Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse - Brauerei Grieskirchen AG

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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 Florida9
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of birchstick
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of merlin48
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Photo of thecheapies
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
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!

Photo of allengarvin
4.34/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
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!?

Photo of dsa7783
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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...

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of david131
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Photo of bmwats
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of pmcadamis
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - A two finger bone white head rises over a cloudy marigold brew. The head shows good retention, but seems small for a hefe. I'm used to four finger snow-beast monsters looming over my weissen glass, and this one is a little anemic. The color of the brew is also a bit lighter than others, but it is vibrant and glowing in the light. A good amount of lace sticks to the glass, but this is a pretty average looking brew for the style.

S - I could smell loads of citrus and yeast before I put my nose in the glass, so I know this is going to be a nice assertive hefe. Yep. After sticking my nose in the brew I smell big doughy yeast aromas with some lemon zest. Maybe like a lemon-cake bar thing....I don't know what they are called, but this lady at work makes 'em at home and brings them into the break room. Not real complex. Basically yeast and lemon with some powdered sugar and the tiniest bit of clove.

T - Whoa! Now this sucker steps up to the plate! A big improvement over the weakish nose....this shows big cake-like yeast with tons of initial sweetness. The malt profile is clean and sweet like an Oktoberfest, and the hop profile is very mild but grassy. Lots of sweet banana baby food and banana flavored candy (laffy taffy) too. This is quite an impressive taste, especially after looking and smelling like a very average and uninspiring hefe.

M - Creamy and a bit slick on the palate with an initially zingy carbonation that quickly dances away leaving a creamy sugar coating in my mouth. It's medium bodied and finishes sweet with a brief tang of citrus and subdued hops. It feels very solid and well built in the mouth. Outstanding.

D - A damn good hefe that needs a bigger head and a bigger nose. I could drink the hell out of this stuff in the summer. The big-time sweetness, though balanced by tangy orange flavors and some gentle floral hops, could be a bit much after two or three. This is a great breezy and airy summer swiller!

Photo of StaveHooks
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a super cloudy milky orange color. It reminds my of dark grapefruit juice.

S - Sweet banana bread, clove, lemon

T - Sweet banana off the top followed by sour bubblegum, spicy wheat, then a tangy citrus finished it off.

M - Watery at first but quickly turns to a sort of velvety feel.

D - Pretty solid beer. I could drink a couple of these on a hot day or any day. Probably too sweet for more than a few.

Photo of ElGordo
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the 500ml bottle into an Erdinger weiss glass. Hazy golden body topped by a large, two-finger white head that takes its time in subsiding. Excellent carbonation - tons of tiny bubbles keep coming until the beer is almost gone. Aroma is lightly sweet malt and wheat, with notes of banana from the yeast. Palate is mild wheat, lightly fruity yeast, and a touch of spiciness from the hops. Finish is a little bit dry. Although a tasty, thirst-quenching ale, this isn't one of the best hefeweizens I've had lately.

Photo of falloutsnow
2.73/5  rDev -24.6%
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.

Photo of AltBock
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml tall bottle with a plain and simple label of the brewery crest and a drawing of the small Austrian town where Jörger is brewed. The back label has the US Government warning and a production number of 010700 L10. I have no idea what that even means. It's more than likely something only the brewery understands.

Appearance: When poured into a Weizen glass (why not?), ol' Jörger is a hazy and pale lemon yellow color. On top of this pale lemon colored beer was a creamy 1 inch head of white foam. This head of foam had really good retention that left behind a small creamy white film, one mustache of white lace, and few spots here and there. This Hefeweizen's appearance was nothing out of the ordianary, but there was nothng wrong with it.

Smell: While some Hefeweizen's are heavy on the scent of banana, this Hefe was the one of the ones that was heavy on the malted wheat. Behind the malted wheat was a dash of nutmeg, a few cloves, a hint of banana, a small whiff of spice bread at the end. That was good, but sometimes the banana mixed in with the spice bread. Talk about a nice aroma when those two combined.

Taste: After the solid appearance and aroma, the taste was a bit of a let down. This Hefe was light and crispy like it should be, but this hefe was overly carbonated which coused the carbonation to cover up most of the flavors. Even without the carbonation, the taste was nothing to write home about. The taste was average with malted wheat, a pinch of cloves, a hint of sweet banana, a dash of nutmeg, and a subtle touch of cinnamon at the finish.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel was light and crispy with a nice little aftertaste of yeast, malted wheat, and few cloves. The yeast had to show up somewhere and it decided to show up in the aftertaste only.

Drinkability: While the taste was average, everything else about this beer was above average. It's funny how some beers work out. Chalk this Hefeweizen up for another summer time session beer.

Photo of MTNboy
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of cvstrickland
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Photo of froghop
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

purchased at red apple in bremerton, washington.

pours a cloudy, pale yellow with a medium size foamy white head, okay lacing.

smell is wheat, citrus, touch of bread yeast.

taste is like it smells, crisp, lemon peel, wheat, a little apple in the background.

nice beer overall.

Photo of KajII
3/5  rDev -17.1%
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 ATPete
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Photo of kkipple
2.77/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

Photo of objectivemonkey
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Into a wiezen glass, pours a deep, cloudy golden yellow with a real nice head receding to film and has sweet splotchy, slowly receding lacing, very nice. Aroma is classic wiezen, very nice banana esters that feel a little musty due to wheaty tones, cloves and spices present but subtle. Taste lacks a punch, but the essentials are there. Good banana, wheat, a twinge of tang and some spice, very subtle. Mouth is a little meh, some nice carbonation, but the body isn't full enough to support it, vexes me so. I really want this to be really good, but it just falls short. Glad i picked it up, would reccomend another to try it, but not more.

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

Sampled two days ago on 5/19/15. Comes in a 500ml (16.9 ounce) ounce bottle that I picked up for just $1.00 last month at the Hy-Vee next door in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled-glass "CHEERS-BOSTON" stein.

Brew pours a hazy apricot-amber in color with a thin white head. Some spotty lacing was seen when sipped. The aroma is pretty much the typical aroma of this style of brew with some spices and wheat. The taste is close to the nose with some bananas, clove and pepper along with the sweet wheat. Decent finish overall. Not as good as some others I tried of this style but decent. Close to Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation.

Photo of PatrickJR
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Photo of hwwty4
2.76/5  rDev -23.8%
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.

Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse from Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
82 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.