Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse | Brauerei Grieskirchen AG

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Grieskirchner Jörger WeisseGrieskirchner Jörger Weisse

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Brauerei Grieskirchen AG

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of CMW
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My beer does not say Jörger on it but it appears to be the same.

A - The cloudiness of this thing is unreal. It is already hazy in the bottle. Pours a very hazy bright yellow color with a large crowning white head.

S - Banana, yeast, clove, bubblegum, and freshly baked bread.

T - This beer follows the nose to the T. The taste is full of banana and clove followed by a nice dollop of yeast. They are not reinventing the wheel here, but I am also not expecting them to. Very nice for the style.

M - Light and crisp.

D - I could drink more than a few of these on a warm day.

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

The tail end of a bottle, right before tasting some Homebrew. Cloudy and yellow with a reasonable head, not too much lacing. The aroma and flavor are both bog-standard hefeweizen, yeast and esters. Not nearly as spicy or as complex as some others I've tried, and the typical hefe flavors aren't nearly as strong as I'd like. The mouthfeel is a little on the thin side. There's nothing really seriously wrong here-- just an average beer in all respects, not much else to say about it. Refreshing (like most wheat beers), but there are much better style examples out there.

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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 Mister_Faucher
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

I found this Austrian weiss to be on par with a lot of the German weiss I have had, really solid with a bit less carbonation. A good bit cheaper than it's German counterparts as well. Just discovered it at a market 20 or so miles away, might have to go back and clean out their stock. Give it a shot if you find it.

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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 kosmoraios
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picture forthcoming.

Pours a cloudy straw color with almost no head. Carbonation bubbles are large and prolific - very fizzy.

Aroma is understated, but what is there is banana and light sourdough bread.

Taste is watery and muted. The yeast is evident, there is bread and banana and I daresay some pepper and clove - but it's barely there. Very club-soda-esque.

Mouthfeel is fizzy and watery, a bit peppery on the back of the tongue. Drinkable on a hot day for sure, but just didn't have the depth of taste that I enjoy in a good witbier.

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Photo of chaz01
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Twelve ounce bottle from the BOMC poured into a German Wiehenstephan glass.

A: Cloudy murky yellow (lots of yeast action), creamy head and lots of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

S: Some musky hay and grass aromas.

T: Lemony flavor up front, with hay, grass and wheat notes. Not picking up any banana yeast flavors that I would normally expect for this style, although there's certainly a bit of spiciness.

M: Creamy, well carbonated, and light bodied. Beer finishes with more lemony flavor than anything else.

D: Brewery has been around for 300 years plus, so I guess they know what they are doing, but this beer had just a little too much sweet lemony flavor for me. I enjoyed their Pils much more than this selection.

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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 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 T100Mark
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 16.9 ounce Euro bomber poured into a shaker pint glass (I don't own any of those cool hefeweizen glasses).

Appearance - A light yellow color. Hazy. A nice head but it disappears quickly. No lacing to speak of. It looks like an unfiltered apple cider.

Smell - Citrus. Sour. Bubblegum.

Taste - Lemon. Somewhat sour. Bananas. A bit tart. Interesting.

Mouth - A bit fizzy. A little weak.

Overall - This is a good, but not great, European hefeweizen. The citrus/lemon flavor and the mild sour taste, on the back-end, are nicely balanced. I'm guessing that the tart flavor, in the background, is the result of the hops. The ale works well enough but, to my taste, it is a touch underwhelming.

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Photo of laketang
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from a pint bottle
hazy straw with a nice white head
spicy with a little funkbanana bread, a tad sour
and just the right amount of clove imo
medium mouthfeel, short finish, crisp and clean

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

Poured into a tumbler after shaking up the sediment it produces a thick white head that produces a lot of lacing. The appearance is light amber/orange and milky. The aroma is of pears, bananas, bread, cinnamon, cloves, and the taste follows accordingly. The feel is smooth and full bodied with a clean finish.

One of the more hefe of hefeweizen I've tried, it's a nice example of the style.

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Photo of rohrbachsfan
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy golden yellow with a medium foamy head. The head dissipated quickly. Afterwards the glass was left with some lacing.

Smell: Grain, malt, citrus.

Taste: Wheat malt and mild clove spice.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thin but with good carbonation.

Drinkability: A very good Hefeweizen. Worth trying.

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Photo of KonigObHops
4.54/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I received this beer as a part of a beer of the month club. I don't normally like wheat beers all that much, but this is one great beer.

This beer pours with a creamy white head that is about one finger wide, and it disappears quickly. The beer has a straw color and is hazy like most wheat beers.

The aroma has hints of bananas and cloves with a bit of lemon.

The initial taste is wheat, wheat, and more wheat, but the taste of bananas and cloves are very noticible. This is followed by a full wheat flavor and has a good deal of spicyness. The thing that makes this beer so good is how well all of the flavors are balanced. It finishes with (you guessed it) wheat, but a nice hint of lemon as well.

The body of the beer is very light and dry. Perfect for summer! I would reccomend it to anyone whether you like wheat beers or not.

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Photo of akokandy
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- 16oz bottle poured into a wheat glass. Beer pours golden, with a 1-finger head which quickly settles to nearly nothing. No lacing to speak of.

S- Classic hefeweizen aroma, complete with bananas, clove, and underlying sweetness.

T- Good hefeweizen taste, bananas and clove present. I can't help but feel, though, that this beer tastes a little watered down. It may just be because it doesn't have the same crisp finish as other hefeweizens.

M- Thin, and not very well carbonated.

D- A subtle flavor profile and low abv make this a very sessionable brew, especially considering that I got it for 1.49/16oz at the local Whole Foods.

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Photo of BarleyMine
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this one in a Weisen glass, it poured a slightly hazy hay/light honey color with a thick dense head that faded surprisingly fast and left a nice thin white line. The smell was very nice, yeasty, hay and a slight lemon tone. The flavor follows the nose with bready/grainy flavors and hints of banana and lemon. Medium bodied w/excellent carbonation. Very drnkable brew.

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Photo of AccidentalKate
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Nice strong gold/brass coloring with an impressive head that lasts for a while. Minimal beligian lacing after the head dissapates.

Aroma: A bit of a banana smell, followed by a strong, nearly skunky odor. Not pleasant.

Taste: A hit of bitterness right up front followed quickly by the banana again on the taste buds, with the finale of heavy wheat and barley. Pretty nice, and not what I expected after the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Average. PLays nice on the palate, without being too zippy nor too weak.

Drinkability: Do not be dissuaded by the awful aroma, the beer's bite is better than it's bark.

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Photo of slammo
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked this one up in my local distributor. 500ml bottle. It was the price that attracted me and it seemed of good heritage.

Hazy, cloudy and yellow gold is the first introduction to this hefe. The head makes an appearance and then quickly dissipates. Lots of sediment in the bottom.

The smell is clove, citrus and some honey note. Not anything surprising nor disappointing. The scent is certainly not bad, good in fact, just not anything extraordinary.

The taste is refreshing with hints of banana here as well.

A good summer drink to have on hand as the mouth feel and drinkability are both light and satisfying for a hot afternoon.

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Photo of murphysbleachers
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

From a 16.9oz bottle into a Two Brothers Ebel's Weiss glass...

Appearance: Attractive cloudy golden yellow with a fluffy white head that should have stayed around longer.

Smell: Citrus with a strong note of banana that verges on vanilla, clove.

Taste: Bubblegum and yummy, clean finish left me wanting more.

Mouthfeel: The real negative about this beer was the lack of carbonation and light body. Out of character for what I'm used to for this style. It was flat before I was halfway done with the glass and I drink too quickly.

Drinkability: I could drink a lot of these. This was dropped off as a sample from a distributer who would like to replace Hacker Pschorr on our beer list with this. I'd think about it because I find it interesting, but it really lacks the carbonation and mouthfeel that I think most people might associate with this kind of beer.

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Photo of SurgeonGeneral
2.94/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Serving Temp: 45F Serving glass: Weizen

Aroma: Spicy yeast character dominant, along with the typical bannanas & clove are there but not as assertive as many Weizens. A bit of lemony hoppinesss and sweetness in there as well that I've not noticed in many other Weizens.

Appearance: Meh. A very cloudy pale golden color exemplifies the style, but where is the head? A modest one on an aggressive pour is yielded, and it quickly fades away into the drink. What gives?

Taste: Yeast presence is noticably restrained, and the taste is pretty straightforward. A more noticable hoppiness than other Weizens I've had, and much sweeter. Without the yeast kick, a little bland.

Mouthfeel: Ligth bodied, but very little carbonation. Almost flat. Perhaps the lack of punch arrests some of the yeastiness from attacking the tongue so aggressivley as in other Weizens?

Drinkability: Not something I'm looking forward to trying again, although I will give it another shot. I thought at first I might have had an off bottle it was so flat, but I've confered with others who have reviewed this beer.

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Photo of MinisterCurry
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy, straw yellow with a bright white, foamy head.
Aromas of straw, red berries, banana and tropical fruit.
Slighly sweet with flavors of berries and buttered bread.
Lingering butteriness in mouthfeel, slightly chewy and frothy.
I don't know what to expect from an Austrian wheat beer, but you will like this if you like witbiers.

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Photo of jeremytroy
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bought from Ryan's Liquor in Port Huron. Served in a weizen glass purchased at the same location.

A - Light gold color typical of the hefeweizen. Tremendous head upon pour, which died down fairly quickly and left a little lacing.

S - Slight floral and malt scents. Pleasing, but not particularly strong.

T - Floral and malty, like the scent. Balanced by light wheat flavors.

M - Very light and refreshing. Smooth to drink with a dry and crisp finish.

This beer was very drinkable; with subtle complexities and an overwhelming smoothness and grace.

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Grieskirchner Jörger Weisse from Brauerei Grieskirchen AG
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