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Rheinbacher Hefeweissbier

Rating: 3.35

A German brewed hefeweizen now and my first from the Rheinbach brewery in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of the country and not from Bavaria like most other German wheat beers that I review here. This one is a bottle that I managed to find in an Aldi supermarket just before the end of last year having not spotted it in any of their stores prior to this. It is on that I quickly grab since I’ve tried a few hefeweizens from the store that have proved to be decent beers in the past. I actually tried this one a couple of weeks ago now but this is me just getting around to uploading it here where it will be the forty-sixth hefeweizen that I will have sampled here; sadly it wasn’t on of the best from the style but here’s what I thought of it anyway.

Rheinbacher Hefeweissbier

Appearance (4/5): Medium amber in colour with a cloudy body and a thick, two centimetre tall head that is creamy looking and quite with good retention over the opening couple of minutes and little in the way of movement too.
Aroma (7/10):
This one starts quite sweet on the nose with some banana and cloves kicking things off, there was some touches of wheat quite early on as well. The beer was much like I expected going in, there was some nice bubblegum notes and a touch of yeast alongside a couple of sugars that added to the beers sweetness; it was definitely standard for the style but also quite nice.
Taste (6/10): The beer starts with some banana and cloves before a tiny bit of citrus made its first appearance. There was some wheat and bubblegum in there too which seemed more pronounced here that with the nose but still weren’t particularly strong. I got some bread malts, a bit of yeast and touches of clove as well but there wasn’t a whole lot of depth to this one really.
Palate (3/5): This one sat around light-medium bodied with it coming through a little lighter than I’d have liked but it was well carbonated with a touch of spice in the mix too. The beer was quite a sweet one thanks to the sugars and banana but it seemed a tad artificial in places; not a classic wheat beer on the palate really.

Overall (13/20): This one was quite an average hefeweizen, it came through very sweet with a light-medium body but seemed a touch artificial and basic in truth. There was some nice banana and wheat coming through plus it was easy to drink but it didn’t really grab my attention and it’s probably not one that I’ll pick up again; I’ll stick to Bavarian brewed wheat beers where possible in future.

Brewed In: Rheinbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Brewery: Brauhaus Rheinbach
First Brewed: circa. 2011
Type: German Hefeweizen
Abv: 5.0%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: Aldi
Price: £1.25

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