Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by TheycallmeTim:
4.05/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
500 ml. bottle poured into a Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-weisse glass.
A--Pours up a tawny yellow verging on an orange haze, with a billowy pillowy three fingers of microbubbled white foam. Head retention is unmatched and there are curtains all down the glass. Absolutely awesome looking hefe.
S--Thick banana esters, almost bready smelling somehow, with an undertone in the nose of lemon zest. Just enough of a citric tang to cut that thick banana along with the butter hints of diacetyl that linger toward the end of the sniff.
T--Banana temporarily disappears up front to blast the clove medicinals. Once that wave passes this sucker reveals a powerful tangy wheat and juicy barley kick in the middle, followed closely by more banana. Finish is mellow, smooth, and surprisingly lasting for the style. Pretty complex for the style, though without much tang on the flavor profile.
M&D--Mouthfeel's a tad too spritzy for me. I like the champagne feel, but it seeps over into bitingly. Maybe that's me. Anyway, I'd drink a hundred of these in a summer gladly.
Though I liked Ayinger's offering a bit more--for two reasons: I like saisons and it reminded me of one, and it seems more versatile for pairing with food--this may be a consummate summer beer, THE thing to drink in a biergarten!
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2009 19:22:15 | More by TheycallmeTim
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4.35/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
16.9oz bottle at 41 F poured into pint glass. Bottle code is 3363, but I don't have a clue what that means. I would probably guess early December 2013.
Pours cloudy golden with a big white head that dissipates quickly, lots of carbonation. Smell is banana, clove, fruity, yeast, bread, lemon. Smells good.
Taste is all of those things but muted and mild, maybe a little too watery (which may be right for the style, and just out of my preference), but really an excellent combination of flavors.
Mouthfeel is thick, creamy, and satisfying, while somehow still light and airy. Overall, excellent beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 01:40:51 | More by snaotheus
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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