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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

325 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 19
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of MustaPekka
5/5  rDev +29.5%

One of the betters Hefe brewed in Germany. Not to be bought everywhere, but if you spot it, go for it.

Nice taste, not too heavy, not too light, but still full bodied.

One of my favourites among Hefe.

MustaPekka, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of Mlkluther
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

I love this beer - banana notes.

Mlkluther, Today at 05:55 AM
Photo of heymikew
4/5  rDev +3.6%

heymikew, Today at 01:36 AM
Photo of vincetsang
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

vincetsang, Monday at 03:35 PM
Photo of Anaxagoris
3.04/5  rDev -21.2%

Anaxagoris, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from tap in a Maisel's weizen glass at Firkin.

I vaguely remember having tried this a couple years ago, but it never hurts to revisit a German hef, right? It pours a cloudy tawny-brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises banana, clove, and mild flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a healthy dose of orange zest. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a damn solid hef, not quite up to Wiehenstephaner or even Hofbrau standards, but more than tasty enough to readily reach for another.

TMoney2591, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Kerne
3.9/5  rDev +1%

Kerne, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of jedcooper
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

jedcooper, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of gleemonger
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

gleemonger, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

endless1408, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of Sathanas
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Sathanas, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -22.3%

SVD, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of Markiboy
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

A lovely fluffy off-white head with a lovely deep amber and cloudy beer underneath it. Very smooth to taste and gulp . Slightly higher carbonation than is perfect but it's still really drinkable, nontheless. The thing that lets this beer down and leads to it not rivaling the kings of the weissbier world is the flavour of the beer. It just doesn't have the depth of banana, yeast or other obvious tastes of its rivals. It's still a lovely beer to drink but it just can't compete with others for pure taste.

Markiboy, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of vaughtex
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%

vaughtex, Oct 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

IPAFrEaK888, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Will1am22, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

krome, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jgunther71, Sep 28, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +24.4%

ordybill, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Dentist666
4.53/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy dark amber beer with enormous off-white head, retention is as long as life of an elf. Smell is excellent, round, to a good extent spicy, banana, wheat malts, a bit stale, like from cellar and even smoky.
Taste is classic for hefeweizens, round, balanced. One of the best weissbiers out there.

Dentist666, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

David_Cabot, Sep 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Drummermean, Sep 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

HoppySeb, Sep 18, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -3.6%

AdamNowek, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of JTuomi
4/5  rDev +3.6%

0,5 l bottle into a weizen pokal. Hazy amber body, big fluffy white head with some lacing. Yeasty and wheaty smell with notes of banana, clove and bubblegum. Sweet first taste of malt and wheat followed by yeasty banana and bubblegum, dry finish with clove and peppery spiciness, yeasty aftertaste. Medium body, high but soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, very drinkable. Overall a good hefeweizen but not the best within the style. Nice flavor, a bit sweeter than usual, went down well with bratwurst and sauerkraut.

JTuomi, Sep 05, 2014
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Maisel's Weisse Original from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
87 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.