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Rothaus Hefeweizen | Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG

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BA SCORE
3.98/5
Very Good
71 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
Ranking:
#7,676
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
71
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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11
Gots:
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 36
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 dcmchew
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
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 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 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 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 Haybeerman
3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 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 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 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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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 mdagnew
4.3/5  rDev +8%
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 waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of steverx8
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of funkel81
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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 innominat
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Absumaster
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
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 Globetrotter
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
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 Gregwa
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mick303
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
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 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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Photo of Bruno74200
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rothaus Hefeweizen from Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 71 ratings
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