Hirsch Bavarian-Weissbier Hefeweisse - Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss
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3.14/5 rDev -19.9%
I'm kind of confused here. I gotta say, the gold standard, for better or worse, for Hefeweissen for me is Franziskaner. My bottle, purchased at an area Whole Foods, wasn't as cloudy as I'm used to for a German Hefe.
Also, while there was a little bit of clove spice, the initial taste was pretty dry & tart; a little bit of lingering pear sweetness. Mouthfeel was rather astringent.
Not terrible, but a little dry for my liking & I wouldn't get it again if I were hankering for a Hefe; was surprised to see it with such a high Alstrom rating.
01-28-2013 02:32:30 | More by DerAtomsmasher
4.2/5 rDev +7.1%
A: Pours a pale straw colour. The Carbonation was apparent from the moment I heard the satisfying "pop" upon opening this brew. Two fingers of prickly, white head. Quickly dissipated, leaving just little polka dots of lacing. Inviting, in a cloudy sort of way!
S: Citrus and cider right away, then a very pungent yeasty aroma. Cloves, and possibly a hint of coriander. Did not smell banana as some other reviewers did.
T: Wow. There's the very distinct plantain taste. It hits just after cloves, and the brew finishes with a lemony bite. Very refreshing, and complex. Spice does overshadow the grains a bit. The yeast comes through, as well. A bit wild.
M: A fairly light body, as can be expected of the style. Perhaps a touch too watery, at least for my taste. For what it is, this works well enough. The carbonation is prickly, as I expected, but not obtrusive. Nice.
O: A very easy beer to drink, if you're a fan of the style. Narrowly avoids falling into the trap of over-spicing, as many hefes do. The complexity was a real treat, though. The fruity tastes and aromas were great. Would like a beer with better head-retention, though. There were no signs of foam before my glass was half-empty (and I'm no sipper!). I prefer this hef to Weihenstephaner's, which may be some sort of sin around these parts. Just not a fan of beer that gets the majority of it's flavor from the spices, I suppose. Pretty damn good overall. Would buy again for sure
01-07-2013 08:20:18 | More by Fuzzycuffs
3.68/5 rDev -6.1%
Served in a bottle at Bistro B in Kernersville, NC
A: Pours a lightly hazy pale to medium golden yellow in color with some light to moderate amounts of carbonation and some orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat with some light notes of light fruit (apple and pear). After that, there is a moderate amounts of banana and clove with just a hint of lemon.
T: Moderate to strong flavors of banana and clove upfront with some lighter notes of lemon, wheat, and light fruits (apple and pear), Maybe just a touch of coriander spice as the beer warms.
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.
O: This is an easy drinking beer with some nice aspects, especially the aroma - refreshing and low in alcohol.
12-23-2012 02:41:19 | More by dbrauneis
Hirsch Bavarian-Weissbier Hefeweisse from Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss
88 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.