Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen | Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

Ettaler Benediktiner WeizenEttaler Benediktiner Weizen
BA SCORE
60%
Liked This Beer
3.8 w/ 285 ratings
Ettaler Benediktiner WeizenEttaler Benediktiner Weizen
BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by thierrynantes on 01-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,159
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
285
Liked:
171
Avg:
3.8/5
pDev:
13.68%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
95
Trade:
0
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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Never saw this until recently but it seems pretty widely available in the states. I'm reviewing a 500 ml can.

It pours a very dark, very thick orange with a middling head.

Smells thick and yeasty (just how I like em). Wheatmalt dominates with large nodes of bananas, white pepper, clove, and tiny bits of melon.

Tastes great. Pepper and melon up front, moving into a clovey middle and finishing on large, lively banana nodes. The flavor is abetted by a fantastically thick and creamy body, which lends the whole shebang the feel of some sort of wonderful frosting.

Canning really serves German beers well. As I'll probably always be too poor to ever get to visit Europe, I at least hope more continental brewers start shipping pint cans over here.

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Photo of Yoann
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kiro
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FZR23
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mijreed
4.7/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Nice crisp wheat ale, without being overpowering. Very good balance. With the pour and head you can smell the hops. The head is nice and creamy. The first taste you notice the light flavor and malt come through. Has a hint of bananas and lemon grass. But very drinkable. Not think at all. Very good for a hot summer day.

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Photo of steverx8
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucular
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of timmy2b
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigbellysailor
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Aroma of banana, . nice aroma for Weissbier from bottle. Golden color, hazy liquid, white head. Light sweet and bitter, taste of banana, orange. Medium body, flat carbonation. Easy bitter finish. Drink it ice cold.

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Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigGold
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had this beer, now called Benediktiner Weissbier (Hefe-Hell), at Biergarten, Heide Park, on draft into hazy plastic beer cup. Oddly deep in color and malty.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - dark golden color with egg white head

Smell - wheat, banana, yeast, clove

Taste - banana, clove, yeast

Mouthfeel - light bodied, almost watery, medium carbonation, decent clove in the aftertaste

Overall - decent beer here , middle of the road for the style, a tad watery but worth a shot

Price Point - $1.99/16.9 oz can

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into tall glass: color is hazy copper, head is big at least 1 inch thick and a khaki/light tan color, fine bubbles, some lacing on the glass.

Smell is light, but some different noticeable aromas from some hefes: at first hints of lighter spice, clove, hint of vanilla, toasted wheat, biscuit and ending with light banana. Different subtle, but good and enticing.

Taste is maltier, slightly sweet, a little more tart than many hefes: taste leans to lighter wheat malt, less banana, but moderate clove, vanilla, banana spice/yeast flavors; tartness is simple with a more lemon like flavor, similar to a lemon cake.

Mouthfeel is moderate, light crispness, a little lingering fullness on the tongue with the light tart sourness.

Overall: a good, different take on the hefe style - which is always dependent upon the yeast in terms of off notes - this one seems to have a tarter finish than many.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.17/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Houborg1
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cyrushire
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbibehour
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a wheat ale glass.

Frothy rich forming classic head, khaki to light tan color with a creamy styrofoam like appearance. Foamed top and island retention, sitting on a dark amber body, with large chestnut brown colors. Small amounts of rising carbonation rise out, nice and dark, good looking change from your usual weiss.

Banana ester with a good rich toasty malt. Hints a little flakey grain a bit, and quite mineral like as well. Aside from a bit of toasty malt, a hint of wetness seems to hint. Otherwise fairly solid.

More of that mineral quality hits the palate. Light slightly wet bodied mouthfeel with some mineral and tannic caramel that adds minimal sweetness. Quite dry finish, even a hinting twinge of sour yeast like qualities but not infection makes a hint on the aftertaste. Not much chewy body to this, but some hints faint of caramel warmth and sweetness. Surprising not much estery flavor coming off.

A pretty neutral hefe, but it's malt body seems a bit neutered and quite weak. Mineral quality and twingy finish seems to be rather unexpected as well. Drinkable almost like a dumbed down marzen with hardly any banana or estery give.

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Photo of Bombelsky
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy and orange. Huge creamy head, very persisting. Leaving a fantastic lacing. Strong, mature banana aroma and moderate phenols. Low malt aroma. Low aroma of floral hops. Medium sweet, low yeast bitterness. Medium body, medium-high carbonation, grainy, light dry finish, spiciness.

Very tasty

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Photo of desint
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
Beer rating: 60% out of 100 with 285 ratings
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