Rothaus Hefeweizen | Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG

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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

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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
Gots:
14
For Trade:
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Photo of SCproUA
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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 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 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 Spike
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
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 Beginner2
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed in the "1001", this probably should be listed; but there also are many nice hefes ... especially on a hot day.

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Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nyczj
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatmanphil
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
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 Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
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 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 Jeffo
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
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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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of chebode2
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 WestGooch
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EMV
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a weiss glass in Heidelberg, Germany.

L: Pours a cloudy dark amber color with thick creamy and long lasting white head.

S: Lemony citrus and apricot. Freshly baked bread and yeasty goodness.

T/F: A delicious and classic German Weiss. Zesty citrus notes, peaches and apricots, and a little spicy. Nice complexity from the yeasts. Great carbonation and body.

O: One of my favorite German weiss-beers. I loved it and will definitely seek it out in future.

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3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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