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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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Photo of Gusler
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pleasant light lemon yellow color on the pour with a bit of “Chill Haze”, the head immodest in size, creamy in its texture and the lace forms nice sheets to cling to the glass. Hints of yeast and the pleasant musk or bread dough I always look for in this style, citrus crisp and clean, quite pleasant to the senses. Overly sweet at the start, which is a prevalent problem in this whole line of beers at least for me, the overbearing sweetness. Finnish is mildly carbonated, the hops adequate, and the aftertaste dry and long lasting. Not bad beers by any means, they just seem to over whelm me with the sticky sweetness, but a drinkable beer nonetheless and worthy of a sample.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The second of the 3 Edelweiss offerings tonight. Now this one, called Hefetrüb, is much more exciting than the Kristallklar.
For a start, it has the cloudy milkiness that is so expected of Weißbiers. The same Edelweiss generic looking cream label on the Bottle, but with a dark green color tab, and a crown cap to match.
Only a few reviews for this beer, which reveal little of this beers heritage or pedigree, although it clearly has a great one, for it is dated “Seit 1475”. No great revelations regarding the meaning of the name, it actually literally translates as "yeast-cloudily”, not exactly original for a wheat beer, but typically demonstrative of Teutonic utilitarianism.
It pours an exact replicate milky Hoegaarden color. Head is white again, largish bubbles, and it maintains a depth of 1/2” throughout the grainy beverages short life.
High inherent carbonation, shown by a quick swirl, this level of Carbon Dioxide helps to contribute to a medium mouthfeel.
Overall the beer has a huge wheat nose, massive fresh citric fruits, banana, grapefruit and again cloves. A much more “traditional” drinking wheat beer than the Kristallklar. The fruits that are revealed in the aromas actually transpose through to the tongue. A low sweetness, digestive biscuits, fresh bread middle, mashed bananas and a spicy cloves finish with herbal overtones. Some bitterness in the end which is welcomed. A much better offering than the Kristallklar.
Highly drinkable, it’s easy to put this one away – no complaints on this one.
A 1 Pint 0.9 fl.oz. Brown Glass Bottle, dated 06.2003.
For just $2.19, pretty darn good Value for Money.

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Photo of Jordan
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fantastic presentation. Very light and frothy head over orange-yellow. Opaque, extremely hazy. Nice aroma of clove, spice, and even a faint note fruit. This brew has a few characteristics you find in your typical weissbier, however there is an out of place sourness that dominates the finish and aftertaste.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy yellow / golden color...head dies quickly...Your typical weissbier aromas, clove and banana…The same on the palate, clove and banana, among other things. Very smooth mouth feel, and very refreshing and easy to drink. I really enjoyed the finish, you can really taste the banana, it stands out and lingers on the palate for a bit. Overall this was a very enjoyable weiss bier…

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Edelweiss Hefetrub from Hofbräu Kaltenhausen (Brau Union)
3.65 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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