Valentins Weißbier | Park & Bellheimer AG

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Park & Bellheimer AG

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Derek on 04-08-2006

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Ratings: 170 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of woodychandler
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
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 +3.1%
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 RaphaelSC
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strange
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dandy14
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CHIN
4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best during summer... Crisp n light

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Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uuoo33
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pro45
4/5  rDev +12%
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 petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephens101
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
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 rderedin
2.7/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DanielCseklye
2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.19/5  rDev -10.6%
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 Wontonst
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
3.12/5  rDev -12.6%
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 +12%
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 +0.6%
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 Giangio
2.27/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HefeweizenLover
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
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 Dazka
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PsenicnoCRO
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Valentins Weißbier from Park & Bellheimer AG
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