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Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse - Brauerei Grieskirchen AG

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BA SCORE
82
good

117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Grieskirchen AG visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SurgeonGeneral on 01-25-2006)
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Photo of scratch69
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

scratch69, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of Rudgers73
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Rudgers73, Apr 04, 2007
Photo of fisherman34
3.58/5  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.

fisherman34, Jul 14, 2006
Photo of cdizinno
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

cdizinno, Aug 27, 2009
Photo of czechsaaz
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

czechsaaz, Jul 23, 2006
Photo of dfried
3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

dfried, Sep 20, 2006
Photo of teromous
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

teromous, Sep 10, 2011
Photo of Augustiner719
3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Augustiner719, Jul 31, 2010
Photo of DESTRO
4.08/5  rDev +13%
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.

DESTRO, May 27, 2006
Photo of Beerman1977
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Beerman1977, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of cagocubs
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

cagocubs, Mar 26, 2010
Photo of towlea25
3/5  rDev -16.9%

towlea25, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of prisoner1572
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

prisoner1572, May 02, 2013
Photo of CMW
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

CMW, Apr 04, 2010
Photo of apocalypsezombie
3.25/5  rDev -10%

apocalypsezombie, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of kajerm
3/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

kajerm, Apr 04, 2007
Photo of Erish
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured this 11.2 oz. bottle into a wheat glass.

A: cloudy, honey-yellow gold color, an aggressive pour produced a small, whitish head with virtually no cap and decent lacing.

S: clove, some sulfur, banana, bubblegum, honey, floral yeast funk.

T: sweet, bread-like yeast, bubblegum, banana, clove.

M: light-bodied, silky, abundant carbonation.

D: a simple and tasty hefeweizen, and one I would seek out again.

Erish, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of chicagoabbot
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml into a snifter...pours a light cloudy body with a decent fizzy head. Could be brighter. Aroma has some wheat sharpness, but not overpowering and some funk from the yeast. I tend to like both of these characteristics to be more 'up front' with this style. Malt profile is clean and well-balanced. Really easy and smooth drinker. Good value too, coming in at about 1/3 the price of Weihenstephaner, which I consider a standard-bearer of this style. Will get this one again.

chicagoabbot, Jul 21, 2011
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.

kosmoraios, Oct 05, 2008
Photo of chaz01
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

chaz01, May 05, 2010
Photo of EGolfer4
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

EGolfer4, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of stercomm
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint poured at Local Options in Chicago, from memory

A - light yellow, slight white head, minor lacing

S - Slight malts, banana and cloves

T - Very nicely balanced beer, banana and clove is not over the top, very subtle, slight malts

M - Medium bodied, mild carbonation.

D - A very nice beer, could drink multiples of this and not get tired of it.

stercomm, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of CSFerrier
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

CSFerrier, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of jokemon
3/5  rDev -16.9%

jokemon, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of JackRB
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

JackRB, Aug 10, 2013
Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse from Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
82 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.