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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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98
world-class

5,343 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5343
Reviews: 2185
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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PatYoda

Colorado

4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ah, Weihenstephaner. It's been around since 1040, can you believe that? Oldest brewery in the world.

Perfect hazy light brown with a long lasting white head. Smell is spicy, mildly fruity, with a great yeastiness. Taste is refreshing to the max. Sweet wheaty malt starts things off. It blends well with some spicy clove and lemony tartness. Very yeasty. Mouthfeel is creamy and airy. Carbonation holds up until the very end. I could drink this all day, winter or summer. In the top three hefe weizens in the world.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2005 22:25:50 | More by PatYoda
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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%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-13-2014 16:53:01 | More by thatoneguymike
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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

04-13-2014 02:34:54 | More by AnotherImperial
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Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-13-2014 00:57:24 | More by ajdemma
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Brandon28


5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-13-2014 00:22:18 | More by Brandon28
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Amysantiago

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-13-2014 00:01:26 | More by Amysantiago
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-12-2014 19:32:08 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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JTuomi

Finland

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

50cl bottle into a weizen glass. Cloudy pale gold appearance with a thick three finger white head. Sweet banana aroma with yeast. Creamy mouthfeel with a sweet taste of banana and bubblegum. Dry bready aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. A very good hefeweizen. Would be perfect with bratwurst on a hot summer afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 16:28:12 | More by JTuomi
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salamiwagon

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-12-2014 12:10:40 | More by salamiwagon
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Leschber

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

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Iamjeff6

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-11-2014 19:50:05 | More by Iamjeff6
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Jwilson818

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-11-2014 04:16:22 | More by Jwilson818
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-11-2014 03:34:34 | More by SadMachine
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Xalechim

New York

4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wonderful beer that is my go to wherever I can find it. If you're in Buffalo the Blue Monk on Elmwood actually has a keg for this specifically every night. I didn't know about all the hype before I tasted it, but I think that makes my review more honest. It really is that good.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 00:36:44 | More by Xalechim
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Kiltman60


5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-10-2014 23:50:25 | More by Kiltman60
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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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