Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by Grundle20:
5/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The beer pours a hazy golden straw color with an ample sticky white head. The retention is superb as is the lacing.
There's a rich aroma of banana and cloves from the yeast and just the right touch of tartness from the wheat.
Taste and Mouthfeel:
The beer drinks smooth and full and is completely rife with an amalgamation of flavors that is best described as banana nut bread. Up front you get the sweet ripe banana notes which then meld in to more of a yeasty bread character and is then finally smoothed out in to a crisp cashew finish. Absolutely delicious.
It's too tasty to be anything but highly drinkable. It's really one of the most perfect drinking beers in existence in my opinion.
I guess you learn a few tricks when you've been brewing the same beer for 500 years because this beer really is perfection when you get a nice fresh bottle of it like the one I reviewed today.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2007 21:38:37 | More by Grundle20
More User Reviews:
4.64/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A: full, frothy, slowly dissipating eggshell head; cobweb lattice lacing as the head recedes; hazy straw, with the final yeast pour creating wisps like cirrus clouds
S: yeast, bread, lemon, banana bread and cloves
T: malt, yeast, orange, cloves, faint bubble gum
M: medium-full-bodied; a bit of carbonated and acidic bite, at first in the rear sides of the mouth, but then spreading to the tongue; dry
O: a remarkable hefeweizen. I might be selling it short by withholding fives, but I'll certainly be revisiting this one and will reconsider.
500mL / Weizen Glass
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 05:43:45 | More by RandomExile
4.55/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I had previously had this bottled, but the on tap version was spectacular. The only thing I could complain about would be the price, but for a beer of this quality to a wheat beer lover like myself, it was worth a few extra shekels. I would order this anytime and anywhere!
Serving type: on-tap
03-11-2014 02:18:49 | More by Wheatafficianado
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
98 out of 100 based on 5,192 ratings.