Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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7,122 Ratings
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Ratings: 7,122
Reviews: 2,374
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 618
Gots: 1,117 | FT: 15
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: 7,122 | Reviews: 2,374
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 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.

Photo of Rivoire
3.2/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Good color and classic smell.

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a large bottle into a German beer stein, to be authentic.

A lovely straw yellow hue, with a crazy thick head that sticks around for an extended period of time. Lots of little bubbles rising throughout. Smells yeasty and of biscuit. Tastes refreshing, with tons of banana and biscuity flavor, little notes of spice as well. A tremendous, refreshing hefe; one of the pillars of the style, clearly.

Photo of Ronan201
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow wow wow it's just right.. Let's compare it to a woman... She goes down smooth and she's the perfect mix of a few of your favorites... Love it!

Photo of DukeAndGonzo
4.91/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply the best Hefe I've ever had. The standard by which all others are judged. Enjoyed many times over the years in various glasses. Always a pleasant pour with a frothy head. Rich mouth feel with medium to light carbonation. Notes of banana and spice.

Photo of Bali_hi
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle of weihenstephaner Hefe weizen drank

Photo of Benish
3.85/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's a great beer. It poured beautifully, had notes of ripen bananas and fruity esters. Very easy to drink and light-bodied. It seems to be missing that subtle peppery bite that I look for in a hefeweizen. It doesn't compare to New Glarus Dancing Man - which has set the bar really high. It might be that this beer is not fresh. Could not find the bottle date and bought this off a shelf at room temp. I have no doubt that drinking this straight from the source or from a fresh bottle would leave this beer tasting much better than now. I will take the next opportunity to try this beer again when I find it refrigerated.

Photo of wizmasta
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure I understand the fascination with this beer. I'm not a hop snob and appreciate Czech and German pilsners and lagers and enjoy Hefe Weisbiers as well. Who knows ? Maybe the main streamers who put a lemon wedge in this stuff are right. Think it would help.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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