Gerstel Hefeweizen | Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG

BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting More Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Gerstel HefeweizenGerstel Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
eichbaum.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bmaggot on 03-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6
Reviews:
2
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
16.01%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

  None found.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Robertas
3.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of biboergosum
3.61/5  rDev +18%
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.

 1,381 characters

Photo of _drummer_
2.34/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

 180 characters

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of bmaggot
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Oidmoe
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Gerstel Hefeweizen from Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG
3.06 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More