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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

5,966 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,966
Reviews: 2,215
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 431
Gots: 469 | 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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cbarrett4

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4.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I hadn't had this beer in awhile, tried it on tap at Prost! and was floored, so bought several bottles at Whole Foods. This is even BETTER from bottle. No joke!

Tasted in lineup next to Franziskaner. This proved the superior beer in every way (though only slightly better in each category). So I apologize about including some comparisons, but I find that is a really good way to truly appreciate the quality and differences of two of the best German hefeweizens.

Poured with that supremely impressive huge head fading to a pretty good lace. Medium straw hue with lighter highlights, lighter than Franziskaner, more head, less sticky lace.

Intensely aromatic, stunning really. Lots of banana and clove, a myriad of baking spice, fresh hay, a grainy wheat note, oodles of citrus, mostly meyer lemon and orange peel, some hints of white flowers.

Palate explodes with flavor, this is where this beer really shines compared to tasting from tap a couple of weeks ago. The bottled version seems to have a purity of flavor and crisp, fresh notes. Really nice banana, clove, nutmeg with a grassy note, some really enjoyable cereal/grain notes, and a really delicate backing of lemon zest/ lemon grass. Superb. Lots going on.

Very good body and texture, decent grip, finish is medium long and alcohol is in check. Fine carbonation. Nearly perfect balance.

Overall this is a stunning beer which comes as close to perfection as one could hope for in a hefeweizen. So note my superbly high marks and realize that I am comparing this to every other hefeweizen that I have ever tried and that this beats up on. Others come close, but I haven't tasted one that is superior to this.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 19:17:39 | More by cbarrett4
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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
98 out of 100 based on 5,966 ratings.