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Benediktiner Weissbier | Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

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3.8/5
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324 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
Germany
klosterbrauerei-ettal.de

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,615
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
324
pDev:
12.89%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
102
Trade:
0
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Photo of Samnem
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of odannyob
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Excellent. Smooth as a slow snow drift from an endless wheat field.
Mighty taste full.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy orange amber color with a big billowy head of white foam. The head fades over a moderate level of time to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong of a yeasty and wheaty aroma that has a good showing of clove and coriander to boot. Along with these smells comes some lighter notes of allspice and a bit of orange and caramel sweetness.
Taste – The taste begins just as one may expect from the nose with a whole lot of wheaty and yeasty tastes as well as a big showing of spice of clove and coriander. As the taste advances some sweeter orange and caramel tastes come to the tongue all while more and more wheat bread comes as well. With some light grassy and herbal tastes, as well as a bit of light hay and banana arriving at the very end, one is left with a wheaty, slightly sweet, and spiced taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is thick and chewy for a brew of only 5.4 % abv., with a carbonation that is rather average. For the wheat bread and spice flavors, the heavy feel is spot on, all while the carbonation accentuates the spice, yeast, and fruit quite well.
Overall – This was one very flavorful, but easy drinking and very authentic Weiss. I rather enjoyed this and will certainly frequent it more in the future.

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Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mclusal
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

M38

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTHomer
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; deep gold in color; 2 finger finely pored off white head that receded to a thin cap; OK lacing;

S: more clove than bread and banana;

T: predominantly clove, with bubblegum in the background from start to finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: I prefer more balance between clove and banana/bubblegum;

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Photo of Knickfan3
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harsley
4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of matuto
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, exp. 12/2018, pouring in a Weizen glass. Cloudy, dark orange beer, with foam in a reasonable amount, but not very thick. Active carbonation may be seen. Alcohol is present on aroma, with spices, a bit of bubblegum and a subtle smokiness, which adds a nice touch. On mouth it's more complex, with nice banana sweetness, medium body, well inserted carbonation and pretty drinkable.

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Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was at The Grey Lodge in PHL yesterday for the last Friday the Firkenteenth until September 2019 & before I left to return home, I scoured their to-go cooler for anything new to add to The CANQuest (tm). Scoats had been enticed (?) by a rep to take a number of German imports in shrink-wrapped four-packs & I was happy to grab one of each. I think that it made him happy too as I have pretty good word-of-mouth & he is interested in seeing them move.

From the CAN: "Wheat Beer - Imported from Germany"; "Premium Quality"; "Brewed in accordance with the German Purity Law".

I love a 500-ml CAN & this one had a Benedictine monk prominently displayed on its logo, which spoke to me as my altar ego of Bro. Woody of the Order of Disorder. Once I had the tongue Crack!ed into the CAN, I CANmenced an inverted Glug. I don't employ that style of pour as much as I had in the past, but with a Hefeweizen, the idea is to get any flocculate back into suspension. It puffed & foamed & threatened to blow my house down before settling into two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with excellent retention, but without a whole lot of lacing. Curious. Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Deep Amber/Light-Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17). Holy banana bread, Batman! Nose smelled like someone was kneading dough to make a loaf of banana bread. Not my thing, but a hallmark of the style. Mouthfeel was medium, slightly big for the style, but noting to get excited about. The taste was bananas, bubble gum & bread dough, all my arch-nemeses, but spot-on for the style. Finish was semi-sweet, very bready and banana flavored. Thankfully, for me, the bubble gum faded, but there was no sense of any clove spiciness. 8=( I need to get away from these Hefeweizens. YMMV.

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Photo of jlindros
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice creamy rich fluffy head, great retention, little lacing, hazy orange almost reddish color

Nose typical hefe, creamy wheat, little doughy, fruity citrus, orange zest, nice banana and fruity esters

Taste mild wheat, but creamy toasty, little sticky sweetness, more citrus, orange zest like, mild fruity esters like banana, drier finish lingering citrus and creamy wheat

Mouth is creamy, nice fizzy carb

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Photo of generallee
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Metalsnota
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopsputin
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: hazy dark caramel color with a large, 3 finger tan rocky head

S: banana, clove, coriander, pear, green apples, tons of wheat, some sweet malt, and a little bit of bubblegum. Awesome aroma

T: lots of wheat and banana upfront. Some clove spice with green apple behind that. Some sweet crackery malt and pears as well. Finished with a touch of coriander

M: medium mouthfeel with high carbonation

O: a pretty solid Hefe here. Not a good as the greats of the style, but a fine beer to have on a hot day. Flavor falls a little short of the aroma. Not as bright looking as many Hefes either

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Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JRed
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark sunset body with white head. Aroma of vanilla, banana, yeast, and bubblegum. Tastes of banana, vanilla, bubblegum. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Smooth cream.

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Photo of Myboymi
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wontonst
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OatmattStout
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Darker than I expected. Hazy orange with a lively carbonation and deep head.

Very nice nose of typical banana and yeast and big bubble gum.

Taste is ripe banana sweetness and and again that really somewhat nice bubble gum. Not a fan of sweet beers like bock but this one works nicely with its light sweetness. Some nice homemade biscuit malt in there and lightly hopped. It has a stone dryness on the finish is best I can describe it. Very enjoyable on palate

Mouthfeel is slick and medium and perfectly fitting this beer.

Don't drink a lot of weizens and actually bought this one by mistake thinking it was the original in a hurry. Happy I made mistake and will buy this again especially at $5.50 a 4 pack of tall boys.

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Benediktiner Weissbier from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 324 ratings