Faust Hefeweizen Hell | Brauhaus Faust-Miltenberger

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Brewed by:
Brauhaus Faust-Miltenberger

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 08-11-2007

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Reviews by Brianmerrilyn:
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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$3.50 at Skibbo's in the Bronx NY.

A: Poured beautiful cloudy yellow with sinking soap suds finger and and half head.

S: This is the real deal my friends. While I love my local creations, as soon as this hit my nose I was in heaven with the grocery store of flavors. Bubble gum, spices, wheat, esters you name it this has it and balanced to perfection.

T: Following the nose in the sweet category with zesty malts first then then wheat. Imagine walking through a solarium with banana and lemon trees spewing forth flavor. You feet crunch the clove and stick to the gum as you open your eyes from you first quaf of this masterpiece.

M: Medium and creamy. Texture is as balanced as the nose and flavor.

D: Hats off to Miltenberger. A small treat that has made me respect the German hefewezien that much more.

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Photo of fdrich29
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the last of the Faust Beers I was able to bring home from Beeradvocate.com's German Beer Festival in 2007.

I'm enjoying this beer from a glass my sister-in-law Amanda gave me after her last trip to Hawaii. It says Tiki's Grill & Bar Waikiki on the front and Holokai Grill Waikiki on the back. How cool is the word "Waikiki"? Pretty damn cool if you ask me.

Appearance: Huge white, frothy head on this offering from Faust with the cloudy, gold color I've come to love from a good Hefe. By the way, "Come to Love" is also a really cool song from Matthew Sweet. If you don't know it, head over to itunes after you've finished here at Beeradvocate.com and check it out.

Smell: Cloves and bananas. Have I told you how much love cloves and bananas?

Taste: This may be my second favorite Hefe after Franziskaner. Cloves, bananas, malt. Yum.

Mouthfeel: A little sticky, yet clean.

Drinkability: Very satisfying, I love this style and could drink it all day long. Or until my wife came home and caught me reviewing beers instead of doing laundry.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very hazy golden body. Creamy white head. From a bottle, and not overly carbonated. Perhaps a bit soft for the style, but certainly not out of range, and that helps to soften the mouthfeel and sweeten the flavor. Very good retention. Very nice lacing.

Smell: Candy sweet and bubble-gum like with lots of sugar and clove over a wheaty malt base. Only very background hops are present, which is to style.

Taste: Again, lots of bubblegum. Sweet malt. Not a lot of bitterness. Lots of clove. Initially candyish, then malty with an edge of wheat. A moderate bitterness rises towards the swallow, and then crashes in the finish as the sweetness of the malt and the phenolic of the yeast lingers. Long finish. Hints of lemon appear. Soft summer fruit as well. Surprisingly full flavored.

Mouthfeel: Zesty on the tongue, but not bristling. Medium bodied with a dextrinous edge. It warms to become a bit creamy.

Drinkability: Such a sweetish, creamy and smooth beer is without question easily accessible to most, and easy to partake of. That is, unless you shy away from the phenolic clove for one reason or another. The question then, is how enjoyable is it? Well, it is full of flavor and quite charming, so there's certainly something there to hold your interest. On the other hand, it's also a touch sweet. Interestingly enough, as your taste buds become accustomed to it, and it warms a bit, more of its citrusy and hoppy components become apparent, balancing it out. Overall, I find it quite drinkable, and certainly a bit unique.

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Photo of Gmann
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yet bright golden color with a nice dense white head; pretty much what a hefe should look like. The aroma is mostly of bubblegum, a light lemon wheat edge but does have an odd cherry smell. Not that the cherry smells bad just haven't seen it in a hefe before. Not sure that it is cherry but there seems to be a fruit sweetness to it. The flavor is rather bland, no real banana, clove, or bubblegum flavors. Just a dull wheat malt. A nice firm chewy malt but not heavy, tingly carbonation yet a smooth silky feel. Might lack flavor but has a great feel. A boring hefe for sure, no real flavors.

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Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This 11.2 oz. bottle is labeled Miltenberger Helles Hefe Weizen, on a blue & white Bavarian background. In English: "Classic Bavarian Pale Wheat Ale". I'm assuming this is a new US import label, and not a new beer.

Pouring the yeast in darkens the light yellow body, and renders it opaque. Three fingers of foam rise, and retains itself well. It leaves a good deal of spotty lace all around. Yeast kind of hangs out in a layer under the foam, not fully dispersing.

Sweet doughy clove aroma, pretty nice. Definitely fresh which is a plus. Grassy and wheaty.

Initial light sweetness, prickly carbonation and light bitterness toward the end. Sweetish banana bread mellowness in the aftertaste. Light bodied for a Hefe, but very easy to drink. These little 11.2 oz. bottles were available by the 4-pack, I could see myself pouring all of them to fill a 1L seidel mug...

2014: found a flip top bottle in an obscure local store, totally different label with a blue background. Very subtle, light sweetness, very creamy and smooth. Trace clove esters and wheaty notes.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high white head that died down rather quickly, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet bananas are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is filled by flavors of bananas—these are slightly sweet and reminiscent of the flavors that you would get from a banana candy. No cloves are noticeable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This hefeweizen is all about the banana flavors, so it isn't as complex as some of the top beers in the style.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Miltenberger's Helles Hefe Weizen a couple weeks ago for $3.99 at The Lager Mill. I'm in the mood for a wheat beer tonight and I thought I would give this one a shot, so lets see how it goes. 2014 Vintage. Poured from a brown 16.09oz pop top bottle into a Weizen glass.

A- The label looks ok, it's typical for this brewery and it isn't too eye catching. It poured a fairly hazy golden color that took on more of a golden orange color when held to the light with a little over two and a half fingers worth of creamy, fizzy and bubbly white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left just a slight bit of patchy lacing behind. This was a nice looking beer, but i wish the head retention and lacing were a little better.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and it imparts some nice wheat, sweet malt, bready and doughy aromas. Up next comes the yeast which seems to have a little bit of spices, but it's the fruity yeast aspect that sticks out the most making for a big banana aroma with a slight bubblegum aspect to it and there's some other fruity aromas showing up in the background. This beer had a pretty nice aroma and it's what I would expect for the style.

T- The taste seems to be very similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts still being the first to show up and it imparts the same aspects, but they seem to be lighter than they were in the aroma. Up next comes the yeast which seems to stick out the most in the beer and it shows up more than it did in the aroma while imparting the same fruity aspects with a little less banana and bubblegum showing up and more apple and pear like flavors. On the finish there's no bitterness with some sweetness taking it's place and it had a fruity aftertaste. This was a pretty nice tasting beer and it's what I've come to expect from the style.

M- Smooth, a little refreshing, pretty creamy, not too crisp, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a higher amount of light carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty nice, but I wish it had a little more crispness and carbonation.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and a nice example of the style, it had pretty much everything that I look for in the style, but I thought it was the balance that held this beer back a little and I think if the malts showed up a little more in the flavor it would make it a pretty good example of the style. This beer had nice drinkability, it was smooth, a little refreshing, pretty creamy, not too crisp, not filling and the taste does a decent job at holding my attention and I think one 500ml bottle is the perfect amount for me and I think it would be nice to have in the summer. What I like the most about this beer was the creamy mouthfeel, I thought it made it a little unique. What I liked the least about this beer was the crispness, I thought it was lacking a little. I would buy this beer again when in the mood for the style and I would recommend it to people who enjoy the style. All in all I liked this beer, it seemed to be right in line for the style and it didn't have any off flavors or aromas. This isn't a favorite from this brewery, and I think it's above average for the style. Good job guys, this was a nice beer, keep it up.

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Photo of Zorro
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brownish amber colored ale with a medium sized white head. Fairly cloudy with no floating yeast clumps.

Smells strongly of apple cider. Heavy wheat malt and it smells decidedly sweet. Clove and banana scents as expected. Leans more to the banana and smells strongly like an overripe one.

Starts out sweet and fruity with a very strong apples and bananas flavor. Strong taste of caramel. Tastes a lot like a caramel apple. Faint sourness like a granny smith apple. Taste of spice on the tongue. Decidedly tastes of mulled apple cider.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a decent beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains bananas, light caramelized malts, fruit and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with some mild sweetness from flavors of bananas, citrus and caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty malt character. The hops presence is decent for the style and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are several others in the style that I would pick first.

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Photo of Lexluthor33
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice fluffy head and lace. Hazy,light orange color.
The aroma of citrus,some spice and cloves.

The taste begins with a sweetness that leads to the banana and cloves. Citrus notes with bubblegum hints.

The feel is light body with medium carbonation. A creamy finish with a smooth feel. The balance is just right.

Notes: Not as complex as the best Hefe beers,but equally pleasing as the low ABV allows one to have quite a few. I liked this very much and plan to buy it again.

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Photo of william5586
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pale cloudy yellow straw color with 2 fingers of fluffy white head and nice lacing.

S- Very inviting smell. Sweet, banana, clove, spice.

*EDIT* I also picked up on something else, but could not put my finger on it. After reviewing and looking over other reviews I noticed that a few people mentioned bubblegum. It really did smell like bubblegum.

T- Reminded me of a sweet banana pie that my family usually has at Christmas. Clove. Slightly spiced, grassy finish.

M- Medium bodied. Smooth, almost creamy, and refreshing

D- Very good drinking hefe. It was definitely on the sweet side but I found myself going back for more. I was pretty upset that I only had 3.

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Photo of Savaseri
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flexabull
3.57/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$1 at a local discount store. The first beer in the mixed four pack was quite good, let's see how the hefe is.

Pours a light and hazy straw gold color with a faint white head.

Aromas are pleasant, and a bit light. Some cloves, bananas, and bubble gum.

Light mineral flavor, some citrus, lemons, and creamy malts. Soft wheat spices, and a crisp clean finish.

Mouthfeel is ok, a little of the light side, but not bad.

Drinkability is pretty good. This is a lighter hefe, but it is refreshing, and would be nice on a warm day.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

(500 ml flip-top bottle, code 1629221098943 - poured into a wine glass - will retrieve my weizen glass this week!)

L: medium-bright (clear), light yellow-gold liquid... more haze develops as you pour more in... dregs at the bottom give it requisite murk... the foam doesn't hold at all - guessing this is another older bottle

S: dried lemon peel, doughy malt, earthy paste-y yeast, banana chips, and a very light spice tweaking in the back... overall intensity is not quite vibrant, but some nice depth, well-rounded...

T: wheat-y decadence, layered malt and yeast masonry, fruity flourishes... lemon and spice in the finish, and a flash of dried banana whose essence lingers, but on the drier side after it's all washed away...

F: pretty plush, pillow-y viscosity, medium-full bodied - just luscious, despite some sizzle from the foam... fills and coats the palate before disappearing into a black hole before the back of the palate...

O: again, like their doppelbock I had a few days ago, this tastes a bit weathered, but it's easy to tell that it's a satisfying, solid weizen when fresh(er)... might try to convince them at the store to give me a discount if I buy all their remaining Miltenberger stock at once - trust me, it ain't movin' at that joint

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big banana, pear, apple, lemon, bubblegum, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, earthy hops, and bready wheat malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of banana, pear, apple, lemon, bubblegum, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice and slight bready tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, pear, apple, lemon, bubblegum, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, earthy hop, and bready wheat malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this a very nice standard tasting hefeweizen. All around good robustness and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, earthy hop, and bready wheat malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of kkipple
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A light sour-lemon refresher, this is good, and oddly, cheap in my neck of the woods. ($1.25 a bottle or so). Basic German Hefe done right. Clear pale yellow, nice white head, good lacing... a bit more sour and less malt-centric than some Hefes, but still really a solid offering and one I hope sticks around.

I can drink a lot of this. It's not as flavorful or tight as some others, but for the price you can't complain even ein bisschen!

The best praise I can give it is that Miltenberger Hefe is a poor man's Wiehenstephaner. If you see it, try it!

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Photo of Gneisenau_19
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ATPete
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle

The beer pours a pale yellow color with a large, strong and frothy white head with some loud vocal foam. Earthy wheat texture forms the nose, yeasty, bready and with lots of soapy floral esters and baked banana spice. Nice. Clean and well balanced in flavor. A noticeable hop twang just before the finish caresses the tongue. No complexity but it doesnt need it, the beer is clean, smooth and highly drinkable. Great representation, definitely recommended

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Photo of riversider76
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a fluffy white head. Good retention and a very nice laceing. Aroma is of citrus,bananna and spice. Body is medium with a good amount of carbonation. Taste is smooth and spicey. Nice fruity edge with hints of candy and bubble gum. Very nice!

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Photo of drpimento
3.22/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Interesting little beer if only because of its rarity and reasonable quality. Poured with a light fine head and a bit of lace. Color is a pale hazy amber. The sensory qualities are milder than other Bavarian Hefe Weizens that I've had - that is in aroma, color, body, and flavor. Nothing bad, but not very distinguished. Ok finish.

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Photo of PEIhop
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of beerbuddy11735
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this hefeweizen as part of my case of miltenberger. Appearance is golden hazy with nice carbonation and lacing and smell spot on for your typical German Hefeweizen. Would rate this hefeweizen as one of my new favorite selection when you can find it. I have only seen it at my local beer store so far. It's worth the search.

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Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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