Weisse Original
Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel

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Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #43
Ranked #15,347
3.91 | pDev: 10.49%
Apr 09, 2022
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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4.07 by clm9 from North Carolina on Apr 09, 2022
3.74 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Mar 17, 2022
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4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by chitoryu12 from Florida

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
3.97 by DylanBrkhff from Netherlands on Feb 26, 2022
4.07 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 15, 2021
3.75 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Oct 04, 2021
3.28 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic on Aug 02, 2021
3.94 by Kiro from Russian Federation on Jul 02, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

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
4 by iftcoach from Germany on Apr 30, 2021
4.05 by sorsh_a_ghlinne from Scotland on Feb 18, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

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
3.73 by imanidiot777 from Pennsylvania on Jan 01, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by elnachooo from Spain

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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3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JonnoWillsteed from England

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
4.93 by Machus from Montana on Jun 21, 2020
3.75 by eldoctorador from Chile on May 27, 2020
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5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Yet_ter from Michigan

Delicious traditional Hefeweizen with a hint of banana in the flavor. Slight banana bread aroma.

Apr 16, 2020
4.25 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Mar 13, 2020
3.72 by Macamah from England on Mar 06, 2020
3.94 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania on Feb 01, 2020
3.64 by Lanas from Greece on Sep 26, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by jdurey from Korea (South)

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
3.77 by misteil from Ireland on Aug 01, 2019
4.06 by Aquaholicc from Florida on Jun 23, 2019
4 by bdlusa from Texas on Jun 02, 2019
3.66 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on Apr 03, 2019
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4.89/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

Review: 0,5l bottle of Maisel’s Weisse Original: 5.2% vol.

A nice brown bottle with a lovely looking logo, nothing particularly amazing but the name of the brewery laid out in lovely blue lettering, surrounded by shreds of wheat and hops. Simple but effective. Bottle conditioned.

A cloudy look on pour, producing a hazy orange amber coloured beer, with a decent enough white head appearing. Head is frothy and sticks around. Not a bad looker.

Smell is one of a typical Hefeweizen bier. It is nice and well balanced, getting the clove, the yeast, the fruits and, of course, the wheat! Inviting.

First impressions on the taste was how soft and crisp the beer was, a real lovely velvety feel on the tongue, really smooth and so nice to drink. What a good start!

This beer is so easy to drink and instantly puts you in a very relaxed mood.

Getting all the pure wheat beer tastes, the coriander and the cloves, but ever so soft and fresh on the tongue, Very gentle and smooth in the mouth.
I like this a lot!!! The main fruits are of banana and lemon, the wheat, the hops, and the “cellar yeast”, prominent of course, are all easily detected, all well balanced and in perfect harmony.

Also you get quite a lot in the bottle, love it as I exactly wanted a couple of beers to last a few hours to relax with.

Silky on the tongue, a very solid, well balanced, and highly satisfying beer, liked this one a lot. A perfect beer to relax with. Delicious. Recommended.

Mar 06, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by Nass from Florida

I dig the artwork on this beer, nice bold letter font & a good use of color. I do see a date on the back so I know it's not too old. It's not a bold tasting hefeweizen but some good wheat flavors are there. Good juicy fruit bubblegum & banana action going on & the color is a beautiful hazy light orange. It would pair well with some pink beans & baked red snapper fish. I highly recommend this beer if you can get this in your area. Cheers! A-

Feb 10, 2019
3.55 by jbehlar from Mississippi on Jan 30, 2019
4.91 by Krisharkey25 from Arkansas on Dec 03, 2018
4.57 by Houborg1 from Denmark on Nov 28, 2018
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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by dwillie733 from Pennsylvania

Solid here especially for tbff price of .99 for a 20 oz bottle. Good flavor and taste. Head is a little little but love the banana flavors. Will buy ahain.

Nov 01, 2018
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4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Cwrw from Canada (AB)

These seem to be pretty common nowadays in Alberta, and I am grateful for that. I previously had occasion to try their alcohol free version of this, which I thought was fantastic for a near-beer, possibly the best near-beer I've had.

Pours into my glass a cloudy nectarine colour. The head wasn't as explosively foaming as some hefes, but it was still very tight, leaving very nice sheets of bone-white lacing behind. Beer looks great, classic hefeweizen.

A very classic, and very well done hefe aroma here: tons of ripe banana, some yeasty spiciness akin to cinnamon and anise, a little clove, plenty of apple bubblegum and some soapy characteristics. There's something a little transcendent about the yeastiness though--this occasionally reminds me of a farmhouse ale, just a bit, or a Belgian witbier. Other than that, it is just profoundly moutwatering. If someone were to ask me for THE definition of a good German hefe aroma, I might just put this in front of them. Behind the yeasty forefront is a decent middleweight of malting, giving off some nice grain-barrel aromas, and there is indeed a touch of the alcohol lingering in the back too. As I said, classic, and then some.

The flavour follows remarkably well the aroma: many of the same suspects are here, all in very nice proportions. The yeast again comes up front, with tons of banana, green apple, a touch of white grape, soapy cloves and cinnamon, all with a nice backbone of medium-bodied malt, and a hint of hopping behind that, with a pretty dry finish, all in all. Light hits of honey or maple syrup, slightly burnt bread, some fruity bubblegum nuances, even a touch of licorice.

A phenomenal German hefeweizen. Reminded me of why this is one of my favourite beer styles, all over again. As far as the big German wheat beer producers go, this is definitely in my top 3. I could drink it daily. Oh, and if you are the designated driver, consider their alcohol-free version--you might be surprised.

Oct 12, 2018
3.9 by BEERMILER12 from Maine on Oct 11, 2018
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3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Captain68 from Russian Federation


Sep 12, 2018
3.82 by StoutBoi from New York on Sep 08, 2018
4.38 by Reinerok from Russian Federation on Aug 11, 2018
Weisse Original from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel
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