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Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse - Brauerei Grieskirchen AG

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Reviews: 94
Hads: 126
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Austria

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: SurgeonGeneral on 01-25-2006

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Photo of tone77
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
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. (261 characters)

Photo of teromous
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
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. (1,094 characters)

Photo of david131
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
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. (585 characters)

Photo of murphysbleachers
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
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. (874 characters)

Photo of baos
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
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! (329 characters)

Photo of bmwats
4/5  rDev +10.2%
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. (824 characters)

Photo of chicagoabbot
4/5  rDev +10.2%
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. (477 characters)

Photo of rfabian
4/5  rDev +10.2%
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. (391 characters)

Photo of scoobybrew
4/5  rDev +10.2%
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. (570 characters)

Photo of mynie
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Map Room.

Pours cloudy yellow with a white head--pretty standard for the style.

Smells of bananas, black peppers, and cloves. Nice profile, with the sweetness of the fruit balanced by wheatmalt spice.

Tastes, thankfully, like it smells: big nanners, black pepper. Flavors aren't quite as intense as the aroma led me to anticipate, but the palate is still nicely composed.

Not all that much to say, here. A very nice but somewhat lightly flavored hefe. (471 characters)

Photo of Rudgers73
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
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. (417 characters)

Photo of Criscoh88
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
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. (637 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
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. (573 characters)

Photo of cvstrickland
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
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. (570 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
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. (1,847 characters)

Photo of CMW
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
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. (581 characters)

Photo of cdizinno
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
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. (617 characters)

Photo of jeremytroy
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bought from Ryan's Liquor in Port Huron. Served in a weizen glass purchased at the same location.

A - Light gold color typical of the hefeweizen. Tremendous head upon pour, which died down fairly quickly and left a little lacing.

S - Slight floral and malt scents. Pleasing, but not particularly strong.

T - Floral and malty, like the scent. Balanced by light wheat flavors.

M - Very light and refreshing. Smooth to drink with a dry and crisp finish.

This beer was very drinkable; with subtle complexities and an overwhelming smoothness and grace. (552 characters)

Photo of thecheapies
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big fluffy mess of a weizen head sits sturdily on a dirty lemonade beer for massive cloudiness. Even got that mushroom effect of the head as the rim of the glass pinched the foam like tight pants over sloppy love handles.

Spicy clove, husked wheat grain, and yellow banana. Peppery quality is pertinent to describe the spiciness of this brew. White bread and crusts. Nice hefe nose.

Big clove notes and banana peel and a touch of pink peppercorn. The banana is slightly green in flavor with light pithy bitterness that might actually be a hop presence. Very mild maltiness that sings with big white bread doughiness. Alcohol is present, also. Following the nose, this is quite the spicy hefeweizen!

Wet, soppy mouthfeel with soft carbonation and milk-thick body. Sits kind of heavy, but a bright booze life makes this a decent little winter night starter brew.

Loved finding this in the bottleshop tonight! It's not summer, but I can still enjoy a new hefe! And, this one was a pleaser! (992 characters)

Photo of MinisterCurry
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy, straw yellow with a bright white, foamy head.
Aromas of straw, red berries, banana and tropical fruit.
Slighly sweet with flavors of berries and buttered bread.
Lingering butteriness in mouthfeel, slightly chewy and frothy.
I don't know what to expect from an Austrian wheat beer, but you will like this if you like witbiers. (339 characters)

Photo of ATPete
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

broad shouldered 500ml

Milky white in the bottle before the pour, a slightly chill hazed glowing presence about it, very cool to look at. Pours the much expected cloudy pale yellow color with a large creamy white head. Nose of banana, spice and toasty wheat. Clean and refreshing and thankfully so since i had this beer at about 10:30 this morning. A hoppy change of pace amongst weisse beers, a subtle blast of bitterness late in the quaff. Smooth, round and well balanced. An under rated brew, cheap enough to encourage a seek out. (534 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a white head. In the aroma mellow sweet lemon citrus. In the taste, a crisp bite to a smooth wheat flavor and some lemon citrus underneath it all. A small bite, but mainly smooth with a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry lemon citrus in the aftertaste. Mellow and rounded, with some nice lemon flavors. (347 characters)

Photo of czechsaaz
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow and very cloudy (good for style) with a thick white head that dissipates kind of quickly but leaves a nice ring around the glass.

Aroma is hugely wheaty with honey notes and a hint of phenolic (clove). Also very appropriate for the style.

Flavor follows the same profile as the aroma. Very tart wheat flavor that lends it the lemon kick (without adding a slab of lemon in the glass) but also a nice spicey background of fermentation esters.

Light bodied with pretty high carbonation level. Very much a refreshing hot weather beer.

A very pleasant but not blowaway example of Hefeweiss. This bottle is kind of old (about a year) so I imagine fresh this might be really nice. (697 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy pale golden color with a decent though not spectacular cap; leaves a smattering of lace, however

Smell: Cracked wheat, banana bread and a hint of lemon

Taste: Opens with a cracked wheat and banana flavor, with just a hint of lemony sourness that arrives by mid-palate; past is prologue and the finish is much the same as the opening

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Not knowing enough about the Austrian style, I would describe this as an entry hefe - not as rich in flavor or carbonation as its German cousins, and rather devoid of any clove aspect; still, this is easy to drink and very enjoyable (657 characters)

Photo of merlin48
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (476 characters)

Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse from Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
82 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.