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Edelweiss Weissbier - Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)

Edelweiss WeissbierEdelweiss Weissbier

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

85 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%


Brewed by:
Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union) visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001)
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Halcyondays

California

3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle, Austrian beers are showing up in droves lately, good to see,

A: Pours a translucent dark yellow, on the clearer side for a hefe, big poofy somewhat fizzy head that lasts pretty well.

S: Definitely dominated by the clove esters, some citrus zest.

T: Real mix of lemon and clove, the lack of banana esters continues into the taste except for the very back end with a mild hint of orange peel. Nice sweetbready malt, almost pastry like. Does have its witbier-like tendencies at times.

M: Crisp, bright and springy on the palate with it's carbonation. Light-bodied overall.

D: Solid little hefe, not in the league with Ayinger yet, but I've had considerably worse.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2010 00:50:40 | More by Halcyondays
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hustlesworth

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- superfoam. White and dense with a wheat protein skin on top. Takes forever to settle. Little bits of lace. Body is a hazy lemon yellow with straight streams of bubbles.

S- mild clove, banana, and bubblegum with a "beery" aroma. Wheaty cracker sweetness.

T- Mild flavor as well, decent balance between sweet and tart fading into a white bread finish with some clove and banana.

MF- creamy wheat protein feel, carbonation is zippy at first but disappears on the swallow.

D- this one is ok but feels generic somehow. Maybe it's the water.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 00:26:05 | More by hustlesworth
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.63/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Brown 500ml bottle, best before 12/2009, drank during 11/2009. Poured into a Franziskaner Weissbier glass.

Pale, cloudy yellow body with a huge bright white head on top.

The prominent smell was of bananas, but not the ripe heavy aromas some produce in this style.

The light refreshing taste was of yeast and wheat, again like the smell, not very strong.

It feels weak in all aspects including the body and mouthfeel.

I thought the beer was playing at being a true Weissbier and failed to live up to my expectations. Drinkable, but disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2009 19:17:28 | More by BlackHaddock
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Edelweiss Weissbier from Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)
90 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.