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Veldensteiner Weißbier - Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.88%
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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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.
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There are more flavorful [German] hefes available.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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Serving type: bottle

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bluejacket74

Ohio

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.

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Pennsylvania

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%
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Pours a pale amber, clear until the yeast filters down from the top providing a uniform beautiful haze. Pretty head with below average retention. Some odd deposits that look different from oridinary yeast.

Strong spicy notes on the nose --- coriander ?

Complex spicy taste with Indian curry like spices mixed with pulpy orange and sweet yeast. Very pleasant, perhaps slightly cloying.

Mouthfeel is somewhat viscuous and sweet. Carbonation relatively heavy but not for a Hefeweizen. Good drinkability.

Aftertaste is long and very consistent with main taste. This is one of the strongest aspects of this beautiful beer.

Overall definitely a Hefeweizen worth checking out. Purchased from New Beer Distributors NYC.

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Veldensteiner Weißbier from Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG
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