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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

324 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 152
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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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

everlong353, Nov 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

harrylee773, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of BierManVA
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
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

BierManVA, Aug 10, 2003
Photo of BlkHawkFan01
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

BlkHawkFan01, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of DefenCorps
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of this in Asheville a couple of days back. I've never heard of this beer or this brewery, but at $2.79 for a 500ml bottle, I couldn't pass it up.

Pouring a clear, golden orange with yellow gold highlights, there's a dense, off-white head that recedes to a ring, leaving no lace. The nose is decent. Mildly fruity, mildly metallic, mildly solvent-like and with some caramel, this is OK. That metallic/solvent character is distracting. As it breathes, it does die off a little bit, allowing some clove and banana to come through. Not particularly expressive.

The palate is significantly better. Spiced bananas drizzled with honey, this is decent. Of course, there's clove, but this also has a little holiday spice. Very slick on the palate, this has plenty of wheat-like dextrins, coating the palate without being sweet. Not particularly yeasty, there's a touch of metallic character on the finish. Mildly sweet and mildly fruity, this is decent. While medium-light, this really coats the palate. Carbonation is medium-low, which is also rather unconventional. Decent.

DefenCorps, Nov 29, 2010
Photo of chinchill
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%

11.2 oz bottle. Deep amber body with a durable, creamy head and excellent lacing. Flavorful, with moderate levels of banana and yeast/spice over a good wheat base.

chinchill, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of Absumaster
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a murky, orange/brown color with a thick, stabile head.

Smell is spicy with some clove. A yeasty smell with some wheat notes. I also get some faint chocolate notes.

Taste is malty and spicy of the yeast, with some wheat taste. From appearance and taste I get the feeling there is some caramel and/or chocolate malt in here. I can taste some unsweetened chocolate. The yeast character isn't as outspoken and fresh as some other Weizen I have tried.
Mouthfeel is grainy leaves a dry and tart taste.

Absumaster, Feb 21, 2007
Photo of zjungleist
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

zjungleist, Aug 14, 2004
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - clear golden, thumb of head dissipated quickly to a few random islands
S - strong banana and wheat, light cloves, and alight earthy note
T - similar to the nose but cracker grainy flavours are more dominant, yeasty esters through the finish
M - very big carbonation to the point of domination, finishes lightly spicy
O - had the general expected flavour profile and is enjoyable, just a little heavy on the carbonation for my preference of sytle

joemcgrath27, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of RBorsato
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

RBorsato, Nov 18, 2002
Photo of caveman
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at collins bar in Seattle. Poured into correct Maisel's Weisse glass. Good head, great appearance, very good aroma. Served a little too cold, flavor was average for a German Weisse . Good balance of banana, clove and back end bubble gum. It just seemed to need a little umpgh.

caveman, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of Jeffo
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought at Bert's Bier Huis in Utrecht.

From a bottle into my Weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a big white thick fluffy head. A deep opaque golden orange-brown. Darker and more orange than the standard weizen. No carbonation evident. Some immediate lacing. Nice looking.

SMELL: Wheat malt, clove, and a bit of sour lemon hop in the nose. Nice.

TASTE: Wheat malt and a slight bit of bread in the finish. The bready aftertaste is mild and relatively nice, but the initial taste is lacking somewhat. Not as strong or complex as it could be, A bit of lemon comes through as it warms. Average taste profile, unfortunately.

PALATE: Medium body and an appropriate amount of carbonation. Goes down smooth and relatively creamy with no bite. Finishes relatively dry for a weizen. Feels good.

OVERALL: A good brew, drinkable for sure. The nose is slightly more impressive than the taste, but the look is very nice. This one was actually my staple for a while when I lived in Hamburg. One worth re-visiting.

Jeffo, Dec 07, 2008
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3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks great with two fingers of head on a darker straw colored body, a few bubbles are visible.
The aroma is nice: grain and hay.
The taste is fairly malty with a moderate bitterness. A bit different for the style, but good.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
Enjoyable, but not a traditional hefeweizen.

Fatehunter, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

jiffymon, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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

Beer21, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of ElGordo
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

ElGordo, May 15, 2004
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

crosenkrantz, Jan 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Dayman766, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-amber colored with a 2 finger head thai fades rather quickly

S-banana and cloves just like you would expect

T-follows the smell closely with banana and cloves coming through nicely

M-good carbonation with an almost dry finish

O-not bad for a hefe

tvv375ia, Oct 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1Pt. 9Fl Oz. Bottle. Hazy orange color with a slightly pink head. Ester smell with hints of citrus. A little darker than the Hefe's I've had. There is also a lack of body to the brew.. a little light on the malt I think. It satisfies but does not knock my socks off...

frank4sail, Apr 16, 2002
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Dave_Treat, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Tom_Servo, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Edgerrin32, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of YieldToNothing
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

YieldToNothing, Sep 20, 2013
Maisel's Weisse Original from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
87 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.