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

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Maisel's Weisse OriginalMaisel's Weisse Original

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BA SCORE
86
very good

282 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 13
Gots: 10 | 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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saj29


2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

01-28-2013 08:38:26 | More by saj29
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MacarthurParker

Ethiopia

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

06-13-2012 22:45:32 | More by MacarthurParker
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vfgccp

New York

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

02-18-2013 17:18:54 | More by vfgccp
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PDXHops

South Carolina

2.88/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass. The bubbly head is huge, but retention is disappointing. Scattered lacing atop the hazy orange body.

The requisite clove, bread, yeast and lemon are there, but everything seems rather muted, tired even. Perhaps an old bottle (and at this modest price point, I'm inclined to give it another chance). There's potential showing in the mild aromas and flavors, but the watery mouthfeel leaves much to be desired. More tame than bad, it pales in comparison to many of its Old World brethren.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 01:23:07 | More by PDXHops
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laituegonflable

Australia

2.9/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very good, cloudy, light-brown colour, quite hefeweizeny. Good foamy defiant head, with a bit of carbonation. Looks nice.

Nose is pleasant enough but a bit underwhelming. Slightly sour grass aroma, with a hint of spicy yeast but not much. Very European, but not very good.

Taste is not bad, watery on the front palate, then descends slowly - a little too slowly perhaps - into an underwhelmingly rich, drinkable and slightly bitter palate. Finish is quite crisp and clean for a hefe. Lingering flavour is slightly herby, while mouthfeel is a little puckering and dry.

Okay flavours, but they're not dominant enough for me to really enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2009 02:52:31 | More by laituegonflable
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

2.98/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Quite a dark amber tapering to a burnt golden body. Light white coarse bubbled head that doesn't retain. Minimal carbonation.

Very little aroma, a little sweet and toffee like. Little hint of the classic banana-clove aroma. Overall, rather subdued.

Taste is a little more traditional. Smooth banana phenols, with an underlying freshness. Quite easy to drink and very creamy on the palate. Pretty filling though, and the cloying banana bubblegum sweetness gets to you after a while.

Still, it's pretty drinkable and quite smooth. Pretty hard to take more than one of these though.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2007 22:18:25 | More by lacqueredmouse
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dasenebler

Maine

2.98/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

.5L, Germany, best by May 2011.

Hazy straw-orange. Head is sub-par for the style: thin and short-lived.

The aroma is faint, but has some good banana and raw yeast character.

Flavor is boring and watery, but at least not offensive. Whereas a good Hefeweizen has bright, fruity and phenolic flavors, this beer has a dull, bready character, with a bit of tang thrown in for good measure. This style is all about the yeast, and I'm afraid the Maisel's strain forgot about flavor during fermentation. The mouthfeel is okay, but kind of chalky and watery. All in all, this is not so bad to drink, just very mediocre.

Note: I last reviewed this beer over two years ago following a buzzed afternoon in a Berlin biergarten. Though my palate has matured since then, this bottle did not even come close to what I experienced that late summer afternoon in 2008. Oh well. I guess it's better on-tap...

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 02:08:02 | More by dasenebler
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seavercm

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.1%

08-22-2013 18:40:29 | More by seavercm
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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-17-2013 01:06:54 | More by jcubz
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.1%

10-28-2013 21:11:45 | More by jaswilson2
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MattSassi


3/5  rDev -22.1%

09-07-2012 13:56:45 | More by MattSassi
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Zorro

California

3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy dark amber with a medium sized off-white colored head.

Smell is sweet with a mostly clove scent. Smells something like Clove cake.

Starts out mildly sweet with mostly clove and ginger flavor. Mildly flavored it could be stronger.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall frankly this is flavorless. Not something I would pay for again.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 02:05:21 | More by Zorro
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teromous

Virginia

3.1/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Slightly hazy medium orange-gold color, with a nice fluffy white head. Loads of visible carbonation.

S: Some spicy hop scents mingling on the nose with notes of alcohol. Light clove scents pop out.

T: Very very light flavors that are hardly noticeable or identifiable. There is a cardboard like flavor to the beer, and some mild spice flavor in the aftertaste. A little bit of big-league chew on the back.

M: The mouthfeel is very light and well carbonated. It is very easy to drink.

O: Overall I thought the beer was fairly average. It just lacked the freshness and pop of flavor that comes from a good Hefeweizen. Mainly it lacked the fresh grain flavor that comes from a good Hefe, as well as pronounced phenols and spice. It is an import, and the bottle is stamped with 26 G 12 07:30, so I'm guessing the 12 is 2012 which would mean it's not the freshest. I probably wouldn't buy it again unless I was getting it in Europe. It's still a very decent beer, and better than many non-imported offerings in the US. It was very drinkable, and would suit nearly any occasion a light-bodied beer is called for.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 00:43:04 | More by teromous
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rec

Australia

3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

There really isn't a lot to say about this if you've enjoyed a fine and wide selection of hefe's.

The pour is probably the most enjoyable part, with an amber body and creamy white sticky head that laces a little too well. Brilliant.

I've got a bit of a cold at the moment, so the aroma was hard to pick, but there's definitely a yeasty undertone with some mild fruit overtones. I wish I was in a healthier. Typical of a hefe from the region.

The taste again is quite typical of a German hefe, although less stand-out than my preferred brews being the Shoffer Hefe and the Paulaner Hefe. Banana, spice, yeast - definitely enjoyable, but unfortunately not stand-out... there are better options as far as flavour goes.

The mouth feel is appropriate, moderate carbonation with no nasty aftertaste transcending from the up-front flavour.

Drinkability like many of this style is great - somewhat of a session beer, but also one that could be enjoyed whole-heartedly as a single.

Something that I'd recommend picking up at the right price, but not something I'd go out of my way to find with superior hefe options available.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2007 07:21:12 | More by rec
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Redwood21

Virginia

3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance is a sort of amber wheat color, with a head that dies fast.
the smell...what smell.. i dont detect a strong smell from this beer at all. there was some before i poured it into the glass but the minute i did so it went away, what is thre is some yeats and wheat maybe some fruit. taste is ok, by no means the beast hefe weizen. its a clean flavor that isnt very in depth, but is not offensive at all. this beer is around average, with each sip i waver between whats this beer doing and, this is somewhat refreshing. its not something I would get again, but its not a "bad" beer, if your a huge hefe fan, its worth a try to see if its an interpretation you enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2007 04:46:12 | More by Redwood21
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haningj2

South Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Considered a mid-level Hefeweizen. Average quality. Not exceptional but not extremely impressive either.

A - Probably the saving grace of the brew. Pours brown/orange. Typical cloudy Hefeweizen body and small head. Slight lacing. Lacing becomes more impressive about half way through the beer.

S - Not so great. Obviously gives a distinct wheat-scent with hints of fruit. Nothing is bold about the smell overall, though. Was expecting much more.

T - Average. Very average. I personally felt it was too "American" although the brew is truly of European origin. Awkward taste. Almost immediately bold, followed by a sour hint of lemon/orange and followed by a disappointing aftertaste that is honestly, hard to describe. It doesn't have a unique flavor but by no means is it terrible.

M - Pretty good. Smooth, crisp and flowing.

D - Decent. The drinkability probably deserves a higher ranking but should be penalized for flavor. Yes, it's wrong for me to say that, but true.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2008 00:52:47 | More by haningj2
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chickenflea

Florida

3.16/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2014 13:10:34 | More by chickenflea
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Onslow

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought for xmas eve '07..Smells very old world, of banana, cloves, dust, and an old maid ... very dark in colour, of orange amber bread crust ... glides down the throat, but has a very strange aftertaste that weirds it all up.... lacing is like james stewart in a wonderful life... a pin point above average Hefe but the queer aftertaste kills the overall enjoyment of this beer, but it has its place...probably..

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2007 01:36:31 | More by Onslow
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Marius

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

01-08-2013 18:03:13 | More by Marius
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pastramionrye7

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-16-2013 01:51:49 | More by pastramionrye7
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stampfler07

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-08-2013 02:29:59 | More by stampfler07
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BigDaddyJohn

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

09-23-2012 15:14:01 | More by BigDaddyJohn
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everlong353

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

11-09-2013 21:56:08 | More by everlong353
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harrylee773

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-07-2012 01:03:21 | More by harrylee773
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BierManVA

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A dark brownish-orange pour with a head that mafe a quick exit. Not a longer lasting carbonation like some Hefe's.

A bit of a dry-wheat flavor. Could be a little more refreshing. Almost earthy and gritty. Twig flavors.

Average at best. Not worth the $2.29 I paid for the 16.9

John

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2003 00:51:51 | More by BierManVA
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Maisel's Weisse Original from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
86 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.