Maisel's Weisse Original | Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.

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Brewed by:
Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
Germany | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-24-2002

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Reviews:
169
Ratings:
429
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
17.05%
 
 
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Photo of bloberglawp
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a perfect orange yellow, huge white head that melds with the last drops of yeast-saturated beer. Crazy as the yeast seems to actualy layer and blend between the orangish top and the yellowish bottom of the full weiss glass.

Freaking huge aroma of weisenstephan yeast strain, my favorite. Pinapple, banana, clove and fresh hallertau hops all very present. An incredible and thick flavor of fresh hefeweiss smacks your taste buds with all that a hefeweiss should be. Carbonation is high rendering this beer very refreshing and palate cleansing. On the downside, it fills you up awful fast, making this a nice summer quencher but hardly a session ale.

Try it fresh when in Germany!

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Photo of Darkale
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark orange and cloudy in appearance, with an nice pocked and popping head that slowly faded to slight lacing. Pungent, hoppy aroma, spicy (cinnamon). I am not a frequent Weisse fan; to me, this beer tasted Belgian, dry and crisp, spicy and hoppy.

I hesitate to say that the aftertaste of this beer tasted like bacon, but it did. I cannot find a better way to describe it. It was not bad -- it just tasted like bacon.

Of course, I'd had a couple of strong beers before that, and perhaps my tastebuds were flooded!

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Photo of TheMistler
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass from a .5L bottle purchased at the Crazy Cafe bar in Budapest. The bottle had a euro-style Best By date indicating May 2, 2009, well in the future. I'm glad to see that, of course, but I am beginning to become suspicious of just how far in the future some of the dates I've seen on beers in Eastern Europe are.

Poured an orange-y, light brown with a hazy storm of sedimentation and carbonation, which resulted in an appropriately nice, puffy, top-of-the-clouds head that displayed good retention.

Banana, as expected, on the nose, but subdued. I guess I could say that I detected the banana as part of an overall, slightly-spicy banana bread vibe I got. Rather than grapefruit I detected more of a plain orange quality with accompanying granny smith apple notes. A nice, rich nose - I hope the taste is as well developed.

Hmm. Maybe I should not have wished that. With a thicker mouthfeel than I anticipated (juice, a word used by many other reviewers, is apt, but I wish it had been cut more CO2), the heavy and full taste (more fruity than I anticipated from the well-rounded nose) leaves this weizen being less refreshing than I'd like, though it isn't bad. A very full and well crafted wheat beer, but just not entirely my cup of tea.

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Photo of Zet
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper haze with a nice full head of foam. Very clovy smell, which continues in the taste. As the beer warms up, more flavours appear: orange, tangerine, lemon zest and banana. Quite a fruity Hefeweizen actually. I prefer a bit more banana flavour compared to the rest, but still quite nice.

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Photo of welldigger888
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a honey amber with a big fluffy white head that receedes rather quick leaving sheets of lace that receede as quick.

Nice floral sweet aroma.

Very balanced tart wheat and sweetness that leads to a very low but spot on bittering. Floral and earthy spicy hopping.

Very well recieved medium body for hot days.

Can and have quaffed this delectable beer all day.

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Photo of elmocoso
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a dark golden straw with a tinge of reddish orange in the background. Slightly hazy, not as much as i expected. The head looked good, but quickly subsided to a loose knit lacy ring around the edge.

There are some nice aromas here in this beer: yeasty, clove, a little bannana, very sweet smelling.

There is a nice, well rounded mouthfeel and taste to this beer. It feels very good on the tounge and hits the whole pallet.

Overall, this is a pretty good weisse. I would enjoy again.

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Photo of tvv375ia
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-amber colored with a 2 finger head thai fades rather quickly

S-banana and cloves just like you would expect

T-follows the smell closely with banana and cloves coming through nicely

M-good carbonation with an almost dry finish

O-not bad for a hefe

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Photo of RickyS
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bit darker than your usual wessbier. Abundant froth as typical of the style. The nose is very distinct: spicy and bready with a dominant "olive" note. Not very complex though and I am not immediately getting the banana and bubblegum. The taste follows on these notes with a dominant bread taste. Very fizzy, as expected. Nothing exceptional but not bad either.

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Photo of Brew_42
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Appearance- Cloudy and orange. White head that quickly dissipates.

Smell-Banana and clove.

Taste- More clove than banana. Kind of floral.

Mouthfeel- Medium body and carbonation.

Overall- Decent and cheap hefeweizen. Easy to find in Korea. I will turn to this frequently when I can't afford Weihenstaphen (the only other good hefe in Daegu)

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Photo of AlexLMS
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one just after an Erdinger and the Maisel’s is so much superior that Erdinger seemed a bore.

Appearance: hazy with a pale orange colour. The head is off-white, huge, and moussy. It has good head retention but not so much lacing when it finally fades.
Aroma: very fruity nose. A mixture of bananas, cloves and other spices. Very pleasant.
Taste: great taste of sweet malts, bananas and spices.
Mouthfeel: smooth and silky, strong carbonation, right alcoholic strength and a full body.
Finish: lingering light fruity aftertaste.

Overall: a great beer. Very refreshing and complex. All I could expect from a Weissbier. I hope I could find another bottle soon.

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Photo of smanders
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'd seen this beer a million times and passed it over for more recognizable brands. I was really surprised today when I opened the first .5 liter bottle.

Appearance - this is actually one of the darkest (non-dunkel) hefes that I've found. The beautiful orange color is something of an anomaly. The head is extra bulbous and lasts a good while.

Smell - cloves, banana, and a bit of citrus.

Taste - why did I wait so long to try this hefe? It's every bit as good as any other easily found hefe on the market. Very fresh, crisp.

Mouthfeel - highly carbonated.

Drinkability - hefeweizwen's aren't really highly drinkable as a style since they are a tad heavier than most other styles. With that said, I could easily enjoy 1.5 liters in one sitting.
If you see this brand at your local beer seller, give it a try...it's a great example of the style.

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Photo of dauss
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good Hefe Weizen, but not as good as Paulaner, Weihenstephaner, or Schneider. Nose has a lot of banana, but lacking in the clove phenols. I was hoping for a sweeter maltiness and wheatiness, but its a little on the bland side. Color is also darker than other hefeweisse.

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Photo of Murphious
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is amber in color, hazy, with a thick white head on top. Lacing on the glass for most all of the 20 minutes to finish a large 22oz. Aroma of clove, spices, banana. Yeasty taste, with clove, bubblegum on the finish. Medium mouthfeel and average carbonation. Pretty good and not to be turned down.

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Photo of skeetermoses
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First beer I had tonight, overall it reminded me of so many belgian beers, it really did not stand out as a favorite of mine although it is a beer I can see myself getting in the future, overall it went well with white chedder and wheat crackers, all in all I also finished it off with a very good beer cheese fondue. I tend to wish I would have drank the Samual Smiths India Ale with the fondue.

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Photo of ipogios
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the traditional Hefeweizen beers of Germany.Pours a light copperish colour with beautifull white head. It doesn't mean that beacause it's traditional it's average. This beer is a hell-of-a-beer

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Photo of zjungleist
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Light amber color, decent head, highly carbonated. Typical bannana/yeast smell and taste. For the most part, a typical good hefe. I used to buy this beer a few years ago, and I remember it being better. Somewhat lackluster now. It just didn't jump out at me. No complaints though. A good, standard hefe.

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Photo of Scooter77
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy copper color with tiny little particles of suspended yeast. A huge fluffy head presents itself upon pouring, which slowly dies down leaving a nice thin lace on the glass. Aroma is full of bananas, lemon zests, and clove. Bananas are detected upon the first taste, followed by spicy cloves and malted wheat, finishing off with a mild bitterness of yeast. This is a good all around Hefe- that I could drink any day of the year.

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Photo of BeTheBall
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy bronze color with a pillowy head and some lacing in the glass. Had that classic German Weiss aroma of banana and cloves from the yeast. Taste was the same, with some tempered sweetness. Delicious and a joy to drink, especially with food. Mouthfeel was full, with rich carbonation; very refreshing. Drinkability is good, as the taste is excellent.

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Photo of rec
3.16/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

There really isn't a lot to say about this if you've enjoyed a fine and wide selection of hefe's.

The pour is probably the most enjoyable part, with an amber body and creamy white sticky head that laces a little too well. Brilliant.

I've got a bit of a cold at the moment, so the aroma was hard to pick, but there's definitely a yeasty undertone with some mild fruit overtones. I wish I was in a healthier. Typical of a hefe from the region.

The taste again is quite typical of a German hefe, although less stand-out than my preferred brews being the Shoffer Hefe and the Paulaner Hefe. Banana, spice, yeast - definitely enjoyable, but unfortunately not stand-out... there are better options as far as flavour goes.

The mouth feel is appropriate, moderate carbonation with no nasty aftertaste transcending from the up-front flavour.

Drinkability like many of this style is great - somewhat of a session beer, but also one that could be enjoyed whole-heartedly as a single.

Something that I'd recommend picking up at the right price, but not something I'd go out of my way to find with superior hefe options available.

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Photo of tigerpaws
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This hefe is right up there with Franziskaner IMO, if I had a choise between the two I would be happy with either. Very good deep, hazy appearance and nice foamy white head, this beer leaves a nice lace down the glass also. The only drawback is the aroma, while not bad it had a faint skinky smell to it. But that's not enough for you not to drink it, because it has a nice feel and very good citrus tatse to it. Enjoy this beer anytime I know I do...........CHEERS

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Photo of BierManVA
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A dark brownish-orange pour with a head that mafe a quick exit. Not a longer lasting carbonation like some Hefe's.

A bit of a dry-wheat flavor. Could be a little more refreshing. Almost earthy and gritty. Twig flavors.

Average at best. Not worth the $2.29 I paid for the 16.9

John

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Photo of JCBears
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Creamy straw color. Misty yeasty infusion coming to the bottom of the glass. Always a pleasure. Creamy head

Smell: Bananas mixed with an earthy tone. Rich and sweet Good representation.

Taste: Fruity banana mix up front with an assertion at the end of the sip.

Mouthfeel: Good mouthfeel with a back bone. Full rich and a good stout feel that goes down your throat not just to the end of your tongue.

Overall: Pretty good. MW is a bit of a belly button beer but for good reason. A nice summer sipper but I would take this on a raw German night any time. A good one and a memorable beer for a reason.

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Photo of TheDinger
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Nice medium amber pour with 2 fingers of pillow off white head. Smell is of typical hefe characteristics, fruity, cloves, apple and banana. Not overpowering but adequate. Taste follows the nose with a pretty big hit of apple on the front that mellows into banana bread and phenos. Good blend of fruity and earthy wheat. Feel is heavy carbonation and dry on the tongue. A bit too dry for the style. Overall- A pretty solid Hefe that had an interesting take with the heavy apple/cider quality. A bit too dry on the back end as well. I like the take on the style and will be back for another-

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Photo of fsimcox
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, off-orange color. White foamy head dissipates quickly to a thin white layer. No lacing.

Smells of sweet malt and licorice, hints of ripe banana, and some orange peel. Some hints of bubblegum, and cloves.

Tastes of citrus and banana, with some tart sour notes in the finish. Carbonation in the finish as well.

Mouthfeel is tart, with some creaminess in the middle. Carbonation in the finish.

A nice example of the style.

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Photo of anders36
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark orange colour into the glass, with a big white head. The head disappears quickly though. It has a malty smell, hints of banana aswell. Has a smooth taste of cloves bananas, malt. Smooth wheat taste in the aftertaste. Just a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. A very easy drinking weiss bier. But not the best i have had.

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Maisel's Weisse Original from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
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