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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

5,357 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5357
Reviews: 2188
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%


Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 01-22-2001)
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Boston77

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-09-2013 20:59:22 | More by Boston77
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shacawgo24

Illinois

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

A-The body is the haziest of orange, capped off by mountains of off-white head. Infinite finger thick is the head. It keeps building and growing and spilling out of your glass. Once the head finally falls you can start to see the cascading lace. The lace doesn't cling nor does it fall fast, it streams down in a relaxing fashion. So cloudy is the body and yet it shines like sun-bright egg yolks when held to light. Magic.

S-Banana. Clove. Cinnamon. Bubblegum. Candy sweet. Wheat. Dark bread. Take a hunk of banana bread and sniff it. Now sniff this beer. No difference. The beer will probably smell even better with a smorgasbord of scents on display.

T-Banana. Banana bread. Walnuts, almonds, buttery sweet nuts. Sweet wheat. Honey. Flashes of lemon & orange, very minimal. World class taste.

M-A watery yet still medium body is soft and refreshing. Medium carbonation is aided by beautiful spicy dry clove notes to where you become unsure which is tingling your tongue more: carbonation or spiced yeast? The sip starts, continues and ends in a harmonious fashion: Sweet, bready, lemony tart, mildly-to-heavily spiced and drying. The after-feel is super yeasty and peppery. Your taste-buds stand on end. Like all good things, it just "feels right".

O-The best Hefeweizen. A beer in which I can think of no area to improve in. In fact, stop reading as I'll stop reviewing and lets drink us some Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 17:36:29 | More by shacawgo24
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smolder23

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-18-2014 14:15:43 | More by smolder23
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PhillyFan76

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-18-2014 04:55:21 | More by PhillyFan76
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Ohiolager

Ohio

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

Weihenstephaner hefe weissbier 6pk bottles $9.99(OH)

11.2 oz/330 ml brown bottle poured into a 17 oz white wine glass. No freshness date.

Pours a Nice hazy yellow/orange color. with a two and a half finger bright white head that lingers for a while. gives way to nice soap bubble like lacing all over the bulb of my glass.

The aroma is Strong, spicy banana's, subtle malts, and a nice wheat yeast smell. Very Inviting. There's something about a good Hefe that grows on me everyday. This smells great!

Taste follows the nose. A spicy banana, cloves, subtle malts, a perfect wheat yeast taste.

mouth feel is great. A creamy spicy banana lingers for a long time. Great carbonation. This is a great Hefe, and all others strive to be like this.

Overall, buy it or try it. You will love it. Best Hefe to date. I have had this brew many times and will buy it till I cant buy it no more. The more you try the hefe style it will grow on you. I did not like it at first. But it has a way of calling your name.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 03:42:38 | More by Ohiolager
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the House of Brews. Served in a Weihenstephan weizen glass.

Appearance - Hazy pale orange. More yellow. Nice white pillowy head. Never settlea fully. Some lacing.

Smell - Phenolic. A little bit of bubble gum. Banana and wheaty grain. Estery.

Taste - Grain right up front. Minimal sweetness, but it's there. Bubble gum phenols. Dry finish. Floral esters and banana on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Grainy, but smooth from a medium body. Drinks easily and finishes dry.

Overall - Not my style, but this drinks nicely. A great go-to beer that can be found everywhere.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2014 00:00:46 | More by Alieniloquium
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DOCRW

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-17-2014 21:14:45 | More by DOCRW
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poskok

Croatia (Hrvatska)

5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-17-2014 19:50:13 | More by poskok
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atrocity

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-17-2014 17:34:32 | More by atrocity
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

04-17-2014 14:35:29 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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pauljunk

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-17-2014 13:42:23 | More by pauljunk
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Greyam21

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-17-2014 12:33:10 | More by Greyam21
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Kramerwtmf

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-17-2014 04:41:23 | More by Kramerwtmf
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datalager

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-17-2014 01:50:51 | More by datalager
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mhind52

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-16-2014 18:38:47 | More by mhind52
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AmyfaceNYC

New York

4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What a wonderful hefeweissen! Lovely, soft citrus aromas. Pours a warm golden with a pillowy head. Tastes like fruit, and bread, and sunshine. I didn't discern any dryness or hoppiness, but the beer tastes very smooth, well-balanced, drinkable and flavorfull. Unlike some other hefeweissens, I wasn't put off by any excessive sweetness or carbonation. All-around great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2014 03:55:29 | More by AmyfaceNYC
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Donnymcslick

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-16-2014 02:53:57 | More by Donnymcslick
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afi4lifer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-16-2014 02:52:34 | More by afi4lifer
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pest

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-16-2014 02:51:52 | More by pest
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Duffman79

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-15-2014 20:58:33 | More by Duffman79
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GrumpyGirl

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -15%

04-15-2014 18:12:43 | More by GrumpyGirl
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

04-15-2014 02:11:34 | More by marmstrong1212
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Fargrow

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

04-14-2014 19:53:19 | More by Fargrow
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BuckyBeerBeaver

Ontario (Canada)

4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The Weihenstephan Brewery in Freising, Germany, was formerly a monastery brewery of the Benedictine monks, and can trace its roots to the year 768 based on a document that refers to a hop garden in the area paying a tithe to the monastery. A brewery was actually licensed here by the City of Freising in 1040, and this is the founding date claimed by the modern brewery. The brewery, therefore, has a supportable claim to being the oldest working brewery in the world (in competition with Weltenburg Abbey, also in Bavaria, which has had a brewery in operation since 1050 and claims to be the oldest). When the monastery and brewery were secularised under Napoleon's occupation in 1803, they became possessions of the State of Bavaria. Since 1923, the brewery has been known as the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan (Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan), and is operated in conjunction with the Technical University of Munich as both a state-of-the-art production facility and a centre for learning. Having had 1,000 years to work on their craft, I was looking for something special from Weihenstephan!

We sampled the brewery's Hefe Weissbier ("HW") in a 500 ml bottle purchased from the LCBO, with a best before date of September 9, 2012. HW was 5.4% alcohol by volume. It poured a naturally cloudy, light orange colour with about 2" of fluffy, white, long lasting head that left plenty of lacing and spotting down the glass. The aroma was fabulous...bananas, cloves and yeast...and remember that this is a beer that complies with the Bavarian purity law and therefore contains no bananas or cloves. Darn clever, the things those Germans can do with the right strain of yeast! The taste very much followed the aroma, with bananas, cloves, wheat and yeast evident. The amount of carbonation was just right with lots of small bubbles on the tongue, and the mouthfeel was creamy. HW also had the clean finish I look for in my favourite beers. Ladies and gentlemen, if this isn't the epitome of the brewer's art, it has to be close! At $3.05 per 500 ml bottle this beer is a decent value for money as well, and HW now joins my short list of regular purchases.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 22:17:07 | More by BuckyBeerBeaver
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SoupKitchenBeerSnob

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-13-2014 19:42:28 | More by SoupKitchenBeerSnob
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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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