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

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Maisel's Weisse OriginalMaisel's Weisse Original
BA SCORE
3.89/5
Very Good
460 Ratings
Maisel's Weisse OriginalMaisel's Weisse Original
BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,144
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
460
pDev:
10.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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36
Gots:
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Ratings: 460 |  Reviews: 178
Photo of wordemupg
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into pint glass 3/2/12

A hazy peachy orange with some massive bubbles stuck around the glass, the foam is large but short lived leaving the surface looking like a boiling pot

S fruity gum and dry cereal with just a little spice

T much like the smell but with just a little citrus and faint banana, the flavor and smell are good but a little faint

M light and fluffy from the bubbles, I think I get more intense flavors after I swallow it

O decent stuff but need to be pumped up a notch, everything's there but in small quantities

there's better hefe's for the same price here in Alberta I might not be thinking of this one when summer hits

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Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.96/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Quite a dark amber tapering to a burnt golden body. Light white coarse bubbled head that doesn't retain. Minimal carbonation.

Very little aroma, a little sweet and toffee like. Little hint of the classic banana-clove aroma. Overall, rather subdued.

Taste is a little more traditional. Smooth banana phenols, with an underlying freshness. Quite easy to drink and very creamy on the palate. Pretty filling though, and the cloying banana bubblegum sweetness gets to you after a while.

Still, it's pretty drinkable and quite smooth. Pretty hard to take more than one of these though.

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Photo of wl0307
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on tap at The Rake, an excellent yet tiny foreign beer bar run by the UTOBEER, Borough Market, S. London. This beer is one of two regular beers on tap over there, in addition to Veltins Pilsner.

A: the barstaff poured the beer with great skills, resulting in a cloudy, dark reddish amber beer topped with a nice frothy off-white head that lasts brilliantly.
S: very aromatic fruity on the nose... dried apricots and a flowery aroma (as of US hops) coat in the middle the other usual elements of weizen (mainly bananas and mangos); the input from spicy yeasts is quite light, added with a touch of caramel. Settled, yet very complex and rea...lly pleasant~~
T: caramely and bready malts upfront, very light-bodied; ensued fast by mildly sour bananas, pears, apples... turning drier gradually, with a residual taste of bread and citrus-peels, and a dirty kitchen-cloth like yeastiness at the fringe... a lingering aroma of dried fruits in the end. Overall, very little spiciness is there up for graps.
M&D: spritzy, thin-bodied, slightly off-balance... unlike what I expected from the great aroma. Another underperformed weizen, but drinkable enough.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.24/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of this in Asheville a couple of days back. I've never heard of this beer or this brewery, but at $2.79 for a 500ml bottle, I couldn't pass it up.

Pouring a clear, golden orange with yellow gold highlights, there's a dense, off-white head that recedes to a ring, leaving no lace. The nose is decent. Mildly fruity, mildly metallic, mildly solvent-like and with some caramel, this is OK. That metallic/solvent character is distracting. As it breathes, it does die off a little bit, allowing some clove and banana to come through. Not particularly expressive.

The palate is significantly better. Spiced bananas drizzled with honey, this is decent. Of course, there's clove, but this also has a little holiday spice. Very slick on the palate, this has plenty of wheat-like dextrins, coating the palate without being sweet. Not particularly yeasty, there's a touch of metallic character on the finish. Mildly sweet and mildly fruity, this is decent. While medium-light, this really coats the palate. Carbonation is medium-low, which is also rather unconventional. Decent.

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

Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Dactrius
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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

This is a very cloudy, light colored beer – almost milky or silt-like. The aroma is lightly yeasty and estery. The head is large with big bubbles. Malt sweetness is nicely balanced with tartness and a dry finish. On the whole, it’s a great beer, but its best characteristics seem understated.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.2/5  rDev +8%

Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of FLima
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lots of head as expected for a weisse bier. Different colour, darker than usual, hazy cooperish tone. Predominantly banana aroma. Taste follows the aroma adding some cloves to it, and clear yeast. Starts zesty with some bitterness, and ends (very late) a little dry. Very refreshing.

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Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drpimento
4.51/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Yummm! Outstanding traditional Hefeweizen beer. Aroma and flavor have that traditional spicy clove, banana, malt, sweet-tart, thirst quenching thang. Wish it was distributed around La Crosse, Wisconsin again.

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Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Gusler
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer separates from the 355ml brown bottle a beclouded amber with a generous white head that is spumous in texture and as it fades away, the lace forms a tight skirt to surround the glass. Nose has a nice hint of yeast, over ripe bananas and a it has a crisp freshness, start is sweet with a nice grain profile, top is light to medium in feel. Finish is pleasantly acidic, the hops personable in their spiciness, desert dry and long lasting aftertaste, a fine beer for a hot Arizona day.

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Photo of Marius
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of anteater
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of josanguapo
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From Carrefour. In Bacaria hefe glass. Watching House of Cards 1x08-09. All typical notes of a hefeweizen perfectly placed and assembled.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Maisel's Weisse Original from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 460 ratings
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