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Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse - Brauerei Grieskirchen AG

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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Austria

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SurgeonGeneral on 01-25-2006)
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akokandy

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2009 23:28:48 | More by akokandy
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JBogan

Nevada

2.1/5  rDev -41.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2009 00:39:39 | More by JBogan
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BarleyMine

Oregon

4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2009 16:18:25 | More by BarleyMine
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avalon07

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2008 03:03:42 | More by avalon07
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oberon

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2008 20:18:16 | More by oberon
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kosmoraios

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2008 01:16:12 | More by kosmoraios
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froghop

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2008 21:12:23 | More by froghop
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PatrickJR

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2008 05:46:17 | More by PatrickJR
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dsa7783

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
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...

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2008 22:44:05 | More by dsa7783
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slammo

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2008 20:35:26 | More by slammo
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AltBock

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2008 18:11:56 | More by AltBock
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2008 22:26:41 | More by beerthulhu
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2008 02:55:12 | More by cvstrickland
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
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!?

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2008 19:43:14 | More by NJpadreFan
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kkipple

South Carolina

2.8/5  rDev -22.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2008 01:17:23 | More by kkipple
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baos

Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2008 22:05:05 | More by baos
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2008 12:09:40 | More by merlin48
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malty

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2008 20:53:49 | More by malty
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Greggy

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2008 05:07:32 | More by Greggy
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

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

This pours a hazy, glowing yellow/gold. Bubbles rise quickly forming a strong, semi-dense head. Citrus and corriander exude from the glass. Spicey and crisp.
Not a complex flavor, but very nice. Citrus and corriander follow from the nose and hit the palate with a crips splash. A bit sweet, like a watery lemondrop. Good yeast and biscuit tones mixed in.
Again, crisp and refreshing. A nice beer drank in the winter, but should have been sampled in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2008 16:58:51 | More by Mebuzzard
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jeremytroy

Michigan

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

Bought from Ryan's Liquor in Port Huron. Served in a weizen glass purchased at the same location.

A - Light gold color typical of the hefeweizen. Tremendous head upon pour, which died down fairly quickly and left a little lacing.

S - Slight floral and malt scents. Pleasing, but not particularly strong.

T - Floral and malty, like the scent. Balanced by light wheat flavors.

M - Very light and refreshing. Smooth to drink with a dry and crisp finish.

This beer was very drinkable; with subtle complexities and an overwhelming smoothness and grace.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 18:24:53 | More by jeremytroy
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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2007 05:00:53 | More by pmcadamis
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ElGordo

Oregon

3.6/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2007 05:16:48 | More by ElGordo
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Magpie14

Michigan

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: a pale cloudy yellow color with small head. Looks kind of thin and watery around the rim and bottom of the glass. Not to much lacing and small ring of foam remains at the top of the glass.

Smell: smells of wheat and fruit, mostly banana and some lemons. Not really much to mention! This brew is fairly light in complexion and smell.

Taste: taste has banana and wheat flavor, although kind of thin overall. Also their is just a small pinch of cloves or spice that slides across the tounge. This seems to be a lighter version of a Hefe Weizen for me. Body is average and goes down pertty smooth. I keep picking up a watery aftertaste that is filled with a off spiced banana taste.

This brew is nothing to brag about but it has its moments, to say the least.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2007 17:03:54 | More by Magpie14
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rohrbachsfan

New York

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy golden yellow with a medium foamy head. The head dissipated quickly. Afterwards the glass was left with some lacing.

Smell: Grain, malt, citrus.

Taste: Wheat malt and mild clove spice.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thin but with good carbonation.

Drinkability: A very good Hefeweizen. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2007 16:21:12 | More by rohrbachsfan
Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse from Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
82 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.