Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse - Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
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Reviews by KajII:
3/5 rDev -16.9%
[Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass]
The pour was a hazy medium yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin film and small collar with excellent sheets of lacing.
The aroma was rather mild of a light grain malt and a mild sweaty yeast with notes of citrus (lemon), banana, bubble gum and a bit of clove.
The taste was a light malty sweet with a dash of citrus at first, becoming very yeasty with a slight fruity ester and a mild spicy ending. The flavor was kind of short in duration with a light citrusy yeast taste fading away into the background.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a watery, creamy texture and a soft carbonation.
Overall this was a pretty typical Hefeweizen that had a good light fruity taste, a mild ABV and a great drinkability, which most definitely makes this a great summer session brew...
10-18-2012 16:07:46 | More by KajII
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev +3.9%
Not a style I go to often but for something to put down after work with a little substance this does the trick.My first Austrian weisse beer that I have had to my knowledge,this pours into a large weisse/weizen glass a mix of lemonade and tea with a smaller than expected head that was gone quite quickly.As others have noted lemon is the dominant aroma with some iron and slight clove as well.Flavors are somewhat clean for the style but damn refreshing,lemony with underlying clove and a hint of vanilla but its light on the palate.Now if this was the middle of July here in NC instead of October this would be a helluva backyard beer,as is its a nice thirst quencher.
10-27-2008 20:18:16 | More by oberon
3.63/5 rDev +0.6%
This is one of the cloudiest beers I've ever seen. It looks cloudy through the bottle. Upon pouring it shows a hazy gold/hay color with aromas and tastes like- lemon, banana, clove, and wheat. Reminds me of Boulevard Wheat in a big way. It's clean and refreshing, but doesn't represent a top example of the style. Worth the price on a hot day.
03-25-2010 06:47:05 | More by brownbeer
3.8/5 rDev +5.3%
Bottle pours a hazy straw yellow body with a rather small white head that leaves some sparse lacing on the glass. Aroma is yeasty, with orange and lemon esters and hints of coriander and banana. Lively carbonation characterizes the light medium body. Taste has light notes of citrusy lemon and orange with white pepper and coriander accents. Wheat malt and yeast are prominent, with some subtle floral hop bittering. Nothing exceptional here but a very good warm weather bier.
04-24-2008 12:09:40 | More by merlin48
3.73/5 rDev +3.3%
Mid sized German style bottle, w/o freshness info. Pours clouded medium tangarine, under a medium off white head, just a smudge and another smidge of lace on the glass.
Bananas, oranges and wheaty goodness in the nose.
More bananas, mild orange and a hint of clove carry the freight, thoroughly enjoyable wheat. Mild, smooth and moderatly flavorful. Decent levels of carbonation and body, easy drinking nothing unbelievable but worth a try
11-25-2010 03:20:26 | More by Billolick
3.23/5 rDev -10.5%
A- Bright, yet clear orange, with no head and a good heavy bubbly carbonation..
S- Sweet honey, spices, and lemons.
T- Again, sweet honey and lemon really comes through with a wheat and straw flavor. Slight peppery clove spiciness lightly touches your tongue.
M- Although very watery the subtle flavors come through mid-way and push a spicy finish on you.
Overall- Sure its a little bland but for an "average" beer this is a simple tasting, refreshing and easy quaffing. Only $1.99? Could'nt pass that up!?
06-05-2008 19:43:14 | More by NJpadreFan
3.03/5 rDev -16.1%
Appearance: a pale cloudy yellow color with small head. Looks kind of thin and watery around the rim and bottom of the glass. Not to much lacing and small ring of foam remains at the top of the glass.
Smell: smells of wheat and fruit, mostly banana and some lemons. Not really much to mention! This brew is fairly light in complexion and smell.
Taste: taste has banana and wheat flavor, although kind of thin overall. Also their is just a small pinch of cloves or spice that slides across the tounge. This seems to be a lighter version of a Hefe Weizen for me. Body is average and goes down pertty smooth. I keep picking up a watery aftertaste that is filled with a off spiced banana taste.
This brew is nothing to brag about but it has its moments, to say the least.
06-29-2007 17:03:54 | More by Magpie14
4.2/5 rDev +16.3%
A - A two finger bone white head rises over a cloudy marigold brew. The head shows good retention, but seems small for a hefe. I'm used to four finger snow-beast monsters looming over my weissen glass, and this one is a little anemic. The color of the brew is also a bit lighter than others, but it is vibrant and glowing in the light. A good amount of lace sticks to the glass, but this is a pretty average looking brew for the style.
S - I could smell loads of citrus and yeast before I put my nose in the glass, so I know this is going to be a nice assertive hefe. Yep. After sticking my nose in the brew I smell big doughy yeast aromas with some lemon zest. Maybe like a lemon-cake bar thing....I don't know what they are called, but this lady at work makes 'em at home and brings them into the break room. Not real complex. Basically yeast and lemon with some powdered sugar and the tiniest bit of clove.
T - Whoa! Now this sucker steps up to the plate! A big improvement over the weakish nose....this shows big cake-like yeast with tons of initial sweetness. The malt profile is clean and sweet like an Oktoberfest, and the hop profile is very mild but grassy. Lots of sweet banana baby food and banana flavored candy (laffy taffy) too. This is quite an impressive taste, especially after looking and smelling like a very average and uninspiring hefe.
M - Creamy and a bit slick on the palate with an initially zingy carbonation that quickly dances away leaving a creamy sugar coating in my mouth. It's medium bodied and finishes sweet with a brief tang of citrus and subdued hops. It feels very solid and well built in the mouth. Outstanding.
D - A damn good hefe that needs a bigger head and a bigger nose. I could drink the hell out of this stuff in the summer. The big-time sweetness, though balanced by tangy orange flavors and some gentle floral hops, could be a bit much after two or three. This is a great breezy and airy summer swiller!
09-16-2007 05:00:53 | More by pmcadamis
3.6/5 rDev -0.3%
Poured from the 500ml bottle into an Erdinger weiss glass. Hazy golden body topped by a large, two-finger white head that takes its time in subsiding. Excellent carbonation - tons of tiny bubbles keep coming until the beer is almost gone. Aroma is lightly sweet malt and wheat, with notes of banana from the yeast. Palate is mild wheat, lightly fruity yeast, and a touch of spiciness from the hops. Finish is a little bit dry. Although a tasty, thirst-quenching ale, this isn't one of the best hefeweizens I've had lately.
07-15-2007 05:16:48 | More by ElGordo
4.08/5 rDev +13%
pours out a nice golden, less opague than some other top hefes. decent head, not anything to write home about. the nose has a bit more citrus in it than some, smells light. taste wise? damn fine. banana, yeast, and lemon zing...all fine qualities of the hefe, and this beer gets them right. refreshing as hell, crisp in the mouth, while some weisse beers may be a bit more flavorful, this one takes the cake in drinkability. its a quencher. good stuff.
05-27-2006 21:42:41 | More by DESTRO
4.08/5 rDev +13%
A hefe on a beautiful spring day, this review is set up for maximum success...
Pours an effervescent & semi-hazed straw color with 4 fingers of cream colored head. Hazes even more as the bottle is drained, above average lacing & head retention
S: Breadyness, bubblegum, & cloves
T: Follows the nose, plus lemons & appleskins up front. Juicy, bready & grainy as this warms along with more apple peels & cloves. Finishes grainy, bready & fruitty, with a nice juicy fruit twang
MF: Medium bodied, bubbly & slightly grainy & juicy
Drinkability is great, a nice quencher that hits all the right hefe notes
03-26-2010 23:51:41 | More by russpowell
3.53/5 rDev -2.2%
Pours a hazy dirty straw color with a white hazy throughout very much like a witbier. Beautiful creamy pure white head settles into a solid cap. The aroma is of light banana and clove, light grain and lemon tartness. The taste is of wheat malt, banana creme pie, some raw spice, perhaps a touch of coriander. Not sure what it is but there is a different flavor, a bit of a creamy funk. The feel is moderate with soft carbonation; finishes slightly tart and dry. Seems like a different spin on your traditional bavarian hefeweizen. Seems to have a touch of the belgian wit characteristics to it. Not bad, different, worth a try.
09-25-2010 05:06:14 | More by Gmann
4.05/5 rDev +12.2%
Poured from a brown 16 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of bananas, some clove. Taste is good, wheat, banana, clove, are all present, very refreshing. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall this is a high quality beer.
07-09-2011 15:10:54 | More by tone77
3.95/5 rDev +9.4%
A: Poured a bright, hazy lemon-orange color with a solid, foamy white head that left a moderate lacing. Small peppery floaties lingered about.
S: a big fruity aroma, full of fresh lemons, bananas, cloves, and some bubblegum.
T: The initial flavor was creamy bananas, with a spicy yeast tingle, complimented by fresh fruit, apples, pears and a spicy hoppiness. Some dry oranges and coriander are detected in the finish.
M: creamy in texture, light in nature bearing a good fruitiness of spicy oranges.
D: Very good drinkability per style, would highly recommend this.
06-18-2008 22:26:41 | More by beerthulhu
3.7/5 rDev +2.5%
I poured this 11.2 oz. bottle into a wheat glass.
A: cloudy, honey-yellow gold color, an aggressive pour produced a small, whitish head with virtually no cap and decent lacing.
S: clove, some sulfur, banana, bubblegum, honey, floral yeast funk.
T: sweet, bread-like yeast, bubblegum, banana, clove.
M: light-bodied, silky, abundant carbonation.
D: a simple and tasty hefeweizen, and one I would seek out again.
01-22-2011 02:50:32 | More by Erish
3.4/5 rDev -5.8%
Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a cloudy pale orange straw, thin white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass., no lacing. Aroma of wheat with an odd vegetable component, light malt. Flavor is wheat, light lemon, faint spicing. Somewhat sour with a very low key, somewhat watery finish. Light bodied with active carbonation. Hefeweizen element all there, but attenuated. A satisfactory, but uninspiring hefeweizen.
05-04-2012 04:16:29 | More by LiquidAmber
3.7/5 rDev +2.5%
1 pint 0.9 fl oz bottle, no apparent bottled on date present, production number 101100 L12. A hefeweizen that I've never heard of before, imported by Wein-Bauer, out of Franklin Park, IL, not far from where I live. My label is different than the beer pictured, and says only Grieskirchner Weisse. Expectations are low, as this isn't my favorite style to begin with.
Poured into a Shock Top hefeweizen glass.
A - Pours just over a finger of bone white foamy head on top of a murky yellow lemonade colored body. Looks even paler than I was expecting. Lots of bubbles streaming to the surface. Head dies down quickly.
S - Nose is comprised of earthy grains, malts, & wheat, some lemon and citric qualities, and some spicy cloves. Also has a sort of musty, adjunct type aroma.
T - Body is crisply carbonated, and lightly bodied, with a sweet earthy corn husk flavor paired with subtle spice and citrus notes. To me, it tastes similar to some of the imported lagers I have tried from India. Sweet apple juice in the finish, which could be attributed to some sort of hop presence, and maybe just a tad of metallic copper presence.
M - Crisp, clean, light. Some watery corn husk type flavor remains behind.
Overall, much better than what I was expecting, but more akin to a lager than it is a legitimate white beer. People looking for a nice weissbier will probably walk away disappointed, but those who enjoy a better lager than BMC swill will find some enjoyment to be had from this one. And at under three dollars for a bottle of imported Austrian beer, I guess you can't really go wrong.
Grieskirchner Weisse ---3.5/5
05-01-2013 20:40:07 | More by mfnmbvp
3.83/5 rDev +6.1%
This beer is extremely carbonated and frothy. The body is cloudy brass color when first poured but settles to a bit more transparent gold color. There are lots of little carbonation bubbles to the body. The aroma was great. A lot of citrus tones with maybe just a hint of banana and clove. The mouthfeel is light and thin and very refreshing. The flavor has very strong lemon esters followed by the usual wheat beer flavors. This is an excellent summer beer.
03-21-2010 23:46:18 | More by MTNboy
3.7/5 rDev +2.5%
Appearance: Cloudy golden yellow with a medium foamy head. The head dissipated quickly. Afterwards the glass was left with some lacing.
Smell: Grain, malt, citrus.
Taste: Wheat malt and mild clove spice.
Mouthfeel: Slightly thin but with good carbonation.
Drinkability: A very good Hefeweizen. Worth trying.
06-17-2007 16:21:12 | More by rohrbachsfan
3.98/5 rDev +10.2%
poured into my ommegang witte tumbler. Pale and cloudy yellow with a vigorous head that billowed up to an inch, then fell to a thin layer on top. The nose on this one is great. Wheat, bananas, anise, and peppery clove. The taste is mild and earthy with mellow grainy notes and a very soft hop taste at the end. The mouthfeel is crisp and light with a smooth finish. I'd say this is quite the respectable session beer.
04-04-2007 22:08:57 | More by Rudgers73
3.75/5 rDev +3.9%
Cloudy gold colored beer, no way can you see through this one. Small white head.
Smell is sweet with about equal amounts of both clove and banana in the scent. Lesser scent of cinnamon and bruised banana.
Starts out sweet with a strong clove and banana ice cream flavor. Milder flavor than the smell, it starts out clove and finishes banana and bubblegum with every taste.
Mouthfeel is good.
Good drinkability, it is a little on the mild side but I could see drinking this all day in the summer.
02-13-2011 03:24:08 | More by Zorro
3.95/5 rDev +9.4%
Presentation: Poured into a tulip glass from a 1 pint+0.9 fl oz. brown bottle with a production number 01 08 00 L11
A: Cloudy golden yellow with minimal white head and almost no lacing.
S: Cloves and mild banana.
T&M: Spices are prominent. Nice texture and balance. Very mild sweet malt taste and minimal hop bitterness at the finish.
Very good beer. NOTE: better taste when you do NOT stir up the bottle conditioning. The first half bottle tasted better, then I poured the balance after agitating the sediment and most of the flavor went away.
I should have picked up more for only $1/bottle on a clearance rack.
08-27-2009 21:21:03 | More by cdizinno
3.75/5 rDev +3.9%
Single bottle just copped from Gary's in Madison for $1.39...
Unspectacular, average-at-best pour for a Hefeweizen, resulting in a murky, medium-orange, tinted hue with absolutely no head nor lacing...
Faint, citrus-like, sweet, nectarine aroma...
Ultra-sweet, flavorul, yet light-bodied flavor combining elements of sweet grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, candied sugars, and honey along with a citrus-like zest...
Drinkability was good due to the low ABV and lack of cloying flavors...
Not bad, but certainly nothing above and beyond...
07-23-2008 22:44:05 | More by dsa7783
Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse from Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
82 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.