Maxlrainer Leo Weisse | Schlossbrauerei Maxlrain GmbH & Co. KG

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Schlossbrauerei Maxlrain GmbH & Co. KG

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 09-25-2007

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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by Beer-A-Lot:
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of sfprint
2.93/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Someone recommended this to me, saying when it had it on tap, it was the best weizen he's ever had. This is from the bottle. Exp: 12/13/2011

A: Creamy and pretty dense apricot color fading to a golden yellow on the edges of the glass. Slightly dark. 1.5 finger head, very cloudy, no visible rising carbonation.

S: A thick body in the smell, very full and powerful hefe, Ever so slight peptobismol. A bit chalky.

T: Water dominates, and the flavor sits under that. Tinge of tartness, sour citrus, almost rotting lemon, sandalwood, celery.

M: A bit tart on the tongue. Mediumish to slightly heavy body.

O: Ok, nothing special. On the "savory" (as opposed to sweet) end of the hefe spectrum. Average in many ways.

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Photo of imbibehour
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale style glass. Bottled good till Jan 25th 2012 so off we go!

Classic off white foamy head and lots of carbonation form the bottom. Body is a dull murky orange/yellow actually, with lingering soda pop fizz style carbs. Seems alright.

Bouquet is a standard heffe, nice grain, but also a creamy sweetness of milk cream it seems. Small hint of clove as well and a bit of banana but not much. Kind of interesting and different I don't mind this.

Taste is strangely disappointing. Wet bodied and soda pop, with little grain chew or bread that seems to be indicated from the nose. This brew has virtually no aftertaste or any sense of finish at all. Very weak as well all around, thin, gassy too.

I am sort of at a loss as to what happened here, I am not too impressed by this at all.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.21/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 500mL bottle to plastic cup on 4/24/12

A: Hazy pee yellow. Decent white head leads to a white collar and not a whole lot of lacing.

S: It's got an intense herbal quality to it. A bit of banana and such round it out.

T: Actually it's not half bad. Loads of freshly peeled banana and a touch of clove. Not too big or over the top. For a style I don't usually enjoy, it's pretty decent.

M: More bubbles then I'd like. A beer like this needs a smoother, creamier feel to it. This, on the other hand is simply overcarbed and rough around the egdes.

O: Not a half bad stab at a hefe. I don't know if I'll be returning to this, but in a pinch, yeah I'd quaff a pint.

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Photo of jneiswender
2.7/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at an India restaurant (formerly Punjab) near the Munich museum. Served in a hefe glass cool.

A-creamy white and thick head with a lemon colored cloudy body.

S-floral, clove and vegetable.

T-bananas, bubblegum and a slight canned corn taste.


D-the slight canned corn taste is slightly off-putting, otherwise it is a nice drinking beer.

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Photo of Rivoire
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
2.52/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown cap purchased at Getranke Oase in Munich.

Low C- (2.52) / BELOW AVERAGE

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Photo of ranger7
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shatter
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of drabmuh
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Why do people hate this beer? Seems fine to me....Beer is hazy, amber to yellow and has a lot of carbonation, big white head, small bubbles, some lacing on the glass.

Aroma is mostly banana and yeast, some grain, smells good.

Beer is thin and delivers on the initial sweetness and some of the banana esters of the beer. The finish is more grainy than expected and there is perhaps a slight aftertaste. The whole beer is quite good though. Perhaps lacking some of the complexity of other beers / hefeweizens, meaning it is not my favorite but there is nothing wrong with it. I'd have it again.

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Photo of rapidsequence
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle. $3.50 from Ned's. Best by 25.01.2012. Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy dark yellow with a thick, off white, whipped cream cap. Good head retention and lacing.

Smell: Not the most impressive. Its obviously a hefeweizen, but with muted banana and clove notes (clearly present, but muted). There's a hint of grainy malt and herbal hops. Meh.

Taste: Its OK. More banana flavor than smell. A bit too much residual sweetness. There's a bit more hoppy flavor and bitterness than I expect for the style. A kiss of lemon and grain.

Mouthfeel: Too sticky with residual sugars, which makes it feel undercarbed despite plenty of bubbles. Not dry enough at any point, most notably the finish.

Overall: I hesitate to give this a "good" rating overall, since its more like an "OK" hefeweizen. More generically though, its an a decent beer.

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Photo of macpapi
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy yellow-orangish color with a full, fluffy white head; nice lacing.

Smells of fresh wheat, pepper, clove, and a bit of citrus hint (bits of lemon and orange). Pretty decent.

Fresh wheat and peppery flavor. Clove is also notable. Spicy pull nearly overwhelms the presence of fruit, but hints of lemon are there. No banana taste to speak of in this one.

On the palate, Maxlrainer is sharp and has a bit of bite. There is also a slight, almost charcoal aftertaste. Relatively high carbonation.

On the whole, this is a mediocre hefeweizen. Take away the somewhat disturbing, relatively harsh aftertaste, and it would be greatly improved. As is, it's drinkable, but not really anywhere near the stalwarts of the style.

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Photo of stcules
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light orange color, quite hazy. A lot of a white and creamy foam. Beautiful.
You can smell a light banana. Classic, with clear notes of cloves and yeast.
Same notes in the taste, with notes of citrus fruit, and a light banana again. Easily drinkable, even if not really impressive.
Quite yeasty in the aftertaste.

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Photo of cinghialetwo
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of Justin23060
3.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not bad at all. Poured a very cloudy golden orange with a stiff head off a perfect inverted hefeweizen pour, if I may say so myself. Smell is mostly clove with some malt. Taste is mostly clove with some mild banana. Sweet but not over the top. finishes slightly dry with a nice spicy linger. Mouthfeel is super creamy almost chewy. Fresh and refreshing. I will most likely seek this out again before the summer is over.

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Photo of InsolublePancake
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

'Tis the season for hefeweizens, so here's a random find at a local beer store. Prost!

A- Hazy orange gold with a good inch and a half or so of head that dissipates in a timely manner.

S- Sharp, tangy malt backed by a solid ripe banana smell and some chalky, earthy yeast. Yep, this is a hefe all right.

T- The ripe banana is definitely at the forefront but balanced by a pleasant lemony tartness. There's a grainy quality to the finish along with some earthy yeast that complements the other flavors nicely. Virtually no bitterness on the finish.

M- Very smooth and maybe a little thin in body. The carbonation is a bit low for the style, but it goes down nicely.

This is a pretty standard hefe. It's good and tasty, but nothing really jumps out about it. But, if you're looking for a flavorful spring or summer beer, you could do much worse.

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Maxlrainer Leo Weisse from Schlossbrauerei Maxlrain GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 20 ratings