Edelweiss Hefetrub | Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)

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Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy, golden color with a thin cap of of white head.

Aroma: Wheat malt, husky, banana and a bit of citrus zest. Checks all of the classic aroma boxes.

Taste: Nice mild malt profile that is almost creamy, then lots of spicy, prickly citrus notes. A little yeast towards the finish with some lingering spiciness.

The Rest: A solid, classic Hefe. Well balanced, pleasant and very drinkable.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not a bad wheat beer. Unfiltered, cloudy color; the high head reduced to a consistent skim of foam. Taste was richer and less sharp than most wheat beers- definitely appreciate that the sharp citrus overkill was avoided in this one; much smoother and pleasant than I expected. Sweet after-taste (vaguely fruity, perhaps banana or something). Hints of spice- I mainly got nutmeg, although I think some clove scent may have come through as well.

Overall, not a bad beer for the genre, and definitely a good Weizenbier choice for the non-wheat-beer-drinkers.

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A: The beer is rather hazy yellow in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat and bananas are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of wheat along with notes of bananas from the yeast.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and as some refreshing properties. It is not a bad choice to enjoy sitting next to a canal on a warm day.

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A - Hazy gold/banana yellow. Decent but unremarkable head.
S - Banana bread, singed sugar & caramel, clove. Buttery. Fairly aromatic and pleasing, comforting even. Very interesting!
T - Definite clove, yeast. An odd off-tasting, burnt sugaryness. Tart, sour, lime-candy taste seems out of balance as it dominates the palate.
M - Somewhat puckering from its not-quite-citrusy sourness, a bit unpleasant. Bitter. Finishes fairly clean and very dry, but sourness lingers.
O - Disappointing. While there's no doubt my palate isn't the most refined, I don't see the appeal of this one and would be reluctant to try it again. Forgive me, my Austrian brothers.

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Edelweiss Hefetrub from Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)
3.65 out of 5 based on 133 ratings.
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