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Veldensteiner Weißbier | Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG

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Veldensteiner WeißbierVeldensteiner Weißbier

Brewed by:
Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 40
Reviews by electtodefer:
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of chinchill
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%

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 emsroth
3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml fliptop bottle

App: Dark straw/light gold. It rides the fine line between opaque and translucent. Fluffy, frothy 3 finger head that turns chunky.

Smell: Dominated by sour yeasty, wheat that has a grainy bread-like quality; similar to sourdough. A hint of banana scent. But it's truly the sour aroma that rules, and I love it.

Taste: This where the beer falls short. A light mild taste. A bit of banana throughout. A mild beginning. Ends with a hoppy fruitiness. A husky malt lingers on the palette.

Crisp but with a bit of a sticky film.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of VoxRationis
3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a porcelain capped bottle into a 16.9 oz (500 ml) into a tasting pint; mindestens haltbar bis (best before): L125I054, reportedly May 5, 2018.
A: Pours a cloudy amber to light copper color with a two finger, off white head, speedy reduction to a cap, and solid lacing.
S: Aromas of caramel, toffee, honeysuckle, and cloves. ?Slight barnyard note.
T: Sweet to semisweet. Flavors largely follow the nose. Bitterness present but in the background.
M: Medium bodied with low effervescence. Tingling on the palate.
O: Enjoyable. Adequate without being exemplary of the German Hefeweizen style. Rated on the second try (1/27/2019), which explains the disparity in dating.

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Photo of tempest
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to a friend for sharing this. It appeared hazy old with a tall white head and off the bat, was filled with a clove-candy aroma. Cleaner, smooth body with spiced candy banana flavor. Sweet (as everything tastes and smells like candy) but drinkable, very juicy and little thin.

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Photo of Momon
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
3.84/5  rDev +12%
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 Ruds
3.5/5  rDev +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 mscudder
2.99/5  rDev -12.8%
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 jtierney89
2.3/5  rDev -32.9%
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 tone77
3.01/5  rDev -12.2%
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 bluejacket74
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
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 jsh420
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of metter98
3.43/5  rDev 0%
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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Photo of BayouBengal1537
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
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 plaid75
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy medium straw hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell was neutral. No yeast esters no spice.

The taste featured a mild estery yeast and some chewy wheat malt. Other than that, no solid flavor profile.

The mouthfeel was thin and slightly chewy.

Overall a disappointing and uneventful hefe.

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Photo of biggred1
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
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 MrHassellYaHurd
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours into a weizen glass a hazy yellow-orange with a big, beautiful, thick white head.

Smells of bananas, clove, and spicy notes; as well as a sharp and crisp scent of malted wheat.

Light on the fruitiness normally associated with a hefe. Little banana taste, but spicy and sharp. It's sharply carbonated, which makes for a rather prickly, and less than pleasant mouthfeel. Distinct cereal (like breakfast cereal!) aftertaste with a slightly phenolic edge.

Drinkability is average.

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Photo of drmeto
4.09/5  rDev +19.2%
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 bushbeer75
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
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 daliandragon
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I didn't have a weizen glass available (I'm home with Ma and Pa for the summer) but this beer still looks mighty impressive in my pint glass with it's mighty white head and a body nicely obscured by clouds. Nose is properly doused in yeast and wheat with banana, clove, and minute bibblegum still in the works. Looking good.

A bit more tart than a lot from the style but finishes sweet. Citrus joins the wheat at the front and hops are more evident than in your average hefe. Texture is tight and well carbonated with a creamy quality. This is a good hefe at a good price.

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Photo of schaffer9252
3.5/5  rDev +2%

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Veldensteiner Weißbier from Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG
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