Gutmann Hefeweizen | Brauerei Fritz Gutmann

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Fritz Gutmann
Germany

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stcules on 02-06-2008

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Ratings:
37
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
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Photo of BEERchitect
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Projecting a bold display of wheat and pilsner malt, the sweetness in this fuller wheat ale gives a plump character to fruit esters while rounding out the rougher edges of natural spices for a creamy and silky session.

Medium gold, the cloudy ale pours with erruptive carbonation that nearly topples the weizen glass. Sturdy retention outlasts the beer underneath, sheeting with lace as the beer quickly trails.

Sweet malt and grain align on the nose for a heafty bread and dough scent that come together in a sugar cookie kind of way. Above all that is the balance of banana and clove that seems to favor the fruit over spice, ever so slightly. Additional citrus, pepper, vanilla and mint aromas round out the beer's appetizing but complex scent.

Its creamy sweetness is again like cookie dough with a confectioner's heavy hand. As the banana flavor layers upon the wheat and pilsner malts- the beer begins to prefer a sweeter balance. As spicy clove, freshly grated white pepper, herbal and minty hop bitterness all strive to counter act the sweet fruitiness, it stops shy of even-keel. Warming up a bit, the slight bubblegum and vanilla taste really rounds the beer into shape.

Medium bodied, again, the ale lays with a creamy weight onto the tongue despite its zesty carbonation that attempts to pull the sugars from the mouth. Firmly attached, the malts linger long into a semi-dry finish of pepper and mint.

The Gutmann Hefeweizen is a formidable one but it tilts toward the fruit and malt side and detracts from the aspect of drinkability to a slight degree. I can't help to think that the sweetness lumbers with the fruit and spice brightness; keeping those flavors slightly muted as well.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From 2012: A lighter bodied hefeweizen, poured into hefe glass. Hazy golden color with creamy, fluffy head, light in the mouth, without tasting or feeling watery.Nice pleasant sweetness along with the usual hefe flavors. A well done weizen from Gutmann.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of stcules
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy yellow appearance, with a white, compact, beautiful head.
The first note is banana, but not cloying. Light cloves, yeast, and wheat.
There are all the typical hefeweizen flavour.
And all well amalgamated, without any peak.
Lightly citric notes in the aftertaste, and yeast.
Drinkable and pleasant.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

540th Review on BA
Bottle to Weizen
500 Ml
Best By 2/4/11

Thanks to a vendor of mine whose family
brought this from Germany and he shared his extra bottle.

App- Hazy light wheat yellow with a puffy two finger head. The cling is a bit minimal. As i drink the head simply moves sideways to allow a sip.

Smell- I sense this has declined quite a bit. The yeast is there but off to me. A basic wheat beer smell. Missing the bubblegum and lightness to it.

Taste- Seems like this is just very old. Not fresh, peppy with that yeasty crispness. Its a but a thought of what I hoped this could be.
More peppery thick as well.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonated. Its flavors dont leave much. A bit of wheat thats about it, maybe a faint whisper of yeast.

Drink- Eh, could've been better in its prime but still awesome only 2nd BA from States to review.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.29):
Light body before settling slightly darker as a medium, golden amber colour with a cloudy body and a large, two-fingers sized head that is very thick looking and stays well as a creamy white colour.

Banana & citrus with some orange peel and coriander thrown in initially.Very lively on the nose with some yeast coming through along with some spice and cloves. There is some wheat, a touch of bubblegum and a little bit of bread.

Banana with some spice before quickly being followed by some bubblegum and citrus flavours. There was some clove and orange peel too and a little wheat and yeast to see things out with.

Smooth with a light medium body with strong carbonation and a light, easy to drink feel to the beer. The mouthfeel seemed a little thin and watered down in places but from the most part it came across okay. Fruity and quite sweet & refreshing.

An enjoyable hefeweizen and my first new one in a few months. Not one I knew much about going in but as always Bavaria comes out on top when it comes to hefeweizens. A pretty good offering & well worth a try.

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Photo of Danny1217
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of leroybrown10
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a hazy (it is a hefe or yeast beer, after all) amber color with a pleasantly large white head. Nose detects lovely banana scents with some bread. Taste follows nose, with bready flavor with banana notes. Enjoyable!

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Photo of millelacsmark
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of MTNboy
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was assured that this was a somewhat popular brand with some of the locals in Bavaria. It was a cloudy deep yellow almost orange body with plenty of carbonation. The barmaid ensured a perfect pour from the bottle. The almost beige head was frothy and perfect. There were some spice and yeast characters to the aroma. The flavor was well balanced. Clove some banana and citrus. It had a full body for this style.

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Photo of drmeto
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L:
-pours a cloudy golden with small particle floaties and a small,frothy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-doughy ,faint tart,banana,clove,coriander,honey,peaches,caramel,bubble gum
T:
-doughy,bready,banana,wheaty,lemon,coriander,caramel
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Really good Hefeweizen

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Photo of aleigator
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a massiv, dense, creamy head with a lovely, hazy peach color.

The aromas yield spiced banana big times, along with cinnamon and clove, as well as bready malts. Banana is rich on the nose, together with marzipan and bread, all flavors chime in with the fruit.

Drinks enormously smooth, with bready soft malts and a silky yeastiness, providing the most complex, well integrated banana flavor I have yet experienced in a beer. Not only comes the banana incredibly smooth to the palate, due to the soft yeast pillow, it also got a fantastic complexity to it, provided by honey and cloves. Even in the finish, the fruit is still recognizable, acvompanied by a mellow grain flavor, blending outstandingly well into the beers malt foundation. Has a perfectly fitting carbonation, not too high, leaving enough space for the more fragile flavors to shine through, with a light, versatile body, very refreshing.

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Photo of clarknova
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of dasenebler
2.81/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

.5L, best before 7/7/11.

Pours a light, hazy orange with a brilliant head. Great lacing of thick and creamy eggshell goodness.

The aroma is straight-up yeasty and bready. Nice floral character.

The flavor is not great. There is a bitter-yeasty note that this stuff just can't overcome. The limited banana and spice character can't do it. Nor can the wheaty sweetness. Watery mouthfeel is somewhat improved by the effervescent and smooth carb.

Looks like a million bucks, but tastes like about 50 cents. Unbalanced and sub-par for the style.

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Photo of atis
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours almost clear golden with large white and dense head that in one finger thickness lasts till the end of the glass with thick stripes of lacing. Aroma is yeasty spice, light fruit.

Taste is wheaty bitterness with touch of clove and medium-dry finish, rather long-lasting not too pleasant malty aftertaste with bits of spice. Mouthfeel is light-medium with quite high, but nevertheless pleasant carbonation.

Overall, although it looked good and aroma was rather pleasant, it lacked something in the taste department.

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Photo of JTuomi
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of mishi_d
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of burnstar
4.25/5  rDev +13%

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Gutmann Hefeweizen from Brauerei Fritz Gutmann
3.76 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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