Gerstel Hefeweizen
Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG

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Style:
German Hefeweizen
ABV:
5.2%
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Avg:
3.25 | pDev: 13.85%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
6
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Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG
 
Germany
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 6
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2.34/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I'm a big fan of wheat beers. This one missed the mark a bit for me. It was a little flat, a little bland, and wasn't all that enjoyable. Lots of potential, but not my favorite.

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3.61/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

500ml can, day 9 of the Costco Canada 2014 Beer Advent calendar.

This beer pours a cloudy, medium tarnished golden yellow colour, with three fat fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and frothy eggshell white head, which leaves some coral atoll cave lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy wheat malt, banana pudding, faint clove/coriander spice, soft earthy yeast, white grape juice, and a bit of wet hay. The taste is bready wheat malt, wet banana chips, an ethereal white pepper and clove spiciness, increasingly edgy yeast, and a weird earthy bitterness.

The carbonation is fairly soft and innocuous, the body just on the light side of medium weight, and pretty much straight-up smooth, with a burgeoning airy creaminess. It finishes trending towards sweet, the wheaty malt, various fruits, and benign spice all contributing to this end game.

Another adequately made, Reinheitsgebot-adhering, blah, blah, blah - I know Germans have a reputation for consistency, and that surely abounds here. But I guess I'd just like to see something new, and interesting, especially from this Advent calendar. Everything is starting to seem like the typical German sections of your average liquor store - lagers and hefes, each one nearly indistinguishable from the other - unless, of course, you or your family come from 'that' part of das Vaterland.

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Gerstel Hefeweizen from Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.25 out of 5 with 6 ratings