Augustiner Bräu Weissbier - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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Reviews by falloutsnow:
3.98/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle from World Wide Spirits
Best before 06.12
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass
Augustiner's weissbier is a fairly solid example of the style, full of banana esters, tart wheat, and bubblegum flavors. What it lacks in overall complexity, it makes up for with intensity and robustness of aroma and flavor. It would be nice to see this distributed in North America, where it would be in my regular rotation with Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, Franziskaner, and Schneider.
Pours, as expected, a huge, billowing head, slightly off-white in color, that descends to leave some modest streaks of lacing. Head is viscous enough to form some interesting cobweb-like formations with itself, such that it literally sticks like a membrane across the sides of the glass attached to the main body of foam. I'm not sure of the chemistry or physics behind it, I've never encountered this before, but it's pretty cool. Eventually, the head collapses to a 0.5cm cap atop the beer, and the "cobwebs" are displaced when swirling the beer for aroma. Body color is a dark golden orange away from light; a bright, but hazy orange-yellow when held to a lamp.
Fairly substantial aroma of heavy banana bread and bubblegum, unfortunately a bit one-dimensional in this regard. Other, less noticeable scents, are of cooked wheat/barley cereal and brewer's yeast, with a bit of creamed corn on the back.
Tip of tongue tastes cooked wheat/barley cereal with a slight yeasty edge. Front of palate picks up primarily wheat malt sweetness with a bit of tanginess, alongside strong banana esters and some bubblegum. Mid-palate continues the banana tastes, along with a slight bit of lemon citrus and bubblegum. Back of palate picks up wheat malt and yeast flavors. Aftertaste of lingering ripe bananas, mild tartness, and slight graininess.
Solidly medium-bodied with a slight light or watery feel around the edges. Carbonation is moderate, foaming the beer a bit on the palate, but leaving the beer feel primarily creamy and smooth. Finish is semi-dry, with a bit of stickiness around the lips, which is satisfying.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2012 03:58:35 | More by falloutsnow
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4.41/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Augustiner Bräu Weissbier
bottle @ Augustiner am Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, DE
,5L for €3,90 at noon on Christmas day 2013
Typical Bavarian weissbier appearance: orange-amber in color beneath a massive head of rocky bright white foam. Cloudy with yeast. The aroma is typical as well, although I guess you can't say that because there are so many variations... I think of this as being much like Spaten's Franziskaner, clean with a balance of banana and clove over sweetish golden malt. It's perhaps slightly fruity with softly sweet apple, and a delicate hint of citrus - there are no odd-phenolics like burnt plastic or "band-aid", and there's no particularly noticeable tartness other than the citrus edge. The malt is full, and dare I suggest, it has a slightly caramelish edge to it. Medium bodied and gently bristling to the tongue with a bright carbonation. Moderate bitterness, yet dry in the finish. I can't say it's "one of the better ones", but I can say it's one of my favorites!
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2014 22:26:34 | More by NeroFiddled
Augustiner Bräu Weissbier from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
89 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.