Altenmünster Hefeweizen Hell | Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

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Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-14-2003

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jayjay1976
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep honey with a thick frothy head. Upon swirling the plentiful sediment and pouring it gently down the center, thick blonde swirls of yeast descend against the effervescent currents turning late summer honey to a pale orange and almost completely opaque.

clover honey, banana, camembert, a bit of copper and grass.

Smooth caramel malts followed by a wave of residual caramel sugars, a bit of tang, a bit of tart roast apple, and of course banana although not as prominent as it was in the nose. Citrus and clove arrive at the crescendo, and depart on a velvety ribbon of malt. Clean finish of citrus and toast.

Yeast and tart apple, quite pleasantly tingling the nostrils but falls short of eliciting a tear.

Overall, this is beer is awesome. I quite enjoy the other beers from this brewery so I was ecstatic to see that they also offer a Hefe-Weizen. I've gotten bored with some of my local favorites such as Paulaner, Erdinger (ur-weisse) and even Weihenstephan; after a while i seem to have gotten numb tongue. I thought perhaps I was growing tired of the style, but I'm very happy to say that this beer has re-kindled my obsession.

I picked up a 4-pack of 0,5l flip-top bottles at the grocery store for €2,99, and have been positively overwhelmed by the quality.

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Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice cloudy apple juice colored with a decent white head and fair lacing. The aroma is a beautiful wheat cider blend, a bit sharp and maybe some lemon. The flavor brings tangy french bread with banana highlights, grainy and lively with fine carbonation. It's medium light bodied, very much a substantial feel for the style and very drinkable as you might expect. Excellent redresher, great with food...or not!

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Photo of atis
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange with large and dense creamy head with excellent retention, that that lasts till the end of the glass, downsliding lacing. Aroma is lots of banana, bread, bits of clove.

Taste is typical banana, clove, zesty yeast with wheat, some sweetish residue remain on the lips. Mouthfeel is medium with prickly carbonation.

Overall, very well made Hefeweizen. Sometimes felt too sweet though.

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3.16/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Comes in the standard Altenmünster brown half-liter swing top bottle with only a very small label around the neck. Purity law applies. Best before May Day 2004, I opened it on 12/14/03. There was at least a half-centimeter (quarter inch) of sendiment on the bottom of the bottle.

Poured a very cloudy yellow under a tremendously disappointing thin white head that disappeared very quickly - very UNlike a wheat beer. The nose was full of fruits and spice. The mouth was quite prickly and fairly heavy. The first thing to hit the tastebuds is a crisp lemon tartness that almost dominates the wheat malt. There are no hops to break up the wheat/lemon rivalry, so the finish is tart and sweet, while the aftertaste retains more of the lemony flavor. This is not a bad wheat beer, but they really need to work on the appearance, as such an anemic head is a real turn-off for someone expecting a wheat beer.

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Altenmünster Hefeweizen Hell from Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 9 ratings