Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen | Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

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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:
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Added by thierrynantes on 01-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
277
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
Wants:
10
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95
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -73.3%

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2/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of jonmikel
2.52/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A pretty average Hefeweizen. Nothing spectacular on it.

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Photo of toniator
2.52/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tejon
2.73/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Good beer, cheap and easy to get drunk with it ho ho...

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 15A). Bottle 50 cl - batch A090119. AROMA: wheat aroma with a somewhat sweet mixed aroma. very low esters or phenols. No hop aromas. APPEARANCE: dark golden color with orange tint. no haze with long lasting white head. TASTE: low wheat flavour. some residual sweet flavor present maybe due to malt. no phenols or esters. no hop flavour. finishes somewhat sweet. PALATE: medium body with medium to high carbonation. OVERALL: an odd weissbier with sweet after-taste.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Dithyramben
2.8/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Duffman79
2.82/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
2.9/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured to a Erdinger glass.

A: The body is yellow-ish to orange but it's too crystalline for a Hefe. It has clear body, nothing hazy, shows tons of carbonation. Head has no retention.
S: The aroma has no banana but has a bit tons of clove. There's also a bit of sweetness but this has some clear deviation from the style.
T: It has a sweet begining, with the clove having a regular profile. In the end, the wheat malt helps this beer to have some drinkability.
M: Body is medium to medium low. Carbonation is bit harsh. No bitterness.
O: This beer is not a good option when looking for a Hefe. Krystalweizen appears to be a better classification of this beer. Would not drink again.

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2.9/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: A beautiful beer. Hazy bright orange, with a massive, creamy, tightly beaded eggshell-colored head that is long lasting and leaves soft lacing.

Smell: Incredibly faint smell for the style, let alone any style, as a matter of fact. Banana and cloves are detected, but only if you shove your nose deep into the glass.

Taste: Grainy, slightly astringent malt. Fruity esters are present, but somewhat stale. No spices. Doesn't taste like a Hefeweizen at all. More like a Munich Helles.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium-high carbonation. A bit thick for the style.

Overall: Wouldn't classify this as a Hefeweizen, that's for sure. And in any category, it wouldn't tip my list. It doesn't stink, but it's not good. Tastes like an over-sparged and under-lagered homebrew that's been sitting bottled in the basement for too long.

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2.93/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with a light tan head. In the aroma, a faint orange citrus and a small wheat presence. In the taste, dry yeast, wheaty, and a small orange citrus in the the end. A small bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry yeast and orange citrus in the aftertaste. Yeasty, wheaty, and orange juice, eh!

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle. Weizen glass. Amber color. foggy appearance. White, close & lasting crown leaves some s`pots on sides. Subtle candy & yeasty aromas. Crispy, floral & bitter at first rounded by banana hues. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dense texture & spicy palate. Estery & malty flavors in the middle but bitter finish. Fruity memories on the aftertaste. Bready & refreshing!!

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3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.12/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Super bargain found today, at $20 for a case of 20 500ml bottles.

Nothing particularly special about this beer, as it's a fairly average example of the style, except the really attractive appearance. Nice fluffy, four-finger head in a big Hefeweizen glass produced from a proper three-stage pour (last stage is the swirl), Pretty crisp biscuity and malty smell, with minimal esters. Taste is about the same -- not enough banana here. Indeed, flavor profile is a bit flaccid. Decent enough mouthfeel (consistent with the fully-lasting head), and average finish.

Overall, relatively pedestrian, but at the price, I like it enough. Sure wish I could return to the place of origin!
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/12331/?view=beerfly&ba=ColoradoBobs

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Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
3.74 out of 5 based on 277 ratings.
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