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Edelweiss Weissbier - Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

93 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 18
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of June 2010, so it's about 8 months out of date. Purchased many moons ago now but carefully stored in my garage ever since. Label lists ABV as 5.5%.

Poured into a Guinness pint glass. The last quarter of the contents were thoroughly swirled to resuspend the yeast before serving. Initially pale golden, the beer ends up with a translucent straw-coloured hue. Plentiful fine carbonation is visible at the edges of the glass. A brilliant white head of creamy foam is created; this lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a stable surface layer. The aroma is sweet, yeasty and complex, with fruity ester and banana notes.

The taste is intricate yet subtle. The main component of the flavour is a balanced, mildly sweet/sour character. A prominent banana note is present, accompanied by hints of yeast, fruit esters and tart oranges. Mouthfeel is very smooth, coating the palate and leaving a slight dryness. Sour yeasty aftertaste.

In a word, excellent. Succeeds in achieving a complex flavour whilst remaining smooth and very drinkable. A great example of the style - highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2011 23:20:55 | More by jazzyjeff13
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - hazy straw golden, tall soapy white head eventually dissipated leaving solid lacing
S - strong esters of yeast, spice, banana, fresh bread, and a hint of leafy greens
T - big dose of yeasty banana and wheaty goodness, mild clove spiciness, some leafy and earthy hops round it out
M - big carbonation presence, bready and smooth, finishes bready with a little spice tingle
O - an outstanding example of a great weisbier with a big and chuggable flavour, I would love to find this on tap

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 01:41:02 | More by joemcgrath27
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, straw gold appearance with bubbly head that slowly settles down leaving good lacing. Smell consists of wheat, bananas, spices, yeast and citrus; great first impressions.

Taste consists of wheat, citrus, bananas and bread with a hint of pepper and various spices and other fruit. Very tarty overall, but the tastes blend very well together. Light bodied with high carbonation. Aftertaste is a lingering dry citrus, banana taste.

Now this is a wheat beer; has all the good qualities of one and no negative features. It’s complicated, but at the same time tasty and refreshing. Pick up a bottle if you come across it.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 00:48:51 | More by CrazyMike
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After a quick blast of deep, dark winter, this return to the freezing mark is practically summer-esque - and so shall be the beer. That and the best before on the label is 02/2011 - well before actual melt next spring.

This beer pours a cloudy, but still bright, golden hue, with two fingers of creamy lily-white head, which settles at a slow, even pace, leaving some wind-blown snowdrift silhouettes of lace around the glass. It smells strongly of fruit and spice - banana, bubblegum, clove, white pepper, with some mild citrus and yeast. The taste is moderately sweet wheat malt, more fleshy banana, clove, a bit of lemon zest, and soft, earthy yeast. The carbonation is on the low, soft side, the body retaining a fair bit of sprightliness, and pulling off smoothness at the same time. It finishes off-dry, the graininess held in tight check by the spice and yeast.

Wow - what an easy, unobtrusive hefe - all the checkmarks are there, and they all blend effortlessly, making me forget the majority of examples of the style that I've previously encountered...

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 23:44:07 | More by biboergosum
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Friar Tuck, Savoy, IL
Date: Best by 05/2013
Glass: Weihenstephan weizen glass

A complex, engaging, and inviting hefeweizen with interesting fruit esters and classic yeast, wheat malt, and clove flavors, this ranks highly in the pantheon of imported weizens. While I'm enjoying this on a cold spring day, I can see myself drinking one of these any time I'm desiring a good hefeweizen.

Pours a tall, 4cm head of creamy white foam, made up of small-sized bubbles, creamy a very soft, frothy appearance. Head has excellent retention, lasting several minutes as it fades to a 0.5cm cap atop the body. Lacing is present, but not particularly significant, leaving only a few lines and bubbles on the sides of the glass. Body is a deep, cold, golden orange color, very hazy (about 90% opaque) with light rendering a the body a paler gold yellow with faded orange center. Carbonation is visible in the body, many streams form along the sides of the glass and rise upward with some vigorousness.

Aroma is smooth but strong, of sweet wheat malt, vanilla, banana esters, and lighter clove and yeast. Very nice, inviting, and complex.

A very fruit-heavy hefeweizen with strong banana flavor and sweetness, a few other interesting fruit flavors in the back, with more subdued, but noticeable, vanilla, bready wheat, yeast, and clove. Front of palate experiences bready, wheat malt sweetness and yeast, with subdued clove, banana and coconut esters. Mid-palate tastes strong banana flavor with clove more subdued yeast, wheat malt, and clove. Back of the palate notes some interesting pineapple-coconut like esters (pina colada-like) along with the expected banana ester, clove, and faint band-aid. Aftertaste is fairly sweet, with slight tartness via an apple-cider like flavor with banana, yeast, and clove lingering in the background.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a slightly fizzy mouthfeel that quickly calms to a foamy middle and close. This is appropriate for the style, but a bit overaggressive at first. Each sip closes dry, with very little residual stickiness on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 00:37:57 | More by falloutsnow
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randallpink

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-04-2013 04:07:39 | More by randallpink
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evanmiller44

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-03-2013 22:33:50 | More by evanmiller44
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Antnyd82

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-08-2012 03:23:47 | More by Antnyd82
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phishbone23

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-23-2013 18:05:43 | More by phishbone23
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lehueve

Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-04-2013 22:12:38 | More by lehueve
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-17-2013 23:12:25 | More by browniewithnuts
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tziggy

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-18-2012 17:57:46 | More by tziggy
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-01-2014 23:49:46 | More by jim_carignan
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ryanpj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-24-2013 23:32:16 | More by ryanpj
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Chucker17

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-15-2012 22:37:11 | More by Chucker17
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discodoni

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-09-2013 11:04:53 | More by discodoni
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RussBecker1


4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-25-2012 01:38:31 | More by RussBecker1
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.05/5  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

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 18:12:30 | More by wordemupg
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cagocubs

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 19:30:08 | More by cagocubs
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-21-2013 19:49:22 | More by Ciocanelu
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Gottesverachter

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-26-2014 13:09:32 | More by Gottesverachter
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Etan

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-08-2012 01:48:53 | More by Etan
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-11-2013 01:17:00 | More by pathman
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HxC90


4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-26-2012 15:48:10 | More by HxC90
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-02-2014 18:06:00 | More by Dougwillhike
Edelweiss Weissbier from Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)
90 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.