Maisel's Weisse Original - Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
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3.9/5 rDev +1%
Served well chilled into a franziskaner hefe glass while touring in Lubeck, Germany.
Appearance - Vibrant orange color, with nearly three fingers of fluffy white head that settles into a coalescing half finger head after a while. Lots of spotty lacing interspersed with some spidery lacing on the glass.
Smell - fairly aromatic banana bread, and some very subtle hints of citrus. The usual wheat, banana, and clove dominate though. Traditional hefe fare, and well executed.
Taste - light orange peel and coriander with a tremendous banana burst up front then a dropping of into the flavours of wheat and banana with some clove mixed in. Some pepper in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - smooth, reasonably well carbonated, with a bit of a spritzy feel. Not quite as light as some of the true greats, but definitely not heavy either.
Overall - a vey fine hefe that's in the same class as some of its great German brethren.
07-20-2014 08:22:02 | More by DenisKolkin
3.76/5 rDev -2.6%
A- Slightly hazy gold with about an inch of fizzy head. The head goes down faster than a... well, you can probably fill in the rest with your own dirty mind.
S- Big aroma of overripe bananas with that characteristic wheaty twang. Stronger than I was expecting and pretty nice.
T- In contrast to the smell the taste is quite mild. There's still that banana character and the wheaty twang, only dialed down a bit. There's also a slight vegetal hint on the finish and a bit of a chalky aftertaste. Not overly complex, but pleasant.
M- Light and bright thanks to an active carbonation. It's pretty much what a good wheat beer should be.
O- Not a bad hefeweizen at all. I wouldn't have minded a bit more complexity, but you could do worse than this on a hot summer day. I don't know that I'd seek it out, but I wouldn't mind drinking it occasionally.
06-07-2014 21:42:14 | More by vtfan77
3.16/5 rDev -18.1%
On tap at Redlight Redlight. Color a little dark. Rich creamy head. Good aroma. Taste’s too sweet, almost cloying as it warmed. The balance of banana to clove was good, but too much sweetness detracted from the refreshing quality of this style. Body was medium heavy. Good carbonation. A good hefe but just a little too heavy.
06-05-2014 13:10:34 | More by chickenflea
3.61/5 rDev -6.5%
500mL bottle into a hefe glass
no bottling dates
A: Pours a rusty copper color, opaque even more so than is typical in the style. 3 fingers width of off white colored head builds then dissipats down fairly quickly to thin film. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.
S: A bit of clove and some banana-y esters, pale malt, a bit of skunky aromas, wheat.
T: Wheat, some peppery spice, subtle clove and banana, pale malt. Ok but not hefe punch I got in the best of the style.
M/D: Lighter side of medium bodied, carbonation o the higher end which is appropriate, drinkability is average.
O: Overall, its ok. Better than some of the American hefe's but far from the best in the style.
06-01-2014 23:02:24 | More by zac16125
3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
Enjoyed on tap at Wurst in Calgary, served in an authentic Maisel weiss glass. A dark orange color with rather minimal white head, this wheat beer and classic contemporary example of the style delivers the expected banana and clove nose, decidedly weighted towards the banana part of the equation. This is a rather citric, near-sour take on the style, with some unripe bramble fruit discernible amongst the honey nut Cheerio, more assertive than on the nose clove, dried banana chip, tobacco, and faint butterscotch elements. Body seems a tad on the thin side and the carbonation is aggressive, although thankfully the flavors still pop nicely on the palate. Remains very tangy two-thirds of the way through a pint. Finish is faintly doughy, with some sour fruit and floral rose water. Very nice. This is a rather good beer fresh and on tap. I prefer some of the richer, sweeter, and clove-heavy takes on the style, but this exemplifies another approach that almost reminds me of many North American craft-brewed examples.
05-31-2014 22:06:27 | More by CalgaryFMC
Maisel's Weisse Original from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
87 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.