Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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4.83/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a fluted pilsner glass at the Saltwater Grille in Litchfield, Conn.
A: Poured a vibrant golden yellow color with turned cloudy and yellow-orange when the bottle yeast was swirled and added. A nice, white two-finger head of sticky, pillowy foam formed and a left beautiful lace.
S: Smells faintly sweet and citrusy, with hints of lemon peel, coriander, and fruity esters. There's also a mellow, herbal yeasty twang added to the wheat bread smell. Bits of spices make themselves known in the way of clove, white pepper and mint.
T: The taste is spot on German Hefeweizen. A great, smooth semisweet and dry malty mouthful of lightly toasted malts and citrus flavors. A bit of that classic banana, mint and clove flavor make their way through the orange peel and citrus taste. Bitterness is low, yet herbal hops make themselves known. The finish is sweet and dry, with a lingering spicy malt flavor and a wheaty yeast tang.
M: Mouthfeel is smooth, crisp and refreshing. Yeast adds just a hint of chewiness to the body.
D: An all day every day weissbier. This is the benchmark for the style, as far as I'm concerned. Easily sessionable, a must have on a warm day outdoors, and it paired really nicely with my creole shrimp simmer as well.
Weihenstephaner has really caught my attention and is likely my German brewer of choice from now on. Seek this one out, and you will not be disappointed.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2009 19:26:18 | More by Gambrinus1184
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