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Maisel's Weisse Original - Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

292 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 16
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co. visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-24-2002)
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Luigi

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Pours a dark orange with a giant foamy head like a good german wheat beer should! Smells malty with a good amount of cloves and citrus. Wheat malts, banana, cloves and some lemon come out in the flavor. Very drinkable! Maisel's Weisse is a straight forward well brewed German Weisse beer. A very tasty beer!

02-25-2005 05:11:26 | More by Luigi
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shinjak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-12-2013 20:46:00 | More by shinjak
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FZR23

Romania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-12-2014 21:42:01 | More by FZR23
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Wessel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-13-2014 04:17:15 | More by Wessel
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mta11c


4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-31-2014 16:27:04 | More by mta11c
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%

500ml bottle, BB March 2012, 5.2% ABV, and "Aus Bayreuth" instead of 'Original'. Not much difference, I know.

This beer pours an only slightly cloudy, medium golden amber hue, with a multitude of tightly foamy, puffy ecru head, which settles at pace to a low-slung whipped cream topping, eventually leaving some reaching arches of lace in select spots on the glass.

It smells of crisp wheat grain, banana, clove, a bit of citrus candy sweetness, and some soft yeast. Most of this carries forward to the flavour, with perhaps more emphasis on the sweet wheat grain notes, the fruit laying low, and taking the spice and yeast with it.

The bubbles lay quite low, providing just a little edge to an otherwise smooth, fairly solid medium weight body. It finishes off-dry, the sweet wheat, earthy yeast, and fleshy fruit rounding things out.

A pretty decent hefeweizen veritable, the real deal. Drinkable, especially for me, as the notable banana and yeast characteristics are kept in check, and that always works for me. Not that I don't like these inherent essences, but just not being inundated with them. Prost!

01-14-2012 23:49:24 | More by biboergosum
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trbergman

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%

500mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a hazy, sunny yellow-orange with a short white head.

S - Somewhat understated, with banana, clove, and a touch of vanilla.

T - Slightly tart wheat, and a nice traditional hefe flavor that leans more toward the clove spiciness than ripe banana. A bit of vanilla sits in the background, adding to a soft, creamy finish.

M - Light to medium body, soft and creamy.

D - As I'd expect from a German hefeweizen, this is one quaffable, satisfying beer. Definitely worthy of another round.

06-24-2010 02:19:59 | More by trbergman
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metter98

New York

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%

A: The beer is clear dark yellow in color with some hints of amber and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are strong aromas of bananas in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is filled with flavors of bananas and also has some notes of wheat and hints of clove.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is a little fruitier (with lots of bananas) compared to other German hefeweizens but is still easy to drink.

03-01-2013 23:34:30 | More by metter98
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a transparent light red with a nice white head that disappears all too quickly. Smells of wheat with hints of light fruit. Tastes of wheat and lots of fruit, with hints of banana and orange. Beer is light bodied and carbonated right with a good finish. Overall, a very good beer.

10-26-2012 00:14:30 | More by cyclonece09
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elmocoso

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

This beer poured a dark golden straw with a tinge of reddish orange in the background. Slightly hazy, not as much as i expected. The head looked good, but quickly subsided to a loose knit lacy ring around the edge.

There are some nice aromas here in this beer: yeasty, clove, a little bannana, very sweet smelling.

There is a nice, well rounded mouthfeel and taste to this beer. It feels very good on the tounge and hits the whole pallet.

Overall, this is a pretty good weisse. I would enjoy again.

02-08-2003 17:04:10 | More by elmocoso
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Naerhu

Japan

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

pure white 1 cm head, pale opaque amber-orange body with wicked thick lace. Light biscuity nose. Straw, lemon typical wheat flavors. Micro-tiny bubbles that delight the palate. This is a decent wheat, a beer to be proud of, but nothing I would search out again.

08-23-2003 04:46:22 | More by Naerhu
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

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
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Billolick

New York

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours cloudy browish-peach, some yeasy sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Lifts a respectable white head, which settles to a ring and left a small bit of lacing. Bready, yeasty nose. Spicy and a bit tart, not the usual taste profile for a german wheat. Still a pleasant summer quaffer. Not up the world class standards of some of the other germans, but still worth a try.

05-23-2004 22:00:31 | More by Billolick
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%

A: Pours a moderately clear dark golden yellow in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation slowing rising from the bottom of the glass and some amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy dense foamy head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of banana with lighter aromas of clove and wheat

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of wheat followed by stronger flavors of banana and light flavors of clove.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively smooth.

O: Stronger in bananas than other beers in the style but still a good representation of the style. Easy to drink and refreshing, pairs excellently with some sausages off the grill. Definitely one to get again.

09-15-2013 01:08:24 | More by dbrauneis
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%

This is a pretty solid hefe I picked up at random at a local bar for lack of anything else. The appearance was typical of this style of beer: amber, somewhat opaque. It had a nice, barley smell, with a hint of some other fruits I couldn't pinpoint. The taste was very pleasing, refreshing and not overpowering, but not something you'd want to give up your favorite beer over. Overall, it's a pretty satisfying brew.

01-04-2008 22:31:00 | More by avalon07
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TheDinger

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Nice medium amber pour with 2 fingers of pillow off white head. Smell is of typical hefe characteristics, fruity, cloves, apple and banana. Not overpowering but adequate. Taste follows the nose with a pretty big hit of apple on the front that mellows into banana bread and phenos. Good blend of fruity and earthy wheat. Feel is heavy carbonation and dry on the tongue. A bit too dry for the style. Overall- A pretty solid Hefe that had an interesting take with the heavy apple/cider quality. A bit too dry on the back end as well. I like the take on the style and will be back for another-

06-18-2012 03:11:28 | More by TheDinger
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Globetrotter

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +1%

Comes in the German standard tall brown half liter bottle with a blue, gold and white label featuring words and wheat stalks. Purity law, of course. Best before 3/1/04, I opened it on 5/25/04.

Pours an intriguing cloudy darkish copper-orange under a two finger off white head with marvelous contour and good staying power. The lacing is a bit spotty, but still substantial. The nose is subdued, with a touch of lemon and coriander. The mouth is prickly, but not overly so, and slightly heavy with an interesting fruitiness. There's a touch of lemon tartness in the opening, accompanied by substantial amounts of yeast and a hint of delicate spice. Just a hint of hops bite accents the finish, while the aftertaste is sweet and yeasty. A tasty rendition..

05-25-2004 18:37:17 | More by Globetrotter
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Renzan0

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +1%

Always a place in my heart for my First Beer. Unfortunately, this being my first beer, I have a very hard time with Hefeweizens now (as most people have with Jack Daniels or Jäger, or anything they drank to excess in their youth). The pour was always perfect, great head retention. Amazing light gold color. Overall, almost 'too easy' to drink, flavorful beer. A beer that you and your friends will drink all of, forcing you to resort to Tucher to finish off the night.

12-07-2012 20:25:26 | More by Renzan0
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

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
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DoubleJ

California

3.9/5  rDev +1%

I'm warm and rather sweaty. This is what a Bavarian hefeweizen is for. Coming in the usual 500 ml bottle, on to the beer:

Is this a helles or dunkel? Probably closer to helles, but it is quite dark for one. Toasted orange color is dominant with dark yellow hues. The foam is semi-frothy, drops and retains a small bit of itself. A few spots of lace stick to the glass, but they don't last for long. Pleasant nose and balanced. There's banana, esters, even some apple, and banana bread.

There's little argument over the taste. Despite some strong carbonation, this beer is good. A rather fruity and phenolic flavor, eventually a kiss of the alcohol makes itself noticed. Some clove works into the profile. The carbonation acts as the balancing device to keep the beer from getting overly crazy with the fruit and spice. Maisel's Weisse is just one of many reasons to try a German hefeweizen.

06-07-2012 22:52:40 | More by DoubleJ
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ElGuapo

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +1%

a golden, straw colored brew with a head that was out of control (note that i was a bit aggressive on the pour). it was pillowy and white, and took a while to die down. yeast, dough, and bananas leap out of the glass into your nose as you take a whiff.

there is a lot of lemon flavor that bitters the sides of your tongue as the carbonation tingles the tip. it is quite a sensation. the crisp start fades, but the lemon lingers and you will have to swallow a few times to clear the taste. you are then left with a dry yeasty aftertaste. the yeast is present in the beginning, but it goes away for a bit and then comes in at the very end of a swallow. you will also get a good taste of bananas in the finish which provides a unique contrast to the lemon flavors that have just cleared out. it is not too complex, but the intensity of the flavors that it has keeps it very interesting. this is definitely a brew to try.

if you drain the bottle of all sediment, you will get much less of a citrus flavor. the yeast will take over. either way, it is still a pretty good one.

01-14-2003 12:16:57 | More by ElGuapo
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Stonepot

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +1%

I haven't drunk a lot of German Hefeweizen in my life so take what I say with a grain of salt. I enjoyed this, but not enough to buy another one. However, I did enjoy it enough to get another Hefeweizen. It has a very nice looking, orange-yellow color, and a decent aroma.

07-30-2009 11:44:30 | More by Stonepot
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matjack85

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

I picked up a dozen bottles of various hefeweizens today at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL. so I could compare the different versions. This Maisel's Original came in a 1 pint 0.9oz brown bottle with no freshness date for $3.29 a bottle.

The beer poured a cloudy dark apricot color with 2-fingers worth of foamy white head that lasted about a minute. Lacing was minimal.

The beer smells like wheat bread with a lot of spices in it. A faint banana smell can be picked up in the background.

The beer has an apple/banana fruit flavor to it along with plenty of wheaty yeast taste. Clove and other spices round out the flavor.

Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall I liked this, but prefer hefes with a more pronounced banana flavor and sweeter mouthfeel.

06-19-2012 07:27:28 | More by matjack85
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tjd25

France

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

A beautiful foamy head made of fine bubbles, on an opaque orange copper color. Wheat and yeast in the smell, no apparent sweetness. The taste is citric, grapefruit at first and lemon in the aftertaste, but doesn’t have other classic hefe weizen aspects (banana flavor, sweetness…). Maybe hints of peach. Wheat and yeast coexist very nicely in this beer. I thought it seemed stronger in alcohol than it actually is. Hops appear with little power but a nice floral aspect that doesn’t lessen the beer’s drinkability. This beer is very beautiful to watch, and also enjoyable to drink.

04-21-2004 21:31:50 | More by tjd25
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blackie

California

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

appearance: The pour produces a huge, fluffy off white head that slowly falls back. A nice layer remains throughout. The beer is a hazy orange-amber in color.

smell: Wheat malt and yeasty aromas upfront with accompanying notes of moderate banana and slight clove. Just a touch of lemon aroma. There is a light noble hop aroma. The aroma is well balanced and pleasing.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the lighter side of the high range. The body is between light and medium.

taste: Crisp wheat flavors with yeasty flavors of light banana and clove. There is also just a hint of lemon. After the swallow a light bitterness provides some balance. Well made and very balanced, but I would like some more fruity banana on the tongue...it seems supressed.

drinkabiliy: Easy to drink and very refreshing.

05-16-2006 04:42:44 | More by blackie
Maisel's Weisse Original from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
87 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.