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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

5,947 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,947
Reviews: 2,214
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 430
Gots: 460 | FT: 14
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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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Re-review. 11.2 oz bottle into a regular pint glass.

A: Pours an extremely hazy golden color. Poured aggressively, it yielded over three fingers of fluffy, white-colored head. Retention isn't the best - I can visibly note it fading away as I type this. It leaves more lacing than others in the style, though.

S: Aromatically, it's just a hefeweizen - banana and clove esters dominate, with only a touch of noble hops to balance. What makes it great is that it seems like the distilled essence of everything a 'weizen should be. Some are heavy in banana, others are heavy in clove; this one is heavy in both, not to mention perfectly balanced between the two.

T: Just like in the aroma, it takes a bit of time for this to 'click' on the senses; before that, this drinks like just another quality hefeweizen...until one realizes that this is so perfectly balanced and delicate, it's freakin' effortless. The best part is that there aren't really any stand out notes, just banana/clove esters to open it up, a faint kiss of finishing noble hops. Oh wait, I lied about that one - there's a distant orange note on the palate somewhere that really make this one special, even compared to other great examples of the style. Not to mention the wheat is incredibly soft yet vibrant. Could go on all day waxing about this one...

M: Light in body, with a dry-ish finish and plenty of carbonation. Only detractor is a touch of finishing astringency. But just like I said, effortless to drink.

O: I have no doubts this is the benchmark of the style for good reason. This one is on my list of "would purchase by the case" beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 21:53:16 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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