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Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse | Brauerei Grieskirchen AG

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Grieskirchner Jörger WeisseGrieskirchner Jörger Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
Austria
grieskirchner.at

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SurgeonGeneral on 01-25-2006

BEER STATS
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
135
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
15.19%
 
 
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Reviews: 97 | Ratings: 135
Photo of thecheapies
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big fluffy mess of a weizen head sits sturdily on a dirty lemonade beer for massive cloudiness. Even got that mushroom effect of the head as the rim of the glass pinched the foam like tight pants over sloppy love handles.

Spicy clove, husked wheat grain, and yellow banana. Peppery quality is pertinent to describe the spiciness of this brew. White bread and crusts. Nice hefe nose.

Big clove notes and banana peel and a touch of pink peppercorn. The banana is slightly green in flavor with light pithy bitterness that might actually be a hop presence. Very mild maltiness that sings with big white bread doughiness. Alcohol is present, also. Following the nose, this is quite the spicy hefeweizen!

Wet, soppy mouthfeel with soft carbonation and milk-thick body. Sits kind of heavy, but a bright booze life makes this a decent little winter night starter brew.

Loved finding this in the bottleshop tonight! It's not summer, but I can still enjoy a new hefe! And, this one was a pleaser!

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Photo of KajII
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass]

The pour was a hazy medium yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin film and small collar with excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was rather mild of a light grain malt and a mild sweaty yeast with notes of citrus (lemon), banana, bubble gum and a bit of clove.

The taste was a light malty sweet with a dash of citrus at first, becoming very yeasty with a slight fruity ester and a mild spicy ending. The flavor was kind of short in duration with a light citrusy yeast taste fading away into the background.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a watery, creamy texture and a soft carbonation.

Overall this was a pretty typical Hefeweizen that had a good light fruity taste, a mild ABV and a great drinkability, which most definitely makes this a great summer session brew...

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Photo of scratch69
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance- Cloudy yellow color with a half a fingers worth of head. The head disappeared quickly. Light amount of lacing.

Smell- Sweet malt aroma. Not much else.

Taste- Wheat malt flavor with light notes of banana and clove.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied and crisp. Light amount of carbonation.

Overall- Just an average hefeweizen. Not bad, but it would be better with more carbonation.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a cloudy pale orange straw, thin white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass., no lacing. Aroma of wheat with an odd vegetable component, light malt. Flavor is wheat, light lemon, faint spicing. Somewhat sour with a very low key, somewhat watery finish. Light bodied with active carbonation. Hefeweizen element all there, but attenuated. A satisfactory, but uninspiring hefeweizen.

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Photo of bluHatter
3.06/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy light brown, very little head even with an agressive pour. That's slightly worrying.

S: Heavy on the malts

T: Malts, and a little banana flavor. Actually quite nice tasting.

M: Medium body, not a lot going on otherwise. Very little carbonation. Kind of flat.

O: An average weizen. It would be much better if it had proper carbonation.

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Photo of falloutsnow
2.73/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle purchased from Friar Tuck's in Savoy, IL.
No clear bottled on date.
Poured into a Schell's weizen glass.

Pours a >2cm head of medium-sized bubbles, which descends over a minute to virtually nothing atop the glass. Leaves no discernible lacing or other residues. Body is a darkish golden-yellow away from the light, pale yellow-gold when held up to the lamp. Body is cloudy from yeast with some very visible, but lazy, carbonation.

Aroma primarily of apple cider, yeast, and very faint bananas. Missing much complexity and upfront presentation of bouquet.

Taste of wheat and barley malt graininess, sweetness, mild yeast, decent fruit esters, some faint banana. No cloves, coriander, vanilla, or citrus.

Medium-light in body, with a fair bit of felt carbonation, making this a bit sharp on the palate. Finish is semi-dry.

A fairly lackluster hefeweizen, missing many components of what I'd consider hallmarks of the style (as per Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, Franziskaner, etc). Not sure if this is an old bottle or not, the lack of clear dating doesn't help. Might retry this at some point in the future, but I won't be looking for this again.

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Photo of Bookseeb
2.78/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance is a cloudy straw orange holding a nice head leaving spotty lace. Smell of spice, light clove, buttery. Taste fallows the aroma of the spice thats buttery with a slight stale note. mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. To be fair I don't think this is as fresh as it could be, for I can see the potential in this beer.

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Photo of stercomm
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint poured at Local Options in Chicago, from memory

A - light yellow, slight white head, minor lacing

S - Slight malts, banana and cloves

T - Very nicely balanced beer, banana and clove is not over the top, very subtle, slight malts

M - Medium bodied, mild carbonation.

D - A very nice beer, could drink multiples of this and not get tired of it.

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Photo of teromous
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer has a milky white, smooth looking head about a thumbs width thick, that stands for a very long time. Lacing is like a candle melting on glass, coating every side evenly. The color is an orange akin to apple cider, and the clarity is rather opaque. I don't see too much carbonation in the glass.

S: It has a slightly floral and fruity aroma. The floral boutique is like lavender, the fruity aroma is similar to light bananas and honeydew melon. There is a slight aroma of pungency, which smells of a German variety Noble hop.

T: I get a very mellow banana flavored taste, along with what tastes similar to sweet cream. The after-taste leaves some very extremely gentle flavor of the hops.

M: The mouthfeel is very light, but zesty with bubbles. It coats the mouth very nicely. It's not perfection, but very near.

O: Overall I would rate this as a good beer. It's not quite the best, and I'm willing to bet it would be straight 5.0's if it was a draft in a bar in Austria. I can taste that it's not quite perfect, but I would pick this one up off the shelf again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 500mL bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: pale silvery-gold hue with a moderate but attractive haze. Plenty of effervescence and three fingers of frothy white foam. Nice.

Smell: refreshing wheaty malt aroma with notes of citrus. Nothing really in the way of clove or banana, however, which is a little disappointing. Still, a relatively nice-smelling beer.

Taste: wheaty malt flavor with a touch of graininess and a little citrus. Again, not particularly fruity or complex, but a solid little beer.

Mouthfeel: pretty light texture with a moderate level of carbonation. Not terrible, but I'm not particularly impressed.

Overall: this beer is decent but to me not particularly to-style. There are many other European hefeweizens that I'd rather have over Grieskirchner. That said, it's not horrible or anything.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.34/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large Chimay glass, this is a golden-orange colored beer with a modest head. The aroma is excellent: lots of clove phenols, delicious bubblegum fruitiness. The flavor mirrors this, making for a great hefe. The emphasis on the phenolic particularly delights me. The yeast delivers some really nice peppery character. Fruitiness is not quite as strong, but present. Bitterness is a touch higher than, say, Franziskaaner. The only downside to this beer is the lack of carbonation. Given some carbon effervescence, I might well have rated this 4.5 across the board.

Very drinkable and tasty.

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Photo of hwwty4
2.76/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 500ml bottle into my Hennepin globe.

This beer pours a hazy straw with a decent 3 inch head that quickly dissipates into a quarter inch sitting in the middle of the glass. Very little lacing as the beer disappears. Unfortunately, the first aroma is the off aroma that you get from light struck hops. Smells like a Heiny that has been sitting on the shelf under florescent lights for a bit to long. Underneath what we call the green bottle funk, is a nice wheat twang, that I think would be a bit more prevalent if it was a fresher bottle. Around that is some nice banana esters and just a hint of clove. What I would assume would be the typical hefe aroma profile (minus the bubblegum). The flavor falls a bit flatter. The wheaty twang comes off a little less tart, the banana a little less banana and no clove whatsoever. What does come up seems almost like confectionery sugar. The mouthfeel is average. A little creamy finishing with just a hint of dryness. Overall, I don't know if this a mediocre bottle or just a old beer (cant make out the lot number could be 05/09) but it just falls flat.

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Photo of chicagoabbot
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml into a snifter...pours a light cloudy body with a decent fizzy head. Could be brighter. Aroma has some wheat sharpness, but not overpowering and some funk from the yeast. I tend to like both of these characteristics to be more 'up front' with this style. Malt profile is clean and well-balanced. Really easy and smooth drinker. Good value too, coming in at about 1/3 the price of Weihenstephaner, which I consider a standard-bearer of this style. Will get this one again.

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Photo of tone77
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 16 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of bananas, some clove. Taste is good, wheat, banana, clove, are all present, very refreshing. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall this is a high quality beer.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into a hefe glass.

(A)- Pours a hazy goldenrod yellow color. Produced a solid foamy pure white head. Solid retention behind it. Some lacing.

(S)- Lots of dry biscuit and lemon rind. Some mild earthy yeast.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A dry biscuit and lemon profile. The earthy yeast is alot more potent than in the aroma.

(M)- A good crisp carbonation level. Smooth and mellow with good wheat and fruit, though the yeast is very heavy in this.

(D)- A good Hefe. A bit heavy on the yeast, but its still crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of gordavidson
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- A very murky light orange liquid that has a bit of a gray aspect to it. The little head that there is settles to a few splotches and a ring around the edge. Not too shabby.

S- Bananas, clove, white bread, and a touch of strawberries. Pretty standard but at the same time well done.

T- Bananas, clove, and white bread with a pretty mild finish... maybe a touch of a mineraly aspect.

M- Very creamy with a nice carbonation presence. It definitely leaves a nice yeasty coating to the mouth on the finish.

D- A decent take on the style, drinks really nice on a sunny spring evening.

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Photo of beertunes
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a very hazy yellow with just a thin cap of white head that had low retention and no lacing.

The aroma was nicely wheaty with a bit of banana and clove. The flavors were a bit more well defined than the aroma and was also fairly typical.

The body was crisp, clean and fresh. Drinkability was very good, the pint bottle went down very easily. Overall, a nice brew. Worth trying if you see it.

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Photo of Zorro
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy gold colored beer, no way can you see through this one. Small white head.

Smell is sweet with about equal amounts of both clove and banana in the scent. Lesser scent of cinnamon and bruised banana.

Starts out sweet with a strong clove and banana ice cream flavor. Milder flavor than the smell, it starts out clove and finishes banana and bubblegum with every taste.

Mouthfeel is good.

Good drinkability, it is a little on the mild side but I could see drinking this all day in the summer.

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Photo of ChadQuest
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

About 3/4 of the bottle in the glass and all is clear, golden straw yellow with a egg shell white cap.
Aroma is attractive with fruity yeast and a nice amount of spices.
Taste doesn't come off as strong as the aroma, light spices and clean wheat flavors do what they can but end up staying pretty hushed. Easy to drink this would probally be more enjoyable during the summer months then during our cold winter.

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Photo of Erish
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured this 11.2 oz. bottle into a wheat glass.

A: cloudy, honey-yellow gold color, an aggressive pour produced a small, whitish head with virtually no cap and decent lacing.

S: clove, some sulfur, banana, bubblegum, honey, floral yeast funk.

T: sweet, bread-like yeast, bubblegum, banana, clove.

M: light-bodied, silky, abundant carbonation.

D: a simple and tasty hefeweizen, and one I would seek out again.

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Photo of brentk56
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy pale golden color with a decent though not spectacular cap; leaves a smattering of lace, however

Smell: Cracked wheat, banana bread and a hint of lemon

Taste: Opens with a cracked wheat and banana flavor, with just a hint of lemony sourness that arrives by mid-palate; past is prologue and the finish is much the same as the opening

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Not knowing enough about the Austrian style, I would describe this as an entry hefe - not as rich in flavor or carbonation as its German cousins, and rather devoid of any clove aspect; still, this is easy to drink and very enjoyable

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Photo of Billolick
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mid sized German style bottle, w/o freshness info. Pours clouded medium tangarine, under a medium off white head, just a smudge and another smidge of lace on the glass.

Bananas, oranges and wheaty goodness in the nose.

More bananas, mild orange and a hint of clove carry the freight, thoroughly enjoyable wheat. Mild, smooth and moderatly flavorful. Decent levels of carbonation and body, easy drinking nothing unbelievable but worth a try

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Photo of Tone
2.93/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and poor lacing. Smells of grain, pale malt, and slight wheat. Barely fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight wheat, slight pale malt, hint of citrus, and slight grain. Overall, no single feature is above average. Decent Hefe at best.

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Photo of Gmann
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dirty straw color with a white hazy throughout very much like a witbier. Beautiful creamy pure white head settles into a solid cap. The aroma is of light banana and clove, light grain and lemon tartness. The taste is of wheat malt, banana creme pie, some raw spice, perhaps a touch of coriander. Not sure what it is but there is a different flavor, a bit of a creamy funk. The feel is moderate with soft carbonation; finishes slightly tart and dry. Seems like a different spin on your traditional bavarian hefeweizen. Seems to have a touch of the belgian wit characteristics to it. Not bad, different, worth a try.

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Photo of Augustiner719
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass.

Pours a clear, almost hazy yellow color until I shake up the yeast. Now it's orangey with lots of haze and a frothy creamy head with nice retention. Aroma is really muted. Just a pinch of lemon peel and a little bit of sugarcane. Taste is vey light. Not my cup of tea here. Ulta refreshing but tastes like fresca mixed with lemon juice. Has too much carbonation and leaves the mouth tingling. Drinkability is great in hot weather but this is more of a summer beer than a year round drinker. Easy to put down but lacks the complexity some the other German hefeweizens have.

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Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse from Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
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