Ur-Weizen | Bolten Brauerei

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Bolten Brauerei

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by elmocoso on 06-14-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by elmocoso:
Photo of elmocoso
3.39/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An unusual Weizen, this one is brewed with Boltens House alt yeast. Not too bad, but not for the weizen traditionalists. Looks and feels like weizen, but the taste and smell are not there.

Pours with a beautiful white head, and a gold and turbid beer. Very active carbonation.

Smell is a little sharp; No banana or clove esters present. malty and a bit of alcohol showing.

Flavor reflects the aroma. Again a bit sharp but malty, more like a zwickle.

Mouthfeel is very good, like velvet on the tongue.

Drinkability is good, once you get past the shock of a non weizen weizen. Give it a shot. It is worth it just to try.

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Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4.36/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice and innovative beer from Germany's oldest Alt brauerei, Bolten, which traces its origins back to 1266. This is a bottle conditioned, unfiltered weizen, made using Bolten's Alt yeasts. Reinheitsgebot be damned, this beer is different from 95% of the Bavarian style weizens you will try.

A: Pours a cloudy, turbid , almost lemon yellow, with a very expressive 3 to 4 finger head which retains and laces well, clinging to the sides as it consolidates.

N: Don't expect the typical banana and clove Hefeweizen nose, the nose is pretty subtle, you get some yeasty bready notes with a pretty alluring hop overcoat.

T: I love this style. Plenty of Bolten-hefe yeast and wheat, but it is the hops just really set it off and differentiate it. This beer is very much in the style of Schneider Weisse TAP 5 Meine Hopefenweizen, in my book. I love that beer and I love this beer almost as much.

MF: This is a very refreshing and crisp beer, with a pleasingly astringent finish. I feel like mowing someone's lawn so I can have a few more of these, but it's February in Germany and the ground is snow covered.

This is the first time I've had this beer, though I've had Bolten Ur-Alt many times. This is the same level of quality and creativity in my book. A fine example and out of the ordinary. TIP!!

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.37/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

What a let down, I love this breweries Alt beers and assumed their other beers would be just as good, wrong!

This was the fourth beer of my German and lager based tasting evening last week.

The beer was poured into a Weizen glass and looked the business: murky, dull amber with the usual huge head sat on top, just like all the best Hefeweizen.

Where was the normal aromas of vanilla and banana, no cloves or anything else for that matter. The beer wasn't fresh, only having one week before it's best before date, but that shouldn't stop it from having a smell.

The taste was also a let down, wheaty yes, Hefeweizen flavours, no.

Really disappointed with this beer, maybe I and my friends missed something, but I don't think so.

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Photo of Martine
3.54/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ur-Weizen from Bolten Brauerei
3.41 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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