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Weisser Hirsch Allgäuer Weizen - Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2002

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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 26
Photo of dcmchew
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of REEK
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fallenshadow
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden haze colour.
Smells sweet and yeasty.
Tastes like cloves, bread with orange peel.
Feels a bit watery, too carbonated for my liking.
Overall enjoyable but wouldn't rate it that high as a Hefeweizen beer. The mouth feel alone does put me off quite a bit.

Photo of Tommyplink
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
4.5/5  rDev +25%

3.09/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle. Weizen glass. Golden color, chill haze appearance. Discrete, close, white froth.Intense banana & bread aromas, hints of DMS & estery notes on the backside. Sweet malty & slight floral bitter upfront. Medium body. Moderate to high carbonation. Dense to watery texture & dried mouthfeel. In the middle, low bitterness is overwhelmed by sweetness & lingers into a dry biscuit malt finish. Acidic touch in an estery aftertaste.

Photo of RevCraig
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Vsarmatov
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Electros
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A - Light cloudy, light toffee colour.

S - Light citrus and wheat.

T - A light malt and stronger wheat mix. There is also a hint of a bittering hops on the after taste.

M - Heavy in the beginning lighter on the aftertaste.

O - Not to bad, but not overly impressed.

Photo of MrHyde1886
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of WeissBoy
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of RedAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of andrenaline
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Scored this 4-pack mixer pack for my b-day...

A - Pours a hazy murky orange with a light brown hue, finger of head with little retention and no real lacing.

S - A tad mild. Sweet cloves and hints of bananas and cinnamon. Buttered bread and wheat with a touch of grassiness on the finish.

T - Much like the nose with the cloves dominating off the top and a buttered bread and toasted grain flavour coming through on the finish. A tad mild and unadventurous but still enjoyable on a summer evening.

M - A tad thin and could use a carbonation lift, goes down smooth, finishes wet.

O - A tasty hefe with decent flavours and easy drinking. Nothing that will really blow you away, but it is certainly approved for patio drinking.

Photo of thehyperduck
3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle from a gift pack; best before Feb 23 2013.

Pours a pale gold colour, opaque and cloudy. The two fingers of sparkling white head that surge forth at the surface look promising at first, but that hope soon fizzles away in a matter of minutes, with a thin cap and very little lacing left behind. Looks relatively heavily carbonated if the bubbles are any indication. Reasonably appealing aroma with nothing out of the ordinary for the style - wheaty malts, banana and citrus with a weak clove spiciness buried beneath.

The flavour falls along the same lines, with a bready wheat malt backbone accompanied by a nice lemony presence and some light banana. Not particularly yeasty, and the clove is kind of hard to pick out amongst the malts and lemon. Light-bodied, with a solid bite from the carbonation. Kind of watery, which is not an endearing trait in hefes. At least it's crisp and refreshing, so drinkability is not an issue.

Not one of the better hefes I've had recently, but I guess it's a sufficient one as it meets most of the prerequisites for the style. Palatable enough, but a little bland compared to many of its wheaty brethren.

Final Grade: 3.23, a mediocre C+. Weisser Hirsch is a serviceable brew, but not a memorable one, and it certainly doesn't come close to some of the classic German hefes in terms of quality. I like it more than Erdinger I guess, but I can think of plenty of others I'd pick first. This works fine on a hot evening, but it's not something I plan to revisit or recommend.

Photo of RodneyFarva
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle poured into weizen glass.

a: pours a hazy and cloudy dark yellow, good amount of sediment, billowy four finger head, clear white. head down to a finger pretty quickly, alright lacing.

s: yeasty bread and some spices, but nothing too powerful.

t: bready malts and yeastiness, spices again to cut the yeast, but nothing much in the way of banana or fruitiness, and the spice is more of black pepper than a nice clove flavor. only okay here.

m: carbonation gives it a nice crispness.

o: a pretty good hefeweizen, but nothing amazing. nice label. perhaps i was expecting more.

Photo of BretSikkink
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gazed golden yellow in color with an alabaster head of medium-large bubbles. Head is gone too quickly and lace is insubstantial. Looks average for style. Nose is somewhat fruity but also slightly soapy, a characteristic shared by the flavor. Sticky mouthfeel, an almost toffee like note of dactyl as well. Typical clove and banana are present but not quite to the extent of the highest rated hefeweizens. Not a bad drink but a little underwhelming overall.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy lemon gold with loose white froth that's gone in a flash with no trails. Honey lemon cough drop nose.
Dough heavy with lemon drop up front, a waxy middle hit, and light grassy hops coming after. Dies on the finish but tingly linger. Light, crisp, lively, surprisingly sticky.

Insubstantial. Fruit (i.e. banana) seriously AWOL. I need to leave this brewery alone, in spite of their pop tops and pretty labels.

Photo of liamt07
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the LCBO giftpack, best before May 5, 2011. Enjoyed this while my girlfriend sipped on a Weihenstephaner Weisse; nice to have one of the best beers in the world as a point reference while trying this. Into a pseudo-weizen glass.

Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow, with about a finger or so of white head. Nose of bananas, some phenols and some grain. Not a ton of wheat. Taste holds alot of the same, less banana, mild hops and some clove. Mouthfeel is moderate, but carbonation was a bit high and was almost fizzy on the palate. Good drinkability though, and fairly enjoyable. Doesn't really stand up next to the Weihenstephaner though.

Photo of peensteen
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy pale golden colour, very thin white head, no retention, no lacing. Smells of banana, yeasty bread and spice. The taste is bready and clean, finishes with a spiced banana flavour. There is something slightly unpleasant about the taste I can't decipher. Medium mouthfeel, not great would like to see a little more body. This is drinkable and I would like to give this another shot down the road.

Photo of slitherySOB
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

When I poured this beer, I was quite surprised. No head at all. None. Zero. Not even a little bit of film. I kept staring at it, wondering if I poured it wrong, had a dirty glass. But, I didn't, and I'm sured I poured it correctly. Still, no head. Odd. Despite the complete lack of foam, it looked carbonated. Had a very hazy yellow colour. A bit cloudy. Looked good. Would have looked great, except for the complete lack of foam. Smells, nice. Plenty of sweetness with a bit of lemon. Something about it reminds me of the Caribbean. I want to say a banana scent, but that's not quite right. Tastes good. Not as strong as the aroma though, but still damn good. Plenty of wheat, bit of lemon, and that almost but not quite banana flavour. Plantains? I dunno. It seems off, but still pleasant. Mouthfeel was a bit thin. Not quite watery, but thin. It's good, and certainly drinkable, but I was expecting more. A good beer, and one to have again and again, but thus far the worst of this breweries offerings I've tried thus far.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from the LCBO gift pack. Poured into the accompanying Hirschbrau glass.

A pale, cloudy golden brew, left behind a sturdy, foamy head. Surprisingly good retention, lots of lacing to boot. Not too shabby at all.

Nose is mild, but pleasant. Notes of citrus, wheat malt, clove, a bit of coriander. Some floral aromas and bubblegum as well.

A decent-tasting weissbier, citrussy and refreshing. The malt character is surprisingly potent here; each sip yields a slightly nutty flavor to the finish. Thinner towards the end. Not nearly as much substance to this as can be found in the great German wheat beers, but certainly enough to be pleasing to drink.

Mouthfeel is a bit watery, carbonation is about right, perhaps a touch low. Because of the head's retention, there's a creamy texture to it as well.

No complaints here - refreshing and easy to quaff. It won't earn a spot among my all-time top hefeweizen list, but it goes down well, has some good flavors and pretty much does what it sets out to do. Not going to argue with that!

Photo of GodOfBeer
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a gift pack at the LCBO. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a thin white head.

Smells like a typical Hefe, some cloves and spices, banana, fruits and yeast.

Fruity and spicey upfront. Some cloves, orange, banana, but not very complex. It could use some more depth.

Seems sort of watery with a nice carbonation bite. Not the best Hefeweizen I've had but it's not bad either, nice and refreshing.

Photo of jmkoscie
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I purchased this beer at the lcbo as a part of a gift pack. I poured the bottle into the Weizen glass which came as a part of the pack.

A: Pours a pale yellow color with a thick white head which dissipated slowly lasting nearly the entire time it took to consume the glass. It should high level of carbonation with no lacing on the side of the glass.

S: Sweet aromas with a citrus hint are present, with no scent of hops which was noticeable.

T: Starts with sweet citrus like taste similar to that of aroma with subtle hints of hops flavors, finishing very clean.

M: Carbonation was evident on the surface of the tongue, quickly coating the interior of the mouth and going down very smooth.

D: Very pleasant beer to drink, could easily be consumed in large quantities if available.

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Weisser Hirsch Allgäuer Weizen from Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss
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