Weiss | Messrs Maguire

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Messrs Maguire

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Oxymoron on 05-11-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by lawlerj:
Photo of lawlerj
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Messrs Maguire in Dublin.

A - pours a hazy ambeer, almost opaque. Looks like a promising hefe.

S - very strong on banana - this seems to dominate the entire aroma. There is some wheat in there as well, other citrusy notes, but again, dominated by the banana aroma.

T - again, banana is up front, followed by the citrus and wheat/yeast flavors. Not as well balance as I had hoped for but not too bad.

M - medium bodied and smooth. Definitely goes well with the flavor and is appropriate for the style.

d - pretty good. My main complaint is that it is not as well balanced with all the different flavors as I would like. Having said that, still a solid hefeweizen and one that I wouldn't mind giving another shot if I'm ever back in Ireland.

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Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of kojevergas
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on draught into a pint glass in Messrs.

A: One finger head of fair cream and thickness. Better retention than most of their other beers. Hazy orange colour.

Sm: Medium strength scent of citrus - grapefruit? Caramel. Very estery.

T: Very estery as well. Lots of citrus. Nicely balanced, well built for the style, and very good - until the finish, where that dreadful metallic tone comes in. At least this brew manages to disguise it until the finish.

Mf: Supports and complements the flavour. Adequately coarse but not too dry for a weiss.

Dr: Excellent price (4 quid) for Dublin, especially near Grafton. My favourite Messrs draught beer.

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Photo of Kremlock
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap in Dublin

A: Gold straw colour with haze. nice creamy head.

S: Fruity notes with a hint of spice.

T: Hints of caramel can be found in the palate. Snappy bitterness at the end

M: Carb is dead on, bitter and dry finish

O: A great weiss worth trying.

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Photo of Oxymoron
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Messrs. Arrived a mostly cloudy straw colored yellow with a light brown/orange hue throughout. A soft fizzy head that had a good retention but did need a swirl or two in order to stay. Decent lacing as well.

The nose was a bit muddled. Some wheat notes with a light spicing that mixed well with a husky grainy note. The yeast was distinguishable but light. Had more of a US hefe feel to it then German. More of a banana aroma with a light cloves aroma. Some bubblegum, but limited and a more specific yeast smell.

The taste was a bit more on target versus the nose. The malt comes out a bit more versus the aroma but the wheat backs off. Some limited wheat notes, would have like a bit more. The yeast comes out more as well. The banana and cloves are there but not over the top. Some nice spicy notes from the yeast and a light rose peddle and bubblegum in the finish. A light hop note in the finish that reminds me of Saaz. Very palatable.

The body is moderate with some sweetness that I would have like to see balanced out more. Light carbonation but ok for style. Overall this was a very nice drinkable hefe. Closer to a US Hefe but enjoyable.

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Photo of mnixon86
3/5  rDev -18%

Weiss from Messrs Maguire
3.66 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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