Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse - Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
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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
3.73/5 rDev +3.3%
Mid sized German style bottle, w/o freshness info. Pours clouded medium tangarine, under a medium off white head, just a smudge and another smidge of lace on the glass.
Bananas, oranges and wheaty goodness in the nose.
More bananas, mild orange and a hint of clove carry the freight, thoroughly enjoyable wheat. Mild, smooth and moderatly flavorful. Decent levels of carbonation and body, easy drinking nothing unbelievable but worth a try
11-25-2010 03:20:26 | More by Billolick
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
3.53/5 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
3.2/5 rDev -11.4%
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.
07-31-2010 03:19:38 | More by Augustiner719
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
3.03/5 rDev -16.1%
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.
06-19-2010 19:52:30 | More by dtivp
4.55/5 rDev +26%
I received this beer as a part of a beer of the month club. I don't normally like wheat beers all that much, but this is one great beer.
This beer pours with a creamy white head that is about one finger wide, and it disappears quickly. The beer has a straw color and is hazy like most wheat beers.
The aroma has hints of bananas and cloves with a bit of lemon.
The initial taste is wheat, wheat, and more wheat, but the taste of bananas and cloves are very noticible. This is followed by a full wheat flavor and has a good deal of spicyness. The thing that makes this beer so good is how well all of the flavors are balanced. It finishes with (you guessed it) wheat, but a nice hint of lemon as well.
The body of the beer is very light and dry. Perfect for summer! I would reccomend it to anyone whether you like wheat beers or not.
06-11-2010 01:20:55 | More by KonigObHops
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
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
3.28/5 rDev -9.1%
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.
05-05-2010 03:37:17 | More by chaz01
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
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
3.53/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
04-22-2010 02:19:44 | More by StaveHooks
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
4.08/5 rDev +13%
A hefe on a beautiful spring day, this review is set up for maximum success...
Pours an effervescent & semi-hazed straw color with 4 fingers of cream colored head. Hazes even more as the bottle is drained, above average lacing & head retention
S: Breadyness, bubblegum, & cloves
T: Follows the nose, plus lemons & appleskins up front. Juicy, bready & grainy as this warms along with more apple peels & cloves. Finishes grainy, bready & fruitty, with a nice juicy fruit twang
MF: Medium bodied, bubbly & slightly grainy & juicy
Drinkability is great, a nice quencher that hits all the right hefe notes
03-26-2010 23:51:41 | More by russpowell
3.68/5 rDev +1.9%
A: Nice looking pour, golden with great head that laces glass and retains nicely.
S: Not the strongest example of a hefe with its smell. You get the citrus and earthy tones.
T: Same as scent. Good, but not the best example. Has nice citrus and wheat tastes.
M: Flows down nicely with good carbonation. Good aftertaste as well.
D: For the price this is a solid Hefe when comparing it to a beer like Blue Moon. This does not compete with the great Hefes though.
03-26-2010 19:39:16 | More by cagocubs
3.63/5 rDev +0.6%
This is one of the cloudiest beers I've ever seen. It looks cloudy through the bottle. Upon pouring it shows a hazy gold/hay color with aromas and tastes like- lemon, banana, clove, and wheat. Reminds me of Boulevard Wheat in a big way. It's clean and refreshing, but doesn't represent a top example of the style. Worth the price on a hot day.
03-25-2010 06:47:05 | More by brownbeer
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
4/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
12-24-2009 00:18:27 | More by bmwats
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
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
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
3.78/5 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
3.48/5 rDev -3.6%
Appearance: Nice strong gold/brass coloring with an impressive head that lasts for a while. Minimal beligian lacing after the head dissapates.
Aroma: A bit of a banana smell, followed by a strong, nearly skunky odor. Not pleasant.
Taste: A hit of bitterness right up front followed quickly by the banana again on the taste buds, with the finale of heavy wheat and barley. Pretty nice, and not what I expected after the aroma.
Mouthfeel: Average. PLays nice on the palate, without being too zippy nor too weak.
Drinkability: Do not be dissuaded by the awful aroma, the beer's bite is better than it's bark.
05-28-2009 02:28:16 | More by AccidentalKate
Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse from Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
82 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.