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Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse - Brauerei Grieskirchen AG

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BA SCORE
82
good

117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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chicagoabbot

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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!

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-20-2013 00:27:16 | More by Norseman
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Rudgers73

New York

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
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%

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.

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

New Jersey

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
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cdizinno

South Carolina

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
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

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

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

04-03-2010 23:30:27 | More by CMW
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jeremytroy

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%

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.

12-31-2007 18:24:53 | More by jeremytroy
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +8%

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!

12-05-2012 03:39:58 | More by thecheapies
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MinisterCurry

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

06-26-2014 21:12:08 | More by MinisterCurry
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ATPete

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

10-14-2009 22:30:30 | More by ATPete
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

07-13-2013 14:24:30 | More by OWSLEY069
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czechsaaz

Washington

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

07-23-2006 04:43:57 | More by czechsaaz
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MTNboy

Germany

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
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shadow1961

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +6.1%

Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse pours out a creamy white head over a cloudy pale
yellow brew. Carbonation is very slow, and the nose is a nice citrus, malt and yeast
combination. This smell is distinct, and it's what makes it a whitbier and not a hefe-
weizen. I never thought there was that much difference between the styles but now
it's pretty clear. Maybe they are on the same evolutionary limb but different branches
for sure. The flavor is malt, of course, but also citrus and something else- cloves perhaps?
Mouthfeel is clean, tingly, and crisp. Very mild spicy aftertaste. This is a really good brew
anybody who likes a nice whit or a hefe would get along nicely with this brew.

03-09-2007 08:16:15 | More by shadow1961
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +6.1%

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

01-03-2011 22:30:03 | More by brentk56
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merlin48

Kentucky

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
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malty

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a murky yellow with a bright white loose 1" head. Not much to see inside the liquid due to its said murkiness. The head settles to a 1/4" after a minute or so.

Nice bright esters in the nose with a good whiff of yeasty dominance. Fruity scents with a powdered banana (kinda like the gobstopper candy that has the cherries, limes and bananas, etc...) Can't discern any real clove presence. Fresh mowed hay.

The flavors are clean with the yeast leading the way. Light earthy flavors; wheat malt is gracefully identifiable. The banana flavor I caught in the nose is very subdued in flavor. No clove flavor to speak of. Just a tad tart with a hint of citrus peel.

Mouthfeel is very nice. Fluffy, soft with a good amount of fine carbonation. The body is on the lighter side of medium and it finishes a bit chalky & dry but very fresh and clean.

Drinkability is very good also. Nothing too out of the ordinary with this beer. A safe bet for a summer party with some semi-advererous guests.

Overall a beer that sits smack-dab between a Wit and a Wheat. I think I would have given it better marks if it were a Wit, but it's a little too tame and one dimensional for a wheat beer IMHO. Clean and very fresh tasting that would pair nicely with a ton of summer foods. Good, but nothing memorable, I'm a bit sad to say.

04-19-2008 20:53:49 | More by malty
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Florida9

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%

A: Light yellow in color with a slight haze. Pours with a huge foamy head that quickly reduces to nothing, not even a slight surface coating. No lacing.

S: Some light biscuit malt and faint banana. Not much going on here.

T: Light malt and some light banana flavors, though the banana becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. Also a little sweet (honey) and sour (lemon) interplay. Interesting, but thankfully the flavors are on the softer side.

M: Thin with medium carbonation.

D: A decent hefeweizen, on the lighter side for the style, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Beer does show more character as it warms.

08-12-2009 01:57:47 | More by Florida9
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oberon

North Carolina

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
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matjack85

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-28-2013 10:18:08 | More by matjack85
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