Faust Hefeweizen Hell - Brauhaus Faust-Miltenberger
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Reviews by Brianmerrilyn:
4.22/5 rDev +7.9%
$3.50 at Skibbo's in the Bronx NY.
A: Poured beautiful cloudy yellow with sinking soap suds finger and and half head.
S: This is the real deal my friends. While I love my local creations, as soon as this hit my nose I was in heaven with the grocery store of flavors. Bubble gum, spices, wheat, esters you name it this has it and balanced to perfection.
T: Following the nose in the sweet category with zesty malts first then then wheat. Imagine walking through a solarium with banana and lemon trees spewing forth flavor. You feet crunch the clove and stick to the gum as you open your eyes from you first quaf of this masterpiece.
M: Medium and creamy. Texture is as balanced as the nose and flavor.
D: Hats off to Miltenberger. A small treat that has made me respect the German hefewezien that much more.
06-01-2009 02:43:35 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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4.1/5 rDev +4.9%
This is the last of the Faust Beers I was able to bring home from Beeradvocate.com's German Beer Festival in 2007.
I'm enjoying this beer from a glass my sister-in-law Amanda gave me after her last trip to Hawaii. It says Tiki's Grill & Bar Waikiki on the front and Holokai Grill Waikiki on the back. How cool is the word "Waikiki"? Pretty damn cool if you ask me.
Appearance: Huge white, frothy head on this offering from Faust with the cloudy, gold color I've come to love from a good Hefe. By the way, "Come to Love" is also a really cool song from Matthew Sweet. If you don't know it, head over to itunes after you've finished here at Beeradvocate.com and check it out.
Smell: Cloves and bananas. Have I told you how much love cloves and bananas?
Taste: This may be my second favorite Hefe after Franziskaner. Cloves, bananas, malt. Yum.
Mouthfeel: A little sticky, yet clean.
Drinkability: Very satisfying, I love this style and could drink it all day long. Or until my wife came home and caught me reviewing beers instead of doing laundry.
02-17-2008 23:16:45 | More by fdrich29
4.2/5 rDev +7.4%
Appearance: Very hazy golden body. Creamy white head. From a bottle, and not overly carbonated. Perhaps a bit soft for the style, but certainly not out of range, and that helps to soften the mouthfeel and sweeten the flavor. Very good retention. Very nice lacing.
Smell: Candy sweet and bubble-gum like with lots of sugar and clove over a wheaty malt base. Only very background hops are present, which is to style.
Taste: Again, lots of bubblegum. Sweet malt. Not a lot of bitterness. Lots of clove. Initially candyish, then malty with an edge of wheat. A moderate bitterness rises towards the swallow, and then crashes in the finish as the sweetness of the malt and the phenolic of the yeast lingers. Long finish. Hints of lemon appear. Soft summer fruit as well. Surprisingly full flavored.
Mouthfeel: Zesty on the tongue, but not bristling. Medium bodied with a dextrinous edge. It warms to become a bit creamy.
Drinkability: Such a sweetish, creamy and smooth beer is without question easily accessible to most, and easy to partake of. That is, unless you shy away from the phenolic clove for one reason or another. The question then, is how enjoyable is it? Well, it is full of flavor and quite charming, so there's certainly something there to hold your interest. On the other hand, it's also a touch sweet. Interestingly enough, as your taste buds become accustomed to it, and it warms a bit, more of its citrusy and hoppy components become apparent, balancing it out. Overall, I find it quite drinkable, and certainly a bit unique.
10-22-2008 22:05:58 | More by NeroFiddled
3.4/5 rDev -13%
Pours a cloudy yet bright golden color with a nice dense white head; pretty much what a hefe should look like. The aroma is mostly of bubblegum, a light lemon wheat edge but does have an odd cherry smell. Not that the cherry smells bad just haven't seen it in a hefe before. Not sure that it is cherry but there seems to be a fruit sweetness to it. The flavor is rather bland, no real banana, clove, or bubblegum flavors. Just a dull wheat malt. A nice firm chewy malt but not heavy, tingly carbonation yet a smooth silky feel. Might lack flavor but has a great feel. A boring hefe for sure, no real flavors.
05-16-2009 05:21:37 | More by Gmann
4/5 rDev +2.3%
This 11.2 oz. bottle is labeled Miltenberger Helles Hefe Weizen, on a blue & white Bavarian background. In English: "Classic Bavarian Pale Wheat Ale". I'm assuming this is a new US import label, and not a new beer.
Pouring the yeast in darkens the light yellow body, and renders it opaque. Three fingers of foam rise, and retains itself well. It leaves a good deal of spotty lace all around. Yeast kind of hangs out in a layer under the foam, not fully dispersing.
Sweet doughy clove aroma, pretty nice. Definitely fresh which is a plus. Grassy and wheaty.
Initial light sweetness, prickly carbonation and light bitterness toward the end. Sweetish banana bread mellowness in the aftertaste. Light bodied for a Hefe, but very easy to drink. These little 11.2 oz. bottles were available by the 4-pack, I could see myself pouring all of them to fill a 1L seidel mug...
2014: found a flip top bottle in an obscure local store, totally different label with a blue background. Very subtle, light sweetness, very creamy and smooth. Trace clove esters and wheaty notes.
04-22-2008 23:47:57 | More by emerge077
3.6/5 rDev -7.9%
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains bananas, light caramelized malts, fruit and some hops.
T: The taste starts out with some mild sweetness from flavors of bananas, citrus and caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty malt character. The hops presence is decent for the style and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.
M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are several others in the style that I would pick first.
07-20-2011 21:11:08 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.05/5 rDev +3.6%
Nice fluffy head and lace. Hazy,light orange color.
The aroma of citrus,some spice and cloves.
The taste begins with a sweetness that leads to the banana and cloves. Citrus notes with bubblegum hints.
The feel is light body with medium carbonation. A creamy finish with a smooth feel. The balance is just right.
Notes: Not as complex as the best Hefe beers,but equally pleasing as the low ABV allows one to have quite a few. I liked this very much and plan to buy it again.
06-25-2009 01:12:10 | More by Lexluthor33
4.1/5 rDev +4.9%
A- Pale cloudy yellow straw color with 2 fingers of fluffy white head and nice lacing.
S- Very inviting smell. Sweet, banana, clove, spice.
*EDIT* I also picked up on something else, but could not put my finger on it. After reviewing and looking over other reviews I noticed that a few people mentioned bubblegum. It really did smell like bubblegum.
T- Reminded me of a sweet banana pie that my family usually has at Christmas. Clove. Slightly spiced, grassy finish.
M- Medium bodied. Smooth, almost creamy, and refreshing
D- Very good drinking hefe. It was definitely on the sweet side but I found myself going back for more. I was pretty upset that I only had 3.
04-15-2009 01:06:22 | More by william5586
3.58/5 rDev -8.4%
$1 at a local discount store. The first beer in the mixed four pack was quite good, let's see how the hefe is.
Pours a light and hazy straw gold color with a faint white head.
Aromas are pleasant, and a bit light. Some cloves, bananas, and bubble gum.
Light mineral flavor, some citrus, lemons, and creamy malts. Soft wheat spices, and a crisp clean finish.
Mouthfeel is ok, a little of the light side, but not bad.
Drinkability is pretty good. This is a lighter hefe, but it is refreshing, and would be nice on a warm day.
05-01-2009 01:16:34 | More by flexabull
3.9/5 rDev -0.3%
500 ml bottle into weizen glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big banana, pear, apple, lemon, bubblegum, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, earthy hops, and bready wheat malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of banana, pear, apple, lemon, bubblegum, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice and slight bready tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, pear, apple, lemon, bubblegum, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, earthy hop, and bready wheat malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this a very nice standard tasting hefeweizen. All around good robustness and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, earthy hop, and bready wheat malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
08-02-2014 03:18:10 | More by superspak
3.68/5 rDev -5.9%
A light sour-lemon refresher, this is good, and oddly, cheap in my neck of the woods. ($1.25 a bottle or so). Basic German Hefe done right. Clear pale yellow, nice white head, good lacing... a bit more sour and less malt-centric than some Hefes, but still really a solid offering and one I hope sticks around.
I can drink a lot of this. It's not as flavorful or tight as some others, but for the price you can't complain even ein bisschen!
The best praise I can give it is that Miltenberger Hefe is a poor man's Wiehenstephaner. If you see it, try it!
06-07-2009 18:00:08 | More by kkipple
4.2/5 rDev +7.4%
The beer pours a pale yellow color with a large, strong and frothy white head with some loud vocal foam. Earthy wheat texture forms the nose, yeasty, bready and with lots of soapy floral esters and baked banana spice. Nice. Clean and well balanced in flavor. A noticeable hop twang just before the finish caresses the tongue. No complexity but it doesnt need it, the beer is clean, smooth and highly drinkable. Great representation, definitely recommended
10-09-2008 19:45:26 | More by ATPete
3.8/5 rDev -2.8%
Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a fluffy white head. Good retention and a very nice laceing. Aroma is of citrus,bananna and spice. Body is medium with a good amount of carbonation. Taste is smooth and spicey. Nice fruity edge with hints of candy and bubble gum. Very nice!
02-23-2009 00:06:06 | More by riversider76
3.2/5 rDev -18.2%
Interesting little beer if only because of its rarity and reasonable quality. Poured with a light fine head and a bit of lace. Color is a pale hazy amber. The sensory qualities are milder than other Bavarian Hefe Weizens that I've had - that is in aroma, color, body, and flavor. Nothing bad, but not very distinguished. Ok finish.
09-03-2008 03:21:48 | More by drpimento
4.61/5 rDev +17.9%
Tried this hefeweizen as part of my case of miltenberger. Appearance is golden hazy with nice carbonation and lacing and smell spot on for your typical German Hefeweizen. Would rate this hefeweizen as one of my new favorite selection when you can find it. I have only seen it at my local beer store so far. It's worth the search.
10-19-2013 10:52:55 | More by beerbuddy11735
4.08/5 rDev +4.3%
One of my favourite styles, the German Hefeweizen. I seem to never tire of them. This one I am trying for the first time. Poured from a 330mL bottle. Colour was average cloudy lemony yellow with a snow white head and loads of CO2 to maintain it. Smell was good having much more banana that clove. I have found the reverse to be true, typically. Taste was wonderful and offered something I have never found in this style before. On the finish, there was actually an unmistakable toasted wheat flavour. Mouthfeel is nice, but quite honestly, business as usual. Very drinkable, I will certainly seek this out again. A great example of a German style I have much appreciation for.
10-01-2008 21:54:37 | More by SilentSabre
3.18/5 rDev -18.7%
Appears Muddy yellow/brown with off white head that falls to a blanket layer.
Smells of wheat, light malt, faint....very faint banana and clove.
Taste is wheat, light malt, I get a little sour note. I'm a little but not a lot of the banana flavor really no clove.
Active carbonation with light body. The mouthfeel smooths and mellows over the session.
OK hefeweizen not forthcoming with nose or flavor but certainly drinkable. With all German beers in the US it could be an older bottle.
12-04-2009 21:55:18 | More by ThirstyBird
4.05/5 rDev +3.6%
$2.49/4-pack at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.
The bottle gives the current ABV at 4.90%.
Appearance: Pours a hazy, golden-yellow body with a tall (though collapsing), meringue-like, white head.
Smell: Sweetish, slightly tangy wheat aroma with notes of banana, citrus, spice, and chewing gum.
Taste: Sugary sweet, tangy malted wheat begins, soon followed by a zip of freshly-grated lemon zest, banana juice, a light pinch of clove, but a big hunk of bubble gum. Very mild spicy hop character and bitterness. Lingering touch of lemon on the drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation, but it retains a nice, creamy mouthfeel overall.
Drinkability: A very enjoyable, highly drinkable all-around hefe. Sure, it may be even better in summertime, but it's still very pleasant when it's 39°F outside.
02-17-2009 03:12:24 | More by ChainGangGuy
Faust Hefeweizen Hell from Brauhaus Faust-Miltenberger
86 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.