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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
87
very good

285 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
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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MSchae1017

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was poured into a weizen glass from the 12oz bottle.

The beer poured with a hazy straw colored body and a white fluffy head. The head does not hold as well as you would expect from this style and does not lace as much either. The smell is a typical wheat and bready smell. The taste is similar, and had the characteristics of a good weizen, but is just a bit on the weak side. The mouthfeel is also a bit thinner than the best ones out there. This is a nice beer, just not in the same league as the best out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2008 01:49:54 | More by MSchae1017
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-06-2014 13:14:56 | More by kylehay2004
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maketheheartglad

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-13-2014 00:19:27 | More by maketheheartglad
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-03-2013 17:04:32 | More by ADTaber
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-18-2013 06:52:30 | More by YamagamiTravis
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DrunkMcDermott

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I found this in a convenience store at the Doral Building on Michigan Avenue, tucked behind the Coors Light tallboys. Tasted it on the train home, since the rush hour schedule wouldn't let me stop over at Flossmoor Station. Drank this from the bottle, so I couldn't tell the color well. But drinking from the bottle did kick up a nice foamy head inside, and there was a fine coating of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Presented a nice wheaty nose when I opened the bottle. The usual clove and banana tastes only became apparent after the first few sips. Between that was a nice malty sweetness balanced unobtrusively by German hops. Further down the bottle, the lemony taste becomes evident, which builds to a nice tartness as it warms up. All in all, a good, tasty beer to find.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2003 13:49:38 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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vancurly

Australia

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

a) Dense frothy head, heavy lace. Dark orange / apricot hue, hazy, bubbly.
s) Typical Weizen.. banana, clove, wheat.... appealing balance
f) As with aroma, but with a more dominant wheat character.
m) Kinda light, slightly thin. Fades quickly. Needs more body and length.
d) Very quaffable

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2007 10:35:24 | More by vancurly
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.

Look - light amber color, clear, with about two fingers' worth of foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - fruity, clove-like smell...generally with a typical hefe type of smell.

Taste - the taste is much like the smell, only the cloves are much more prevalent. It's got a darkish middle of the taste, which is hard to describe, but it just seems to warm up or mature in the middle.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced overall, not having too much of a creamy or watery tendency to it.

Overall - not a bad brew, and pretty indicative of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 03:15:01 | More by Nerudamann
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Stubbie1

Connecticut

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This weissen beer pours darker than the others I have had. The color of this beer is a dark/blood orange. The thick off white head quickly builds toward the top of the glass and slowly fades to a thin lace to the end of the glass. The aroma is like most weissen beers, cloves bananas and yeast. The taste matched the aroma to a “T”. The yeast left a slight bitter taste in the end. Overall, a nice weissen beer that is refreshing on a hot summer day. Like all, it is easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2003 16:52:56 | More by Stubbie1
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Sheldon

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance of this hefeweizen is of a deep hazy orange-brown color, a little darker than others of this style. Somewhat of a creamy off white head that doesn't last long produces a descent lace. Malt, wheat and a touch of citrus is how I perceived the light aroma. The taste is spicy with a bit of cloves and a banana background. The mouthfeel is good, a medium body with a pretty good taste towards the end. The drinkability is also good, even with a price of $9.75 a case I will seldom buy it and will most likely frequent Schofferhofer, Franziskaner, and Andechs.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2003 20:57:05 | More by Sheldon
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into pint glass 3/2/12

A hazy peachy orange with some massive bubbles stuck around the glass, the foam is large but short lived leaving the surface looking like a boiling pot

S fruity gum and dry cereal with just a little spice

T much like the smell but with just a little citrus and faint banana, the flavor and smell are good but a little faint

M light and fluffy from the bubbles, I think I get more intense flavors after I swallow it

O decent stuff but need to be pumped up a notch, everything's there but in small quantities

there's better hefe's for the same price here in Alberta I might not be thinking of this one when summer hits

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 18:59:44 | More by wordemupg
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theboozecruise

Louisiana

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this one from a bottle into a typical pint glass.

It's got a reddish-golden color with an inchish head, quick to dissipate with very little lacing.

The aroma is weak, but slightly fruity and you can tell you're about to dive into a wheat beer. The taste is more of the same... it's good, but not great. A slight bitterness to it, but mostly an easy to drink wheat beer. Not overpowering at all.

I'd recommend this one to someone trying to transition from light beers to better stuff, but it's nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2008 20:36:13 | More by theboozecruise
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orangish golden color with a two finger white head. The aroma is of breadiness and banana with a hint of clove at the end. The taste has a wheat and breadiness backbone with a nice banana and slight citrus note in the middle. The end finishes with a floral clove flavor. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation. Overall it is a solid hef but not best in class.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 16:57:39 | More by goblue3509
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FLima

Brazil

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lots of head as expected for a weisse bier. Different colour, darker than usual, hazy cooperish tone. Predominantly banana aroma. Taste follows the aroma adding some cloves to it, and clear yeast. Starts zesty with some bitterness, and ends (very late) a little dry. Very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 02:08:20 | More by FLima
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 23:02:24 | More by zac16125
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augustgarage

California

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a Unibroue tulip.

Slightly cloudy orange/brown liquid with an active off-white head that dissipates quickly to a fragile but lasting collar. Thin lacing, poor retention

Banana and allspice in the nose - heavier on the phenols as the fruit takes a back-seat.

Cocoa-dusted plantains on the palate with a hint of vanilla and coconut. Distinctive yeast character is offset by the clean malty base and a brief but moderate bitterness. Medium-finish is dried out by the perception of further peppercorn and clove notes.

Prickly yet flaccid mouth-feel.

A good, quietly unique variation on the standard weizen.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 22:07:45 | More by augustgarage
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Darkale

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark orange and cloudy in appearance, with an nice pocked and popping head that slowly faded to slight lacing. Pungent, hoppy aroma, spicy (cinnamon). I am not a frequent Weisse fan; to me, this beer tasted Belgian, dry and crisp, spicy and hoppy.

I hesitate to say that the aftertaste of this beer tasted like bacon, but it did. I cannot find a better way to describe it. It was not bad -- it just tasted like bacon.

Of course, I'd had a couple of strong beers before that, and perhaps my tastebuds were flooded!

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2003 18:54:36 | More by Darkale
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

A real nice solid good pour, brings the creamy off white head with good staying power. Body hues a nice text book amber, hints of orange and deep yellow towards the bottom.

Nose is highly clove sense, with a sweet malt and wheat density. Lemon juicy smelling, VERY nice, I like where this seems to be going.

Big banana finish on this beer in the aftertaste. Body is just a tad wet, seems to be balanced nicely in carbonation. Sweetness doesn't become apparent in the mid palate, but there's a nice fruit peach quality to this. Extra tasty bits and foam when adding the last bit does seem to bring out the vanilla.

Overall not too bad, just wish it had a bigger profile and flavor, but certainly a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 22:33:04 | More by smakawhat
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DaveHS

California

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours cloudy golden/orange with nearly an inch of fluffy off white head. Reduces slowly, leaving soapy lacing.

S-Heavy clove and banana aromas. Soft wheat/earthy notes.

T/M-Soft and light. Carbonation isn't as prickly as the average German hefe. The earthy wheat notes indicated in the nose are not as prominent in the flavor profile. Thin mouthfeel and a crisp finish.

O-Okay.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 01:38:43 | More by DaveHS
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fsimcox

California

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, off-orange color. White foamy head dissipates quickly to a thin white layer. No lacing.

Smells of sweet malt and licorice, hints of ripe banana, and some orange peel. Some hints of bubblegum, and cloves.

Tastes of citrus and banana, with some tart sour notes in the finish. Carbonation in the finish as well.

Mouthfeel is tart, with some creaminess in the middle. Carbonation in the finish.

A nice example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 16:13:52 | More by fsimcox
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TheMistler

District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass from a .5L bottle purchased at the Crazy Cafe bar in Budapest. The bottle had a euro-style Best By date indicating May 2, 2009, well in the future. I'm glad to see that, of course, but I am beginning to become suspicious of just how far in the future some of the dates I've seen on beers in Eastern Europe are.

Poured an orange-y, light brown with a hazy storm of sedimentation and carbonation, which resulted in an appropriately nice, puffy, top-of-the-clouds head that displayed good retention.

Banana, as expected, on the nose, but subdued. I guess I could say that I detected the banana as part of an overall, slightly-spicy banana bread vibe I got. Rather than grapefruit I detected more of a plain orange quality with accompanying granny smith apple notes. A nice, rich nose - I hope the taste is as well developed.

Hmm. Maybe I should not have wished that. With a thicker mouthfeel than I anticipated (juice, a word used by many other reviewers, is apt, but I wish it had been cut more CO2), the heavy and full taste (more fruity than I anticipated from the well-rounded nose) leaves this weizen being less refreshing than I'd like, though it isn't bad. A very full and well crafted wheat beer, but just not entirely my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2008 03:59:52 | More by TheMistler
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle 5,2% Abv.
Served chilled in an over sized wine glass.
Best Before: 19/10/2013

Appearance: Maisel’s Weisse pours a murky golden-orange colour, with a rough pour generating a large off white head. The head lasts acceptably well and leaves a few patches of lacing.

Smell: Mmmm, this actually smells quite nice. Big banana notes dominate the nose, with a little clove spicing, some sweet citrus, a little peach and some pale malt also present.

Taste: Sadly the flavor is quite a lot weaker than the nose and not quite as complex. Notes include: Banana, a little clove spicing, a touch of peach and some pale grain.

Mouthfeel: Weizens are one of the few styles in which I enjoy a high level of carbonation, so the high level here is just about right. Unfortunately the carbonation is nowhere near as it should be and is almost reminiscent of that in a pale lager! The body is light with a watery finish.

Overall: Maisel’s is a decent weizen, but not one I would buy again.

EDIT: I had this one again and the mouthfeel was a little better - enough to upgrade the score from a 2.75 to a 3.25.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 14:53:05 | More by Thehuntmaster
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TheSarge

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an odd beer for me. The appearance of this brew was average with a fair amount of light white head, and a gold and hazy body. The aroma was a bit off with a vinegar and peppery smell. The taste, however, was a bit of a surprise. I detected hints of clove and banana, which are typical, but it was nicely balanced. Drinkability wise it is all there, very thirst quenching and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2008 20:32:13 | More by TheSarge
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ncvbc

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pretty nice example of what a hefe has to offer. An off-orange color with the usual thick, white head. I don't pick up as much in terms of smell as I do with others that I've enjoyed. Cloves, some fruit, wheat. It's all hard to trace. The taste is also more tamed. I notice some fruit in the background but more spices come through in this one. A consistent mouthfeel that is a little on the lighter side. Not the greatest ever but I could come back for more of this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2007 20:05:41 | More by ncvbc
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KajII

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

Poured dark murky orange with an average sized white creamy head that had fair lacing. The aroma was heavy with yeast, mild grain malt, a light citus hop with notes of banana, coriander and cloves. It tasted light, sweet and quite yeasty at first and finished with this light sweet-bitter acidic yeasty flavor with hints of citrus, spices and a touch of banana with the flavor lasting an average amount of time. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a soft carbonation. Overall a nice light full flavored Hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 17:07:17 | More by KajII
Maisel's Weisse Original from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
87 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.