Maisel's Weisse Original - Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.83/5 rDev +25.5%
Maisel's Weisse has quickly become one of my favourite beers. After tasting it in Germany a couple of years ago, I hadn't been able to find a supplier back home in Scotland. However last week I discovered a fantastic bar that stocks the beer. After a couple of bottles I had re-discovered my love for the beer from back in Germany.
The beer was poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass.
- Despite being a white beer, Maisel's Weisse pours a slightly darker, more amber colour than most other beers found in this category. Cloudy, with a thin white head.
- Very inviting and complex, however not overpowering. Quite fruity with a malty, wheaty note.
- Delicious! It was quite yeasty and sweet with a lovely wheat malt finish. I was getting slight hints of banana. It does taste slightly different to most other beers of it's kind. There was something slightly sweeter which I can't quite put my finger on. One of the things I love about this beer is that it's one of those ones where the different smells and tastes gradually appear. You might not taste the very slight hint of biscuity banana at first, but maybe after a few sips you will. It also has a very pleasant, rewarding aftertaste.
- Quite crisp and easy going. Very refreshing.
- Very drinkable. Perfect for a warm summer night (or day!). You should always have a few of these in the fridge.
One of the best beers around! Quite hard to find on the high street but you can get it online and may even be lucky enough to find a good bar near you!
08-20-2009 07:37:12 | More by Lees4236
4.65/5 rDev +20.8%
A: on the darker side of Hefeweizens, cloudy with a huge fluffy white head. Murky orange brown in color.
S: Super hearty yeast, hint of lemon.
T: Perfect fullness for a Hefeweizen, and perfect degree of sweetness as well. The yeast is so well blended as a flavor in the beer. Tastes like it contains lemon already.
M: Relatively smooth and heavy with extremely mild carbonation.
D: This is a fantastic Hefeweizen. Hearty and well balanced.
09-27-2010 00:00:58 | More by sfprint
4.63/5 rDev +20.3%
Pours a perfect orange yellow, huge white head that melds with the last drops of yeast-saturated beer. Crazy as the yeast seems to actualy layer and blend between the orangish top and the yellowish bottom of the full weiss glass.
Freaking huge aroma of weisenstephan yeast strain, my favorite. Pinapple, banana, clove and fresh hallertau hops all very present. An incredible and thick flavor of fresh hefeweiss smacks your taste buds with all that a hefeweiss should be. Carbonation is high rendering this beer very refreshing and palate cleansing. On the downside, it fills you up awful fast, making this a nice summer quencher but hardly a session ale.
Try it fresh when in Germany!
05-13-2008 19:02:58 | More by bloberglawp
4.54/5 rDev +17.9%
A: Dark yellow. Small head that fades quickly.
S: Wheaty and pungent.
T: Starts off wheaty and ends with a chocolaty aftertaste. Very smooth. Great balance. There's another flavor in there that I can't put my finger on. It almost tastes like bananas.
M: Not too much carbonation. Very smooth. Light on the tongue.
O: I'm a big fan of wheat beer and this is one of the better ones I've had. Very good balance and brings something different to the table. I liked it a lot.
07-23-2013 04:20:50 | More by Ryan_Graham
4.53/5 rDev +17.7%
16.9 oz bottle poured into pint glass.
A: Orange/amber in color, very clear until the swirl and final pour, the it was nice and hazy. Big head on this one... 2 or 3 fingers easy. Settles to a nothing with very little lacing.
S: A little different.... I've getting a little ripe banana and clove, but on orange of lemon notes at all... Instead I'm getting apple, little sour and sweet. Very nice.
T: Right off the bat I know this is a Hefe, and a very nice one. The apple in the smell is right there and it is sweet and wonderful. Overall taste is sweet the a nice wheat back bone. Aftertaste is just a slight bit on the sour side, but I think it balances out the sweetness. Well done.
M: Carbonation is right on for the type, light to med bodied also good for the style.
D: Wow I really like this beer. ABV is good and really does not feel like 5.4%... It seems much lighter. I could drink this all day.
I must try.... Look for this one.
05-10-2010 02:30:35 | More by mralphabet
4.5/5 rDev +16.9%
Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into weizen glass.
A - A shade darker than most hefes, a bit orange/amber. Hazy, with a nice 3 finger head with decent retention but settles into nothing; no collar or cap. No lacing. Less than I expected from a hefe.
S - Wonderful, and a little different than some hefes. The banana is still there, along with faint clove notes, but there's something very sweet, maybe apple, with a lot of bread and nuts as well. More complex and less phenolic than most hefes.
T - Starts off with some overripe banana, with a suggestion of apple, peach, or other stone fruit. Very interesting. Mid palate some light wheat malt takes over, but the barley comes through as well making itself known much more than most hefes. Late palate is slightly phenolic but much less so than others of the style. Aftertaste is slightly citric, but not sour.
M - Highly carbonated and medium bodied, great for the style.
D - A great hefe, and a great beer at that, to kick back with. A little pricey, but worth it.
I love this hefeweizen, even if it does deviate somewhat from others. I feel Maisel's is a more functional "interpretation" than most. The sweeter, apple-like esters prevailing over sour wheat malt and clove/phenolic flavors make this one hell of a beer for me. It's gotta be the yeast.
05-17-2008 09:18:58 | More by PatrickJR
British Columbia (Canada)
4.5/5 rDev +16.9%
Great to see such a selection of German hefes in BC and this ranks among the best. The colour is darker than some and the nose is complex with a dark wheat note almost like a dunkelweizen. I liked the way the beer took the usual hefe flavours and married it with a maltier base much like Schneider-weisse. Incredibly easy drinking with good complexity this is a top shelf example of the style.
06-10-2012 16:24:10 | More by canucklehead
4.47/5 rDev +16.1%
I poured my Maisel's Weisse Originial from a bottle into a mug with a dark tangerine colour with a 1cm of head that left no lacing. The scent was of banana, cloves and bubblegum. In terms of taste and mouthfeel, a prickly spice hit me first, then bubblegum with a less prominent wheat taste. I'm a huge hefewiezen fan, and I really enjoyed this one, so I'll definitely be drinking it again.
10-23-2011 15:36:15 | More by ticklechicken
4.43/5 rDev +15.1%
A cloudy, orange-amber body is capped by a full head of rocky white foam that slowly drops (no doubt buoyed by the teeming effervescence beneath) to a thin, creamy surface covering that holds throughout the entire glass but surprisingly leaves only spotty lace. The nose offers a light note of apple-like tartness, some soft vanilla and caramel, and a sprinkling of delicate spice. The body is light and it's crisp in the mouth with a very fine and effervescent, natural carbonation. The flavor reveals a wheatish malt that's nicely caramel-tinged with just the slightest touch of tartness and a sublime bitterness that acts only to balance. This weizen is more fruity and caramelish than the atypical banana-clove-phenolic Bavarian versions, and it makes a refreshing change of pace!
10-12-2003 01:51:42 | More by NeroFiddled
4.43/5 rDev +15.1%
had this from a 1/2 litre bottle.
A: Pours a nice orangey-yellow color with moderate carbonation. Different look from Hacker-Pschorr or Schneider. A good looking bier.
S: Citrus smell, lemon mostly. Very inviting.
T: Follows the smell well. A full lemony taste that is very refreshing. No bitter after-taste.
M: No problem here. East going down/
D: I could have many of these without thinking. A very good weizen.
Overall, this is in my top 5 weizens and a true pleasure to drink, if you can find it. It is hard to find, but if you see it, get it!
I strongly recommend this bier. Prosit!
06-20-2009 00:13:21 | More by nocheinsbitte
4.43/5 rDev +15.1%
Pours a cloudy copper color with tiny little particles of suspended yeast. A huge fluffy head presents itself upon pouring, which slowly dies down leaving a nice thin lace on the glass. Aroma is full of bananas, lemon zests, and clove. Bananas are detected upon the first taste, followed by spicy cloves and malted wheat, finishing off with a mild bitterness of yeast. This is a good all around Hefe- that I could drink any day of the year.
03-20-2003 09:24:14 | More by Scooter77
Maisel's Weisse Original from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
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