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Plank Bavarian Hefeweizen - Brauerei Michael Plank

Plank Bavarian HefeweizenPlank Bavarian Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
86
very good

86 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.66%


Brewed by:
Brauerei Michael Plank visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ramrod666 on 04-01-2007)
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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 64 | Show All Ratings:
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-05-2013 18:46:45 | More by Ciocanelu
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Sweffin

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-14-2014 05:25:11 | More by Sweffin
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, unknown bottle code. Pours very hazy orange copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big banana, orange peel, lemon zest, pear, apple, grape, clove, wheat, bubblegum, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, malt, and hop notes; with good strength. Taste of orange peel, banana, pear, apple, grape, lemon zest, wheat, bread, bubblegum, clove, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Light wheat tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of orange peel, banana, pear, apple, grape, wheat, bread, bubblegum, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, malt, and hop flavors; with a nice malt/fruitiness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Hefeweizen. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of yeast, malt, and hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 00:11:55 | More by superspak
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-29-2013 05:54:31 | More by jaydoc
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-17-2013 01:36:04 | More by brandonld23
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-07-2013 17:35:24 | More by dcmchew
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-07-2013 01:03:11 | More by BrandonOakes
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-28-2013 20:28:52 | More by Reagan1984
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Sudcutter

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.7%

07-29-2013 17:22:35 | More by Sudcutter
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-07-2013 22:28:19 | More by WOLFGANG
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-05-2013 19:07:10 | More by szmnnl99
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Khutso

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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makeshifty

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-06-2013 14:27:22 | More by makeshifty
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brheuer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-24-2013 16:17:18 | More by brheuer
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-21-2013 00:03:07 | More by mrebeka
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Antnyd82

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-17-2012 06:59:29 | More by Antnyd82
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aaronblain22

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

06-11-2012 17:06:55 | More by aaronblain22
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Plank Hefeweizen. From 16.9-ouncer to weizen glass.

Dirty brownish-yellow with a loose head of two fingers height. Sticking a bit. 3.5

Spicy clove aroma with pale husky grains, unripe banana, and some coppery flavors. Lightly toasted crackery wheat malts. 3.5

Hmmm... at first, I'm curious as to the freshness of this bottle. Tart, stale wheaty flavor with some green herbal hops and a few metallic off-notes. A little bit of clove spice and faint green banana. This beer is particularly tart, almost sour. It's actually pretty refreshing, but attenuated. The more it warms, the more a very green banana shows up in the flavor. The clove is coming out too, but there's a peppery bite in the finish, as well. It wasn't obvious for some reason at first, but the tartness is very lemon-lime. Definitely super-dry for a hefeweizen also. Low sugar content, a non-fruity yeast strain, and overly tart wheat malts. An entirely different spin on the style. 4.0

Thinner body. Medium carbonation. Some pucker from that unexpected tartness. 3.0

I really want to try this again. Lemony and tart, almost bitter green banana, light clove, lime notes... somebody tell me that I need to revisit. It's actually pretty fascinating. Can't necessarily say that I recommend it. But, I did enjoy it. 4.0

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 02:44:37 | More by thecheapies
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-28-2012 17:10:16 | More by MacStinson
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rtepiak

Poland

4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

an exceptional savor hef which reminds something more formally german with a nice dry feel. a cloudy orange with a good distribution. i say this to conform the freshness. this was not clotty or chunky. hop orientation was minimal a bit in the nose along with some straw, and honey notes. palate is not sharp dry like but a balance on the middle of the tongue. a bit of grassy mineral, some wheat pulp, and banana bread all dried with a bit of toast and minerals. would say its on par with the schniederweisse tap 7 series beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 05:59:35 | More by rtepiak
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-31-2012 15:40:03 | More by Kahlerbock
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RepMichigan

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-25-2011 16:58:56 | More by RepMichigan
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2.73/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a surprisingly dark, clear golden amber with a puffy white head. For a hefeweizen, this beer oddly lacks the hazy, unfiltered appearance normally asscoiated with this style. In my opinion, it looks more like a darker-than-average kristallweizen.

S: Aromas of caramel, wheat, banana, cream, and clove fill the nose. The caramel aroma is a change-up if there ever was one, indicating that Braurei Michael Plank likely uses a different type of malt in this beer than many other traditional Bavarian weissbier breweries.

T: After a crisp, grainy entry, this beer displays flavors of minerals, cream, vanilla, wheat, clove, banana, and bubblegum. The finish is clipped with notes of cream, minerals, vanilla, and banana. Oddly, this beer flits between mineral sharpness and fruity sweetness, making it difficult to focus on the individual flavors present. To my dismay, the fruit and spice flavors that are traditionally associated with hefeweizens are something of an afterthought here, emerging only briefly after the beer has rested on the palate for a couple of seconds.

M: Medium to full in body and dry with firm, spritzy carbonation. One of the greatest characteristics of Bavarian hefeweizens is their high drinkability, which this beer sadly lacks.

O: I find this to be a rather atypical Bavarian hefeweizen. For me, the appeal of this style lies in its fruit and spice sweetness and light body, neither of which this beer really has. As you may have guessed by now, I do not find this to be a good example of the style and would not recommed it to anyone. There are much better weissbiers out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 13:22:13 | More by mrfrancis
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled purchased from Binny's in Schaumburg, IL.
Bottle has some ID on it, no idea if this is a "bottled on" date.
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass.

Pours a huge, billowing head that is solid enough to form a column standing up out of the glass. Head composed of tiny bubbles that collapse into themselves to form a tight, off-white mass of foam. Declines over several minutes to a solid cap, 0.5cm high, on top of the beer at all times. Body is dark orange-brown out of light, lighter orange-brown when in. Hazy from suspended yeast, carbonation that supports the head barely visible.

Aroma is of bread, clove, and allspice. Slight applesauce and, even slighter, banana. While not overly complex, the scents are pleasant and distinct.

Dark, intense, and fairly heavy in flavor, like brown-sugared, cooked bananas with hints of clove and allspice, served on slices of toasted, dense German bread. Yeast and black pepper mildly enter this mixture in the mid-taste. Aftertaste of clove, allspice, banana, and diluted wheat malt.

Carbonation is strong, perhaps a bit high for the body, but it fades quickly, giving a generally crisp mouthfeel. Body is around medium heaviness, possibly medium-heavy. Finish is quite dry.

Is this a hefeweizen or a dunkelweizen? Either way, this would be much more highly ranked if it were more widely available. A delicious, hearty weizen from a brewery that needs to be more talked about. Definitely one to seek out and try repeatedly.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 20:01:29 | More by falloutsnow
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Plank Bavarian Hefeweizen from Brauerei Michael Plank
86 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.