.

M- Fairly light with a good dose of prickly carbonation.

Eh, it's pretty so-so. Nothing stands out as "bad" about it; there aren't any off flavors or anything. It's just bland. I mean, it's probably a good quencher for a hot summer day, but that's about it. You can do better, and at a lower price too. I probably won't be getting it again.

vtfan77, May 25, 2011
Photo of rtepiak
3.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very old bottle that held up...

drink by 16/09/10 posted...

nose when popped is at first and foremost almond/marzipan. that fades rather quickly and is replaced with a stale banana fruit... but this even dissipates. it takes a bit. the pour is beige with a good carbonation. great for the age. palate once dissipated is actually similar to the pilsner in hop character once its gotten old. a bit floral subtle. more so sweet like a belgian malt liquor sweet. brown sugar and honey. not overpowering but very much so the predominant.

would like to try fresh... on the helles hef side i would figure.

rtepiak, May 11, 2011
Photo of bluejacket74
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml swing-top bottle. Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with a two inch frothy white head. Head retention is pretty good, but there isn't much lacing at all. Aroma is cloves, banana and wheat. Nice smelling brew. It tastes like wheat, cloves, and a bit of bubblegum. Not as nice as the aroma, but still decent. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and is well carbonated (maybe a bit too much). I think it's a decent brew, but not one of the best hefe's I've tried. With that being said, it's worth a try.

bluejacket74, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
2.58/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tried this at the Split Rock Beer Fest on 11-21-10. They had a bunch of the Veldensteiner bottles there and I knew that I'd never tried any of them so I made sure to get them all under my belt. This ended up being a pretty standard Weissbeir. Cloudy yellow color, Banana and clove on the nose. Little on the flat side. It's was ok.

Knapp85, Mar 28, 2011
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Veldensteiner Weißbier from Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG
78 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.