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Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse - Brauerei Grieskirchen AG

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Grieskirchner Jörger WeisseGrieskirchner Jörger Weisse

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93 Reviews
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Reviews: 93
Hads: 126
Avg: 3.61
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 bmwats
4/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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Photo of ATPete
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of cdizinno
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of illidurit
2.93/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

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Photo of Florida9
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of AccidentalKate
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of akokandy
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- 16oz bottle poured into a wheat glass. Beer pours golden, with a 1-finger head which quickly settles to nearly nothing. No lacing to speak of.

S- Classic hefeweizen aroma, complete with bananas, clove, and underlying sweetness.

T- Good hefeweizen taste, bananas and clove present. I can't help but feel, though, that this beer tastes a little watered down. It may just be because it doesn't have the same crisp finish as other hefeweizens.

M- Thin, and not very well carbonated.

D- A subtle flavor profile and low abv make this a very sessionable brew, especially considering that I got it for 1.49/16oz at the local Whole Foods.

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Photo of JBogan
2.12/5  rDev -41.3%
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.

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Photo of BarleyMine
4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this one in a Weisen glass, it poured a slightly hazy hay/light honey color with a thick dense head that faded surprisingly fast and left a nice thin white line. The smell was very nice, yeasty, hay and a slight lemon tone. The flavor follows the nose with bready/grainy flavors and hints of banana and lemon. Medium bodied w/excellent carbonation. Very drnkable brew.

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Photo of avalon07
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not a style I go to often but for something to put down after work with a little substance this does the trick.My first Austrian weisse beer that I have had to my knowledge,this pours into a large weisse/weizen glass a mix of lemonade and tea with a smaller than expected head that was gone quite quickly.As others have noted lemon is the dominant aroma with some iron and slight clove as well.Flavors are somewhat clean for the style but damn refreshing,lemony with underlying clove and a hint of vanilla but its light on the palate.Now if this was the middle of July here in NC instead of October this would be a helluva backyard beer,as is its a nice thirst quencher.

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Photo of kosmoraios
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

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Photo of froghop
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of PatrickJR
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.72/5  rDev +3%
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...

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Photo of slammo
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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Photo of AltBock
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a bright, hazy lemon-orange color with a solid, foamy white head that left a moderate lacing. Small peppery floaties lingered about.

S: a big fruity aroma, full of fresh lemons, bananas, cloves, and some bubblegum.

T: The initial flavor was creamy bananas, with a spicy yeast tingle, complimented by fresh fruit, apples, pears and a spicy hoppiness. Some dry oranges and coriander are detected in the finish.

M: creamy in texture, light in nature bearing a good fruitiness of spicy oranges.

D: Very good drinkability per style, would highly recommend this.

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Photo of cvstrickland
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
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!?

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Photo of kkipple
2.77/5  rDev -23.3%
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.

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Photo of baos
4.02/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

1 pint .9 fluid ounces into Barilla spaghetti sauce jar.

A: Super straw yellow with a slight haziness. 1 finger head that completely disappears.

S: Lemon grass tang with clove-banana-candy sugar-pink bubblegum wheatiness.

T: Tastes just like it smells

M: Kinda watery

D: Good beer. Made my afterwork delightful blessed soul!

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Photo of merlin48
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of malty
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky yellow with a bright white loose 1" head. Not much to see inside the liquid due to its said murkiness. The head settles to a 1/4" after a minute or so.

Nice bright esters in the nose with a good whiff of yeasty dominance. Fruity scents with a powdered banana (kinda like the gobstopper candy that has the cherries, limes and bananas, etc...) Can't discern any real clove presence. Fresh mowed hay.

The flavors are clean with the yeast leading the way. Light earthy flavors; wheat malt is gracefully identifiable. The banana flavor I caught in the nose is very subdued in flavor. No clove flavor to speak of. Just a tad tart with a hint of citrus peel.

Mouthfeel is very nice. Fluffy, soft with a good amount of fine carbonation. The body is on the lighter side of medium and it finishes a bit chalky & dry but very fresh and clean.

Drinkability is very good also. Nothing too out of the ordinary with this beer. A safe bet for a summer party with some semi-advererous guests.

Overall a beer that sits smack-dab between a Wit and a Wheat. I think I would have given it better marks if it were a Wit, but it's a little too tame and one dimensional for a wheat beer IMHO. Clean and very fresh tasting that would pair nicely with a ton of summer foods. Good, but nothing memorable, I'm a bit sad to say.

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Photo of Greggy
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Not much for head. The tiny head that is there very quickly recedes to nothing.

Smell- Malty Wheat Yeast, Maybe a tiny touch of orange.

Taste- Very light citrus (orange/lemon), light fruit, very clean and crisp.

Mouthfeel - lower carbonated which works great with the style, in my opinion.

Drinkability - A pretty decent brew and @ 5.1%, a sessionable offering.

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Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse from Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
82 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.