1516 Schloss Weisse
Privatbrauerei H. Egerer

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German Hefeweizen
Ranked #684
Ranked #45,165
3.38 | pDev: 13.61%
Privatbrauerei H. Egerer
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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

$ 2.50 (Including tax)/500 mL can ($0.148/oz) from Costco, Schertz, TX. Part of the Costco 2019 Advent Calendar. Reviewed 10/29/19.
Can dated “EXP 05/2021”. Stored on the shelf at the store, stored at home at 42 degrees and served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried weizen glass.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Light yellow, hazy.
Body – Yellow, cloudy.
Head – Large (Maximum 11 cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, medium density, good retention, slooowly diminishing to a three cm plug with three-dimensional bits of foam hanging on the glass.
Lacing – Fair. A couple of three-dimensional arcs of medium-bubbled foam.
Aroma – 4 - Light clove and banana.
Flavor – 3 – Begins slightly sweet with very light banana flavor. A bit yeasty. No alcohol (5.5 % ABV as marked on the can) flavor or aroma, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3.25 – Medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.25. Appearance and aroma are both good, flavor is weak, palate pretty much as expected. I would not be averse to drinking a few of these.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.9/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

CAN from Costco's 2019 Beer Advent Calendar.

A sad attempt at a hefeweizen, but at least there's a bit of clove and banana to it...it's a shame the wheat malt backbone doesn't taste fresh at all and there's no attempt to evoke orange peel.


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Photo of schoolboy
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Like all the others from the giant pack from which this came, it's a little funky and can-bound, but either I am getting used to that funkiness or this one is a bit better than some of the others.

It pours dirty yellow with just a bit of fizz (barely enough). The aroma is subdued malty hoppy yeasty. The taste is pretty authentic (it is really German, after all). With malts and yeast forward, per the style.

Recommended - it is better than expected. The ancient "German purity laws" seem to stifle experimentation and individuality.

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Photo of BenHoppy
2.86/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

L: murky orange, sweet liquid candy butterscotch egg yoak, fluffy cream head appearance.

A: lemon, malt, banana, clove mixed along with a tad of funkiness

T: metallic lemony banana and stale malt and mildly cinnamon potpourri flavor

F: watery, thin, and bland

O: looked forward to this one and was disappointment. One of the worst in the pack and this is coming from someone who loves heffeweisens.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.1/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can. From Costco. In Bavaria hefe glass. Playing Bioshock Remastered. Good hefe. All typical notes of the style present and well executed, with a great moreish feel

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass from a can.

Appearance: Semi cloudy gold body with medium bubbles with a white head rising just about a finger's length. Sticky lacing drops to nada after two sips.

Smell: Light banana and sweeter malts.

Taste: Like the smell, bananas which comes off a bit sweet. Loaf cake and banana, light honey and a smooth malt feel...definitely one of my favorites from the advent calendar.

Mouth: medium body, medium carbonation and lightly sticky.

Overall: Awesome beer. Don't know if I will ever see it again or buy an advent calendar just to have it but worth grabbing if you see it. Salud!

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Photo of josephandbrown
2.44/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This light ale poured a pale amber color, about 9 on the SRM scale. It has a high amount of haze, again typical for the style. It poured with little head, but most of what poured stayed. There is almost no lacing as I have continued with the beer.

In smell and taste, yeasty esters dominate. I detect some banana, mostly on the nose, and clove in both the smell and flavor. There is an almost hesitantly sweet taste on some of the sips, and some definite dryness on the finish.

I don't have much to say here. There doesn't seem to be a lot of nuance; at first, I thought I poured it at too cold of a temperature, but my complaint stayed as it warmed. For a hefeweizen, Schloss Weisse is surprisingly bland, and not one I would pick back up.

As a sort of honorable mention, I will say the can design is pretty cool.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
3.37/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look: Pours a cloudy straw color with a satin white, finely compacted two finger head of foam.

Smell: Bananas, bubblegum, yeast, clove and vanilla.

Taste: Creamy notes of vanilla, clove bananas and mild suggestions of white pepper. In the background slightly tart notions of floral, bitter hops and tangy lemon rind.

Feel: Creamy, ever so slightly sour. Low carb, Heavy body from the wheat.

Overall: Very nice, especially considering this beer is a year old (Like the rest of the beers in the 2016 brewers advent calendar). Why do the can this in January and expect you to drink it in December? This would be 100% better if it was fresh. That being said it's still pretty good, even though it's a year old and the flavor has faded.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the can, it pours a hazy amber with a modest head (for a weisse) that does not last long. Lacing. Some banana and clove in the nose. In the mouth, you get standard hefeweizen. Not bad, not great. This years can says 5.5% alcohol.
2018 says 5.5% as well.

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Photo of Shadman
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale version of the Bavarian classic style.
Very similar to Pfungstad Weiss in taste and feel. Slight banana and spice. Light to medium feel.
Decent, but there's better versions out there

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can, PRD 07/01/2015 EXP 09/01/2016. A bit of an oddity to me, acquired a single can of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Lots of text in German written on the can.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a pale cloudy golden straw color. Active carbonation apparent, with two fingers of frothy bubbly white head. Some moderate fat bubbly lacing left behind. Looks good for what it is.

S - Typical hefeweizen aroma: golden grains, wheat, bubblegum, some mild clove. Creamy / yeasty. Light, but typical and traditional of the style, I'd say.

T - Taste follows the nose: traditional hefeweizen. Grainy / wheaty, golden, yeasty, with notes of bubblegum and clove. Nothing too extreme. Slightly earthy / grassy at times. Mild "spice" presence.

M - Smooth, crisp, creamy, & easy-drinking. Light-bodied with good carb. Well made stuff.

Overall, nothing too unique or special. Traditional and easy-drinking stuff. Not something I'd bother with again, though I would be interested to try other beers from these brewers and within this style.

Schloss Weisse -----3.5/5

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Photo of biboergosum
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

500ml can, day 6 of the 2015 Costco Beer Advent Calendar - is this a mixed calendar, or all just brews from H. Egerer? Also, more hefeweizen in December, yay.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, densely foamy, and mildly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some stringy island chain lace around the glass as it slowly and lazily recedes.

It smells of grainy, lightly crackery wheat malt, some mild apple and pear fruitiness, musty clove and white pepper spice, a testy yeastiness, and very plain leafy, weedy noble hops. The taste is gritty, grainy, and somewhat caramelized wheat, ethereal banana chips, muddled earthy spice, consistently cranky yeast, and more well understated weedy, floral hop bitters.

The carbonation is fairly robust in its picking and prodding frothiness, the body on the light side of yer typical middleweight, and not particularly smooth, as that yeast and amateur spice character kind of loaf about. It finishes off-dry, barely, the graininess of the wheat presiding, while the fruity, spicy, yeasty, and hoppy side players prepare to check out.

Overall, not exactly a bad hefeweizen, but lacking much of the subtly of the better examples that make them drinkable, even way the fuck out of season. Generic, and none too challenging, so yeah, a perfect match for Costco, I'd have to say.

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Photo of chinchill
2.92/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 ml can stamped on the bottom of the can with a production date of July 2015 and a EXP(iration) date of Sept. 2016.

Appearance: Hazy golden-apricot body topped with a white head of moderate (for style) size and retention that leaves little lacing.

Aroma: Yeast and wheat with moderate banana, faint spices, and an off-note over-ripe soft fruit.

Flavor: Lightly sweet up front and all the way into the faintly spicy, fruity and lightly bready aftertaste. Primarily yeast and wheat with banana. Hints of spices.

Feel: Medium-light body and medium-high carbonation.

O: just OK for style.

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