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Allgäuer Fürstabt Hefeweizen | Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

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Allgäuer Fürstabt HefeweizenAllgäuer Fürstabt Hefeweizen

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Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 22
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: Yet another example of a Multi-variant Germanic Style from the Braumasters at Allgäuer Brauhaus. This Allgäuer Fürstabt has a Gold colored main and V-Shaped neck label with the word Hefeweizen in a small thin red band. Painted white crown cap completes the presentation. Just as the BA Database picture my sample arrived in a 1 Pint 0.9 fluid ounce standard tall looking brown glass bottle. No strength or observable freshness date. Lots of German on the label, but a small partial English translation lists this as “Premium Weizen”.

Appearance: Slightly hazed tangerine orange body that infuses the body with a nectarine blush when backlit from my desk lamp. Smooth minute bubbled head forms a cloud like off-white blanket that carpets the body and remains at least ½” thick throughout. Nice lacing and above average carbonation.

Nose: Thick banana toffee and chewy cloves in this one. The yeast takes a back seat here and is domiciled by the stronger fruity aspects.

Taste: Cloves, banana toffee and sweetish malts, yet again, hey I wasn’t surprised either. Tasty stuff though and thicker than the Kristallweizen at times. Much more cloves and banana toffee in this one than I would usually take to for a Session beer. A little one-dimensional as such.

Mouthfeel: Another smooth yet slick chewy brew that imparts an amazingly soft talcum carbonated feel on the tongue and cheeks. Decent presence.

Drinkability: A decent enough Hefeweizen but nothing to keep my interest beyond this bottle to be honest. Average.

Q: “What tastes the almost the same, yet comes in 3,965 different variants??”
A: “German Wheat Bier”

I “think” I preferred the Fürstabt Kristallweizen, though after trying the Gazillion takes on the same Wheat Beer I’m not sure I could really tell the difference if I’m brutally honest. Why is it that so many German Breweries make so many different Wheat Beers that all sort of taste alike?..maybe it’s just me right?!. Cost $1.99 like all but one of the other Allgäuer Brauhaus beers that I picked up this weekend. Worth trying, just to see if you can tell the difference from all the other Allgäuer Wheat beer variants ;-))

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Photo of Zorro
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange colored brew.

Smell is sweet with the expected banana and cloves scent, a bit spicy and medicinal.

Taste is drier than expected with a creamy and tart banana flavor like a banana tapioca pudding. Bit of a medicine taste.

Mouthfeel is OK.

An OK Hefe, can find better.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours clear golden yellow with a huge moussy head. The aroma is slight yeasty wheat and slight fruit. The flavor is fruity and slightly sour and quite refreshing. The body is light and the beer finishes dry. The drinkability is high.

16.9 ounce bottle.

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Photo of RoyalT
2.87/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – Nice, murky orange in color with a big head that disappeared in seconds.

Smell – The yeast comes out nicely at the nose along with a fruity orange aroma.

Taste – I like the flavor of this ale. The yeast is there and the fruits are significant but not overpowering. It lacks dimension, though, and is kind of bland.

Mouthfeel – This was the weizen’s weak point, IMO. The ale was flatter than a pancake, making the flavors heavy instead of light and fluffy.

Drinkability – This went down OK, but it’s not what comes to mind when I think of hefeweizen. The mouthfeel was a backbreaker for this effort by Allgauer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color is slightly darker than some, pouring a light amber color that looks like "apple cider", and it has the haze to go along with it. The creamy white head holds fairly well before dropping to a thin surface covering, but it leaves no lacing. The nose is more fruity and citrusy than most, and offers more berries and lemon than banana. Spiciness is also limited; but it does offer some bready malt (which is unusual). The body is light/medium; and it's fine carbonation is lower than many examples at around 2.7 volumes CO2/liter. It gives just a gentle zest on the tongue that awakens the tastebuds and enhances the flavor. The yeast character is more restrained than it is in many weizens, in terms of both aroma and flavor. It's quite a different yeast than the banana/clove Weihenstephan strain, and the fruitiness that the nose expresses carries over into the flavor with next to no banana but a splash of tart lemon. There's a very delicate spiciness present, but it's quite subtle and tends to become more apparent in the aftertaste. The sweetness of the flavor seems restrained in comparison to many, and it has a refreshingly dry, lightly tart character to it. It's interesting, refreshing, and very drinkable.

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Photo of Mustard
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 17oz. brown bottle with no "bottled on" or "best by" date; $1.79 from the Winehouse in West LA.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy caramel-gold with a fine, white, two-fingered head; decent retention but very little lacing.

Smell: Sweetly tart; yeasty; banana notes pervade; hints of lemon.

Taste: Soft, yeasty wheat backbone largely characterized by moderately strong banana esters, middling amounts of clove-like phenols and faint traces of lemon.

Mouthfeel: Fairly creamy and full; carbonation moderate to high and fairly fine.

Notes: Good but not great hefe. Certainly worth a drink.

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Photo of marcobrau
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours with a bit of foam but not as much as some German weiss. A bit light in color, but not in body. A medium-bodied weiss with a lot of yeastiness. Theyeast adds a citrus flavor to this beer (without any lemon, I don't put lemon in my hefe-weiss) that is rather pronounced. The carbonation is rather smooth making this beer quite drinkable. Not boring, but not very exciting either, this weiss offers something different compared to other weiss beers that are more phenoic with notes of banana and cloves. Basically, if you like a citric tasting weiss beer this is your baby.

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Photo of AudioGilz
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's very cloudy, more so than other hefeweizens I've had lately. The head is enormous and fluffy. It has a pretty weak aroma. I did just get over a cold though so who knows. I got some lemony zest and clove out of it, and a touch of banana. Very smooth on the palate, medium carbonation, crisp finish. The strong note of the flavor is a yeasty twang. This seems heavier on the yeast than other German hefe's. Banana is there pretty strongly as well, with a lemon background. The twang sticks around for a pleasant and refreshing aftertaste. A pleasant and refreshing brew to say the least. It's worth a try for sure, just as good as all the big names from Germany.

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Allgäuer Fürstabt Hefeweizen from Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
3.68 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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