Rothaus Hefeweizen | Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG

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67 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.3%
 
 
Wants:
11
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13
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of clarknova
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of stcules
3.08/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Without yeast, it has a full golden color; after pouring the yeast, it becomes a more classical dark orange, hazy. Compact, dense and creamy head.
In the smell a classic banana-yeast, well balanced, but there are also some hop (!) and hay notes (!!). Maybe berry-fruit hints, and apricot.
Taste more dry than a standard weizen. Sharp citric, and some banana. After some while, the taste becomes more classic.
Standard body. Fruity aftertaste (orange, banana), and again, herbal notes.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Orangish; cloudy; large head that lingered entire glass

Aroma: Spicy, normal wheat beer aroma

Taste: Smooth, but watery; good dinner wheat beer, but not that inspiring

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of Brushkanna
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Taken on 16 Apr 2011 in the 'Swarzwalderstube' Berlin.

Once I'd stopped stroking the glass I noticed the beer was a murky dull orange colour, on top sat a pure white head, soon to be a wispy covering as the bubbles died away very quickly.

The smell was of vanilla pods, corriander and cloves, banana esters also in the mixture of aromas.

The taste was of peppery banana, along with the vanilla picked up in the smells.

An OK beer, but I thought a little thin in body depth and lacking in flavour compared to many other Hefeweizen biers I've had and reviewed.

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Photo of Derek
3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mindestens haltbar bis: 02.06.06

A: Murky, golden straw. Fizzy white-head, little retention, some lace.

S: Bready with a little pineapple and citrus.

T: A little bread with lemon/lime tartness. Quite refreshing, but not full of flavour.

M: Light, somewhat creamy body, slighly acidic. Moderate to highly carbonated.

D: Good.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review: 0.33 l Bottle of Rothaus Hefe Weizen , Weizen Zapfle 5.4%ABV

The Rothaus Hefe Weizen Zäpfle, a typical wheat German beer with alcohol content of 5.4% but with an interesting and refreshing fruity flavour

On pour a very large foamy head appeared and took forever to settle. Once it eventually settles you are left with a dark cloudy colour of a beer, which has a good head that leaves a good bit of lacing on the glass.

On smell I get a lot of citrus and banana tones with the expected yeast and grain smell that is particular to Hefeweizens. A nice citric fruity smell!

Even though I am not a huge fan of Hefeweizens I found the taste was very smooth and creamy and quite enjoyable. The overall taste was sweet, with fruity flavours and a sour depth to the beer. The aftertaste was pretty bitter as you’d expect, the citrus kicking in. I enjoyed it and its a very drinkable and good tasting beer.

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Photo of seanyfo
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

50cl bottle served at the porterhouse in covent garden, london. Weissbier glass

A- Cloudy, orange amber with a 3 finger creamy head that has moderate retention and lacing.

S- Typical clove and banana combination.

T- Once again typical weizen flavours of clove and banana, has good flavour retention, not watery in the finish.

M- Carbonation a little too aggressive, although it has a nice body, not watery.

D - A good weizen in my book although a little unsettling on the stomach due to high carbonation, good stereotypical weizen flavours.

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Photo of F_riedrich
3.51/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sfprint
3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the smaller 33cl bottle:

A: Soapy sudsie, 1.5 finger head. dense apricot in color like a slightly darker creamsicle color, completely translucent, no visible rising carbonation.
S: Like an average German hefeweizen, i get mostly a fresh yet slightly heavy yeast flavor, ghost of bananas.
T: Very subtle sweetness, mild well blended flavor. Somewhat bitter aftertaste, which isn't my favorite, but yet isn't "bad" either. The aftertaste also has a watery quality.
M: Fluffy which gives it a light quality, but it's body I would consider average in girth. Mild yet sharp stinging.
O: A nice one but not my favorite.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle from Good Spirits Wine & Beer, Glasgow (£3.00):
Quite a nice, well balanced hefe that was pretty fresh & came through with a lot of malts from the start, There was some nice bread flavours with banana, yeast & cloves on top alongside some touches of yeast & background citrus. It was was to drink & enjoyable without being a standout offering or one that I'd go out of my way to hunt down again; I wouldn't say no to a second either though.

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Photo of Dmmflys
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Zekenyce
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rredshift
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of JothHu
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Hanglow
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very good looking weizen, banana led, apple, clove to the fore in aroma, just enough tartness and carbonation to offset the sweetness in taste. More apple flavour than most.

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Photo of Sixpoint
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of the better weizens (IMHO). Cloudy amber with a thick, fluffy head. Aroma is right on the money and flavor is too, although more wheat/bread than banana. Nice.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (50 cl.), purchased in La Cervoiserie, and tasted in 2011.

Appearance : clear yellow orange color with white foamy head.
Smell : wheat and moderate yeasty aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : fruity flavours with yeasty and wheaty notes.
Drinkability : a good beer in the German style Hefe Weizen.

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Photo of Tomais
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

BB 10.1.14 (January)
Pours a big frothy head, cloudy, lightish yellow. 33cl bottle in a 33cl weizen glass - what with the big head, the last bit of the bottle has to wait. Temperature is somewhere between cellar and fridge.
Smell reminds me of bannana ice cream(!) Taste is sweet yet astringent. Bannana, clove; it's not full, there's a metallic finish which doesnt help...
Just added the end of the bottle. Smell improves noticeably - more body, nicely rounded - peppery spicy with cloves. Taste is much better too. Theres a really lovely velvety mouthfeel; the astringency comes through later; the finish is no longer metallic but still a bit thin. I wish I had another - to pin down those tastes a bit bit better - but also cause I reckon I'd enjoy another...

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Photo of RickyS
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly dark yellow/orange color, very cloudy with medium head that leaves quite a long time. Very typical aroma of banana, bubble gum, clove, yeast. The taste reveals a bready character, not so sweet, actually even a bit bitter in the finish. Mouthfeel is creamy with little bubbles hitting the tip of the tongue lively.
Not sure I am getting very excited on how complex this is, but I would say it's pretty common for the style and very enjoyable overall.

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Photo of FLima
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wonderful head, three fingers above the glass! Hazy dark orange colour. Predominant citrus smell with less banana than usual for the style, which is good news, for a change. Taste follows aroma, very citric. Very efervecent that explodes when left on your tongue. Light sweetness, makes it with a superior drinkability compared to other hefeweizen.

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Photo of Antyk
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rothaus Hefeweizen from Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG
3.98 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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