Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse - Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
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3.25/5 rDev -10%
About 3/4 of the bottle in the glass and all is clear, golden straw yellow with a egg shell white cap.
Aroma is attractive with fruity yeast and a nice amount of spices.
Taste doesn't come off as strong as the aroma, light spices and clean wheat flavors do what they can but end up staying pretty hushed. Easy to drink this would probally be more enjoyable during the summer months then during our cold winter.
01-29-2011 02:26:36 | More by ChadQuest
3.28/5 rDev -9.1%
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.
08-25-2008 05:46:17 | More by PatrickJR
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
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
3.33/5 rDev -7.8%
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.
07-06-2008 20:35:26 | More by slammo
3.35/5 rDev -7.2%
This "bier-specialitaten", this "whitebeer-weissbier" disengages it's vessel and fills the weizen glass pale yellow iun appearance, very hazed, a big, plumpwhite head that dies down with a quickness. A mess of bubbles crowds the side of the glass.
Sweet nose, muted banana/clove, perhaps more spice than fruit, but with an enchanting yeasty smell. And then a hit of bubblegum.
Taste stands fully on the side of "average"...nothing sticks out, stands forward or in any way asserts itself. Some soft citrus, mild yeasty character, tiny twange of wheat, minor banana-y notes, pillowy, no sharp edges at all in this.
And, I have to admit it, dull. Needs a lot more spark, some zest and zing.
Drinkable, but in no way shape or form is this a beer I'd recommend to anyone, especially anyone who wants to try out an excellent example of the style. No, sir, this is not that.
07-27-2006 01:47:34 | More by feloniousmonk
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
3.38/5 rDev -6.4%
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.
07-06-2008 18:11:56 | More by AltBock
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
3.4/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
01-30-2009 23:28:48 | More by akokandy
3.48/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
08-31-2008 21:12:23 | More by froghop
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
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
3.53/5 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
3.53/5 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
3.55/5 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
3.55/5 rDev -1.7%
I poured a bottle into a weizen glass.
Appearance- Cloudy yellow color with a half a fingers worth of head. The head disappeared quickly. Light amount of lacing.
Smell- Sweet malt aroma. Not much else.
Taste- Wheat malt flavor with light notes of banana and clove.
Mouthfeel- Light bodied and crisp. Light amount of carbonation.
Overall- Just an average hefeweizen. Not bad, but it would be better with more carbonation.
07-10-2012 23:27:25 | More by scratch69
3.58/5 rDev -0.8%
Bright yellow and hazy in colour with strong carbonation. Strong lemon rind aroma, with some spice and over-ripe banana. More lemon in the mouth with secondary notes of vanilla and clove. Starts off medium bodied, but thins out a bit on the finish. Pleasant enough summer quaffer, but not quite as good as others that Ive had, as it lacks a bit of sophistication.
07-14-2006 19:40:48 | More by fisherman34
3.6/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
07-15-2007 05:16:48 | More by ElGordo
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
Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse from Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
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