Bavaringer Hefeweisen
Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus

Bavaringer HefeweisenBavaringer Hefeweisen
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Style:
German Hefeweizen
Ranked #81
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #18,301
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 12.85%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
58
From:
Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  8
Gots
  12
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: Formerly labeled as Hefe-Weizen
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 58 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by dmberger:
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3.06/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Fürst Wallerstein Hefe-Weizen
.5 L brown bottle with swing-top enclosure. "Best before 19.02.14" - almost 6 months old...
$3.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Appearance: Typical. Clearer than it might be. Heavy sediment is left in the base of the bottle. Good head retention, dropping but always maintaining a solid surface covering. Average lacing.

Smell: Wheat. Minor banana and clove. Dull, probably due to age.

Taste: As the nose indicates, the flavor follows. It's nicely balanced with a bitterness that just pushes slightly past the malt sweetness. Gently spicy and floral hops accentuate. Pleasant maltiness and moderate yeastiness. Round and smooth. Some plastic-like and minor smoky phenolics give it a bit of an edge... it reminds me of slow-roasted pork in a way. Lots of vanilla in the lingering finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium headed towards medium in body. Gently crisp, effervescent carbonation.

Overall: A fresh sample would, without question, be worth trying. The spicy and gently phenolic combination followed by soft vanilla allows it to stand out from the pack.

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Photo of Naerhu
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Orange opaque body with pure white head.
Very light aroma
Very fresh banana and spice. Overall this beer is good to drink but lacking in character, making the 250 word minimum quite a challenge for reviewing this beer.
Fine carbonation.
Very refreshing, but pretty boring. I am beginning to think that "HefeWeizen" means boring in German.

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4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a cloudy, darkish yellow body with a tall, pillowy, white head.

Smell: Tangy-scented wheat, a little tartish lemon juice, subtle banana scent, a bite of clove, very far-off vanilla.

Taste: Soft, supple wheat malt with a slight graininess and pinch of powdered sugar. The ever expected banana and spicy clove tastes are there. Almost gives a hint of vanilla. Citrusy lemon, a hint of florals and enough bitterness to help push it do a drying, crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Falls shy of medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Refreshing. Not a bad lil' hefe that leans more crisp than creamy.

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3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a 500 ml. bottle of this a week or so ago over at Total Wine, having never tried this before. This was a good beer and a solid example of what a Hefeweizen should be but it was not the best I had. It was a bit too dark in appearance and taste and there was even just a bit too much alcohol in this. I still believe that there isn't a bad example of this style and this was just fine as is for a nice Summer night such as this one.

The pour to this was good, with a hazy apricot hue, fluffy head, and a bit of lacing that slowly slide down the sides of my glass. Not a strong aroma to this but there was wheat, apricot, and booze in the nose and more of the fruit in the taste. It almost felt like a Weizenbock, since the body was not as strong as the medium-bodied fruit and the carbonation wasn't that prevalent either, leading for the taste to linger long into the aftertaste.

This was just a bit stronger than I would have liked, as it was the first Hefeweizen where I could actually feel the alcohol as I worked my way through it. This had quite a full body and I could almost chew it and combined with the "pop" as I undid the top to it, combined for an interesting sensory experience for what tends to be a lighter style for me. This could have used more banana and clove but it's just bit different than the other examples of the style that I've had and a good representation of what a beer like this is capable of.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

(500 ml bottle, best before 26.08.16 - poured into a wine glass - had a weizen glass, but

L: golden-yellow liquid with a moderate cloudiness... off-white foam, dense but loose, piles moderately high, but doesn't hold up well, which is a concern... there is a slug of sediment in the bottom of the bottle and, when poured in to fill the glass, gets things truly murky

S: mashed bananas, bread dough, and a hint of fresh cut grass and sweaty yeast... floral overtone... lovely, moderate-high intensity... no oxidation, smells relatively fresh... fresh-baked banana bread that wasn't darkened too much in the oven, that and the grassy highlights are

T: spicy center that's more plum than clove... banana flavor is somewhat bold, with some true tones of bubblegum filling out around the sides, then lingering and looming large in the aftertaste... the doughy malt is an afterthought at first... long into the aftertaste, crust of white sandwich loaf, maybe a nip metallic

F: plush, lightly sticky... relatively thick, but it fans out wonderfully, dissolving softly at the back of the palate - barely even feel it going down the gullet... really, its sequence in texture is exquisite and the one element in which it out matches Weihenstephaner

O: can't say I've come across many that top this (perhaps it's its freshness?) - top 5 for me, for sure... the taste is explosive, layered, and high volume throughout... I would like another, but I only had one bottle

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Photo of Ungespundet
4.49/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this beer and have tried it a few times now in blind tests. It really is a solid offering from what is one of the best breweries in Germany. Try their beers and I think you’ll agree!

Pours up a creamy white head that fades a little quicker than other Weißbiers in this region. The fines bubbles do hang on for the rest of the ride to provide a nice lace. The color is pale gold and cloudy with yeast. The aroma is absolutely where this beer shines. A very nicely balanced and complex aroma that begins with a big fruity bubble gum blast. Candy like at times with strong waves of banana. Paired to the fruit aromas are nice phenolic spice aromas. The yeast comes thorugh crisp and very clean and is backed by a strong malt backbone. A+ for the aroma no question! Würzig!!! The carbonation is appropriate to style and mouth feel is medium to light. Its very light and crisp. Maybe a bit lighter than others. The fruity yeast flavors play up front and lead into a spiced malt foundation that finishes balanced by a slight hop bitterness. Maybe a bit lighter in the mouth feel than others but otherwise a very, very good Weißbier. It you like your Weißbier aggressive in the aroma department and full flavor(Würzig!) than pour one of these up. Only possible detraction is the mouthfeel. Zum Wohl!

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Photo of czfreeman
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have never seen this brewery's beer before, found it at the Olympia Einkaufzentrum in Munich today.. Served in a flip-top, blue label with a picture of a knight on the front.
Opens wih an explove pop, immediately giving a whiff of Hefe-goodness.
An aggressive pour yields an thick, cramy, ever-so-light tan head literally filling the entire hefe glass. After several seconds, the beer emerges under the cap, a light golden-yellowish colored Hefe, that immediately reminds me of Belgian Wit in appearance, in it's lemony total murkiness. The head is still there after a full two minutes. Good looking Hefe.
Aroma is rich mixture of a thick smell of grain, yeast, and lemony esters , cream, all pureed with a massive amount of banana, and with a sharp, peppery-clove dusting. Orange and tangerine are appreciated, but this is really one of the most banana-like Hefe's I've come across. The aroma is accented, but not interrupted by the light spiciness of yeast. Banana-weizen if I've ever had one. I'm loving it.
Spicy, musty, thick-sweet and creamy all at once. There is a grainy wood-like mustiness upfront, then the onslaught of fruit and spice ensues. The banana is upfront and in-your face, digging into it, I find a sweetness akin to vanilla bean, orange, honey cream of wheat, pepper and clove.
Flavor is probably one of the most banana-like of any Hefe I have previously tried. It detracts a bit from itself after a while. A bit more spice would take this to the top of the Hefe world. Mouth feel is thick creamy and a bit under carbonated, as in any good Hefe. It simply becomes a slight bit too sweet after a while, but that is being a bit nit-picky.
I've really been looking for a Hefe that packs this much banana-creamy flavor, and Wallerstein has delivered. Great Weizen.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Clydesdale
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy, somewhat murky orange-yellow. The off-white head has a light tint of yellow-orange, and while initially tall, it eagerly fades to a more medium height. The texture is a bit fluffy/foamy, and a patchy lattice of lacing sticks to the glass.

S: Some tangy wheat aromas in the nose, along with some general malty breadiness. Soft yeasty spiciness, with rather light clove notes. Banana notes become increasingly prominent as the beer warms. A bit lemony/citric. Subdued but pleasant.

T: Bready malt and wheat notes up front. Yeast adds a nice batch of citric, banana, and powdery spice flavors. Faint vanilla and clove flavors. A pleasant, fruity aftertaste brings some light orchard notes (pear, golden apple).

M: Medium body, with fairly soft carbonation. Generally creamy and inviting.

O: This is a nice hefeweizen, though other offerings from Germany are superior. This manages a very nice balance, with no particular characteristic standing apart from the others. Nicely crafted and easy to drink.

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Bavaringer Hefeweisen from Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 58 ratings