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Gutmann Hefeweizen (215 of 1001)

Rating: 4.05

Yet another from my Beers Of Europe haul now, this one my first new hefeweizen since trying Gusta over the summer whilst in Istanbul, hopefully this being a German version of the style will be a step up over that offering. This one will be be my 215th beer from the 1001 list that I will have tried and it is one that I am particularly looking forward to, I would have saved it for over Christmas but opted to try it early based on the fact that the best before date is early next year. This one isn’t a beer I know a whole lot about or one I could find out much about online but I still expect it to be a good one given the fact that most wheat beers from Bavaria are; hopefully this one doesn’t disappoint.
Gutmann Hefeweizen

Appearance (5/5): Initially this one looked quite light as I poured it but settled slightly darker as a medium, golden amber colour with a cloudy body and  a large, two-fingers sized head that is very thick looking and stays well as a creamy white colour.
Aroma (8/10): The nose is a combination of strong banana and a lot of citrus with some orange peel and coriander thrown in initially.Very lively on the nose with some yeast coming through along with some spice and cloves. There is some wheat, a touch of bubblegum and a little bit of bread but as expected the banana was the stand out aroma.
Taste (7/10): Mirroring the smell, there is some strong banana to begin with and mixed with some spice before quickly being followed by some bubblegum and citrus flavours. There was some clove and orange peel too and a little wheat and yeast to see things out with.
Palate (4/5): Smooth as expected and a light medium body with strong carbonation and a light, easy to drink feel to the beer. The one negative from this beer was that mouthfeel seemed a little thin and watered down in places but from the most part it came across okay. Fruity and quite sweet, this one was a pleasantly refreshing hefeweizen.

Overall (15/20): This one was a very enjoyable hefeweizen and my first new one in  a few months, my first new German one in even longer so this was long overdue. Although not a beer I was familiar with before buying, I was still very much looking forward to trying this one and thankfully it didn’t disappoint. While not being up there with the absolute best that Bavaria has to offer with regards to wheat beers, this one was still definitely worth picking up and giving a go. Perfect carbonation and a nice banana and orange infused beer with touch of bubblegum throughout, an excellent, traditional style hefeweizen that I look forward to trying again at some point.

Brewed In: Titting, Bavaria, Germany
Brewery: Brauerei Fritz Gutmann
First Brewed: 1913
Type: German Hefeweizen
Abv: 5.2%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: BeersOfEurope.co.uk
Price: £2.29

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