Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse - Brauerei Grieskirchen AG

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Grieskirchner Jörger WeisseGrieskirchner Jörger Weisse

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Reviews: 94
Hads: 125
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Brauerei Grieskirchen AG visit their website
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 JBogan
2.12/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a medium honey color with no head or lacing to be found.

Smelled of honey and the slightest hint of citrus.

Tasted very sweet. Honey, along with one of my least favorite attributes in a beer, butter. Not very pleasant.

Mouthfeel was very flat. Medium bodied and smooth, but very very flat. No carbonation to be found.

All in all this is a beer I'd never care to see again. Really an unimpressive brew. (412 characters)

Photo of falloutsnow
2.73/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle purchased from Friar Tuck's in Savoy, IL.
No clear bottled on date.
Poured into a Schell's weizen glass.

Pours a >2cm head of medium-sized bubbles, which descends over a minute to virtually nothing atop the glass. Leaves no discernible lacing or other residues. Body is a darkish golden-yellow away from the light, pale yellow-gold when held up to the lamp. Body is cloudy from yeast with some very visible, but lazy, carbonation.

Aroma primarily of apple cider, yeast, and very faint bananas. Missing much complexity and upfront presentation of bouquet.

Taste of wheat and barley malt graininess, sweetness, mild yeast, decent fruit esters, some faint banana. No cloves, coriander, vanilla, or citrus.

Medium-light in body, with a fair bit of felt carbonation, making this a bit sharp on the palate. Finish is semi-dry.

A fairly lackluster hefeweizen, missing many components of what I'd consider hallmarks of the style (as per Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, Franziskaner, etc). Not sure if this is an old bottle or not, the lack of clear dating doesn't help. Might retry this at some point in the future, but I won't be looking for this again. (1,155 characters)

Photo of hwwty4
2.76/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 500ml bottle into my Hennepin globe.

This beer pours a hazy straw with a decent 3 inch head that quickly dissipates into a quarter inch sitting in the middle of the glass. Very little lacing as the beer disappears. Unfortunately, the first aroma is the off aroma that you get from light struck hops. Smells like a Heiny that has been sitting on the shelf under florescent lights for a bit to long. Underneath what we call the green bottle funk, is a nice wheat twang, that I think would be a bit more prevalent if it was a fresher bottle. Around that is some nice banana esters and just a hint of clove. What I would assume would be the typical hefe aroma profile (minus the bubblegum). The flavor falls a bit flatter. The wheaty twang comes off a little less tart, the banana a little less banana and no clove whatsoever. What does come up seems almost like confectionery sugar. The mouthfeel is average. A little creamy finishing with just a hint of dryness. Overall, I don't know if this a mediocre bottle or just a old beer (cant make out the lot number could be 05/09) but it just falls flat. (1,108 characters)

Photo of kkipple
2.77/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Just showed up in town and a kind soul bought one for me at my local beer shop.

A. Hazy pale yellow. White head dies fast to leave... nothing. a few bubbles rise to the top of this watery looking brew.

S. Sweet honeyed banana. Hint of clove and lemon. Very unassuming.

T. Pretty boring, sad to say. This is a watery wheat with minimal flavor all around... spice, lemon, a little malt and a mineral water like quality are about all I get here... there's nothing really *wrong* here, just nothing interesting.

M. Dry, clean, thin, no off flavors in the finish - but the beer is pretty boring.

Not much to say here, really. I wanted to like this as I spent time in Austria and it has a soft spot in my heart, but alas! Jorger Weisse is superior to, say, a PBR; and one would think has to be better at the source. But there's really little reason to seek this out. It just is. (877 characters)

Photo of Bookseeb
2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance is a cloudy straw orange holding a nice head leaving spotty lace. Smell of spice, light clove, buttery. Taste fallows the aroma of the spice thats buttery with a slight stale note. mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. To be fair I don't think this is as fresh as it could be, for I can see the potential in this beer. (334 characters)

Photo of stcules
2.8/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Little hazyness, orange color. White foam, not too much, and not too long. Quite carbonated.
At the smell cloves, over all. Then yeast and banana. Quite balanced.
Even the taste is pleasant and balanced. Sweetie, but not boring. Yeast, cloves. Quite drinkable.
Cloves in the aftertaste, too, and banana, but here again, sweet but not too much.
Quite low body.
After all, quite pleasant. (391 characters)

Photo of Tone
2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and poor lacing. Smells of grain, pale malt, and slight wheat. Barely fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight wheat, slight pale malt, hint of citrus, and slight grain. Overall, no single feature is above average. Decent Hefe at best. (398 characters)

Photo of illidurit
2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy golden orange with a modest white creamy head. No spectacular billowing hefe foam here. Aroma is rather citrusy with accents of banana and spices. Flavor is like a sweet hefe mixed with a splash of Sprite. Lemon lime tartness, banana pith, orange oil. The lime note is off-putting and doesn't fit at all. Mouthfeel is a little thin. (343 characters)

Photo of SurgeonGeneral
2.94/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Serving Temp: 45F Serving glass: Weizen

Aroma: Spicy yeast character dominant, along with the typical bannanas & clove are there but not as assertive as many Weizens. A bit of lemony hoppinesss and sweetness in there as well that I've not noticed in many other Weizens.

Appearance: Meh. A very cloudy pale golden color exemplifies the style, but where is the head? A modest one on an aggressive pour is yielded, and it quickly fades away into the drink. What gives?

Taste: Yeast presence is noticably restrained, and the taste is pretty straightforward. A more noticable hoppiness than other Weizens I've had, and much sweeter. Without the yeast kick, a little bland.

Mouthfeel: Ligth bodied, but very little carbonation. Almost flat. Perhaps the lack of punch arrests some of the yeastiness from attacking the tongue so aggressivley as in other Weizens?

Drinkability: Not something I'm looking forward to trying again, although I will give it another shot. I thought at first I might have had an off bottle it was so flat, but I've confered with others who have reviewed this beer. (1,099 characters)

Photo of kajerm
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The tail end of a bottle, right before tasting some Homebrew. Cloudy and yellow with a reasonable head, not too much lacing. The aroma and flavor are both bog-standard hefeweizen, yeast and esters. Not nearly as spicy or as complex as some others I've tried, and the typical hefe flavors aren't nearly as strong as I'd like. The mouthfeel is a little on the thin side. There's nothing really seriously wrong here-- just an average beer in all respects, not much else to say about it. Refreshing (like most wheat beers), but there are much better style examples out there. (571 characters)

Photo of KajII
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[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...

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Photo of Magpie14
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (776 characters)

Photo of dtivp
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer of the month selection
Poured a cloudy straw yellow with a white fluffy head dissipated into a ring.
Aroma of malt, spice and lemon.
Taste of wheat, yeast with some spice ending with a hint of lemon.
Light body, moderate carbonation and very creamy.
A drinkable beer, however, it is a little sweeter than most Hefeweizens that I enjoy. (340 characters)

Photo of bluHatter
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy light brown, very little head even with an agressive pour. That's slightly worrying.

S: Heavy on the malts

T: Malts, and a little banana flavor. Actually quite nice tasting.

M: Medium body, not a lot going on otherwise. Very little carbonation. Kind of flat.

O: An average weizen. It would be much better if it had proper carbonation. (348 characters)

Photo of dfried
3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale straw in color, semi-cloudy, thin white head drops quickly to a ring. Wheaty, grassy, bready aroma, with some lemony zest to it. Not too complex. The first thing I noticed in the taste was grainy. Freah wheat is fine in a good hefe, but this was the generic grainy taste. A little banana/clove flavor, a little kind of sparkling zesty-ness like lemon. Easy to drink, but this one is a snoozer. BORING! If I was from Austria, I would be pissed off that this beer represents my country somewhere, just like I am pissed off Budwieser represents the US in other countries. (573 characters)

Photo of kosmoraios
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picture forthcoming.

Pours a cloudy straw color with almost no head. Carbonation bubbles are large and prolific - very fizzy.

Aroma is understated, but what is there is banana and light sourdough bread.

Taste is watery and muted. The yeast is evident, there is bread and banana and I daresay some pepper and clove - but it's barely there. Very club-soda-esque.

Mouthfeel is fizzy and watery, a bit peppery on the back of the tongue. Drinkable on a hot day for sure, but just didn't have the depth of taste that I enjoy in a good witbier. (543 characters)

Photo of Augustiner719
3.16/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass.

Pours a clear, almost hazy yellow color until I shake up the yeast. Now it's orangey with lots of haze and a frothy creamy head with nice retention. Aroma is really muted. Just a pinch of lemon peel and a little bit of sugarcane. Taste is vey light. Not my cup of tea here. Ulta refreshing but tastes like fresca mixed with lemon juice. Has too much carbonation and leaves the mouth tingling. Drinkability is great in hot weather but this is more of a summer beer than a year round drinker. Easy to put down but lacks the complexity some the other German hefeweizens have. (622 characters)

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jörger Weisse

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!? (523 characters)

Photo of chaz01
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Twelve ounce bottle from the BOMC poured into a German Wiehenstephan glass.

A: Cloudy murky yellow (lots of yeast action), creamy head and lots of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

S: Some musky hay and grass aromas.

T: Lemony flavor up front, with hay, grass and wheat notes. Not picking up any banana yeast flavors that I would normally expect for this style, although there's certainly a bit of spiciness.

M: Creamy, well carbonated, and light bodied. Beer finishes with more lemony flavor than anything else.

D: Brewery has been around for 300 years plus, so I guess they know what they are doing, but this beer had just a little too much sweet lemony flavor for me. I enjoyed their Pils much more than this selection. (738 characters)

Photo of PatrickJR
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into weizen glass.

A - Pale yellow, with expected cloudiness. Creamy 2 finger head settles fairly quickly to a thick collar, leaves behind some lacing.

S - Mild banana aroma, with a hint of something citrusy and vinegar-like. Pleasing but very faint.

T - Decent, but weak. Powdery yeast character mingles with a mild sourness and citric flavor from the wheat. Finish is chalky but otherwise clean.

M - Carbonation is moderate with an almost creamy body.

D - Although a bit on the tasteless side for a hefeweizen, it's certainly drinkable without any overwhelming flavors. (606 characters)

Photo of ChadQuest
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

About 3/4 of the bottle in the glass and all is clear, golden straw yellow with a egg shell white cap.
Aroma is attractive with fruity yeast and a nice amount of spices.
Taste doesn't come off as strong as the aroma, light spices and clean wheat flavors do what they can but end up staying pretty hushed. Easy to drink this would probally be more enjoyable during the summer months then during our cold winter. (410 characters)

Photo of slammo
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked this one up in my local distributor. 500ml bottle. It was the price that attracted me and it seemed of good heritage.

Hazy, cloudy and yellow gold is the first introduction to this hefe. The head makes an appearance and then quickly dissipates. Lots of sediment in the bottom.

The smell is clove, citrus and some honey note. Not anything surprising nor disappointing. The scent is certainly not bad, good in fact, just not anything extraordinary.

The taste is refreshing with hints of banana here as well.

A good summer drink to have on hand as the mouth feel and drinkability are both light and satisfying for a hot afternoon. (640 characters)

Photo of sweemzander
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into a hefe glass.

(A)- Pours a hazy goldenrod yellow color. Produced a solid foamy pure white head. Solid retention behind it. Some lacing.

(S)- Lots of dry biscuit and lemon rind. Some mild earthy yeast.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A dry biscuit and lemon profile. The earthy yeast is alot more potent than in the aroma.

(M)- A good crisp carbonation level. Smooth and mellow with good wheat and fruit, though the yeast is very heavy in this.

(D)- A good Hefe. A bit heavy on the yeast, but its still crisp and refreshing. (548 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (429 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 500mL bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: pale silvery-gold hue with a moderate but attractive haze. Plenty of effervescence and three fingers of frothy white foam. Nice.

Smell: refreshing wheaty malt aroma with notes of citrus. Nothing really in the way of clove or banana, however, which is a little disappointing. Still, a relatively nice-smelling beer.

Taste: wheaty malt flavor with a touch of graininess and a little citrus. Again, not particularly fruity or complex, but a solid little beer.

Mouthfeel: pretty light texture with a moderate level of carbonation. Not terrible, but I'm not particularly impressed.

Overall: this beer is decent but to me not particularly to-style. There are many other European hefeweizens that I'd rather have over Grieskirchner. That said, it's not horrible or anything. (830 characters)

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