Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse - Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
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2.95/5 rDev -18.3%
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.
11-15-2010 21:04:08 | More by Tone
3.55/5 rDev -1.7%
Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a very hazy yellow with just a thin cap of white head that had low retention and no lacing.
The aroma was nicely wheaty with a bit of banana and clove. The flavors were a bit more well defined than the aroma and was also fairly typical.
The body was crisp, clean and fresh. Drinkability was very good, the pint bottle went down very easily. Overall, a nice brew. Worth trying if you see it.
02-15-2011 02:54:02 | More by beertunes
4.85/5 rDev +34.3%
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.
02-15-2006 03:29:32 | More by scruffwhor
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
3.38/5 rDev -6.4%
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.
08-24-2011 04:20:29 | More by flagmantho
4.1/5 rDev +13.6%
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!
04-12-2006 23:12:05 | More by Bitterbill
3.68/5 rDev +1.9%
A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a yellowish-brown color and a cloudy consistency. A decent amount of sediment. Not as much head or lacing as you might find with other beers of the style.
S: Smelled of wheat, banana and that bubble gum quality.
T: Like the smell, taste consisted of wheat, banana and bubble in the finish. Good, but not great.
M: Pretty well carbonated beer with a very dry finish. Medium-bodied.
D: While this is a solid beer, it doesn't distinguish itself from other hefeweizens. Still, a drinkable beer.
12-24-2008 03:03:42 | More by avalon07
4.05/5 rDev +12.2%
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.
07-09-2011 15:10:54 | More by tone77
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
2.83/5 rDev -21.6%
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.
09-14-2006 19:05:19 | More by stcules
4.43/5 rDev +22.7%
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...
04-25-2010 20:19:03 | More by ZAP
2.9/5 rDev -19.7%
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.
08-15-2009 19:19:05 | More by illidurit
3.3/5 rDev -8.6%
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.
05-21-2011 13:42:41 | More by sweemzander
3.63/5 rDev +0.6%
Poured a cloudy gold with good head and had a decent citric smell with hints of spice. Light and smooth, had a lil bit of spice and lemon zest, along with citric hops in the taste but was rather just average in the taste dept. Went down easy and is a good summer beer but nothing exceptional.
05-29-2010 23:48:07 | More by clayrock81
3.53/5 rDev -2.2%
Pours a hazy dirty straw color with a white hazy throughout very much like a witbier. Beautiful creamy pure white head settles into a solid cap. The aroma is of light banana and clove, light grain and lemon tartness. The taste is of wheat malt, banana creme pie, some raw spice, perhaps a touch of coriander. Not sure what it is but there is a different flavor, a bit of a creamy funk. The feel is moderate with soft carbonation; finishes slightly tart and dry. Seems like a different spin on your traditional bavarian hefeweizen. Seems to have a touch of the belgian wit characteristics to it. Not bad, different, worth a try.
09-25-2010 05:06:14 | More by Gmann
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
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
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
3.5/5 rDev -3%
A - pours a very couldy, hazy straw yellow with not too much of a head
S - lemon and citrus with some nice banana and a touch of clove
T - the taste follows the nose pretty closely. It starts with a nice banana flavor, which is the predominant taste throughout. The banana blends with spices and a bit of clove, but not as much as the nose suggested would be in there. Nice weissbier flavors going on in here.
M - the mouth is nicely carbonated and medium bodied. Pretty solid.
D - This is a nice example of a Weissier. This is my first Austrian example, but it closely follows its neighbor's taste characteristics. I took down the bomber on a hot, sticky afternoon so the drinkability was outstanding in my book. This hit the spot.
06-20-2010 23:43:14 | More by birchstick
3.23/5 rDev -10.5%
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!?
06-05-2008 19:43:14 | More by NJpadreFan
4.35/5 rDev +20.5%
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.
08-06-2011 17:37:14 | More by allengarvin
3.75/5 rDev +3.9%
Single bottle just copped from Gary's in Madison for $1.39...
Unspectacular, average-at-best pour for a Hefeweizen, resulting in a murky, medium-orange, tinted hue with absolutely no head nor lacing...
Faint, citrus-like, sweet, nectarine aroma...
Ultra-sweet, flavorul, yet light-bodied flavor combining elements of sweet grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, candied sugars, and honey along with a citrus-like zest...
Drinkability was good due to the low ABV and lack of cloying flavors...
Not bad, but certainly nothing above and beyond...
07-23-2008 22:44:05 | More by dsa7783
Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse from Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
82 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.