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Edelweiss Weissbier - Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)

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Edelweiss WeissbierEdelweiss Weissbier

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

132 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 25
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union) visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle code says L155A.406.25, a best by date. I'm guessing the L stands for year 2102 and 155 is the julian date, so this is quite old. Also, the cap says Hefetraub but the bottle label is what I see here. Confusing.

A- it pours a hazy straw yellow, big ole head of foam that leaves some nice lacing.

S- I smell wheat, cloves/other spices, not much else.

T- good notes of wheat, light on the cloves, hints of banana. The age of the bottle probably killed off the beer's vibrant flavours but....this is still a joy to drink.

M- medium bodied with plenty of carbonation.

O- drinking this makes me wonder what it's like fresh. As is, it is very tasty and quaffable.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

excellent and unique brew. pours very light sunny wheat colored with a 2 inch white head with some retention. smells floral like clover flowers or something similar, and also of a slightly zesty yeast. flavor is delicate and balanced, floral like the nose, but also a bit of honey sweetness and a very tart finish. its served with a lemon, but you really dont need it. leaves a nice mellow pollenated taste on the tongue. feel is spot on, super light in body and appropriately carbonated. its sessionable to the max, and is perfect on a hot summer day. different than a conventional hefe, this is worth seeking out. magic on tap.

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4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Complex inviting Hefeweizen, fruity smell and taste. Superb

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4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml big bottle into a hefe glass

A: Pours a hazy light gold with a nice foamed 1 finger white head that laces and leaves. Thin layer remains with carbonation flowing to the top and loose sentiment in glass.

S: Wheat, citrus, malts, spice, some earthy pine.

T: You get a lot of the wheat in the taste along with two varities of malt. Hops and citrus accompany.

M: Good coating and carbonation. Subtle aftertaste.

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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into pint glass 12/2/12

A a bright pale yellow with lots of bubbles and suspended particles, two finger bone white foam quickly falls to a thin film leaving just a couple dots of lace

S the banana is mellow and not yet bruised, some floral notes and bubblegum work well together with a little peppery spice, pretty solid nose

T a little lemon and cereal come out but I liked the smell a little more, still very good but I thought the nose was great

M light and refreshing with loads of bubbles, leaves a little sour lemon behind on the finish

O pretty solid example of the style other then a pretty average look, better suited for a hot day but its working well for me

I didn't expect much from this random bottle but it was pretty good, something I'd drink again but I may wait for the summer sun

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4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hofbräu Kaltenausen "Edelweiss Weissbier Hefetrub"
,3l for €3,90 vom fass @ Zum Leupold

After a very drunken night in Dublin, Ireland way back in 1993 I had a bottle of this and thought it was one of the worst beers I'd ever tasted. Fast forward to December 30, 2014 and Bavarian hefeweizen is one of my favorite styles!

I was surprised to find that on tap this was actually quite clear, but perhaps this keg had sat for some time, although at the famous Zum Leupold I'd doubt that. And maybe I'm wrong, maybe this is a more clear hefeweizen. Regardless of appearance it's a fairly straight-forward Bavarian-style hefeweizen with lots of banana and clove both in the aroma and the flavor (also some apple and pear); and it's sweetish but still dry. If there's a flaw it's that it's a little bit light in the body, but being from Austria I kind of expect that having sampled some of their other interpretations of the style. Overall, quite nice.

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4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Edelweiss Weissbier from Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)
90 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.