Plank Bavarian Hefeweizen | Brauerei Michael Plank

BA SCORE
86
very good
99 Ratings
Plank Bavarian HefeweizenPlank Bavarian Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Michael Plank
Germany
brauerei-plank.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ramrod666 on 04-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
99
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
9.61%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.56/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Plank Bavarian Hefeweizen 5.2% abv, Plank Bavarian Hefeweizen pours clean cloudy brownish gold with a persistent 3” off-white to tan rocky head that leaves extensive lace. The nose is clove and banana with traces of bubble gum over light bread. Wheat to bready malt introduces the palate forming a base for the clove and banana finishing with a touch of bitterness followed by a lingering bubble gum presence. This is a well balanced, well carbonated beer that has a creamy, spritzy finish.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

as good as this one still is, its my least favorite of the very impressive plank lineup. its a little watered down, not as rich and creamy as i like in the style, and the yeast doesnt quite pop with that banana clove complex we all love in these beers. the pour is insane though, clear for a hefe, but with a white head as light as a cloud, and so structurally in tact that it rises inches above the rim of my glass, never receding, and looking every bit like those old cartoons portraying comically heady brews. the nose on it has a minerality in with the lighter banana muffin yeast, its not quite briney, but its moving in that direction. i think it detracts from the yeast, which to me should be the star of the hefeweizen show. not quite enough wheat in here to give it the bigger body i like, but those who prefer a less intense take on the style may enjoy the drinkability of this one. the carbonation is high, really high actually, but it has a soda sort of bigness to it, an odd feeling going down. overall this is a very well made beer, but less expressive in some of the classic hefeweizen features than others. i still greatly prefer the weihenstephaner hefe.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, unknown bottle code. Pours very hazy orange copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big banana, orange peel, lemon zest, pear, apple, grape, clove, wheat, bubblegum, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, malt, and hop notes; with good strength. Taste of orange peel, banana, pear, apple, grape, lemon zest, wheat, bread, bubblegum, clove, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Light wheat tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of orange peel, banana, pear, apple, grape, wheat, bread, bubblegum, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, malt, and hop flavors; with a nice malt/fruitiness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Hefeweizen. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of yeast, malt, and hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.85 out of 5 based on 99 ratings.
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