Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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4.29/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle split with my girlfriend. Poured into my Three Philosophers snifter.
Pours a gorgeous hazy golden shade capped with a massive, pillowy three-finger head. Solid retention on the head, which gradually subsides to a quarter-finger film atop the beer. Spotty but clingy lacing.
In the nose, a potent banana note reigns supreme, with subtler (but still not particularly subtle) notes of clove, bready yeast, and wheat supporting the dominant banana note. A light, sweetish lemon note as well, more lemon meringue than lemon itself.
In the mouth, lemony notes mingle with banana and fleeting clove on the front of the palate, while light bready and yeasty notes dominate mid-palate. Becomes increasingly dry as the beer reaches the back of the palate, finishing quite dry and rather spicy. Feels more like a wit than a hefe in that regard...or perhaps I simply haven't been drinking the right hefes.
On the tongue, crisp, light, dry, and effervescent. ABV is all but unnoticeable, though it does lend a certain warmth towards the back of the palate and lingers in the aftertaste.
On the whole, this is truly deserving of its place among the top 250. While wits and hefes may never be my favorite style, I can absolutely understand the praise for this particular one.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2013 03:15:55 | More by Ljudsignal
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