Malteser Weisse | Brauerei Bischofshof

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Brauerei Bischofshof

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Boilermaker88 on 01-30-2004

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Fastwalker19
3.34/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Robin24
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of pperez38
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a beautiful heavily clouded deep golden sunshine hue with a large mountainous head rises well above the rim of my glass. Retention is great and color of the head is slightly off white. Aromatics come strong with hefe esters from the unique ale yeast strain utilized which includes banana, citrus and minor tropical fruit notes along side mild clove and bubblegum tones. Flavor wise is very much like a banana smoothie with a touch of chalky yeast flavor after decanting the last few drops, but throughout the wheat malt gives off a nice refreshing citrus tone with fruity bubblegum and banana/tropical fruit notes. Mouthfeel has that classic lively carbonation and it carries the light to medium bodied brew quite nicely almost like a mimosa. As in Deutschland this would go great with breakfast and it definitely goes down even smoother during the warmer months, if more readily available this one could be a go to for the style up there with Franziskaner, Kapuziner, and Paulaner.

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Photo of WJVII
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Reviewed from notes while in Germany 5-3-08) This beer has a deep orange color, was hazy, with a 2 in white head that leveled into a 1/4 in cap. There was a strong citrus smell with hints of banana. The taste was of light banana, yeast and some lemon in the finish. Good beer, but not great by any means.

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Photo of drewmprs
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very malty for a hefeweizen. Some oats and clove, delicate banana aroma. The head is that of a traditonal German hefe, fine, white, wispy, cloudy, and rapidly dissipates. Aftertaste reminds of an amberbock. NB: my bottle is slightly different. This beer is ok, not fantastic. I paid 2.69 at hollingshead

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Standard looking 500ml tall brown glass bottle. My bottle looks slightly different to that one shown in the BA Database; a dark orange V-shaped neck label has the words ‘Malteser Weisse’, whereas the main label has a more expanded description listing the brew as ‘Malteser Weisse Naturtrüb’ with the phrase ‘Das Bier, Das Uns Zu Freunden Macht’ underneath the Coat of Arms and the word Bischofshof. The back label states that the Original 1649 is brewed in accordance with the Rheinheitsgebot. Listed at 5.15% in very small text with a Best Before Date of 14.04.05.

Appearance: Murky turbid brown body that has a muddy look. The head is positively gargantuan on the pour and necessitates a slower than usual pour in an effort to pour the contents in one go, but I fail miserably. The off-white head is very creamy with a bubbly but relatively smooth surface that settles to a fine looking ½” thick head which laces nicely. Average carbonation levels.

Nose: Caramel, malts, biscuit and a light milk chocolate aroma. Some banana and cloves, but not much, only a decent hint.

Taste: Very much in line with the nose here, starts with a nice ‘Twix-like’ toffee coated biscuit finger with some milk chocolate flashes. As it middles the banana toffee and cloves break into the frame as does some yeast traits. Decent finish which is not big in strength, but does linger for a while. Nice carbonation lends a spritzy feel at times.

Mouthfeel: Like a whipped up coffee made from warmed milk, this has a decent thick body that is nevertheless aerated to lend some lightness to the overall feel.

Drinkability: A tasty enough dark Wheat that has some redeeming features but is a little one-dimensional in the longer term and just lacks that something to differentiate itself.

Overall: I enjoyed this one but it isn’t one that I would buy again to be honest.

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Photo of beerguy101
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light amber color. Medium head. Aroma is malt and caramel. A medium to lighter bodied German Hefeweizen. Malts are fruity, sweet and caramel. Touches of banana and clove. I would never have guessed that this beer is a Hefeweizen, as it has so few characteristics of a hefe, but it has a nice malt backbone and a nice yeastiness to it. Very drinkable. Light and refreshing. Smooth taste. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.14/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Stumbled across this brew while on a resupply mission last weekend. I'm actually somewhat surprised no one has picked this particular beer up before. Well, here goes...
Presented in a .5L brown bottle (I'll take a pic of it later), this brew had a boggy brown color and a big, bubbly vanilla-hued head that quickly collapsed to absolutely nothing, zip, zilch, nada and no lace. Not a very inspiring start....
The smell was a mish-mash of biscuity caramel malt, a modest dose of clove and bananas and the vaguest suggestion of green apples . Nothing very enticing but nothing rude, either. The taste had a lot of the same elements as the nose, except the banana flavor didn't translate from the nose to the palate. Some obscure fruit flavors parried with a somewhat bread-like malt backbone. A moderate clove taste cam through briefly. The finish was slightly bittered and ended aburptly. The feel was light, lifeless and watery.
Overall, this was quite a disappointment. One of the most boring, listless hefeweizens I've let pass my lips. Don't get in a hurry to try this one; there are plenty of much better weissbiers out there.

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Malteser Weisse from Brauerei Bischofshof
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 9 ratings