Rothaus Hefeweizen | Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG

Rothaus HefeweizenRothaus Hefeweizen
BA SCORE
81.2%
Liked This Beer
3.97 w/ 69 ratings
Rothaus HefeweizenRothaus Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG
Germany
rothaus.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 03-26-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,747
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
69
Liked:
56
Avg:
3.97/5
pDev:
10.08%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 36
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of inebrius
4.8/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What can possibly be more alluring than the perfume of muesli coated banana smoothie drizzled over natural herbed vanilla? This beer was smuggled via air directly a week ago from Baden Germany. You can almost taste the pine straw Schwarzwald floor; the rural banks where the Donau begins to flow; the Schwenninger Moos, or merely a quality hazed weizen fit for a clerk.

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Photo of DerBayer
4.72/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got this one on tap in the Sloany Pony in London recently and must say what a beer:

A - A cloudy orange like all Hefeweizen

S - Banana, spice, hint of orange and clove

T - see above and naturally sweet yes NO sugar added (brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot von 1516) like most German beers - I love Naturally fruity and sweet beers

M - Yep very good like most Hefeweizen

D - I drank this one way too quickly it s a must try

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Photo of WestGooch
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Globetrotter
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I found this jewel recently at a beer kiosk in the northern part of central Moscow. 33cl brown bottle with gold foil around the neck. The label is similar to the one pictured, but on mine, the words Hefeweizen appear in the upper band of the label, next to "Rothaus", while the center features the word Zäpfle ("small (beer)tap"). Purity law applies, of course. Best before 9/1/05, I opened it on 8/7/05.

The pour is magnificent: hazy orangish straw under a firm 1.5 finger white head with good retention and a bit of lacing. This is one good looking beer. The nose is also just right: yeast and spice blend beautifully, assertive with being overpowering. The mouth is a bit flat for a Hefeweizen, and nicely sticky. The flavors are prototypical of the style: light, slightly sweet, coriander-spiced yeast and wheat. No hops. The finish is dominated by the spice, which lingers well in the aftertaste, filling the jowls and inviting another sip. A beautiful brew for a warm evening. I'll be headed back to that kiosk soon!

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Photo of Absumaster
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very murky orange beer with a thick, creamy head that stays on the entire beer.

Smell is wonderfull, there is the obvious banana and grainy wheat, but also a citric, fruity smell. Reminds me of pineapple and somewhat orange.

Taste of ripe bananas and exotic fruit. Great taste, pineapples, mango's, lychees, everything. Almost like a tropical island. The wheat comes in second and adds to the complexity of the beer. The present yeast makes the beer taste yeasty (duh!), but also makes the mouthfeel a little chewy. Mouthfeel is also a bit astringent and slightly sticky.

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Photo of soulgrowl
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Solid, almost tan orange with yolky yellow highlights with a nice, smooth and soft white head with good retention. The classic Hefeweizen banana aroma launches itself from the glass and dominates the nose, but not without letting some subtleties through. Light clove and apple spice along with some unexpected caramel notes combine for a nice caramel apple undercurrent. Hints of lemon, coconut, and wheat bread are also present. The flavor is tangy and smooth, with lots of round, wheaty goodness. Very fresh and fruity with notes of orange, banana, bubblegum, earthy yeast, and somewhat floral hops. Really dry and clean with a mild finish and lingering yeasty tang. The airy and light mouthfeel matches the flavor well, with soft carbonation and bone-dryness to make this refreshing, if not exactly crisp. There is an interesting depth to this beer and a sort of Belgian character to it. Refreshing, complex, and delightful.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle bought from Beermerchants.com

Poured a hazy light straw yellow colour... White head poured typically big thick and foamy then faded slowly to nice thick layer ... lots of carbonation rises to the surface... decent amount of thick sticky lacing...

Aroma - Nice clove spiciness, light vanilla notes, noticeable wheat, quite bready, very little malts, light fruitiness (banana and lemon), quite peppery...

Taste - Light biscuity malts, fairly strong clove, definite breadiness, quite creamy, good fruitiness (lemon, pear and sweet banana), salty, quite floral - hints of lily, honey grassy and peppery hints...

Feel - Very smooth and creamy with just a little bite underneath... light body... Extremely refreshing and drinkable...

Overall - An excellent German hefe... up there with the best...

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Photo of Jensinho78
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dark orange color with white head. Aroma has nice banana and cloves. Taste is grainy, slightly sweet, with banana and pear notes. Body is really smooth and the carbonation is just right for my taste. Really good hefeweizen, one of the best I had recently.

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Photo of thatmanphil
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice dark burnt orange colour with strong, floral nose. One of my favourite smelling hefewizens. The taste is good but leaves a bit to be desired for aftertaste. A good hefe should leave a nice impression after you swallow and breathe in and this one just barely misses the mark for a four+ star rating. However, this one is definitely worth a try and is a good black forest hefe.

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Photo of alugeris
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of funkel81
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of mick303
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a large white creamy head. Pretty good retention, excellent lacing. Colour was an orange gold, strong carbonation, not too noticeably hazy, the yeast addition adds a hazy burnt amber.

Smell has a lot of fruity banana and wheat malt. A bit of a bubblegum note. Quite a dry fruitiness, bit acidic. Some nutiness and a present bitterness, rich banana bread, butter. Delicious.

Taste is a fruity mix, banana, rich malt, some definite toffee sweetness. Good countering bitterness, light herbal hopiness. Some light cinnamon spice, almond, herbal, some tannic leather. Finishes really full and satisfying. Dry and nicely crisp. Yeast addition adds a firm yeasty, banana feel, dramatically improves the beer.

Mouthfeel has a lot of carbonation, and a light body throughout. A firm biting yeasty edge is noticeable and pleasant. Comes together nicely at the end. Really drinkable and sessionable. Satisfying with a good balance of sweetness, malt and yeast.

This was a good hefe, interesting. I made the mistake of starting my review before getting to the bottom of the bottle and incorporating the yeast, which made a drastic improvement and took it to new heights. A good example of this style, tasty, and to the point. A nice mix of flavours and pleasant to drink, its nice to find a hefe that is more than just banana and bubblegum, a good example of the style.

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Photo of dasenebler
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a large flute glass. Copious head, very nice and fluffy. The head sticks around better than other hefeweizens I've had. Nice cloudy gold color.

Taste is subtly sweet with a good fruitiness. Some serious banana flavors that come through on the nose as well. A bit of spice and cloves as well. Good bubbles and quite refreshing. Very drinkable and smooth. The Rothaus hefe is every bit as good as the more common and popular Weihenstephaner and Schneider-Weisse stylings.

An excellent german wheat with a great pour/head and smooth flavor.

*Reviewed in Berlin, so freshness/flavor may deviate from imported bottles.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this at Bert's Bierhuis in Utrecht.

From a 50cl bottle into a weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a three finger, medium looking, creamy and fluffy white head with good retention. Gamboge orange with medium carbonation. Fades to a full cap and leaves lots of lacing on the top of the glass. A film cap remains with touches of lacing falling down the glass.

SMELL: Lots of wheat, some clove and banana aromas on the nose. Nice bubble gum as well. Medium strength but nice and typical for the style.

TASTE: Follows nose with wheat and clove up front. Nice, wheat and banana finish with a medium and lingering aftertaste of wheat, banana, clove and bubble gum Solid stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and slightly higher levels of carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, goes down okay and finishes a touch dry on the palate.

OVERALL: This is definitely my style of weizen. Well balanced b/w wheat malt and the yeast esters with a solid feel to support it. Good looking beer too. This is perhaps not quite as bold as some of the others in the style, but it's definitely got all the characteristics that I look for in the style. Highly recommended.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge foamy head, cloudy orange, no floaters, perfect hefeweizen pour.
Nice smell of sweet banana, wheat, buttery yeastiness, clove, mild citrus hops.
Nice and fruity taste, with a bubblegum fruitiness: lots of banana, mild citrus(tangerines, lime), faint tropical notes and orchard fruit, really tasty, especially with a nice clear sweetness that is not syrupy in the slightest. Hints of honey.Wheat malts are bready and fluffy, a nice rich foundation. Spicy yeasts, big clove, faint pepper. Some nice green hops in the finish, with a mild bitterness, to cut off any lingering sweetness.
Medium body, not chunky and clumsy, but a bit creamy and fluffy, it's actually quite perfect. Low to medium fizz brings a nice prickle.
This is German brewing of the highest quality, one of the best weizens i've ever had (and that probably are out there). In the big league, with (maybe even better than) Weihenstephan and Ayinger.

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Photo of JoeyV
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Thick, cloudy orange/amber with a large foamy head that dissipates slowly, leaving a nice bit of lacing on the glass.

B: What can I say other than the perfect example of it's style? Strong yeast and grain smell that's particular to Hefeweizens, with just a bit of orange and spice.

T: Wonderfully balanced malty sweetness - again reminiscent of oranges, as well as light toasted bread. I get just the slightest warmth at the end from the alcohol.

M: Thick and rich, slightly foamy. Carbonation doesn't become prominent until the malts have given way to the lighter, crisper aftertaste.

O: Hands down one of the best Hefeweizens I've drank from what is quickly becoming one of my favorite German breweries. Well done, guys!

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Photo of atis
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy orange with huge and creamy white head, excellent retention with beautiful patchy lacing. Aroma is fresh spicy yeast, grains, as well as fruits.

Taste is a pleasant mix of subtle sweetish wheat malt, fruit (lemon, orange and banana), bits of bread, hints of pepper. Mouthfeel is heavy and full with lively carbonation.

Amazing Hefeweizen, certainly the best I have had in a few years time.

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Photo of Spike
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draught at Draft Beer Co, Clerkenwell.
L: Burnt orange with a one-finger foaming head. Head would have been much larger if the pint glass used had more capacity. Very hazy. The hue is a distinct red/orange. Very attractive.
S: Banana, yeast, bubblegum. Not overdone. Soft.
T: Banana, lemon, blood orange.
F: Soft, moderate carbonation, a little sting in the tail.
O: Lovely hefeweizen. Right up there.

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Photo of tjd25
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice golden color, kind of opaque. half inch persistent head. Tiny bubbles keep moving as you drink the beer.
Wheat in the smell with some fruits and a nice yeast aroma.

The wheat is very present in the taste, together with the yeast. A classic hefe weizen taste, smooth, enjoyable, with very little hops. But there's also a slightly sour sensation, something like lemon and clearly banana, that makes the beer a bit different and interesting. The sourness is well balanced with the general wheaty flavor of the brew. A dry finish.

Highly drinkable. A nice beer.

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Photo of JWU
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Obtained through a family member who was stationed in German for a short while with the U.S. Military. He bestowed many a German Hefe upon me (very, very appreciated)

A - A cloudy orange, pretty, billowing white head.

S - more Banana tones than bubble gum. nice citric/spice component.

T - has more going on than most German Hefe's. Very complex, follows the smell pretty much. The spice/clove element is more up front than most.

M - more carbonation than most, but good.

D - a bit better than the normal Hacker-Pschorr's, Franziskaner, or Paulaner offerings. Likely the best sampling of the style I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying.

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Rothaus Hefeweizen from Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG
Beer rating: 81.2% out of 100 with 69 ratings
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