Valentins Weißbier | Park & Bellheimer AG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Park & Bellheimer AG
Germany
valentins-weissbier.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Derek on 04-08-2006

BEER STATS
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
155
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
18.51%
 
 
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Photo of Cavery
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bottle purchased for me by a family friend that heard I liked good beer, thus this was gifted. Well the bottle does say "premium", so I'll give him that!

A: cloudy orange with some light thin bead egg shell foams. A ring of foam remains around the top of the glass after about a 2 finger foamy head. light swirls of silky films remain on top. The body is cloudy with some real raw honey characteristics. Has as much white character as it does orange, and they clash for a

S: Some watery clove over not so apparent banana peel. Smells kind of like old butter lettuce. Comes off a bit fake to me, the yeast character seems weak and macrod. Not much sweetness, but a bit of wheat to at least make it apparent what style of beer I'm drinking.

T: Some wet hay, soggy wheat, and light old orange peel that's baked away all of its citrus qualities. A little bit of floral character that makes me think of air fresheners that you see in taxi cabs. Not really crazy about the flavor, and it has that really washed over bitterness that makes me think macro macro macro. Just very tame with a lot of watery flavors. Celery in the finish.

M: Very fizzy, effervescent. It is as relentless as you could ever hope a soda pop to be. A nice feel that is perhaps even a bit light for a hefeweizen, but it's by no means bad. Fizzy, but soft, and I may actually think better of it if there were some flavors for the mouth feel to accentuate.

O: Just because it says premium doesn't necessarily mean it is, don't believe everything you read on beer bottles -- I'm sure that's a Chinese proverb that I have yet to discover a citation for. The best thing this beer has going for it is that it's a traditional German Style from Germany and it has German writing on the bottle. Other than that I'd say it just falls in that mediocre category. This might be the real deal as far as tradition, but I call it a poser in terms of execution.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #36 (Jan 2010):

Cloudy with a 100-percent chance of sticky lacing. Banana bread nose with a kiss of lemon and clove in the back. Earthy, musty yeast meets sweet, bready malt; cloves come in right on time to break up the sweetness a bit. Vague hopping drops a mild herbal tone in the middle. Ripe fruit really does not develop until the finish.

Among the handful of well-known imports that may be overshadowed, a worthy try for the wheat lover in you, if you don't have access to locally brewed versions of high quality.

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Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Billolick
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mid sized bottle. w/o freshness/brewing date info. Pours darker apricot/sludgy brown, cloudy , under a wonderful puffy one inch head, that stays. It slowly eases into a mottled pillow of light khaki froth and leaves a mustache tickling pillow on top of this tasty offering. Plenty of strands of stick. Nose is the expected fruity, yeasty melange. Nice tasting and easy drinking German wheat. Bananas, light cloves/coriander all add to the fun. On the lighter side adding to easy drinkability. Helped wash down a chicken sausage sandwedge with ease. First time I've tried this one and I like it. Well worth a try.

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Photo of Marius
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Robertas
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of airman85b
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
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 tux_alin
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AxlSkull
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of intoxabroad
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of BrewMaven
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not too often do I find a Hefe in a local store...Especially an import!

Poured from the classy looking bottle into my Bubba Gump Weizen glass this beer is a cloudy deep gold and has an absolutely MONSTROUS white head that eventually dropped to about half an inch leaving splotchy lace. With the cascading fine bubbles and that head, this is one impressive looking beer!

Has a distinct hollow yeasty earthy aroma.

Tastes like grainy apple and semi green banana with a creamy semi full mouthfeel. I noticed a hint of lemony rind on the last sip of the beer. Dry clean finish. Cabonation is not as noticeable in the mouth as it is in the glass.

This could find a spot in my fridge again soon.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I brought a 500ml can home from a recent trip to Europe. The beer poured a cloudy deep golden color, good head that dissapates quickly. Smell is includes cloves and fainted hint of banana, lemon and spices. The mouthfeel is light to medium body with the taste similar to the smell, with more banana being more pronounced. Not the best I've tried, but one you can drink easily.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of SenorTacos
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found at Monkland SAQ

A- Something between yellow and brown. Opaque. Can't see through at all even though the Molson Dry glass I poured it in is quite slender. Head didn't last very long but it seemed light and fragile.

S- Apple and banana purée. A bit of toasted wheat.

T- Bready and yeasty but the banana is still very present as well as some of the apple. A tiny touch of hops and a american adjunct lager bite. Bit of a lemony character.

M- Medium carbonation. Moderately dry. Full body.

O- Good beer. Cures a hefeweizen craving just fine. I could buy it again.

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Photo of Gmann
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dirty golden color with a nice white head that dissipated into a nice cap but left no lacing. The smell is typical hefe, good banana, bubble gum and clove smell, juicy, very nice hefe aromas. The taste is unfortunately not as great as the smell. The taste is of banana cream pie but is cut short by a sharp green apple bitterness, a bit malty. The feel is light but not watery, a nice wheat edge, finishes very balanced. A very good hefe, could use some more banana, bubble gum or clove flavors. Respectful.

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Photo of scootny
4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 500 ml bottle. A darkish,burnt orange gold liquid with a good thick head that while beautiful does not leave much lacing. Cloudy with yeast. Aggressive carbonation has bubbles streaming up all over the place.

Smell is lemony and sweet banana. Fruity yeast esters follow with a healthy wheat malt body to tie it together. A hint of clove.

Taste is just wonderful, an extension of the nose. A prominent lemon and a banana combination. Strong wheat twang and yeasty fruitiness. Gently hopped, the bitterness is quenching and clean and leads to a mild fresh crescent roll taste on the palate.

Mouthfeel is crisp and and clean. Effervescence is just right, quite lively but not overpowering. A light weight and smooth caress of the mouth.

Drinkability is first rate. This is a great hefe for sessioning, or anything else. Top notch beer

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Photo of calise1122
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Just finished a great dinner and decided to dig around the old fridge, pulled this guy out. COst $2.50 for the pint sized bottle.

Pours into an Aventinus glass with Blonde on Blonde filling the space in the background. Initial pour leaves a nice head, but it falls quickly to what looks like a calm and murky pond. No lacing and a barely noticeable wine rim around the edges. Its autumn brown and the bubbles hug the glass where it protrudes out - waiting for their turn to blast off towards the light above. Bubbles exploding where liquid meets air replicating a really poorly trained firing squad. The base has an orangish yellow tinge to it, and at the very bottom it is almost clear with more bubbles popping and locking. Nice looking for sure, but would love the head to stick around for at least a bit.

Smells a bit musty, and the candy sweetness jumps upward with a nice little effort. The wheat is very present, and I get all the typical hefe smells of spices, banana, clove, etc.

Maybe it is too cold, maybe it is the fact we just cooked up some delicious sweet pepper and vinegar pork chops - but the taste glides off the palate very quickly. The malt really comes out in the taste, and it is extremely true to the style - with very strong bazooka joe bubble gum flavors.

Nice carbonation, just wish it had more body. It doesn't explode like I wish it would - if that makes sense. Which is weird, because even now - 20 minutes after opening the bottle bubbles are still torpedoing towards through the beer for a chance at the surface.

Its definitely drinkable, if not almost a bit too watery.

All in all, a good example of the style and at $2.50 a pint at retail - you just can't go wrong.

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Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
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 puboflyons
3.12/5  rDev -13.8%
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 edgarius7777
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of jsh420
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.48/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Can: Poured a light yellowish color weizen with a nice pure white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of light bubblegum notes with some wheat malt. Taste is also dominated by light notes of wheat with some light bubblegum ester. Body is too light for style with good carbonation. This is too watery to be interesting with a serious lack of character.

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Photo of Gottesverachter
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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