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Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen | Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

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3.79/5
Very Good
295 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

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Added by thierrynantes on 01-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,393
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
295
pDev:
13.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 16.9oz can into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large foamy white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, caramelized malts, bananas and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty malt character. Then some mildly sweet flavors of caramel, bananas and some citrus come in. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 500 ml. can with an expiration date of 01/06/18. Sampled on November 20, 2017.

The pour was a little on the hazy side but it was a light to medium amber-yellow tone with a boisterous white head that lingers and laces.

The aroma is wonderful considering the style. I love the wheat, sweet caramel malts, and lemon zest that I pick up. Goes together swimmingly. Maybe a hint of grassy hops behind it all.

Medium or better body. Creamy and smooth.

Rich malty sweetness in the taste is the main thing with a slightly dry bitter finish that balances the sweetness. I thought it was quite good but then again I like this style of beer.

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Photo of dandy14
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giggy
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tlema1
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: deep gold, cloudy, big thick head
S: a little spice on the nose
T: peppery, some clove, no banana
F: decent upfront mouthfeel
O: one of my favorite styles, but this falls far short, no banana, no bubble gum, nicht gut

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Photo of Frankgabriel2383
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VictoriaTyagunova
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours murky, orange-brown in color with one inch head. Taste is big banana, wheat, clove, and coriander. Medium bodied, medium-low carbonation and sweet. Makes for a very good, solid hefe. I prefer others, but this is quite good.

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Photo of smithj4
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
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 -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kiro
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FZR23
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mijreed
4.7/5  rDev +24%
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 -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucular
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of timmy2b
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigbellysailor
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
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 +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigGold
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
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 +0.5%
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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Ettaler Benediktiner Weizen from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 295 ratings
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