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

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Maisel's Weisse OriginalMaisel's Weisse Original
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Brewed by:
Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
Germany | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-24-2002

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Photo of wl0307
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on tap at The Rake, an excellent yet tiny foreign beer bar run by the UTOBEER, Borough Market, S. London. This beer is one of two regular beers on tap over there, in addition to Veltins Pilsner.

A: the barstaff poured the beer with great skills, resulting in a cloudy, dark reddish amber beer topped with a nice frothy off-white head that lasts brilliantly.
S: very aromatic fruity on the nose... dried apricots and a flowery aroma (as of US hops) coat in the middle the other usual elements of weizen (mainly bananas and mangos); the input from spicy yeasts is quite light, added with a touch of caramel. Settled, yet very complex and rea...lly pleasant~~
T: caramely and bready malts upfront, very light-bodied; ensued fast by mildly sour bananas, pears, apples... turning drier gradually, with a residual taste of bread and citrus-peels, and a dirty kitchen-cloth like yeastiness at the fringe... a lingering aroma of dried fruits in the end. Overall, very little spiciness is there up for graps.
M&D: spritzy, thin-bodied, slightly off-balance... unlike what I expected from the great aroma. Another underperformed weizen, but drinkable enough.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thiis is a weisse I haven't seen before and I'm always up for trying new examples of the style, particulary from its traditional homeland. $2.19 for 500ml at Fayetteville's fines beer store, Grapes and Hops.

Pours big and appealling, cloudy and lacy. Body is neon rust colored and slightly darker than usual among weisse. Nose is muted but features discernable clove and yeast, banana is present but less so.

Taste displays a refreshing balance, with malt aided by the banana, clove, and yeast flavors instead of overpowered by them. Mouthfeel is moderately overcarbonated and a little clumsier than I'd prefer but this is still drinkable and good value. I wouldn't go far out of my way again due top the plethora of quality competition but it's worth an effort to sample if you enjoy the style..

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Photo of kkipple
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So there’s this bar that’s become a staple of my Tuesday nights. It’s called The Whig and they offer 50 cent tacos made by a black guy who supposedly has a master’s degree in art. I’m not sure if the degree helps or not, but the man does assemble a delicious taco. The Whig also serves a fair selection of bottled beer, and was recently advertising this Maisel’s Weisse. First time I’ve seen it anywhere... I believe it just arrived in SC. Here you have me reviewing it at home on a hot night. (Is there any other kind in my city? But I digress.)

So anyway it pours into my 22oz Weizen glass an amber-honey color, with a dense white head and some yeast globs that fall to the bottom. Cloudy but not overly so. Head leaves no lacing as the beer is drunk.

Smells malty and yeasty, with the required banana-spice notes present. Not overwhelming though. Wheaty and safe smelling.

A long draught (I love that word) yields an impressively creamy, spicy wheat beer. Not as complex or forward as some other Weizens I’ve had, this one emphasizes a full mouthfeel and boasts a mellow, wheaty, banana taste with a mild bitter and sour finish. Not much in the way of hops, but nor should there be. The clove and spice flavors are a bit muted compared to, say, Wiestephaner’s offering, but still present. Actually one could call it “well balanced” and be pretty correct too. All in all, a hearty, warming and pleasant beer.

Mouthfeel is creamy and full, with a nice carbonation level. Warms the throat and leaves a dry, mildly sour apple taste behind.

While not a stunning beer, Maisel’s Weisse is a solid one, and if you enjoy the Hefe Wiezens, you certainly should seek it out. I suppose the highest praise I can give is that even though I’m not a huge fan of the Hefe style, I still enjoyed this one quite a bit.

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Photo of blackie
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a hazy, light coppery colour... Slightly off white head poured big and foamy and a nice thickish layer lasted until near the end...

Aroma - Typical Hefe smells... strong cloves, banana and hints of vanilla, floral, bubblegum, spicy, light sweet malts...

Taste – Nice creamy maltiness, floral, definite cloves and banana, some honey, citrusy, some spiciness...

Feel - Pretty smooth and creamy. Light body. Extremely drinkable...

Overall - An excellent beer.... Recommended...

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Photo of MrHolland
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One of the better Hefe's I have had. Bottle poured into a weizen glass. Very hazy amber color with a very large white head(bad pour). Nice fruity smell kinda floral aroma. Light carbonation with a nice smooth banana-esque taste. Very drinkable, will be great choice for me in the summer for a refreshing beverage. Will be grabbing another 6 pack.

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Photo of Sigmund
4.37/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle, bought in Germany. ABV is 5.4%. Hazy amber colour, large slightly off-white head. "Absolutely fabulous" aroma, orgasmic in its abundancy of fruitiness and spiciness. Notes of leather too. Flavour is bit more restrained, still very nice with all the traditional hefe characteristics, wheaty and yeasty with cloves but also some caramel and brown bread. Aftertaste is, like with most wheat beers, very moderate but nice. Can you expect a hefeweizen to be much better than this?

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Photo of merlin48
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 pint .9 oz bottle served into a half liter Kapuziner weiss glass, this pours a cloudy honey amber body with a large almond hued head. Good retention and lots of clingy patch lace on the glass. Aroma is mostly citrusy lemon and yeast, with notes of coriander and overripe banana in the background. Mouthfeel is creamy and well carbonated, with a solid medium body. Excellent mouthfeel for the style. Taste features bready sweet wheat, lemony citrus, understated spicy clove and coriander, overripe banana, and a strong yeast presence. Very tasty Hefe. A nice rendition of the classic German style that is very drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of Luigi
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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Photo of anders36
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark orange colour into the glass, with a big white head. The head disappears quickly though. It has a malty smell, hints of banana aswell. Has a smooth taste of cloves bananas, malt. Smooth wheat taste in the aftertaste. Just a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. A very easy drinking weiss bier. But not the best i have had.

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Photo of dauss
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good Hefe Weizen, but not as good as Paulaner, Weihenstephaner, or Schneider. Nose has a lot of banana, but lacking in the clove phenols. I was hoping for a sweeter maltiness and wheatiness, but its a little on the bland side. Color is also darker than other hefeweisse.

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Photo of zjungleist
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Light amber color, decent head, highly carbonated. Typical bannana/yeast smell and taste. For the most part, a typical good hefe. I used to buy this beer a few years ago, and I remember it being better. Somewhat lackluster now. It just didn't jump out at me. No complaints though. A good, standard hefe.

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Photo of Gusler
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer separates from the 355ml brown bottle a beclouded amber with a generous white head that is spumous in texture and as it fades away, the lace forms a tight skirt to surround the glass. Nose has a nice hint of yeast, over ripe bananas and a it has a crisp freshness, start is sweet with a nice grain profile, top is light to medium in feel. Finish is pleasantly acidic, the hops personable in their spiciness, desert dry and long lasting aftertaste, a fine beer for a hot Arizona day.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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..

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Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of ElGordo
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange-amber with an enormous foamy head. Nice, classic weissbier aroma of yeast, light malt, and light spices (allspice and clove). Light on the palate, with a hint of hops, some more light malt, and wonderful yeast. Body is kind of thin, even for a weiss. A nice, light, summery beer, almost perfect for an 80-degree night on the back porch.

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Photo of tjd25
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy orange godlden copper tone for the body with a very fluffy highly carbonated orange tinted cream hue for the head leaves speckled lacing not bad. Aroma: Some ripened apple notes along with the sharp spritzy malted wheat sweetness, very pleasant I am feeling a vibe with the apple note. Taste: Creamy sweetness very nice slight chalkiness blended with a suprising bitterness of hoppage not bad. Overall a bit bready but the sweet tones prevail making this a very flavorful Weiss, not bad at all. Mouthfeel: Creamy and high carbonation I like the combonation this wheat presents. Drinkability: I'm not too keen on this style of a weizen for pure drinkability but I do find it interesting.

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Photo of Naerhu
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of BierManVA
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
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

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Photo of Stubbie1
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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Photo of nomad
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a very dark orange that appeared burnt or amber-like, and with a typical hefe haze. Also had a big off-white frothy head and streams and streams of minute bubbles rising.

Smelled of wheat and cloves but with a sour tinge to them and a very herby character, too. The scents were touch weak so the banana didn’t really come together. Taste was of an ambered hefe-weizen, so that the wheat had a slight roast flavor to it. Had a small lemon flavor at the end, not a sharp one, actually more sour than anything else. Some banana flavor too, but in sum a moderate body of flavors.

Had a very dry finish, more so than some other hefe's of recent - it came on quickly yet not sharply, very much like a banana cloy than the type wheat typically produces. Thin watery mouthfeel and easy to drink, I'd call this a good hefe-weizen.

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Photo of AudioGilz
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky burnt orange with a very large fluffy head that quickly reduces to a coating. The aroma is typical weiss beer, and that is always a great thing....lemony, cloves, yeast....This is quite a treat to drink.....so refreshing, even a touch of tartness is in there, lemony, yeasty...refreshing. The German's can't go wrong with this style.

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Maisel's Weisse Original from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
87 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.