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

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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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-24-2002)
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anders36

Sweden

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2005 23:58:30 | More by anders36
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dauss

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2005 20:59:46 | More by dauss
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zjungleist

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -13%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2004 07:38:31 | More by zjungleist
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Gusler

Arizona

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2004 19:04:03 | More by Gusler
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Globetrotter

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
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..

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2004 00:59:20 | More by ElGordo
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tjd25

France

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
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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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2003 01:51:42 | More by NeroFiddled
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2003 21:29:26 | More by WVbeergeek
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Naerhu

Japan

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2003 04:46:22 | More by Naerhu
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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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Stubbie1

Connecticut

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
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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nomad

Kansas

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2003 10:12:34 | More by nomad
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AudioGilz

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2003 22:53:55 | More by AudioGilz
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Darkale

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
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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Scooter77

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy copper color with tiny little particles of suspended yeast. A huge fluffy head presents itself upon pouring, which slowly dies down leaving a nice thin lace on the glass. Aroma is full of bananas, lemon zests, and clove. Bananas are detected upon the first taste, followed by spicy cloves and malted wheat, finishing off with a mild bitterness of yeast. This is a good all around Hefe- that I could drink any day of the year.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2003 09:24:14 | More by Scooter77
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Sheldon

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
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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elmocoso

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

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

For some reason, I love the cloudy appearance of this beer. A beautiful light copper color in appearance with a very nice head that really lingers. Fragrant, citrus-like aroma. Good mouthfeel and very tasty. This is a beer that is really easy to drink and I will definitely have to keep a bottle or two in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2002 08:47:47 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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BeerManDan

California

4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Took a chance on this beer at Trader Joe's for $4.99 a six pack and WOW was I surprised. The color was a hazy golden wheat with an orange hue and poured sort of thick. The aroma was of cloves and the flavor was just great. It was the normal smooth wheat and clove taste with just a hint of bitterness at the end. This was a well balanced weisse beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2002 08:12:19 | More by BeerManDan
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ipogios

Cyprus

4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the traditional Hefeweizen beers of Germany.Pours a light copperish colour with beautifull white head. It doesn't mean that beacause it's traditional it's average. This beer is a hell-of-a-beer

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2002 01:41:58 | More by ipogios
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark gold-copperish (amber tones) with a low ivory head but good carbonation kept the low head consistent. Wheaty malt aroma with a trace of fruitiness but very low aroma for style. More of a soft malty, nutty, toffee flavor for a hefeweizen. Light bodied, creamy, and effervescent.

Much different than most hefeweizens and not what I think of for a Bavarian Hefeweizen. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2002 11:45:23 | More by RBorsato
Maisel's Weisse Original from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
86 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.