Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse - Brauerei Grieskirchen AG

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Grieskirchner Jörger WeisseGrieskirchner Jörger Weisse

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Reviews: 94
Hads: 125
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Grieskirchen AG visit their website
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 hwwty4
2.76/5  rDev -24%
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. (1,108 characters)

Photo of dtivp
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (340 characters)

Photo of brownbeer
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (343 characters)

Photo of shadow1961
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse pours out a creamy white head over a cloudy pale
yellow brew. Carbonation is very slow, and the nose is a nice citrus, malt and yeast
combination. This smell is distinct, and it's what makes it a whitbier and not a hefe-
weizen. I never thought there was that much difference between the styles but now
it's pretty clear. Maybe they are on the same evolutionary limb but different branches
for sure. The flavor is malt, of course, but also citrus and something else- cloves perhaps?
Mouthfeel is clean, tingly, and crisp. Very mild spicy aftertaste. This is a really good brew
anybody who likes a nice whit or a hefe would get along nicely with this brew. (692 characters)

Photo of Chaz
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an Erdinger Weisse glass, Medium-pour produces a two fingered head that falls after a couple of minutes leaving just a ring of lace. Hazey pale copper in color, with notes of vanilla and banana (plenty of banana) on the nose. Rather sweet on th first sip, but not without a tangy sweet/sour element that comes on quickly and hangs on 'til the end. Some pleasant interplay of citrus notes (orange and light lemon) and the vanilla and light clove of the yeast. Mouthfeel is lighter than I'd like but there's plenty of flavor here, and enough carbonation to carry that flavor to the right places. Cloudy, with plenty of yeast left in the bottle. A quite drinkable hefe, although some might find it to be too middle of the road. I'd say it's just a bit better than that. (776 characters)

Photo of Greggy
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
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. (378 characters)

Photo of scratch69
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (426 characters)

Photo of ChadQuest
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (410 characters)

Photo of scoobybrew
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (570 characters)

Photo of afinepilsner
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1pt .9oz brown bottle

Grieskirchner Jorger Weisse was a hazy yellow color with a white head. The head didn't last long with very little lacing. The aroma was banana, clove, and wheat. The taste crisp and about the same as the smell. The mouthfeel was a tad thin with average carbonation. The drinkability is good. Overall it's a little light for the style, but is still a good beer. (385 characters)

Photo of Magpie14
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
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. (776 characters)

Photo of teromous
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer has a milky white, smooth looking head about a thumbs width thick, that stands for a very long time. Lacing is like a candle melting on glass, coating every side evenly. The color is an orange akin to apple cider, and the clarity is rather opaque. I don't see too much carbonation in the glass.

S: It has a slightly floral and fruity aroma. The floral boutique is like lavender, the fruity aroma is similar to light bananas and honeydew melon. There is a slight aroma of pungency, which smells of a German variety Noble hop.

T: I get a very mellow banana flavored taste, along with what tastes similar to sweet cream. The after-taste leaves some very extremely gentle flavor of the hops.

M: The mouthfeel is very light, but zesty with bubbles. It coats the mouth very nicely. It's not perfection, but very near.

O: Overall I would rate this as a good beer. It's not quite the best, and I'm willing to bet it would be straight 5.0's if it was a draft in a bar in Austria. I can taste that it's not quite perfect, but I would pick this one up off the shelf again in a heartbeat. (1,094 characters)

Photo of JBogan
2.12/5  rDev -41.6%
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. (412 characters)

Photo of baos
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
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! (329 characters)

Photo of malty
3.8/5  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. (1,318 characters)

Photo of Rudgers73
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into my ommegang witte tumbler. Pale and cloudy yellow with a vigorous head that billowed up to an inch, then fell to a thin layer on top. The nose on this one is great. Wheat, bananas, anise, and peppery clove. The taste is mild and earthy with mellow grainy notes and a very soft hop taste at the end. The mouthfeel is crisp and light with a smooth finish. I'd say this is quite the respectable session beer. (417 characters)

Photo of fisherman34
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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 I’ve had, as it lacks a bit of sophistication. (365 characters)

Photo of cdizinno
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
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. (617 characters)

Photo of czechsaaz
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow and very cloudy (good for style) with a thick white head that dissipates kind of quickly but leaves a nice ring around the glass.

Aroma is hugely wheaty with honey notes and a hint of phenolic (clove). Also very appropriate for the style.

Flavor follows the same profile as the aroma. Very tart wheat flavor that lends it the lemon kick (without adding a slab of lemon in the glass) but also a nice spicey background of fermentation esters.

Light bodied with pretty high carbonation level. Very much a refreshing hot weather beer.

A very pleasant but not blowaway example of Hefeweiss. This bottle is kind of old (about a year) so I imagine fresh this might be really nice. (697 characters)

Photo of dfried
3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale straw in color, semi-cloudy, thin white head drops quickly to a ring. Wheaty, grassy, bready aroma, with some lemony zest to it. Not too complex. The first thing I noticed in the taste was grainy. Freah wheat is fine in a good hefe, but this was the generic grainy taste. A little banana/clove flavor, a little kind of sparkling zesty-ness like lemon. Easy to drink, but this one is a snoozer. BORING! If I was from Austria, I would be pissed off that this beer represents my country somewhere, just like I am pissed off Budwieser represents the US in other countries. (573 characters)

Photo of Augustiner719
3.16/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (622 characters)

Photo of DESTRO
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours out a nice golden, less opague than some other top hefes. decent head, not anything to write home about. the nose has a bit more citrus in it than some, smells light. taste wise? damn fine. banana, yeast, and lemon zing...all fine qualities of the hefe, and this beer gets them right. refreshing as hell, crisp in the mouth, while some weisse beers may be a bit more flavorful, this one takes the cake in drinkability. its a quencher. good stuff. (452 characters)

Photo of cagocubs
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (463 characters)

Photo of CMW
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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. (581 characters)

Photo of kajerm
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The tail end of a bottle, right before tasting some Homebrew. Cloudy and yellow with a reasonable head, not too much lacing. The aroma and flavor are both bog-standard hefeweizen, yeast and esters. Not nearly as spicy or as complex as some others I've tried, and the typical hefe flavors aren't nearly as strong as I'd like. The mouthfeel is a little on the thin side. There's nothing really seriously wrong here-- just an average beer in all respects, not much else to say about it. Refreshing (like most wheat beers), but there are much better style examples out there. (571 characters)

Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse from Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
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