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Greif Bräu Weisse

Rating: 4.0

Another Bavarian brewery wheat beer now and one that I picked up at The Allison Arms pub in Glasgow’s south side recently after spotting it in the fridge and realising that it was yet another they had in that I hadn’t seen or tried before. I’m always a fan of German hefeweizen, particularly those from Bavaria and this one was quite an enjoyable offering when I tried it a week or two ago. One of the brewery’s year round bottles, this one seems to also be their most popular with it also attracting fairly positive reviews; here’s what I thought of it anyway.

Greif Bräu Weisse

Appearance (5/5): Cloudy with a medium orange body and a few fine bubbles rising to the surface. The head sat about a centimetre and a half tall on top of the beer and was a foamy white one with outstanding retention.
Aroma (7/10):
The has quite a traditional wheat beer aroma with some wheat and coriander at the start, there was some cloves and banana in there as well though and plenty of sweetness too. There was some faint citrus thrown into the mix and the beer seemed to have a good balance on the nose.
Taste (7/10): Matching the nose well, this one kicked off with some cloves and banana flavouring and some wheat started to come through on top of them, as did some nice bubblegum notes and plenty of sweetness. I could detect some nice coriander and background citrus plus a few other nondescript fruits with the beer again very much as you would expect from a German brewed hefeweizen.
Palate (4/5): This was a medium bodied beer with strong carbonation and lots of sweetness coming through. There was some gas to proceedings and the beer remained quite lively throughout with a refreshing but slightly dry finish.

Overall (16/20): This one was a very nice and also very traditional German style hefeweizen with a good mix of all the usual suspects; I got some nice banana, cloves, bubblegum and wheat among other flavours and smells. The beer was very easy to drink and seemed quite refreshing, I wouldn’t say no to another one of these but in all honesty I’d probably grab other hefeweizens before this one in future despite it being quite an enjoyable offering.

Brewed In: Forchheim, Bavaria, Germany
Brewery: Brauerei Josef Greif
First Brewed: Brewery since 1848
Type: German Hefeweizen
Abv: 5.4%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: The Allison Arms, Glasgow, Scotland
Price: £3.80

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