Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse - Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
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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
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
3.9/5 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
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
3.55/5 rDev -1.7%
I poured a bottle into a weizen glass.
Appearance- Cloudy yellow color with a half a fingers worth of head. The head disappeared quickly. Light amount of lacing.
Smell- Sweet malt aroma. Not much else.
Taste- Wheat malt flavor with light notes of banana and clove.
Mouthfeel- Light bodied and crisp. Light amount of carbonation.
Overall- Just an average hefeweizen. Not bad, but it would be better with more carbonation.
07-10-2012 23:27:25 | More by scratch69
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
3.15/5 rDev -12.7%
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.
02-20-2012 23:10:49 | More by bluHatter
2.75/5 rDev -23.8%
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.
11-29-2011 22:08:36 | More by falloutsnow
Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse from Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
82 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.