Weisse Original | Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.

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3.89/5
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480 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
Germany
maisel.com

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,191
Reviews:
186
Ratings:
480
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
Wants:
38
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103
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Photo of dwillie733
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Cwrw
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Captain68
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutBoi
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Reinerok
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robotic_being
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice foamy creamy head, mild lacing, hazy orange color

Nose mild creamy wheat, malt, little citrus, light banana ester notes

Taste juicy creamy wheat, plenty of citrus, toasted notes, more banana esters and phenol spice notes, fair sweetness, drier finish, mild bitterness kicking in

Mouth med bod, creamy wheat, decent carb

Overall 45

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Photo of Tomesco
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of three8one
4.86/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yaron73
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rgnielse
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.16/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Toom. Decent weizen, but nothing spectacular. Aroma and taste are right on target for this style., but palate is lacking and head faded quickly.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClearWater
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakeWarrenPgh
4.71/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Incredible on tap, loved having it every time I made it to Köln or Frankfurt Germany. It has a light taste, great smell, and is a terrific example of a classic weissbier.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear deep gold/pale amber producing slightly more than a finger of short-lived, white head that leaves no lace, no surface cap & only a hint of a collar. Only a modest amount of effervescence rises from the bottom. Aroma is wheat bready, clean grain, banana, clove, pear, thin lemon with faint hints of sulfur & acetone. Taste follows the nose with a hint of sour funk. Finishes fruity (especially pear), thin flavored & is the sweetest portion of the sip. Short-lived grain, over ripe banana & floral aftertaste. Dry throughout. Lightly bitter, the drinkability is hindered by a stale, thin sourness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation, dry, spice & prickle.

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Photo of lebriarjr
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AAG
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Beautiful, hazy golden, brown, opaque, fluffy head that lasted throughout; really nice lacing too.

S - Cloves, banana, apples, wonderful.

T - Banana, apple, brilliance.

F - Tremendously satisfying; medium to full body.

O - Love this hefe; had it out of a bottle in Germany; seek this beer out in the future; a tremendous hefe.

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Photo of dandy14
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Christian_Pagh
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Weisse Original from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 480 ratings