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Passauer Weisse - Innstadt Brauerei

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of BradLikesBrew


3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light gold body, big white head, and a sheet of lacing. Lemons and bubblegum on the aroma. Sweet a lightly lemony malt. Not much flavor, but pleasing. Super clean, light and smooth. Highly carbonated. Not much meat on these bones. A real drinker, but its boring flavor profile makes for a beer too boring to take advantage of its drinkability. If you just want a soft beer you can pound, you could do it for a lot less $$$.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 22:17:17 | More by BradLikesBrew
Photo of Zorro


3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy amber colored beer with a VERY strong head formation, color white.

Smells sweet and spicy with a most clove dominated Hefeweizen smell. Banana is in this but very much hidden. Faint medicine and smoke scents.

Starts out sweet and spicy mostly clove. Banana and chocolate under the cloves. The flavor works but isn't among the best ones out there.

Mouthfeel is OK, not wheat beer heavy though.

OK beer but it just doesn't do that much for me. It is OK just not Franziskaner good.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2009 21:38:29 | More by Zorro
Photo of JohnGalt1


3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml flip-top picked up at Tres Bonne Cuisine over the weekend for about $4.50.. poured into my smaller weizen glass..

3 finger rocky head sticks around for probably 5 minutes.. hazy golden with alot of carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.. splotchy lace with a firm cap for the entire glass.

nose is soft and grainy .. more banana than clove.. sorta smells dusty..

how many different ways can I describe a pretty good hefe? This one sorta is muddled.. but alot of banana and the expected clove is sorta background.. some spicy hops seem pretty damn fresh.. everything "hefe" is there.. the body is fairly thick for the style and a bunch of carbonation that never gets burpy.... my only real bitch is, there isn't any of the expected wheat twang that is there on some of the other benchmarks... that said, I think this brew is pretty damn nice.

really pretty good for the style.. If it was available closer to home, I would certainly try and give it to my buddies that appreciate a nice hefe..

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2009 09:32:39 | More by JohnGalt1
Photo of scruffwhor


3.7/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2008 03:42:56 | More by scruffwhor
Photo of bkilpatr


3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a weizen glass. 07/28/08. Swing-top bottle that opened with a loud pop.

Pours a cloudy golden orange color. Had to pour very slowly due to the absolutely huge head that formed. Tons of soft off-white form formed as soon as I started pouring. Aromas of citrus (lemon, orange) and banana.

Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Lots of banana, lemon, orange, coriander, a few spices and a bit of nuttiness. Taste is a bit plain but not too bad.

Feel is where this beer let me down. It feels a bit thin and watery, and very under-carbonated. It's kinda creamy, but after awhile it feels very flat and not lively at all. That kinda surprised me given the amount of head that formed. Drinkability is decent considering the feel. It's light and kinda refreshing. Goes down easy.

Not bad, just doesn't have much character.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2008 00:08:41 | More by bkilpatr
Photo of BuckeyeNation


3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2008 12:45:51 | More by BuckeyeNation
Photo of MichaelGreene


3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2008 04:52:15 | More by MichaelGreene
Photo of emerge077


3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little bit of banana aroma right out of the bottle. It has an odd flinty smell, like wet stone. Color is a tawny orange, with swirling tendrils of descending yeast. Foam is creamy and sticks around.

Flavor is mellow and wheaty at first, then has some mild clove notes briefly at the end. Fairly light and smooth as a Weisse should be. Creamy feeling, with a light banana aftertaste. It's pretty standard, there aren't any over the top elements as in Weihenstephaner or Schneider. Just more of a smooth and mellow Weisse overall, not much different than the standards that are readily available.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2008 00:46:23 | More by emerge077
Photo of Globetrotter


3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at the Julius Meinl luxury grocery store in downtown Vienna. Standard brown half liter bottle with a green and gold label featuring just the brewery's and the beer's name. Purity law applies. Best before 4/30/08, I opened it on 3/6/08.

Pours a slightly darker than normal cloudy orangish yellow under a fairly thin one finger off white head that fades surprisingly quickly to thick film, leaving just a couple drops on the glass. Crisp banana and citrus nose, not too strong, not too mild. Fairly heavy mouth with a lot of carbonation. Solid taste profile, perhaps a bit heavy on the fruit, not quite enough yeast. No appreciable hops, the close and aftertaste are dominated by lemon and spice. Decent and quaffable, but definitely not spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2008 19:09:48 | More by Globetrotter
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Passauer Weisse from Innstadt Brauerei
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