Passauer Weisse | Innstadt Brauerei

Passauer WeissePassauer Weisse
BA SCORE
51%
Liked This Beer
3.84 w/ 49 ratings
Passauer WeissePassauer Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Innstadt Brauerei
Germany
innstadt-brauerei.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Globetrotter on 03-06-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,265
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
49
Liked:
25
Avg:
3.84/5
pDev:
13.8%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of emerge077
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little bit of banana aroma right out of the bottle. It has an odd flinty smell, like wet stone. Color is a tawny orange, with swirling tendrils of descending yeast. Foam is creamy and sticks around.

Flavor is mellow and wheaty at first, then has some mild clove notes briefly at the end. Fairly light and smooth as a Weisse should be. Creamy feeling, with a light banana aftertaste. It's pretty standard, there aren't any over the top elements as in Weihenstephaner or Schneider. Just more of a smooth and mellow Weisse overall, not much different than the standards that are readily available.

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Photo of zeff80
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, orange color with a three-finger, off-white head of pillowy, fluffy foam. It left sticky sheets of intricate lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of clove and some banana. A touch of cracked wheat, too.

T - It tasted of sweet wheat, spices, clove and some banana. A good bittersweet blend of flavors.

M - It was crisp,sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty hefeweizen. Glad I found this one.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky caramelized banana that fades to ripe banana at the margins. Filtered beer is not welcome here. The French vanilla colored crown filled most of the pint glass on the pour and is a study in creamy frothiness. Shredded sheets of thin lace are starting to form as the foam sinks lower and lower. This is an attractive hefeweizen.

While it's clearly better than average, the nose is no standout. Despite the fact that I can't decipher the notched 'best by' code on the rear label, the beer smells relatively fresh. Each sniff delivers equal parts grain and banana. Clove is subtle.

The flavor follows the aroma, both in terms of overall quality and in terms of individual characteristics. Since positives are few and negatives are even fewer, the above score basically chose itself. Passauer Weisse is a mellow sort of hefe.

Untoasted wheatiness comes through loud and clear. Sweetened banana esters are less loud and less clear, but are still easily noted. Let's go with a hefeweizen banan-o-meter score of 2.0/4.0. A shortage of spicy clove is one reason why the flavor doesn't excite the taste buds beyond a certain point. Like I said... mellow.

That word can be used to describe the mouthfeel as well. The beer is on the light side of medium and has supersoft carbonation. The bubbles are certainly no hindrance to rapid consumption, that's for sure.

Passauer Weisse is a passable version of what is, perhaps, Deutschland's most acclaimed style contribution to the world of beer. I'm enjoying this bottle well enough, but with so many more delicious and more accessible options out there, I can't recommend it. The bottom line... stick with the classics.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of a swing-top bottle and into my glass!

From the bottle: "Gebraut nach dem original bayerischen Reinheitsgebot (Brewed according to the German Purity Law)"; "Im ursprung das original (In the original, the original)".

My pour netted a huge, thick two fingers of tawny head that resembled the top of an ice cream soda. Color was a hazy deep amber. Nose was muted, more clove spicy than anything else. Mouthfeel was medium to full with a big banana taste on the tongue. Finish remained strong with banana esters, but I did catch some clove on the extreme finish. Frankly, that is exactly the taste/flavor profile that I generally eschew in the style. I prefer a more clove-forward hefeweizen. It was not the worst, but neither was it the best, either.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ

A: A great looking pour on this one. Cloudy golden orange with two fingers of white head that stick to the glass.

S: Doesn't have the best aroma for a German brewed Hefeweizen. A definite lemony tartness to it, but there is a good enough wheat and bread sweetness. A mild clove spiciness and some hints of orange are there also.

T: A significant improvement on the flavor. Sweet and bready with plenty of wheat. There's an oddly tropical flavor to the beer with some fruit notes to it and even a bit of coconut.

M: Medium in body with a lively carbonation.

O: Good in the flavor, which I suppose is what's important, but the nose could use some work.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy light brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of bananas and yeast. Taste is refreshing, some banana, mild spices, easy drinking. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall this makes for a quality beer.

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Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Zorro
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy amber colored beer with a VERY strong head formation, color white.

Smells sweet and spicy with a most clove dominated Hefeweizen smell. Banana is in this but very much hidden. Faint medicine and smoke scents.

Starts out sweet and spicy mostly clove. Banana and chocolate under the cloves. The flavor works but isn't among the best ones out there.

Mouthfeel is OK, not wheat beer heavy though.

OK beer but it just doesn't do that much for me. It is OK just not Franziskaner good.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml flip-top picked up at Tres Bonne Cuisine over the weekend for about $4.50.. poured into my smaller weizen glass..

3 finger rocky head sticks around for probably 5 minutes.. hazy golden with alot of carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.. splotchy lace with a firm cap for the entire glass.

nose is soft and grainy .. more banana than clove.. sorta smells dusty..

how many different ways can I describe a pretty good hefe? This one sorta is muddled.. but alot of banana and the expected clove is sorta background.. some spicy hops seem pretty damn fresh.. everything "hefe" is there.. the body is fairly thick for the style and a bunch of carbonation that never gets burpy.... my only real bitch is, there isn't any of the expected wheat twang that is there on some of the other benchmarks... that said, I think this brew is pretty damn nice.

really pretty good for the style.. If it was available closer to home, I would certainly try and give it to my buddies that appreciate a nice hefe..

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Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a hazy goldenrod with a medium white head, solid head retention with good lace.

S: Banana, some bubblegum with citrus. Fragrant and pleasing.

T: The phenol/yeast character is not as overt in the flavour as it is in the smell. Lots of lemon and orange, secondary banana, good flavours but lacking in complexity for me in this style.

M: Light-bodied, the carbonation is a little much, spritzy, just OK.

D: Not a bad hefe, it has it's good points, but not a beer I'd go back to when there's a wealth of this style at good price points.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scruffwhor
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

500ml swing-top bottle.

Very big, spongey head after an even swirl and pour. Light haziness for a German hefe. Nice amber color though. Mild bubbling and terrible retenion for the style. Very dry, somewhat tart, powdered banana aroma. The taste is also a dry fruit. Some mangos and bananas, no hops and a touch of talc. Dry, fruity palate but very easy to drink. I finished this beer much faster than expected. A real palate and thirst pleaser.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Has a darker murky orange color with decent 2 finger head. A little formidable looking for a Hefe

Smell - Very bready with a tingle of banana. Actually its very nice and not too sweet.

Taste - It's very well balance and smooth going down. Flavors are bready, malty mostly and a tinge of sweetness. A little crisp in the finish but very faint.

Mouthfeel - very full bodied and buttery for a light 5.3% brew.

Overall - This is a respectable and very German tasting Hefeweizen. Flavoring is a tad lackluster to me but overall this is a pleasant and sessionable German beer to go to on occasion. There are better offerings of the style out there but this one is worth a try.

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Photo of Chucker17
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Tucquan
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2011-03-11 in Columbia, PA

A - Medium hazy straw with short white head and mild lacing.

S - Yeast, lemon and mild banana. Fades quickly.

T - Light toast with some sweetness, yeast, light lemon, some banana and clove with very
mild hop bitterness. Light, crisp and well-balanced.

M - Light body and medium carbonation.

D - Very easy drinkin' brew.

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Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.53/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled last night on 5/13/15. Comes in a single 500ml (16.9 ounce) nice looking bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "HB" handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a pretty apricot-amber in color with a good 3-finger foamy white head that lasted a good while before settling to still a 5mm+ head after 30 minutes even! Lots of frothy lacing is seen after each sip, like a fresh German brew on tap. The aroma is of yeast, like fresh bread with a hint of spice. Pretty much is said for the taste but with not a lot of spice as the aroma suggests. Does have a sweet malty taste also which is really nice. Goes down smooth with no bitter or harsh aftertaste at all. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. Overall a great brew!

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Photo of crossovert
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml flip top.

It pours a hazy orange-gold with a large but quickly dissipating and watery white head.

This one has a huge banana scent, almost pure banana with a hint of spiciness. For the most part though it is ripened banana.

The flavor follows suit, banana, and more banana, with a hint of spice and also some lemon and malt.

The mouthfeel is highly carbonated but not overly. It is highly quaffable though sweeter than most Hefeweizens.

Overall a solid Bavarian Hefe.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at the Julius Meinl luxury grocery store in downtown Vienna. Standard brown half liter bottle with a green and gold label featuring just the brewery's and the beer's name. Purity law applies. Best before 4/30/08, I opened it on 3/6/08.

Pours a slightly darker than normal cloudy orangish yellow under a fairly thin one finger off white head that fades surprisingly quickly to thick film, leaving just a couple drops on the glass. Crisp banana and citrus nose, not too strong, not too mild. Fairly heavy mouth with a lot of carbonation. Solid taste profile, perhaps a bit heavy on the fruit, not quite enough yeast. No appreciable hops, the close and aftertaste are dominated by lemon and spice. Decent and quaffable, but definitely not spectacular.

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Photo of Sixpoint
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Passauer Weisse from Innstadt Brauerei
Beer rating: 51% out of 100 with 49 ratings
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