Duckstein Weizen Cuvee | Duckstein GmbH

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Duckstein Weizen CuveeDuckstein Weizen Cuvee

Brewed by:
Duckstein GmbH

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by TMoney2591:
Photo of TMoney2591
2.49/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Trooper shaker pint glass.

Found this random bottle on the shelf, so I picked it up for a lark. Why not? It pours a hazy tawny topped by, well, nothing much, as there's no real head here. Hm. The nose is a blast of dry caramel, with something akin to cracked wheat when viewed from a great distance in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, a tiny rivulet of grass possibly meandering through as well. Wow. The body is a light medium, with a barely perceptible carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, this was just a sad offering. It seemed still and lacked any weizen character whatsoever. I don't even know what to say here...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #85 (Feb 2014):

Grassy, Yeast, Crisp

Proper wheat beer pour, muddled light brown hue with an amazing head on top. Big nose of lemon zest, banana pith, yeast cake and fresh bread. We’re drinking heavy liquid bread here. Suggestions of fresh-cut grass, walnuts, faint clove and yeast. There is a rawness here that our taste buds embrace—enjoyable throughout.

STYLE: Hefeweizen | ABV: 5.7% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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Photo of Markiboy
3/5  rDev -14.3%

It's like a bonfire night dunkel! I get a feeling of standing round a campfire on a cold November night eating candy apples and bonfire toffee. If you did a look and taste test with this beer and put it together with dunkels, I bet most people would imagine it's in its rightful place. As a weissbier, this is nowhere near as good as the golden and delicious banana and honey weissbier kings from the same country of origin. It's interesting as a one off experiment drink but for the price and for the enjoyment, so much more can be had for half the cost, so I would always be looking elsewhere!

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Mar02x
3.36/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I blind tasted this one during a tasting session in the Mug ( pub in Middelburg, Holland)

A - A lot of carbonation in the glass. The fluid is hazy and amber in color. The head is very thin.

S - Banana, chocolate and sweet - never ever smelled anything like it before, some tasting members call it a candy like smell.

T - The taste is a disappointment concerning the smell. The taste is rather dry, and the hop presence rather thin.

M - Medium carbonated and a bitter finish.

O - Not a bad beer but also not to special too.

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Photo of mcthfg
3.09/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sfprint
3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Nearly a dunkelweizen, brown with a tinge of green/yellow. cloudy, fishtank slow rising microcarbonation. Two finger cream head.
S: Yeasty, nutty, banana bread.
T: Liquid bread but a bit sour, but not in a sour dough sort of way. Sour lemony but with less flavor
M: barely astringent
O: An okay beer. I don't know why these Duckstein beers are typically twice the price of other German beers.

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Photo of russpowell
3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up on a whim... BBD of 2014

Pours a slightly hazed caramel with 3 + fingers of fluffy pearl colored head. Head falls away to less than a pinky of head, pretty good head retention, below average lacing

S: Cloves & green bananas, both fade over time

T: Follows the nose, a touch of doughyness & green apples up front. Faint metallic hoppyness as this warms, more cloves, doughyness & green bananas as well. Finishes dry, with green bananas & doughyness/grassy hops

MF: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation

A solid, not great weizen, I can't say I would choose this over the plenty of Bavarian beers which are much better out there. Very easy to drink none the less

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Photo of jsh420
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of LJWalker
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of RuudJH
3.06/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hefeweizen aged on euro beech wood.
0.5 l. bottle, bought on a short trip to Germany.

Poured in my Weihenstephaner glass, this shows a light brown red colour, a huge head (obviously). Cloudy.
Smell is a bit faint. There is banana bread, koriander, nuttmeg and clove, but you have to sniff very hard.
Taste is rather malty and yeasty, and again very faint. Aftertaste is hard to define too, but I can say the whole drink is very watery. Lack of carbonation on this sample?
In any case, I'm sorry to say I'm not too impressed with this experience.

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Photo of FreshHawk
3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutHunter
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of Duckstein's Duckstein Weizen Cuvee last week for $3.19 at The Lager Mill. It's been a little while since I've had a German made beer and this one has me a little interested, so lets see how it goes. Best by 11/2014. Poured from a brown 16.09oz bottle into a Weizen glass.

A- The bottle looks nice, it's got a strip of foil over the cap and it's got a nice clean and simple look to it, I think it's a little eye catching and all the info on it is in German. It poured a nice cloudy orange/burnt orange color that took more of a burnt orange and amber color when held to the light with three and a half fingers worth of fluffy and creamy looking white head that died down to a thin layer that stayed till the end and it left hardly any lacing behind. This was a pretty nice looking beer but I wish it had some lacing and that the color was truer to style..

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness followed by the malts being the first to show up and it imparts a very wheaty aroma with some sweet malt aroma showing up in the background. Up next comes the yeast which imparts a typical spices and banana like aroma, with the banana sticking out the most and the spices are on the lighter side, but there was also a bubblegum like aroma showing up in the background. This beer had a nice aroma that seemed to be pretty true to style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the malts still being the first to show up and they impart that same wheat aspect that sticks out the most with some sweet malts in the background. Up next comes the yeast which imparts pretty much the same aspect that it did in the aroma with the banana still sticking out the most, but this time there's an estery flavor with no bubblegum showing up. On the finish there's a no bitterness with a sweet malt, wheat and banana like aftertaste. This was a nice tasting beer, but I could have gone without the extra estery flavors.

M- Smooth, not too crisp, creamy, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a lower amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice, but I wish it had a little more carbonation and crispness, plus the creaminess caught me off guard.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and a slightly above average and a fairly unique example of Heffeweizen, it had a good amount of aspects that I look for in the style, but it also had a few aspects that you don't really see in the style that I wasn't expecting and they didn't really hurt this beer as much as I thought they would. This beer had decent drinkability, it was smooth, not too crisp, creamy, a little filling and the taste did a decent job at holding my attention, I think one bottle would be my limit, it's a little too thick and creamy for me to drink more than that. What I liked the most about this beer was the balance, the yeast wasn't too overpowering. What I liked the least about this beer was the estery yeast flavor and the creamy mouthfeel, those two aspects didn't really fit into the style. I might buy this beer again, but chances are I'll go for a more traditional Heffeweizen. I think it's worth trying, especially if you like the style. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it and I think if it was a little more like a traditional Heffeweizen I would give it a little better of a score, but I don't think the added estery yeast flavor and creaminess added anything to it. This beer made for a decent first impression and I would be interested in checking out more of this breweries beers. Solid job guys, keep it up.

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Photo of drmeto
1.87/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

-very grainy and leathery with quite a heavy tartness
-huge mold-like off flavour,tasted like a barn
-subdued overripe banana
-disappointing carbonation
-bland,way too light finish

this straight-up sucked

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Absumaster
4.44/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A murky, copper beer with a fine-bubbly white head. Lots of carbonation aggresively rising to the top.

Smell is vanilla and banana, with other exotic fruits. The yeast is phenolic and the wheat is present and grainy like a good cereal.

Taste is grainy and has distinct wheat notes. The vanilla is also in here and goes very well with the very smooth mouthfeel. This is almost like a vanilla milkshake, but then even better. The yeast adds some phenolic taste, with banana and pineapple, but leaving out the cloves. Bitterness is very low and almost absent. Body is medium and drinkability is great. The only downside is that the sun is not shining, because then this would taste even better.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.66/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a dimpled mug.

Look: Opaque caramel colored body with a foamy cream colored head. The head Recedes to a thick even-layered film. Little or no lacing.

Aroma: Musty malts, with subtle caramel and banana.

Taste: Spot-on with the aroma which is interesting. It almost tastes like a musty banana split. Some sweet caramel, banana, and a tangy tart finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Almost awesome, but not bad. Like a blurry nude photo.

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Photo of jandadeboer
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Azpittil57
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of jesseejames
3.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a reddish brown with a nice head that lingers with very little lacing. It smells of fruity malts. It tastes of roasted malts with a fruity tone. It starts out a little wheat sour then finishes bitter with a bitter aftertaste or burnt malts. Not a great beer by any means but goes well with a heavy meat meal.

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Photo of Tomais
3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RockonBeerBlog
1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

Photo of paterlodie
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BBE 01-07. Nice beige head and amberbrown foggy beer. Nose very creamy, wheat& other malts richly present and the banana fruit make it wel except bit of a yeasty touch. As there is in taste giving it bit suphuric note but further good and malty with "sour"wheat present and fitting bitterness( except yeastybitter note). Full and creamy mouthfeel and quiet low carbonisation fits beer. Enjoyable and well drinkable weizen even if it from way up north...

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Duckstein Weizen Cuvee from Duckstein GmbH
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 43 ratings