Veldensteiner Weißbier | Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG

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Veldensteiner WeißbierVeldensteiner Weißbier

Brewed by:
Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by GCBrewingCo on 12-29-2004

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Photo of aleigator
3.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber-golden color with a huge, bubbly head.

Smells of dough, rustic white bread and a peppery clove note. Got some faint banana underneath, mingling into the malts while maintaining a refreshing unripe quality.

Drinks very soft, while the beer packs a lively, bubbly carbonation, which stays balanced till the end, offering a light bodied, truly refreshing beer.

Tastes of a pleasant, thirst quenching yeast sourness, immediately balanced by rich straw, toffee and a soft, herbal spice quality. Got a well pronounced sweetness during the mid palate, reminding me of high quality honey, perfectly blending into the refreshing, slightly dry finish, defined by a lively carbonation.

Perfect example for a very tasty Weisse, exhibiting a great flavor interplay and intensity, focussed on its awesome refreshing quality.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11/29...pours bright gold, a bit under a 1/4 inch white foam that layers the top. Wheaty banana nose. Taste is a citrus infused wheat, light tart, crisp clean finish. Smooth. Modestly carbonated mouthfeel. Consistent.

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Photo of drmeto
4.09/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

-pours a cloudy golden with a medium to big,creamy,white head
-high carbonation visible
-clove,lemon,banana,white bread,white pepper
-Follows the nose.increasingly spicy
-medium body
-medium to high,soft carbonation
Really good Hefeweizen of the spicy variety

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Photo of tone77
3.01/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a touch of banana. Taste is green apples, some banana, a bit of wheat and also somewhat unusual for the style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth mouth and overall an ok beer, but I am feeling left a little disappointed.

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Photo of chinchill
3.15/5  rDev -7.1%

Swing top bottle.
Hazy apricot amber body with a decent head.
Body is a bit thin even for style and despite adequate carbonation.
Light flavor from both the yeast and the malt components. Balance leans a bit more towards the malts than the yeast. Highlight: the nice nutty finish and aftertaste, with a hint of hazelnut.

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Photo of bushbeer75
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

1pt .9 fl oz brown bottle with flip top

Kaiser Brau Veldensteiner WeiBbier changed the color of my clear weizen glass to a cloudy "dirty" gold color producing a 1 1/2 finger white head that held well. Streaks and spots of lacing remained as I consumed the ale. The light nose was dominated by a mild banana and orange citrus aroma. The taste was similar to the smell with a slight clove spice in the background. The finish was a little dry and crisp with a lighter mouth feel for a hefeweizen.
Overall, Veldensteiner WeiBbier is an easy drinking hefe due to its lighter less rich flavor
There are more flavorful [German] hefes available.

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Photo of vfgccp
2.48/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Huge foamy white head with great retention and lace. Light haze on a golden straw body.

S - Green banana, strange acrylic twang, sweet wheat.

T - Lightly sour, thick wheat, lemon highlights. Green vegetable aftertaste.

M - Light frame with an almost syrupy finish.

O - A below average hefe with a lot of off-notes. Save your money for a better brew.

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Photo of mscudder
2.99/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got a lot of these at $2 a bottle on a steal! Poured into a weizen glass.

A - Pours a murky orange-straw yellow. Massive frothy pale head. Give the glass is rather thin, this head is over a full finger length. Awesome retention and nice lacing.

S - Clove. citrus and a bit of funk. Makes me appreciate the greater hefe's from Ayinger and Weihenstephaner.

T - A bit of dank fruit upfront, some lively yeast and thin wheat malts. Not really exciting.

M - Light body with above average carbonation.

O - A boring, musty, hefe that I was really expecting better from. I don't expect to ever have this brew again.

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Photo of corby112
3.16/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with straw yellow edges and a two finger frothy, pillowy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks and large spots of soapy lacing left behind.

Spicy aroma with a prominent clove presence that's countered by bready yeast, banana and citrus rind. The yeast character is really strong ith lots of bread and banana that overpowers the spice and orange peel notes.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a zesty spice flavor that lingers over the yeast, banana and citrus notes into a slightly dry, tart finish. Strong clove presence up front that's quickly countered by prominent bread and banana notes. Tart orange peel sweetness in the finish. Overall this is an average example of the style. It has all of the traditional characteristics but the bread/banana/yeast presence is too strong for my preference overpowering the other flavors.

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Photo of jtierney89
2.3/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy tarnished brass color with golden highlights. Bright white head. Smells oddly of sweet dark fruit and burnt pizza crusts.

Very strange beer. Tastes like it could be a dunkel but someone lightened it up with something. Light and crisp with a burnt caramel note. Semi-spicy finish.

This beers done wrong. Tastes like a dunkel and looks likes a weiss.Either the importer hasn't taken care of this beer, or its a bad beer from the start.

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Photo of Ruds
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Castle Burg Hotel in Neuhaus Pegntitz, Franconia - tap house for Veldensteiner beers in the same town where it is brewed

Served into a tall Weissbier glass bearing the Valdensteiner name as you would expect!

hazy yellow in colour with typical clouding for weissbier and a fair sized head of around an inch

tastes were of slight barley, fairly sweet but not too so, also slight spice and citrus coming across

Not the worlds greatest Weissbier but a decent enough effort!

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Photo of BayouBengal1537
3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer pours a cloudy yellow in color into my Amsterdam weizen glass with a noticeable amount of carbonation that is visible from the rising bubbles. Smells of clove, spice notes, coriander, and banana. taste is very similar to the smell but weaker on the flavors; little bit on the bland side. light-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. Dryness on the finish. Overall, a decent hefe but I think there is better out there.

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Photo of dasenebler
2.88/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

.5L Bügelflasche, best before 10/21/11.

Pours cloudy light straw-orange with a nice head. Not as persistent as some, but still fluffy and creamy, with some lacing.

The aroma is spicy and lemony, with a background of raw yeast.

The flavor is kind of watered-down. Some hints of clove, coriander and other spices, along with a nondescript fruitiness. Tastes kind of like a Witbier meets Hefeweizen, though not convincing. Lightly sweet and yeasty. The mouthfeel is well-carbonated, but comes off harsh and drying on the palate.

An average Hefeweizen at best.

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Photo of InsolublePancake
3.11/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ok, not gonna lie; I got this beer mostly because of the bottle. But it works out because of the hefeweizen kick I'm on now and it's something new.

A- Light golden orange with a decent white head that quickly dissipates into an equally decent ring of lace.

S- Not a whole lot of smell, but what there is is sort of a sweet, nondescript fruit aroma. It's a bit like sweet pears or plums with maybe a little of the traditional banana and clove aromas. Not bad, but I really wish it were stronger.

T- Some sour malt and a grassy hop character. A little bit of banana and some powdery yeast, but not much else. Not bad, but pretty bland.

M- Fairly light with a good dose of prickly carbonation.

Eh, it's pretty so-so. Nothing stands out as "bad" about it; there aren't any off flavors or anything. It's just bland. I mean, it's probably a good quencher for a hot summer day, but that's about it. You can do better, and at a lower price too. I probably won't be getting it again.

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Photo of rtepiak
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very old bottle that held up...

drink by 16/09/10 posted...

nose when popped is at first and foremost almond/marzipan. that fades rather quickly and is replaced with a stale banana fruit... but this even dissipates. it takes a bit. the pour is beige with a good carbonation. great for the age. palate once dissipated is actually similar to the pilsner in hop character once its gotten old. a bit floral subtle. more so sweet like a belgian malt liquor sweet. brown sugar and honey. not overpowering but very much so the predominant.

would like to try fresh... on the helles hef side i would figure.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml swing-top bottle. Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with a two inch frothy white head. Head retention is pretty good, but there isn't much lacing at all. Aroma is cloves, banana and wheat. Nice smelling brew. It tastes like wheat, cloves, and a bit of bubblegum. Not as nice as the aroma, but still decent. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and is well carbonated (maybe a bit too much). I think it's a decent brew, but not one of the best hefe's I've tried. With that being said, it's worth a try.

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Photo of Knapp85
2.6/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tried this at the Split Rock Beer Fest on 11-21-10. They had a bunch of the Veldensteiner bottles there and I knew that I'd never tried any of them so I made sure to get them all under my belt. This ended up being a pretty standard Weissbeir. Cloudy yellow color, Banana and clove on the nose. Little on the flat side. It's was ok.

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Photo of atlason
4.22/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale amber, clear until the yeast filters down from the top providing a uniform beautiful haze. Pretty head with below average retention. Some odd deposits that look different from oridinary yeast.

Strong spicy notes on the nose --- coriander ?

Complex spicy taste with Indian curry like spices mixed with pulpy orange and sweet yeast. Very pleasant, perhaps slightly cloying.

Mouthfeel is somewhat viscuous and sweet. Carbonation relatively heavy but not for a Hefeweizen. Good drinkability.

Aftertaste is long and very consistent with main taste. This is one of the strongest aspects of this beautiful beer.

Overall definitely a Hefeweizen worth checking out. Purchased from New Beer Distributors NYC.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.35/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on draught into a Veldensteiner .3L glass in Berlin.

A: Pours a hazy light gold with a mildly cream head of one finger; poor retention.

Sm: Clean aroma of barley; a very light scent.

T: Empty open to a fresh body of wheat and barley with a slightly off-bitter bleed into the finish. Built pretty standard for the style.

Mf: Smack-your-lips delight on the finish. Coarse and wet through the body - not horribly constructed, but in need of work.

Dr: This beer's highlight is its drinkability. Down one with currywurst in Berlin, but don't order it at a bar.

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Photo of biggred1
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy blonde with cornsilk highlights and a big lumpy head of eggshell foam. Banana, clove and hay with some mild floral hop notes. Nice, spicy bread dough and over-ripe banana notes. Soft and medium bodied. Nice Hefe but not in league with the best of the style.

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Photo of Sachsenfreude
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance; typical cloudy Weißbier with a white head. Excellant head rention and lacing

smell; banana yeast and spicy, maybe some bay leaf.

taste; slightly above average for the style, much like the smell. Pretty nice aftertaste, a bit wheaty.

mouthfeel; medium bodied with some creamyness and a smooth refreshing finish.

drinkability; As is expected from the style, this is a thirst quencher, suitable for warm and sunny days in the Biergarten.

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Photo of theboozecruise
3.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Porued from a 1/2 liter bottle into a pilsner glass... it's a hazy orange color with a large bubbly white head. Good retention and lacing. Great looking beer.

Good smell to it... some citrus, spices, with a notable wheat base.

The taste is spicy up front, with a hint of citrus at the end... a little bit hoppy, but mostly it's banana on the tongue. Very good, I'm really impressed with this one.

The mouthfeel is really pretty nice too. It's not too thin, good carbonation.

I wasn't expecting much, but this is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of crnipeter
2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

0,5 l into tulip. Effervescent peachy body topped by firm white
head,tilts result in stable lacing which gradually breaks down to bands and patches that playfully merge and break while sliding down the walls. Dominant sweet scent of banana,almost sugary, faint clove, some wheat as well. The taste is lemony with notes of banana and wheaty. Very, perhaps overly carbonated and consequently prickly on the palate.

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Photo of crossovert
3.87/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml swing top bottle. Best before 9/16. Tomorrow ironically. I have been known to enjoy weissbiers near their due date, but I obviously prefer them fresher.

It pours with a typical billowing almost uncontrollable head. It is big, fluffy, and white. It doesn't leave a huge amount of lacing as it recedes though. The body is a honey amber with a touch of gold, slightly hazy.

This one is a ripe banana bomb in the smell. Lots of ripe banana here, there is also a good bit of spicy clove. There is also some caramel.

The taste is kind of on the bland side for the style, though refreshing. It has a very noticeable malt flavor that is almost honey graham cracker like. The clove comes out a bit more in the flavor. The banana is there in the taste but it tastes more like a young banana rather than a ripe one.

It is middle of the road hefe, I have to think some of the flavors have faded, it probably has a lot more banana in the flavor when fresh.

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Photo of metter98
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is cloudy yellow in color. It poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high head that died down rather quickly, but a thin layer of bubbles consistently remained on the surface. A high amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: Aromas of cloves and wheat stand out in the nose, which also has notes of bananas and oranges plus some hints of yeast.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and also has some lemon flavors; the aftertaste is rather citrusy and also has a slight amount of acidity. The finish also becomes a bit spicy as it starts to warm up.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a little dryness in the finish.
D: The beer is easy to drink but it isn't quite as thirst quenching as some of the other types of hefeweizens available.

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