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Edelweiss Hefetrub - Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)

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BA SCORE
83
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108 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union) visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001)
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Reviews by scvance:
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scvance

South Carolina

4.95/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a weissbier glass.

Wow. That's really the only word for it. Pours a wonderfully hazy gold color. Large long lasting and very creamy white head. The smell is incredible, lots of banana and clove aroma along with yeast. The taste is also wonderful, fruity and yeasty with a nice character that screams hefeweizen. One of my all time favorite beers, wish I could find it in the states.

Edit: If anyone does know where I can find this in the US, please tell me.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 22:01:06 | More by scvance
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Appearance: Cloudy, golden color with a thin cap of of white head.

Aroma: Wheat malt, husky, banana and a bit of citrus zest. Checks all of the classic aroma boxes.

Taste: Nice mild malt profile that is almost creamy, then lots of spicy, prickly citrus notes. A little yeast towards the finish with some lingering spiciness.

The Rest: A solid, classic Hefe. Well balanced, pleasant and very drinkable.

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Not a bad wheat beer. Unfiltered, cloudy color; the high head reduced to a consistent skim of foam. Taste was richer and less sharp than most wheat beers- definitely appreciate that the sharp citrus overkill was avoided in this one; much smoother and pleasant than I expected. Sweet after-taste (vaguely fruity, perhaps banana or something). Hints of spice- I mainly got nutmeg, although I think some clove scent may have come through as well.

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A: The beer is rather hazy yellow in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat and bananas are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of wheat along with notes of bananas from the yeast.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and as some refreshing properties. It is not a bad choice to enjoy sitting next to a canal on a warm day.

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A - Hazy gold/banana yellow. Decent but unremarkable head.
S - Banana bread, singed sugar & caramel, clove. Buttery. Fairly aromatic and pleasing, comforting even. Very interesting!
T - Definite clove, yeast. An odd off-tasting, burnt sugaryness. Tart, sour, lime-candy taste seems out of balance as it dominates the palate.
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Edelweiss Hefetrub from Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)
83 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.