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Passauer Weisse - Innstadt Brauerei

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BA SCORE
84
good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Innstadt Brauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 03-06-2008)
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

wattoclone, Dec 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Tarso, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Chucker17, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of thecarster1
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- swing top bottle poured into a weizen glass, four fingers of head with great retention, hazy, deep honey coloring.

s- lots of clove, wheat, ripe banana, light bubblegum.

t- really nice hefe here, wheat, light banana, clove, bubblegum. the nose is pretty much echoed in the mouth.

m- medium body, some slickness.

d- great hefe, i happened upon a single bottle of this very cheaply. i would pick this up again, it's very flavorful and easy drinking.

thecarster1, Jul 11, 2010
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Metz, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Beerman1977, Sep 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

wrightst, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of zeff80
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, orange color with a three-finger, off-white head of pillowy, fluffy foam. It left sticky sheets of intricate lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of clove and some banana. A touch of cracked wheat, too.

T - It tasted of sweet wheat, spices, clove and some banana. A good bittersweet blend of flavors.

M - It was crisp,sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty hefeweizen. Glad I found this one.

zeff80, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of bubseymour
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Has a darker murky orange color with decent 2 finger head. A little formidable looking for a Hefe

Smell - Very bready with a tingle of banana. Actually its very nice and not too sweet.

Taste - It's very well balance and smooth going down. Flavors are bready, malty mostly and a tinge of sweetness. A little crisp in the finish but very faint.

Mouthfeel - very full bodied and buttery for a light 5.3% brew.

Overall - This is a respectable and very German tasting Hefeweizen. Flavoring is a tad lackluster to me but overall this is a pleasant and sessionable German beer to go to on occasion. There are better offerings of the style out there but this one is worth a try.

bubseymour, Feb 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

jiffymon, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Ovrescram, Nov 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

skywizzard, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Tucquan
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2011-03-11 in Columbia, PA

A - Medium hazy straw with short white head and mild lacing.

S - Yeast, lemon and mild banana. Fades quickly.

T - Light toast with some sweetness, yeast, light lemon, some banana and clove with very
mild hop bitterness. Light, crisp and well-balanced.

M - Light body and medium carbonation.

D - Very easy drinkin' brew.

Tucquan, Mar 11, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

t0rin0, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of scruffwhor
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

500ml swing-top bottle.

Very big, spongey head after an even swirl and pour. Light haziness for a German hefe. Nice amber color though. Mild bubbling and terrible retenion for the style. Very dry, somewhat tart, powdered banana aroma. The taste is also a dry fruit. Some mangos and bananas, no hops and a touch of talc. Dry, fruity palate but very easy to drink. I finished this beer much faster than expected. A real palate and thirst pleaser.

scruffwhor, Dec 21, 2008
Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving type: 500 ml bottle. There are notches on the side of the back label but no freshness date.

Appearance: Poured into a half-liter weizen glass. The color is deep orange with an amber tint. Three fingers of dense, white head dissipated slowly to leave an even skim.

Smell: Classic and quintessential. Lots of fruit sweetness tinged with spice. Apple, banana, orange, lemon zest, and a hint of strawberry- or watermelon-flavored bubblegum. Clove and pepper offer an adequate amount of spice.

Taste: Heavy, smooth, and wheaty mouthfeel. The flavors are somewhat muted and intermixed, but they mostly mirror the aromas: apple sweetness, a hint of banana, orange, lemon zest, clove and pepper spice.

Drinkability: Decent hefeweizen. I would prefer a little more taste but it is drinkable and refreshing.

TheQuietMan22, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of MichaelGreene
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thin head, but it sticks around.

Heavy carbonation, which I dig.

Slight banana aftertaste, not very sweet or prominent.

When its cold, the carbonation is the most prominent thing you notice. But as it warms in the glass a little, it actually becomes better. It takes on a more creamy feel, though the carbonation never leaves. Small bubbles continue up from the bottom the entire time.

Not a very complex taste, but good, simple. Drinkable. I've had this about 5 times now and I keep buying it so...I guess I really like it. Its just really basic, not much to it I guess. But maybe thats a good thing sometimes.

No bitter aftertaste whatsoever, not much "flavor" to talk about. Just a light, refreshing, carnonated beer.

MichaelGreene, May 20, 2008
Photo of woodychandler
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of a swing-top bottle and into my glass!

From the bottle: "Gebraut nach dem original bayerischen Reinheitsgebot (Brewed according to the German Purity Law)"; "Im ursprung das original (In the original, the original)".

My pour netted a huge, thick two fingers of tawny head that resembled the top of an ice cream soda. Color was a hazy deep amber. Nose was muted, more clove spicy than anything else. Mouthfeel was medium to full with a big banana taste on the tongue. Finish remained strong with banana esters, but I did catch some clove on the extreme finish. Frankly, that is exactly the taste/flavor profile that I generally eschew in the style. I prefer a more clove-forward hefeweizen. It was not the worst, but neither was it the best, either.

woodychandler, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of crossovert
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml flip top.

It pours a hazy orange-gold with a large but quickly dissipating and watery white head.

This one has a huge banana scent, almost pure banana with a hint of spiciness. For the most part though it is ripened banana.

The flavor follows suit, banana, and more banana, with a hint of spice and also some lemon and malt.

The mouthfeel is highly carbonated but not overly. It is highly quaffable though sweeter than most Hefeweizens.

Overall a solid Bavarian Hefe.

crossovert, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy light brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of bananas and yeast. Taste is refreshing, some banana, mild spices, easy drinking. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall this makes for a quality beer.

tone77, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a hazy goldenrod with a medium white head, solid head retention with good lace.

S: Banana, some bubblegum with citrus. Fragrant and pleasing.

T: The phenol/yeast character is not as overt in the flavour as it is in the smell. Lots of lemon and orange, secondary banana, good flavours but lacking in complexity for me in this style.

M: Light-bodied, the carbonation is a little much, spritzy, just OK.

D: Not a bad hefe, it has it's good points, but not a beer I'd go back to when there's a wealth of this style at good price points.

Halcyondays, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ

A: A great looking pour on this one. Cloudy golden orange with two fingers of white head that stick to the glass.

S: Doesn't have the best aroma for a German brewed Hefeweizen. A definite lemony tartness to it, but there is a good enough wheat and bread sweetness. A mild clove spiciness and some hints of orange are there also.

T: A significant improvement on the flavor. Sweet and bready with plenty of wheat. There's an oddly tropical flavor to the beer with some fruit notes to it and even a bit of coconut.

M: Medium in body with a lively carbonation.

O: Good in the flavor, which I suppose is what's important, but the nose could use some work.

womencantsail, Mar 27, 2011
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky caramelized banana that fades to ripe banana at the margins. Filtered beer is not welcome here. The French vanilla colored crown filled most of the pint glass on the pour and is a study in creamy frothiness. Shredded sheets of thin lace are starting to form as the foam sinks lower and lower. This is an attractive hefeweizen.

While it's clearly better than average, the nose is no standout. Despite the fact that I can't decipher the notched 'best by' code on the rear label, the beer smells relatively fresh. Each sniff delivers equal parts grain and banana. Clove is subtle.

The flavor follows the aroma, both in terms of overall quality and in terms of individual characteristics. Since positives are few and negatives are even fewer, the above score basically chose itself. Passauer Weisse is a mellow sort of hefe.

Untoasted wheatiness comes through loud and clear. Sweetened banana esters are less loud and less clear, but are still easily noted. Let's go with a hefeweizen banan-o-meter score of 2.0/4.0. A shortage of spicy clove is one reason why the flavor doesn't excite the taste buds beyond a certain point. Like I said... mellow.

That word can be used to describe the mouthfeel as well. The beer is on the light side of medium and has supersoft carbonation. The bubbles are certainly no hindrance to rapid consumption, that's for sure.

Passauer Weisse is a passable version of what is, perhaps, Deutschland's most acclaimed style contribution to the world of beer. I'm enjoying this bottle well enough, but with so many more delicious and more accessible options out there, I can't recommend it. The bottom line... stick with the classics.

BuckeyeNation, Jul 10, 2008
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Passauer Weisse from Innstadt Brauerei
84 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.