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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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world-class

7,134 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 7,134
Reviews: 2,381
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 621
Gots: 1,126 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: pezoids on 01-22-2001

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Ratings: 7,134 | Reviews: 2,381
Photo of TreyDavidWood
4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What you might expect from the world's oldest brewery. It's top notch.

Photo of Munich1bier
4.81/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

We love this beer and just bought another case of it. Smooth taste, fun to drink it through the foam head, light wheat taste with hints of citrus. Low alcohol content makes it a good addition to lunch or dinner meal. Not too filling and leaves a great after taste.

This is our favorite beer. Started drinking in Munich and have not stopped.

Photo of Brad071
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nectar of the Gods. This gets bought in 6-packs. Peppery and not overly bubbly, this really goes down a treat with pork roast. These guys have been brewing for about 6 million years and it shows. World Class.

Photo of majorbase2
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky, golden-yellow color with a white foamy head. Glows a beautiful, radiant golden color when light shines through. Great retention. Little to no lacing.

Aroma contains a strong scent of lemon rind, grassiness, and yeast. Reminiscent of fresh grass clippings on a hot summer day.

Taste is refreshing. Subtle lemon notes and orange zest. A perfect amount of yeast--doesn't dominate but it very present. Hint of bubblegum. Some nice sweet, tartness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is light bodied. Extremely crisp and refreshing. Quite possibly the most drinkable beer I've ever had. I could've chugged this pint in no time.

Overall, Hefes are typically towards the bottom of my favorites list, but this one did quite a bit to change that. Definitely the best Hefe I've ever had, and one of the better beers I've ever had, period. Great beer, one that even a newbie to craft beer could appreciate, or even a craft veteran. Great for anyone, on any occasion.

Photo of qrazvan
3.15/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A good hefe weizen beer.

Photo of jeon123123
4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

good standard for hefeweizen style.

Photo of DevAJ
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is more of what I'm used to in regard to a Hefeweizen (as opposed to Schlafly's Hefeweizen). I think I'm still a little more partial to the "American Wheat" style that most people seem to consider Schlafly's Hefeweizen to be, but this is still probably one of the best of the style.

Photo of MA_hops
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A solid beer...pretty complex amount of flavors. Fairly earthy, some spice, banana. Takes a little adjusting if you aren't used to the style.

Photo of Johnor3
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nice frothy head, wonderful taste. This is the kind of Beer that you have to force your self NOT to drain the entire glass upon the first taste. This is my first time trying Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier, and I am in Love. I actually said to my wife, "This is the best beer that I have ever put in my mouth!" I would recommend it to anyone who wants to taste a truly great Beer.

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy straw yellow color with thick, frothy head. Head is retained pretty well. Smells of wheat, bubblegum, and a little banana. Taste follows the nose; bananas, wheat, also biscuity. The mouthfeel is lacking a bit for me. A little too carbonated for my liking and also a bit watery thin, the chewy/stickyness saves it though. Overall a great representation of the style and very delicious but I don't think it's the best one out there.

Photo of Zstets
4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Jacob Wirth

Photo of GuitarGuy76
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Light and balanced with a slight, pleasant fruity aftertaste

Photo of tapperm
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite Hefe and the beer that got me into this!

Photo of mkh012
4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Truly one of the most delicious wheat beers I have ever had. This beer is a cloudy yellow-orange that looks awesome in the right light. I get banana, clove, and bread on the nose, as is typical with most beers of this style. Nicely done here but still fairly standard. The taste is where this beer really shines. There's a lot going on with Weihenstephaner, and in my opinion, it actually tastes better if you drink it just barely cool or closer to room temperature than really cold. I pick up on banana, clove, vanilla, bread, and slight bubblegum emphasized by the carbonation. The mouthfeel is great as well. Pretty creamy and smooth.

As a matter of personal preference, I might like Franziskaner a little more (perhaps b.c of its slightly creamier mouthfeel). To be fair though, I've never had Weihen on tap, and that's where Franziskaner really excels. Either way, I would say Weihenstephaner and Franziskaner are my two favorites of this style. Both fantastic beers!

Photo of harry9
4.93/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Everything about this beer (bier?) is phenomenal, particularly the taste, which is worth the most. I've been missing out for years, but I'll know to buy Hefe Weissbier from here on out. I had to create an account just to rate this beer. It pours like any champion beer and goes down easily with a great taste. Their experience really proves itself once you taste it.

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best beer in its style IMO

Photo of bigdowg
4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Lovely, a real grower. The first pour I thought yes you may have already lived up to your crazy rating. I bought this for a reasonable price in Forestside Sainsburys N. Ireland and pleaded please live up to your high reputation.

What a lovely body then a nice fresh floral smell that actually smells good, not how Outcast would say roses smell like. The smell for me is not heavily pronounced, light actually for a hefe.

I had my first, enjoyed it like any hefe lover only could but didn't find anything special. I had a very nice dunkel, then another of these then an Erdinger Urwiesse which was nice then another of these and at that moment realised how good this this is. It could literally follow ANY beer any still be great. The last few sips of this beer is where it really comes into its own. Chewy, tasty, clove like and very little banana. I prefer a little more of a wheat feel and taste and probably a little more carbonation.

Photo of headbangingteacher
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is one awesome beer. Nothing better in the warm weather. This is a standard Heffe in style, but it wins on every level. The aroma is strong with the cloves sneaking in first, followed by the banana. The taste lingers heartily and stays pretty constant. A must try considering its widespread availability.

Photo of josanguapo
4.06/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Compra: XXXII

Opinión: De lo mejor en su genero, aunque como todas las de trigo demasiado floja para mi gusto.

Photo of beergeekofkp
4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

overall a pretty good beer!

Photo of CraigP83
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hazy yellow, smells of wheat. Flavor us banana and clove. Delicious.

Photo of SickRainb0w
4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The very best hefeweizen I've ever had to date

Photo of Decko
4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - hazy straw coloured in the glass with a dense foam which left good lacing. S - notes of banana and a little clove. Scent has some vapour edge which seemed to go up the nose but not unpleasant. T - the clove flavour of the yeast really dominates for me but surprisingly I didn't mind it. I prefer it to the overly banana flavours of some Hefeweizen. M. - nice carbonation with the light body making it very refreshing. O - I'm not the biggest fan of Hefeweizen beers but quite liked this. The clove flavour might be a bit much after a couple but it was very refreshing on a hot day. If I was having a Hefeweizen I would be happy to have this.

Photo of Mikus
4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is just the best looking beer ever. I am floored by the fact that this is a standard brew in Germany... what a treat. This brew, and style, shows that not everything has to be a huge hop bomb or puckering stout. Just clean, fresh deliciousness!

Photo of Kublhahn
3.95/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It is good but not the best as some.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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