Valentins Weißbier
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German Hefeweizen
Ranked #502
Ranked #41,646
3.58 | pDev: 12.85%
Park & Bellheimer AG
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Reviews: 83 | Ratings: 173
Photo of dacrza1
3.14/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

DATE: May 30, 2019... OCCASION: will the Raptors unseat the Dubs? Game One tonight... might as well roll out a beer that looked suspect in its oversized (.95l) can... GLASSWARE: Erdinger weisbier...pours a murky golden body, reasonably clear but sallow at its base... bubbles range from streams to bloated soloists... its head is off-white, bulbous but quickly thinning foam... tart lemon, faint bubblegum, some banana, and sugars that flirt with a lager-like intention... its body is rather pedestrian, smooth but thin and without much life... in fact, it is flat and grounded as a lager might be... a buttery finish, lingering slightly, leaves little trace but doesn't encourage the next sip with its flavor... lemon zest, bubblegum, freshly mowed hay, seltzer, dandelion, and light pepper... this works as a hefeweizen, but it isn't much more than a tart rinser.... not fresh, zesty, or flavorful enough to place this in a higher echelon...fitting for a finals without the Cavs...

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Photo of woodychandler
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am SO ashamed! My local, in-person trader, has been inquiring as to the backlog here at Chez Woody. 8=( He is CANcerned that some of the CANs that he dropped off for the CANQuest (tm) are growing old, so I am winnowing through them in response. This seems like a good place to start - with a 0.95L (1 Qt,, .32-fl. oz) CAN! 8=O

From the (massive) CAN: "Wheat & Yeast"; "Brewed according to the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516".

This monster fought me every step of the way! First, on the Crack!, the tab started to bend before the tongue finally gave 'way and was forced inside, opening the CAN. SeCANd, I had to bring a crane into position to heft this mother & once I got the Glug going, I was getting both unCANtrollable foaming as well as dribbling due to the vent being seated further away from the lip of the CAN, as in more standard-sized CANtainers. Phew. Finally, after much ado about everything, I would up with two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with good retention, leaving moderate lacing in its wake. Color was a cloudy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose smelled like the dough for banana bread! I prefer my Hefeweizens to be more clove ester-forward, but after three CANsecutive Hefeweizens, I have abandoned all hope. It's hard to dun it when such is a part of the style, but it's just not my bag. Dig?

This is why a Review vs a Rating is SO important - I CAN say whatever I want in my Review, but my Rating should be to style & NOT to personal taste. If you are Reviewing ONLY AND doing so to your personal taste, then you are doing it wrong. My $0.02.

Back from Soapbox City, mouthfeel was medium, about on par for the style. The taste pretty much followed the nose. It was very banana-ester forward with a doughy breadiness from the wheat & yeast with just a modicum of bubble gum. I CAN live with all of that, especially when the clove esters become more assertive on the finish. I would put the finish at semi-dry since it was not completely dry nor was it at all sweet at this point with the wheat also lending a slight sharpness to the equation.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a very good cheap and inoffensive weissbier. The biggest complaint is that it's pretty generic, but for the price-point that seems almost more like a feature than a bug.

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Photo of pro45
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good looking beer. Billowy white frothy head. Funky nose of banana, wheat, cloves. Taste... white bread, pear, apple, wheat, other grains, banana. Very good finish. Hoppy. Surprised by the hop presence. Good, faint malts on the back end. This is not a bad beer for the style. Thirty two ounce can went down easy. This would be a great summer time thirst quencher I would recommend over the Gose styles.

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Photo of stephens101
4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This burnt orange brew is perfectly hazy with a thick crowning of off-white froth; just as it should be. Big banana, orange and spice to the nose. Plenty of banana, orange, and peach to go around with a bit of clove and slight phenols in the finish. So creamy from start to finish and light in body of course. Really enjoying the hell out of this one. And although it may not be top tier, I consider it a very fine example of the style.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.19/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This pours very murky for the style, and slightly darker as well (amber instead of golden. Luckily, the head is very fluffy and dense. It also seems to reveal a lot of general wheat malts going by the aroma, with the esters in the background. Still, those flourishes of banana, bubblegum, and clove are fairly pleasant. Nothing is wrong with the nose, it just lacks the 'zing' of the best. Ditto the flavor profile. It starts off with a lot of wheat malt, with some banana and bubblegum esters showing up in the middle. the finish is mildly hoppy, which I like. All in all, it's a simple tasting beer that doesn't feature the defined hefeweizen characteristics of the finest (exactly as the aroma suggested). Having said that, it's reasonably satisfying and well rounded. This balance is aided by the mouthfeel - light, airy, well carbonated, and *very* crisp. Even if it's no Weihenstephaner, it's so damn poundable...and that's good considering it comes in a near liter can.

3.19/5: It's a borderline liter can of hefeweizen, enough said

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Photo of puboflyons
3.12/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the crowler, which was on sale for $2.99. Best By date of 20 July 2017. Sampled on August 24, 2016.

The pour is a cloudy looking pale yellow underneath a moderate white foamy head that fades down some and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is certainly exhibiting the wheat, lemongrass, and toasted bread character but there is an off-putting soapiness that I also pick up.

Light to medium body.

Wheat flavors and a mildly grassy finish. But that soapiness seems more noticeable in the taste than on the nose. Semi-dry and clean finish.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1-Liter can into a large mug glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy yellow color with a large foamy white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, light caramelized malts, bananas, some citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of bananas, caramel and a little citrus. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

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

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, very 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 tone77
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a giant 32 oz. can. Has a cloudy, dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of banana, wheat, light spices. Taste is milder than the aroma. Banana, wheat, and cloves are all present, smooth and refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking summer beer.

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Photo of HefeweizenLover
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 0.5 can into a Weizen glass.

Appearance: Light amber color. Very cloudy. Tall and foamy medium lasting head.

Smell: Yeast, bread.

Taste: Dominant wheaty aroma. Banana is there, but with spicy overtone of the hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: Easy drinking and enjoyable. Not the best Hefeweizen out there but it is a good one.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light orange hazy body with a gelatinous white head. The scent is heavy on sweetness, banana, and some light spices. The taste has an inherent creaminess and some sweetness and smooth wheat flavour. Very light in body and easy drinking. A nice hefe.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(950 ml can, best by 03/17/2016 - poured into a generic weizen glass)

L: didn't think I stirred up the can much, but it's remarkably cloudy, as if it's all dregs... light, golden-amber color to the juice... very tall, 3-finger high stand of rocky foam... looks rather rough and young, no lace

S: mashed banana and semi-wet bread dough... little bit of a floral, almost hoppy overtone... vibrant wheaty aroma which may indicate rich malty, yeasty depth... only a faintly-spicy, nearly whiskey-like, phenolic scent

T: bready nectar, barmy yeast - sort of a doughy pretzel flavor... banana is there, though mellow and out on the edges, and it also sports a hint of citrus, vaguely lime of em all!... layers, folds of dough, luscious

F: medium-bodied, could go either way whether it leans to the lighter or fuller side of that... bit of a mildly silky residual yeasty backflow... liquid bread like a rich doppelbock, but certainly with some more fizzy activity across the palate

O: fairly solid, pleasingly shelf-stable I've a buddy who's a hefe-head that will certainly gulpple this up... not bad for a 50oz canned weizen that's going on a year old... yet another German-Polish beer item that will languish on the shelf of the liquor store that time forgot - gonna have to clean them out

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Photo of _drummer_
4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great beer. It's a golden color in a glass with decent carbonation. It had a thick head that disappeared slowly. Great wheat, malt, and citrus combination. The finish was sweet and smooth. I'll get this one again.

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Photo of tzieser
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a giant can into a .5l weizen glass. Best by 3/7/16

L- straw in color with a thick haze. Fluffy white head that settles into a thin lacing. A good looking hefeweizen. 4/5

S- wheat malt, sweet fruity esters and a bit of banana/clove in the back. Kinda average for the stye. 3/5

T- wheat malt sweetness at first with more fruity esters (apple and banana). little to no hop bitterness. finishes with some clove notes. not bad at all. 3.75/5

F- thick mouthfeel, slightly dry finish. 3.5/5

O- picked this up for around $3.50 for a 1 liter can. Pretty good deal and is better than most of the style. Recommended. 4/5

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy golden color with creamy 2 finger head, that last around 5-10 minutes, with moderate lacing. Flavors of lemony citrus, wheat, apples, caramel, clove, coriander, floral and herbal spices. Pleasant sugary bready feel with a sharp low bitterness feel. Slick medium body with zesty carbonation. Light finish that lingers with roasted caramel and fresh lemon. Overall good quality craft. Tasty flavors with decent balance. Refreshing feel but the body is a little oily flat. Slightly faint flavors while not overly spicy.

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Photo of utfiero
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Color- hazy apple juice. Full head. Active, fine carbonation.

Aroma- wheaty and grainy with hints of Fuji apple.

Taste- very light on the tongue. Starts light and wheaty with wisps of lemon grass and hints of under-ripe pear. It finishes with a soft lingering wheatiness with subtle apple note (like a little apple Ephreme was mixed into a good weissbier). An all around winner. Purchased in a Romero grocery store in Volcan, Panama

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Photo of Robert0412
3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

[Bought this, because it was on sale, very high discount, apparently no one was buying it].

I have found this German wheat beer to be too exquisite to my taste. In fact, I have found this beer to be quite disgusting. The strong points of this beer are the texture, look and feel. It feels strong, even though it is a lighter beer, which I found to be advantageous. On the other hand, the taste leaves me wishing for the better. I found the taste to be quite repulsive. Overall 3,25 / 4.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the 500mL can into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a nice bright color, very hazy, with a good amount of the distinctive weizen head.

S: Spicy with lots of banana and gum. Good bready malt character in there as well. A great representation of the banana bread character a weizen can have...

T: Spice and subdoued yeast character. Sweet with bubble gum and some citrus but mostly sweet bread. Finishes with another nice spicy note. This is smooth all the way through with lots of character.

Overall a good representation of this style for me. Not a lot of bite, which could be a good or bad thing depending on your preference. A bit thin in the mouthfeel department, but I love the smooth bready taste and smell of this beer, and it's just sweet enough. Probably would pick this up again.

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Photo of airman85b
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice little Hefe Weis beer. It's not the best out there but its a good one. Taste not to strong of a yeast taste and not to watered down with a pleasant after taste. I would recommend this beer to my friends to drink at home. I love wheat beers and this while not being top 3 material is def worth a try.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.21/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: None, but "L08H1" stamped on label
Glass: Weihenstephan weizen glass

A hefeweizen that I've often seen on the shelf, but never picked up until now. Valentins hefeweizen is an all-around average version of the style, not bad by any means, but not particularly memorable when compared to other German versions. At $2.50 per half-liter, it's not a bad value, but for slightly more, one can try Weihenstephaner-level class. Still, a good, light-in-body version of the style that was enjoyed on a warm summer day.

Pours a ~4cm tall head of clean, white bubbles, small in size, creating a very dense and frothy head. Retention is about one and a half minutes, rather below average for the style. Head fades to a 0.3cm cap atop the body of the beer for the duration of the drink. Lacing is fairly minimal, a few thin horizontal lines and scattered dots cling to the insides of the glass. Body is a rich, deep golden orange color, quite hazy (70-80% opaque), with light bringing out pale golden yellow hues throughout. Carbonation is substantial in number and vigor, with many streams rising from the botom of the glass in great profusion and speed.

Aroma of slightly sweet, primarily bread-like, wheat and barley malt, with notable accents of phenols (clove/nutmeg oil) and lesser amounts of banana and lemon-like ester.

Front of palate detects pleasantly bread-like wheat and barley malts, light toasted bread/caramel sweetness, moderate banana ester and yeastiness, and light phenols (clove and nutmeg). Mid-palate of sweet, bread-like wheat and barley malts with a touch of light toasted bread/caramel sweetness, much stronger phenols (clove and nutmeg oils), light banana and lemon esters, and marginally perceptible apple cider. Back of palate picks up continued bread-like malts with mild toasted bread sweetness, moderately strong phenols, and mild apple cider. Aftertaste of wheat bread with hearty yeast, slightly spicy phenols, and very low banana-like esters and apple cider.

Beer is medium-light to light in body, with medium-low levels of carbonation, leading to a fine foaminess on the palate that dissipates a bit too quickly, leaving the beer feeling a bit thin and slightly watery. Closes semi-dry, with light residual stickiness on the palate and lips.

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Photo of metter98
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of bananas are present in the nose along with some notes of wheat.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the wheat flavors are stronger than the bananas and there also are some additional flavors of apples. No cloves are detectable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has some refreshing properties, but I wouldn't consider it to be thirst-quenching. It lacks the complexity exhibited by the top beers of the style but isn't a bad hefeweizen if you like basic flavors of wheat and bananas.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.45/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Valentins weisbier

LOOK: 16.9 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. Hazed deep cloudy straw color. White foam forms, and gradually recedes. Looks sexy in its proper glass, perhaps a shade or two darker than the norm.

SMELL: Estery clove, cotton candy, herbal elements and rustic bread. Some clean German yeast makes itself known.

TASTE: Cotton candy, full grain bread, green banana, clove. Handsomely flavorful and very true to the style. The sweet grains add a nice bit of mustiness to the beer as well as depth. Hop flavor is leafy and herbal, with a well suiting complimentary bitterness.

This is a very fine Hefeweizen, with rich flavor and fine balance. Paired very nicely with a meat and cheese platter. I'm sure ill be drinking this again. Excellent hefe.

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Photo of Haydn-Juby
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 500ml can to a German boot style glass

A: Cloudy orange/yellowish color. Head retained quiet well and left some enticing looking lacing up the sides of the glass.

S: Banana and some coriander and clove like phenolics.

T: Nice balance of the flavors that were present in the smell. Very "bright" tasting .The highlight being on the banana flavors. Hop presence is low and really there is no noticeable bitterness. Its fairly mild and nothing is too overpowering. Just a nice equal balance of yeast and wheat qualities.

M: Nice and crisp. Remarkably smooth and easy drinking.

O: This was a pretty good beer in my opinion and was my introduction to Hefewiezens. I have to say it was enticing and made me want to try some more. Even though I think it would make a nice summer beer I drank it in the midst of winter. Made a good change up to my recent stout line up. I could see it pairing well with fish like sole and halibut. Any pale white fish. Tasty beer.

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Photo of seydou
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured out of a bottle to a very standard hefe opaquely yellow. Head disappeared quickly on mine.

Smells very nice. Rich. Warm. Banana. Thick.

The taste is so smooth and very mellow. The flavor is actually quite subtle and not very present. Lingering aftertaste is almost non existent. Doesn't match the scent.

Mouth feel is distinctly flat for me.

Man I thought by the smell this would be amazing. A very average session hefe.

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Photo of FLima
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color towards brown, a little unusual for wheat beers styles.
Flavour is initially hit by banana, bread and yeast, then it follows by citric notes, and cloves for last.
Light body and tiny bubbles.
A little more sweet than others wheat beet styles.

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