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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

279 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 11
Gots: 6 | 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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BlkHawkFan01

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

11-09-2013 23:17:08 | More by BlkHawkFan01
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DefenCorps

Oregon

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2010 02:17:01 | More by DefenCorps
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Absumaster

Netherlands

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2007 20:51:27 | More by Absumaster
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zjungleist

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2004 07:38:31 | More by zjungleist
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

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

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 05:09:53 | More by joemcgrath27
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RBorsato

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2002 11:45:23 | More by RBorsato
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caveman

Connecticut

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2012 20:04:45 | More by caveman
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Jeffo

Netherlands

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 19:10:15 | More by Jeffo
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Fatehunter

Oregon

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 04:54:12 | More by Fatehunter
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jiffymon

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-12-2013 21:22:03 | More by jiffymon
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ElGordo

Oregon

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Switzerland

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-28-2014 20:56:31 | More by crosenkrantz
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Dayman766

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-13-2014 00:39:59 | More by Dayman766
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tvv375ia

Iowa

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

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 10:01:16 | More by tvv375ia
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frank4sail

New Jersey

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...

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2002 20:34:44 | More by frank4sail
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-01-2013 21:31:09 | More by Dave_Treat
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Tom_Servo

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-13-2013 01:23:40 | More by Tom_Servo
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Edgerrin32

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-11-2013 20:23:33 | More by Edgerrin32
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YieldToNothing

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-20-2013 00:02:58 | More by YieldToNothing
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Beerman1977

Austria

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-29-2012 21:07:27 | More by Beerman1977
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anteater

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-12-2013 05:31:23 | More by anteater
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Ceballonegro

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-26-2012 11:40:30 | More by Ceballonegro
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-09-2013 02:39:27 | More by cbnz
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-09-2013 17:05:03 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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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
Maisel's Weisse Original from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
87 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.