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Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse - Brauerei Grieskirchen AG

Grieskirchner Jörger WeisseGrieskirchner Jörger Weisse

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BA SCORE
82
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113 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.26%


Brewed by:
Brauerei Grieskirchen AG visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SurgeonGeneral on 01-25-2006)
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +34%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

1 pint .9 fluid oz bottle.

Appearance-Pours a bright white, tow finger with alright retention. Leaves a bit of foam on the glass with each sip. Colro was a pale and cloudy mix of banana and lemon peel yellow. Good consistant lacing.

Smell- The best smelling weizen I've ever had so far. Cloves, bubble gum, bananas, and fluffy crystal malts.

Taste- If any could understand whta this great weizen tastes like. It is more of an intangible sensation than ny traditional flavor profile. It reminds me of walking along the White River in Arkansas in late Spring. Lots of natural earthy water mixed with sunshine. That sounds terribly cheesy, but I think this is the best tasting weizen I've ever had. Alos noted some light grapefruit, Big League Chew, and the taste of lemon peels.

Mouthfeel- A good watery palate. Starts out crisp and citrusy and ends grassy clean.

This beer went very well with mamas homemade meatloaf with garlic cloves put in the loaf with some McIllhenny Green Jalepeno Tabasco sauce.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2006 03:29:32 | More by scruffwhor
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KonigObHops

Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I received this beer as a part of a beer of the month club. I don't normally like wheat beers all that much, but this is one great beer.

This beer pours with a creamy white head that is about one finger wide, and it disappears quickly. The beer has a straw color and is hazy like most wheat beers.

The aroma has hints of bananas and cloves with a bit of lemon.

The initial taste is wheat, wheat, and more wheat, but the taste of bananas and cloves are very noticible. This is followed by a full wheat flavor and has a good deal of spicyness. The thing that makes this beer so good is how well all of the flavors are balanced. It finishes with (you guessed it) wheat, but a nice hint of lemon as well.

The body of the beer is very light and dry. Perfect for summer! I would reccomend it to anyone whether you like wheat beers or not.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2010 01:20:55 | More by KonigObHops
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just finished off a nine mile run....err jog...and nothing replenishes like a good hefe and this is a good hefe.

Excellent banana characteristics on the nose...mashed bananas...banana pudding..

The taste takes on more of a banana bread type of flavor...yeasty...bready...bananany...also some cloves on the taste and a spritz of lemon....almost exactly how I like my hefe's to taste.

Not a bundle of carbonation...more creamy textured...

Great Hefe...Made is Austria but as good as most german Hefe's...

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2010 20:19:03 | More by ZAP
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allengarvin

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large Chimay glass, this is a golden-orange colored beer with a modest head. The aroma is excellent: lots of clove phenols, delicious bubblegum fruitiness. The flavor mirrors this, making for a great hefe. The emphasis on the phenolic particularly delights me. The yeast delivers some really nice peppery character. Fruitiness is not quite as strong, but present. Bitterness is a touch higher than, say, Franziskaaner. The only downside to this beer is the lack of carbonation. Given some carbon effervescence, I might well have rated this 4.5 across the board.

Very drinkable and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 17:37:14 | More by allengarvin
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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2007 05:00:53 | More by pmcadamis
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BarleyMine

Oregon

4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this one in a Weisen glass, it poured a slightly hazy hay/light honey color with a thick dense head that faded surprisingly fast and left a nice thin white line. The smell was very nice, yeasty, hay and a slight lemon tone. The flavor follows the nose with bready/grainy flavors and hints of banana and lemon. Medium bodied w/excellent carbonation. Very drnkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2009 16:18:25 | More by BarleyMine
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16.9oz bottle(room temp) a hazy straw colour with a medium sized head of foam that dissipates slowly but stays for the entire session.

The smell is very wheaty and there's the strong nose of cloves. Pretty inviting.

The taste has an abundance of clove, banana, and wheat flavour but it's not overpowering....it's actually quite smooth and enjoyable.
The more I sip, the more I appreciate how the different "tastes" within this Hefe work so well together making for some pretty darned good drinkability. Yes...this will be one of my staples this coming summer season.!

Bottom line: Excellent Hefe with super smooth yet tasty taste.
I recommend it!

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2006 23:12:05 | More by Bitterbill
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murphysbleachers

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

From a 16.9oz bottle into a Two Brothers Ebel's Weiss glass...

Appearance: Attractive cloudy golden yellow with a fluffy white head that should have stayed around longer.

Smell: Citrus with a strong note of banana that verges on vanilla, clove.

Taste: Bubblegum and yummy, clean finish left me wanting more.

Mouthfeel: The real negative about this beer was the lack of carbonation and light body. Out of character for what I'm used to for this style. It was flat before I was halfway done with the glass and I drink too quickly.

Drinkability: I could drink a lot of these. This was dropped off as a sample from a distributer who would like to replace Hacker Pschorr on our beer list with this. I'd think about it because I find it interesting, but it really lacks the carbonation and mouthfeel that I think most people might associate with this kind of beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2006 00:48:58 | More by murphysbleachers
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DESTRO

Nevada

4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2006 21:42:41 | More by DESTRO
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2010 23:51:41 | More by russpowell
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david131

California

4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- A very murky light orange liquid that has a bit of a gray aspect to it. The little head that there is settles to a few splotches and a ring around the edge. Not too shabby.

S- Bananas, clove, white bread, and a touch of strawberries. Pretty standard but at the same time well done.

T- Bananas, clove, and white bread with a pretty mild finish... maybe a touch of a mineraly aspect.

M- Very creamy with a nice carbonation presence. It definitely leaves a nice yeasty coating to the mouth on the finish.

D- A decent take on the style, drinks really nice on a sunny spring evening.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 00:29:52 | More by david131
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tone77

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 15:10:54 | More by tone77
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teromous

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer has a milky white, smooth looking head about a thumbs width thick, that stands for a very long time. Lacing is like a candle melting on glass, coating every side evenly. The color is an orange akin to apple cider, and the clarity is rather opaque. I don't see too much carbonation in the glass.

S: It has a slightly floral and fruity aroma. The floral boutique is like lavender, the fruity aroma is similar to light bananas and honeydew melon. There is a slight aroma of pungency, which smells of a German variety Noble hop.

T: I get a very mellow banana flavored taste, along with what tastes similar to sweet cream. The after-taste leaves some very extremely gentle flavor of the hops.

M: The mouthfeel is very light, but zesty with bubbles. It coats the mouth very nicely. It's not perfection, but very near.

O: Overall I would rate this as a good beer. It's not quite the best, and I'm willing to bet it would be straight 5.0's if it was a draft in a bar in Austria. I can taste that it's not quite perfect, but I would pick this one up off the shelf again in a heartbeat.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 22:34:03 | More by teromous
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Criscoh88

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had a 1pt+0.9oz bottle

Appearance: A cloudy Pale tan. Rich head with some lacing. Soft.

Smell: A scent lemons and yeasty bread. Some other scent i cant name.

Taste: Starts with a rich biscuit flavor dieing into a sweet lemon zing. Flavor then fades in a natural grassy type taste. Earthly.

Feel: The fizz I feel could be less. Sips feel light, masked by carbonation. This beer is actually rich and heavy.

Overall: Starts with a grand presentation and does not disappoint. Flavors are rich and earthly. I love a beer where you can almost taste the dirt. Heavy in feel. Stuff like this reminds me of how European beers are superior.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 07:47:24 | More by Criscoh88
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baos

Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

1 pint .9 fluid ounces into Barilla spaghetti sauce jar.

A: Super straw yellow with a slight haziness. 1 finger head that completely disappears.

S: Lemon grass tang with clove-banana-candy sugar-pink bubblegum wheatiness.

T: Tastes just like it smells

M: Kinda watery

D: Good beer. Made my afterwork delightful blessed soul!

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2008 22:05:05 | More by baos
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bmwats

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 500ml bottle into a standard weizen.

Cloudy hay color. 2 finger bubbly white head. Settles fairly quickly leaving a half finger layer of bubbly carbonation on the surface. pretty substantial beer ring lacing.

subtle hay and wheat, with just a touch of lemon and orange.

really pristine, subtle wheat. nothing overwhelming, but very balanced and flavorful. a steely citrus.

light, clean, body. very light subdued lemon citrus aftertaste.

great beer to drink through. you'll finish it before you want.

great atmosphere. appearance is characteristic for the style, but a good representative specimen. Nose is subtle, but pleasing. Flavor, the same.... light but well done. it's kinda' what you think a wheat should taste like, without some of the distractions you find in some. overall, this is a great quaff.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2009 00:18:27 | More by bmwats
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rfabian

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tumbler after shaking up the sediment it produces a thick white head that produces a lot of lacing. The appearance is light amber/orange and milky. The aroma is of pears, bananas, bread, cinnamon, cloves, and the taste follows accordingly. The feel is smooth and full bodied with a clean finish.

One of the more hefe of hefeweizen I've tried, it's a nice example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2010 23:55:45 | More by rfabian
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scoobybrew

Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - cloudy, straw color with a decent head and okay retention

S - clovey yeast phenols and wheat malt mainly with a touch of yeasty banana

T - sweet wheat malt with clovey yeast and a somewhat crisp hop on the finish, wheat tang is evident, banana character is somewhat subdued as the clove is the dominant yeast flavor

M - medium to light body, creamy, moderate carbonation

D - This is an okay example of a Weizen. It's certainly not the best I've had, but still very good. I have a feeling this would be much better closer to the source - perhaps even outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2010 23:48:12 | More by scoobybrew
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chicagoabbot

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml into a snifter...pours a light cloudy body with a decent fizzy head. Could be brighter. Aroma has some wheat sharpness, but not overpowering and some funk from the yeast. I tend to like both of these characteristics to be more 'up front' with this style. Malt profile is clean and well-balanced. Really easy and smooth drinker. Good value too, coming in at about 1/3 the price of Weihenstephaner, which I consider a standard-bearer of this style. Will get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 15:32:31 | More by chicagoabbot
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Rudgers73

New York

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2007 22:08:57 | More by Rudgers73
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tall thin 1 pint-.9 -ounce bottle, poured into a weizen glass yields a hazy golden-orange body capped with a thick creamy finger of cream-white head that retains at a sheet and leaves patchy lacing.

Smells fruity and a little spicy; hints of dark, yeasty bread and juicy, ripe apple lurk with notes of allspice and clove.

Taste is almost lemony, Granny Smith apple- crisp... astringently dry with a rich, nutty-sweet, wheaty backbone and a hot-pepper spiciness. Dry, refreshing finish with a lingering touch of the savory wheat that contributes to superb drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2008 02:55:12 | More by cvstrickland
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Foggy goldenrod. The sun (although nothing less bright) is visible on the other side of the glass. It looks like the semi-firm, cumulus cloud white cap will last for a bit due to the slow, steady carbonation striking its underside. Lace, for the moment at least, is limited to a short collar; a testament to the persistence of the head. This is a good looking hefe.

Every one of the classic hefe weizen characteristics is noted in the nose: soft, lightly tangy wheat; abundant banana and just a pinch of clove. I especially like the enthusiastic banana esters. I hope they're at least as prominent on the palate.

Jorger Weisse is a good version of the style, no ifs, ands or buts. It may not be a taste bud saturating flavor bomb, but then few hefes are. There's a perfect amount of sour wheaty tang (mild-moderate) to go along with a bittersweetness that slightly favors bitter over sweet. All in all, the balance means that this is a beer that should appeal to a wide range of people.

Sugared banana isn't quite as upfront as the nose suggested, although it's still considerable. After several sips, I've decided to grant a 3.5/5.0 on my hefe weizen banan-o-meter. I have no interest in using a clove-o-meter for my hefe reviews, but this one could use a bit more spice. A more aggressive yeast strain would benefit what is already a wonderful beer.

The flavor doesn't last as long as it might due to a body that fails to hold its structure through the finish. I hestitate to use the word watery, but a little more heft, a little more viscosity would do wonders. The carbonation is both fine and subdued.

Jorger Weisse may be a lighter sort of hefe weizen, but it's also decently bananarific, well-balanced and ridiculously drinkable. If you think that only Germans can brew successfully in this style, think again meinen freunde.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2006 14:42:04 | More by BuckeyeNation
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2008 22:26:41 | More by beerthulhu
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cdizinno

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2009 21:21:03 | More by cdizinno
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CMW

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My beer does not say Jörger on it but it appears to be the same.

A - The cloudiness of this thing is unreal. It is already hazy in the bottle. Pours a very hazy bright yellow color with a large crowning white head.

S - Banana, yeast, clove, bubblegum, and freshly baked bread.

T - This beer follows the nose to the T. The taste is full of banana and clove followed by a nice dollop of yeast. They are not reinventing the wheel here, but I am also not expecting them to. Very nice for the style.

M - Light and crisp.

D - I could drink more than a few of these on a warm day.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2010 23:30:27 | More by CMW
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