Rieder Helle Weisse
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Brauerei Ried
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3.47 | pDev: 11.82%
Jul 11, 2021
May 20, 2012
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country, zero reviews below read (yet!)...
L- Pale amber and quite cloudy which makes it appear a hazy yellow. Pours with a good looking 1Cm creamy white head of super-fine bubbles.
S- Typical weizen notes.
T- First sip of beer today. Clearly weizen notes here, but a slight difference is that vs a typical Bavarian weizen the flavour seems a bit bright/hoppier. I also had a fleeting hint of sour on the first sip, not not thereafter.
F- 5.0% might be a bit light for a beer with a bold weizen aspect as here. Reason being that the body risks feeling relatively under-powered. I think that might be happening here. CO2 in the glass remains good.
O- It's a unmistakenly a weizen. This one might work best in summer when the palate craves refreshment vs too much body/feel. Pleasant, but comes over as a bit underpowered, so not one I'd buy again.
Review1952/scoring all done, now the reveal, I get to read the lables to see what I missed!
500ml bottle BB: 08/09/2021 £3.30 Bought from TremblingMadness, York/UK as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.
Jul 11, 2021
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Rated by pkalix from California

2/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
i must've gotten a bad bottle....
Apr 13, 2020
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Reviewed by Svingjo from Canada (BC)

3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer pours a translucent straw colour with a nickel sized white head that goes away fairly quickly. I get the banana, cloves and slightly gummy nose. A lot of the same flavours come through in the mouth with a light carbonation. A fairly well balanced beer. Could definitely see myself drinking a few of these in the summer heat.
Dec 22, 2014
Rated: 3.32 by Mike-Harms from California

Nov 15, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by R_Kole from Canada (AB)

Nov 01, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by leitmotif from Romania

Aug 21, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by GlendonTT from Canada (AB)

Jul 29, 2014
Rated: 4 by dcmchew from Romania

Jul 16, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by arkanu from Romania

Jul 01, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by parintele from Romania

Jun 06, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Ciocanelu from Romania

May 28, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Exeter from Canada (AB)

Mar 26, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by safaricook from Netherlands

Nov 18, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Sep 10, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Kmat10 from Canada (AB)

May 26, 2013
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Reviewed by Derek from Canada (BC)

3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: Hazy, dirty straw; white head, good retention & lace.

S: Nice balance of banana & cloves, with a hint of lemon.

T: Banana & clove are more subtle in the flavour, plenty of citrus. Great summer sipper (not really the time right now).

M: Light to moderate body has a slight acidity with a very crisp finish.

O: An easy drinker that's firing on all cylinders, though not overly exciting.
Dec 22, 2012
Rated: 3.25 by Imrite

Oct 19, 2012
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Reviewed by wordemupg from Canada (AB)

3.86/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml bottle poured pint glass 25/9/12

A hazy yellowish orange with lots of haze and even a few chunks of yeast caught up in the thumbs width of foam, it falls fast and leaves little lace

S lots of banana bread with some faint spice, lemon, bubblegum and cereal, its simple but very strong and there's some dried banana chips in the bread once it warms, smells great

T smells well ahead of the flavor, everything's toned down in the mouth or not there at all, more cereals then anything and the great yeasty banana bread on the nose is hard to find in the mouth. decent flavor but when compared too the nose it's lacking

M has some body too it and the bubbles stay creamy stopping short of foam, smooth on the way down with more flavor on the finish then in the mouth, slightly sticky

O pretty solid version of the style, after looking at it I expected very little and after the smell I had very high hopes, everything met somewhere in the middle, very drinkable

I could have another but its too bad the simple but sexy nose couldn't quite follow through in the flavor, please don't get me wrong solid stuff and its bringing up the average of my Beer Advent Calendar it came in
Sep 26, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by chickenm from Canada (BC)

Sep 05, 2012
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
500ml swing-top bottle, another of the newish Austrian wheat beers available in Alberta.

This beer pours a cloudy, somewhat glowing pale golden colour, with a rising column of tight, fizzy, and somewhat creamy off-white head, which slowly settles to expose some thick swaths of splotchy lace around the glass.

It smells of smushed bananas, white pepper, clove, and a nice, softly sweet wheaty malt. The taste is zippy 'n tart grainy wheat, a bit of candy hearts 'sweetness', some edgy, acidic citrus fruitiness, a lingering note of under-ripe banana, and some waning, muddled pepper/clove spiciness.

The carbonation is softly stern, but nowhere near forbidding, the body fairly light in weight, and bordering on thin at times, with a warm spiciness that lifts things a tad beyond their actual means. It finishes rather dry, the graininess petering out, leaving us with the lingering fruit and spice, whose predilection at this point is quite clear.

A genial enough hefeweizen, with enjoyable Old-World flavours, and carrying the obvious caveat of not expecting any sort of weight behind this tipple. Nor is it all that 'bright', considering the German 'helles' classification. More or less worth the gamble, in the end.
Jun 07, 2012
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Reviewed by Shadman from Canada (AB)

4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Spotted this along with the Dunkel at Trackside Liquor store in Medicine Hat. Looks like this brewery is new to North America given the limited number of reviews.

Pale straw colour, classic cloudy look. Soft, bone white head with excellent retention and lacing.

Very nice Weizen aroma. Sweet bubble gum and banana.

Crisp start from the bottle conditioning, with a nice touch of citrus. Flattens out into watery nothingness for a brief instant before the bubble gum/banana flavours kick in along with that classic clove spiciness.

Maybe not in the same league as Weihenstephaner in the mouthfeel department, but still quite nice

A fine example of the style and one I'll be revisiting once the summer heat arrives.
May 20, 2012
Rieder Helle Weisse from Brauerei Ried
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 22 ratings