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Maisel’s Weisse Light

A glass and bottle of Maisel's Weisse Light Hefeweizen beer from Bayreuth, Germany.

There you go: a glass of Maisel’s Weisse Light. We were impressed by the great taste of this alcohol-reduced Hefeweizen beer.

This beer is the light version of Maisel’s Weisse Original (5.2 % ABV). It has a reduced alcohol content of 3.1 % ABV. The goal of all breweries offering light beer is to provide a beer with the same taste as their original one. This is often rather tricky, as alcohol simply adds to the taste, and still is one of the most important contributors to the overall impression. Yet, it is not impossible to brew convincing light beers. Maisel’s Weisse Light is a good example for the feasibility of producing a great alcohol-reduced Hefeweizen beer. We had already had the same experience with Jever Light. But now it’s time to have a look at this Hefeweizen beer from Bayreuth in Franconia!


If you are not fond of beers with alcohol, there is also an alternative to Maisel’s Weisse Light: Alkoholfrei. This beer has less than 0.5 % ABV and may therefore be sold as „non-alcoholic“ in Germany.


Maisel’s Weisse Light – The Data.

  • Alcohol content: 3.1 % ABV
  • Calories: 30 kcal / 100 ml
  • Ingredients: Water, Wheat and Barley Malt, Hops


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Maisel's Weisse Light - Our Review


Having prepared a typical wheat beer glass, we were keen to know whether Maisel's Weisse Light would be able to hold up with the Original Hefeweizen. The color is dark amber, while there is not much froth for a Hefeweizen style beer. Yet, the smell is very similar to Maisel's Weisse Original. Regarding the taste of the light beer, it was less intensive in comparison to the original beer, however very similar and thus good. It is a beer less heavy and the ideal beverage for the summertime. The scent of clove and banana were obvious, making Maisel's Weisse Light a highly recommendable Hefeweizen beer with a complex taste.

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*We tasted this beer with 2 persons and the rating reflects only our personal impression, which we discussed after tasting the beer. The beer was cooled to the recommended temperature for the relevant beer type prior to testing. You may have a different taste and come to other results.

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