Weisse Original
Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel

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Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel
Ranked #49
Ranked #15,699
3.91 | pDev: 10.49%
May 31, 2023
Jan 24, 2002
Very Good
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Notes: The bright reddish amber color and choice yeast from home-grown cultures, endow Maisel’s Weisse Original with its unique character.
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Reviewed by kdd230 from England

4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
500 ml. bottle in Mae Kasa, Thailand. Pours a cloudy, orangey amber with a soon dissipating white head. Aroma of bread, yeast, overripe bananas, maybe a hint of apricot. Crisp and lively carbonation with a pleasant acidity. Well balanced with a note of sour fruit in the finish. Impressive.
May 17, 2023
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Reviewed by Mr_Brown from Pennsylvania

4.87/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
From a bottle. Hazy bright yellow to amber color. Smell is sweet. No bananas in smell which is adherent to most hefeweizen. Very fresh smell of apples, even cucumbers, some spice like black pepper or clove. Smell is really delicious and refreshing plus spicy. Yum. Taste is like ripe sweet and sour red apples. Apple juice. Really different from a classic hefe. Carbonation is medium, body is thin. Aftertaste of bread crust. This is almost like a weizen kellerbier. Love it.
Feb 15, 2023
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Rated by NicolaiMacKenzie from Canada (ON)

4.79/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This beer looks, tastes, and feels like a weißebier should! Great Bavarian wheat beer and one of my favourite beers ever!
Nov 13, 2022
Rated: 4 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Oct 13, 2022
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Rated by fivepilks from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
East drinking beer
Oct 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
First proper German beer upon arriving in Germany. Hefe is one of my least favorite German styles but this is good stuff. Great flavor and easy drinking. Very tasty.
Oct 06, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by Eman17 from Illinois

Sep 12, 2022
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Keg. Hazy amber with an extra thick frothy head.
Yeasty, spicy and fruity aroma. Hints of banana.
Tastes similar.
Sprightly but on the thin side.
Good to see on tap in the UK.
Aug 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Jd333 from South Carolina

4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Had this on tap at a small beer garden in Meine Germany. Absolutely delightful. Tasted like, smelled like, and had the mouthfeel of a creamy banana milkshake. Nothing else like it out there. If you can get it fresh on draught, go for it.
May 21, 2022
Rated: 4.07 by clm9 from North Carolina

Apr 09, 2022
Rated: 3.74 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Mar 17, 2022
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look: Hazy orange. 4 fingers of thick white head with very long retention.

Smell: Wheat bread, orange zest.

Taste: Like the smell, bready malt, orange zest, and a bit of spice.

Mouthfeel: Thin and highly carbonated.

Overall: Nothing exceptional or bad. A perfect template example of the style.
Feb 27, 2022
Rated: 3.97 by DylanBrkhff from Netherlands

Feb 26, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by Tenebris

Dec 16, 2021
Rated: 4.07 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 15, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Oct 04, 2021
Rated: 3.28 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic

Aug 02, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by Madchiotis from Greece

Jul 24, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by Kiro from Russian Federation

Jul 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a cloudy, deep amber coloration with a medium, creamy head. Smells of doughy malt, estery fruit/spice and hints of grassy, citrus hops, with notes of banana, clove and tangerine. Taste is a great balance of doughy malt, estery fruit and spice notes of banana and clove and hoppy accents of grass and tangerine. Finishes with a light bitterness and some banana, clove and tangerine lingering in the aftertaste. Soft mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This is quite a hoppy Hefeweizen, with the tangerine accents almost standing out more than the classical banana note, while the clove is very present here without becoming overbearing though. Somewhat unusual, rather dark amber coloration for a Hefeweizen as well, which is quite attractive actually though, with a rather nice, soft mouthfeel as well. Overall, I think this strikes a great balance of malt, esters and hops, with the distinct citrus accents lending quite a refreshing feel to this.
Jun 19, 2021
Rated: 4 by iftcoach from Germany

Apr 30, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by sorsh_a_ghlinne from Scotland

Feb 18, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up at local store because when I see new imports of classic styles I usually go for it. (Binny's please read this) Darker, alomost reddish brown tones to the dark golden body, huge cream head. As the head dies down and one sips, thick lacing left behind. Huge banana and german yeast nose, light clove, lemon zest, and more than decent wheat and grains make up the aromas. Taste is sweeter for a hefe, banana and yeast again lead powerfully, get a hint of scone with the lemon and bubble gum, has a snappy wheat finish with floral accents. Feel is full with wheat and yeast textures, elevated brightness but somewhat languid for style. Good all around
Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 3.73 by imanidiot777 from Pennsylvania

Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
De color ámbar, con un dedo de espuma densa de excelente retención. De cuerpo y carbonatación media. Aroma afrutado y a trigo. Sabor algo especiado con notas de banana.
Dec 04, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L- Quite deep amber and notably cloudy. Pours with a 1Cm head, holds well.
S- Typical Weiss notes, nice.
T- I've just had a Portugese Super-Bock Weiss but this one underlines the limitations of that one. This is a typical good quaility trad Weiss...
F- ... but a difference here is that everything comes together into a satisying balance. It's neither rich nor dry, just a very enjoyable and certainly sessionable and versatile beer.
O- Arguably a classic Bavarian Weiss and a very good example of the features of that style. Very drinkable and I'd happily drink it again.
500ml bottle. BB: 30/07/2021 bought from Wholefoods London £2.69
Oct 19, 2020
Rated: 4.93 by Machus from Montana

Jun 21, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by eldoctorador from Chile

May 27, 2020
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Rated by Yet_ter from Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Delicious traditional Hefeweizen with a hint of banana in the flavor. Slight banana bread aroma.
Apr 16, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

Mar 13, 2020
Rated: 3.72 by Macamah from England

Mar 06, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Feb 01, 2020
Rated: 3.64 by Lanas from Greece

Sep 26, 2019
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Reviewed by jdurey from Korea (South)

4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours darker than other Hefeweizens- almost an amber color. Smell is similar to other beers of this style. Taste has coriander and more clove in addition to other usual suspects of bananas and bread. A bit of orange as well. Feel is medium bodied and good balance of carbonation. Very nice. Overall one of the better Hefeweizens I’ve had (and I’ve had plenty). Not quite an Ayinger or Weihenstephaner but in the same league.
Aug 10, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by misteil from Ireland

Aug 01, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by Aquaholicc from Florida

Jun 23, 2019
Rated: 4 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 02, 2019
Rated: 3.66 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Apr 03, 2019
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