Valentins Weißbier | Park & Bellheimer AG

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Valentins WeißbierValentins Weißbier

Brewed by:
Park & Bellheimer AG

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of jizdepski
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

looks a bit thin poured into standard pint glass. has an attractive white head above an apple cider-looking brew. pale brownish/orange in color. has aromas of straw, yeast, pepper, and cloves. taste is a bit peppery and citrusy up front and has a strong clove profile. a bit of not yet ripe banana flavor hits in the middle. finishes semi-sweet with a bit of lingering clove and lemon. mouthfeel is a bit thin for the style, which doesn't really detract. drinkability is about in line for what you'd hope for in a hefe-weizen. overall an extremely average, non-objectionable beer. best way to sum it up would be, to borrow from the character Miles in the movie sideways: quaffable, but far from transcendent.

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Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle 5.3% abv

Appearance: Pours a dirty orangey gold. Very cloudy as any good hefeweizen. Large head, retains about 1/4 inch that lasts most of the way down. Leaves some lace.

Aroma: Wow, very strong banana and clove esters. Wheat malt, coriander and dried paw-paw also make an appearance. As with most hefe's I love the smell. Let's just hope that the taste will live up to the smell.

Taste: Thankfully I am not disappointed. The taste does live up to the smell. Dominated by sweet/sour yeast, but with a good amount of malt to back it up.

Mouthfeel: Great, perfectly carbonated, medium bodied and smooth.

Drinkability: Great beer to drink, wonderfully refreshing and perfect for a hot South African day.

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Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a milky yellow-orange with a thick off-white head that eventually settles into a thin cap.

The smell is of the typical cloves and bananas, though perhaps a little thin.

Tastes strongly of cloves, peppery spices and bananas, and no hops. Medium mouthfeel with a dry and powdery texture. Drinkability is decent.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

0.5l poured in a chalice. I've paid $1 per bottle in a 6 pack.

I've bought it at Denner Switzerland and, because of its low price, I was expecting a low quality beer. Fortunately, I was wrong. This is a quite fair Hefeweizen beer.

A: Pours a hazy beige color with a foamy head. Reasonable carbonation.
S: Malty smell is very present. The traditional bananas and cloves smell is quite discrete.
T: Well balanced. Again, the malt prevails against the bananas/cloves
M: Full body. Medium to low carbonation with quite pleasant malt taste. Low Hefeweizen bitterness
D: Good drinkability. Fair Hefeweizen. Very welcomed in a summertime.

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Photo of Amalak
4.33/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had out of a 25 ounce bottle. It's completely opaque and pure gold. Great, thick, foamy head and lots of lace. Has a very wheaty scent. Nice start.

It's a very sweet hefe with some bitterness in the back of the mouth. Certainly high quality and despite the price ($7.99 for the bottle) I can't complain.

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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 Avagadro
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy orange with a foamy head. Great retention.

S: Cloves and bananas run rampant in the bold bouquet.

T: More acidic than most hefes I've had. The typical Banana/Clove flavors are well balaned, giving a deliciously thirst quenching brew.

M: Medium body with slight grit from the suspended yeast.

D: If you like your Hefes with a slight sour twang, go with the Valentins.

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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 engisch
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this 500 ml can in the local Coop (Zurich). It pours with a nice thick head and is golden straw colored. It is very cloudy, as expected in a weiss (white) beer.

The smell is mostly of cloves with a hint of bananas. The taste is also the spicy sweetness of a wheat beer. This beer has noticable lacing.

I enjoyed this beer and it settled my craving for a wheat. This is your typical German Weissbier and is very comparable to the bigger German names.

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Photo of Lexluthor33
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A super cloudy,orange color yellowish tint with a nice sized,fluffy head with very good lace.

The aroma of cloves,banana and wheat.

The taste starts with wheat flavor,banana but mild. Clove hints and a very smooth feel. Refreshing and a good balance. It finishes with a good body and solid carbonation.Some citrus hints are thrown in as well.

Notes: I was grilling on a hot day and this was my first beer. I had some water and then this beer. Picked it up by chance and I really liked it. This one finished a little dry as well,but refreshed as it went down.

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

500ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a light amber / yellow colour with a good yeasty haze... White head poured typically thick and foamy then faded slowly to decent thickish covering ... lots of carbonation rises to the surface... fair amount of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Very light clove spiciness, good wheatiness, some breadiness, very little malts - just some faint biscuity hints, sweet banana, light fruitiness (apples and lemons), some peppery traces, hay traces...

Taste - Very light biscuit malts, faint clove, quite strong wheat malt notes, quite yeasty, definite breadiness, some soap, nice fruitiness (lots of lemon and banana), light sour notes, peppery hints...

Feel - Fairly smooth with a little bite underneath... light body... As with most hefe's this is pretty refreshing and drinkable...

Overall - A pretty standard, though decent, hefe... certainly worth a try...

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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 atis
4.24/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Did not like the head, maybe it was the fault of pouring, but it disappeared too fast.

Aroma is light malty with sweet fruit and, of course, yeast; could not find that banana too easily. Taste is perfect - some light fizzy hops at first with sweetish wheat malt mixing together to form an excellent a bit dry and clean finish.

I am surprised that such a good Hefeweizen is so cheap.

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Photo of Andreji
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried the valentins in a restaurant at Hackescher Markt in Berlin.

wasn't too excited with this off-the-beaten-path weizen either. a nice cloudy golden pour with a bright white head. poor banana and citrusy smell. no fantastic flavour overturn, a rather subtle harmony of banana and bubble gum. too subtle if you ask me. full mouthfeel, ok carbonation could be more balanced.

a decent dinner beer, but no sessionable, or do-it-again type.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.33/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle served in a weisse glass.

L - murky, light amber color with a huge fluffy white head that fell to a heavy layer, leaving some lacing.

S - sweet wheat, banana and clove in the aroma.

T - sweet wheat malt flavors.

M - medium bodied with good carbonation.

D - very good wheat beer that's a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of chinabeergeek
4.27/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a bit harder to find than some of the other weissbiers here in beijing, but some stores will occasionally carry it.

500ml can

pours a deep amber honey color, a bit darker than other weissbiers. very hazy with yeast. decent head fades to wispy layer. lacing a bit sparse.

nutty, slightly toasted banana aromas, hint of spice, whiff of pears. some yeasty fresh bread dough.

flavors are similar, with faint honey and malt sweetness. slightly phenolic finish along with very gentle bitterness, both following into an interesting aftertaste.

fluffy but ever slightly rough with a carbonation that is slightly overactive perhaps.

still, a decent find, and better than erdinger to introduce chinese beer drinkers to the wonders of weissbier.

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Photo of Bierfreund
4.65/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a cloudy dijon colour into my Weizenglass, looking a bit like cidre, topped by a thick, almost white head that stayed 4 fingers high for quite some time, with a good lacing.

Offered a tangy nose, followed by a clean taste, almost salty.

Aftertaste was very slightly bitter, in the Weissbier style, then turned into a tart apricot. Very drinkable!

I can't believe this beer costs only 1,60 $ incl. tax per bottle! Quite refreshing and of much higher quality than the low price would suggest. Try this fresh and cold!

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy medium straw hue with a four finger foamy white head. There was very good retention and good lacing.

The smell featured an estery yeast typified by banana nd clove aromas.

The taste consisted of a soft, yet spicy yeast, and an earthy and estery yeast. Decent doughy finish.

The mouthfeel typical of the style with a slight chewiness.

Overall a tasty and authentic hefe.

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Photo of stcules
2.49/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A white, fluffy, abundant head. Quite carbonated, with a lot of thin rising bubbles. Hazy orange.
The smells tends to be sweet, with sugary notes of banana. Some medicinal notes (band-aid). Wheat, and yeast.
Same notes in the taste. Sweet.
Sweet again, and boring, in the aftertaste.
Not to inviting, and definitely not interesting.

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Photo of Injemanze
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Always stocked at the Liquormart chain stores in Hangzhou.

Appearance - Dark unfiltered golden brown/rust color. Thick lasting caramel colored head.

Smell - Strong banana bread aroma immediately discernable

Taste - Nothing strong: Banana, weak grass notes (pleasant however), and something else I cannot quite name.

Drinkability -Very Good drinkability; could easily go through half a mini-keg. A bit weak to be enjoyed by itself but pairs excellently with meaty foods that do not overwhelm its flavor. Goes especially well with bratwursts or roast chicken and potatoes.

I love all wheat beer variants and though this brand would rank lower in my ratings it gets points for being one of the few good beers readily available in my part of China.

Serving type: mini keg poured into a beer stein.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.45/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a fully clouded brown gold with a huge white head that falls, but sticks around for a little bit. Nose is earthy and tar-like yeast. Flavor is a bit lighter at the start than I would have figured with what I got on the nose and how it looks. It lifts itself up fairly quickly though. Lemon tones with a fairly strong yeast body. Very mild tar on there. But the aftertaste is what is really key here. Man does it stick around. Feel is nice and smooth on the liquid and with a decent bubble. Pretty drinkable. Smooth and even and well made. Nothing showy at all. Just a decent hefe. Worth a shot.

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Photo of csrbv
4.57/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Let me start by saying that I love Wheat beers and my last name is Valentine.

With that said, thie beer pored with a rich cloudy golden color with a rich thick head, the bottle is a 16.9oz so I waited a long time for the head to go down just to fill my pint glass.

Taste is at the top of any wheat beer I have tasted
Mouth feel is good, very carbonated, but not unpleasently so. I live in PA so I had to buy a whole case of this beer--I won't have any problem finishing this case. This beer is a great compliment to burgers, wings, fries, meatloaf, and bar food really...but can also be consumed on its own--it is that good.

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Photo of WesWes
4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a cloudy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It's got a light pale and wheat malt scent along with a wonderful yeast aroma. The banana and clove esters really stand out in this one. The taste is great. It has smooth, malty flavor that goes down easy and finishes fruity with some light breadlike character. The malt bill seems a bit more complex than your average hefe. The yeast offers up a nice array esters that climax in the finish. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is one of the best hefes I've had in some time. It's easy drinking and full of flavor.

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Photo of wl0307
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB 27/02/2008, served chilled in a weizen glass.

A: a cloudy dark orangey-yellow hue comes with a slowly-retreating off-white pillowy head and rather moderate carbonation; not bad in appearance.
S: mildly sour mangos and a lightly dusty note come first, ensued by rich, sour-sweet note of yeasty drinks, grainy wheats, and an intensifying flow of sugary malts. Very fruity and sweet, while the hardly recognisable spicy edge of clove hides itself a bit TOO well.
T: powdery and light wheatiness and mild caramel make the entrance, soon followed by a thin wave of sour-sweet yeasty-fruits (denoting passion-fruits, mangos, and a little bit of bananas), while in a remote corner also lingers a mild white-peppery spiciness. The finish is short but pleasantly dryish-sweet and clean. Overall, not bad at all.
M&D: quite soft in terms of fizziness apart from being slightly thin in the aftertaste, making this a relaxing weizen to enjoy; where the complexity is somewhat lacking, the soothing mouthfeel makes up for it. Well worth a try - as a session weizen!

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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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Valentins Weißbier from Park & Bellheimer AG
3.62 out of 5 based on 161 ratings.
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