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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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98
world-class

5,347 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5347
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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erz316

Indiana

4.93/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

.9 fl oz bottle poured into Weihenstephan weizen glass

A - the bottle pours a slightly hazy orange/gold, with a thick white head that leaves suitable lacing. there is good bubbling from the bottom as well.

S - a very fragrant beer, even when very cold. it is wheaty but at the same time sweet smelling, a sweetness that is akin to oranges, but without any of the bitterness or acidity, so more like juice. there are some malts as well to be notes, but they tie in with the sweetness.

T - the first thing I notice is that there is a great spiciness that hits the top back of the palate as one swallows, amazing! I shall align this taste with cloves, and thank Jason for pinpointing this taste. wheat and a slightly sweet zest are predominant in the finish, after the curtain of carbonation gives way; while the after taste gives way to a slight hint of alcohol and back to the clove essence. there is a slight underlying sweetness from the malts, I suspect, through out the flavour; though subdued in some parts of drinking it is almost always there to some degree.

MF&D - a hightly carbonated brew, this sometimes makes one wait to experience the flavours it has to offer, though not a great detriment to the beer it is something to consider. the consistency is great, and really allows one to freely examine the texture and flavours the beer has to offer.

I originally had this on tap in huge weizen glasses when I was much younger at a bar in NYC, and remember it being far too sweet for my taste. I can no longer say this and now will foremost recommend this to any of my compatriots in beerdom.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2009 20:46:12 | More by erz316
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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
98 out of 100 based on 5,347 ratings.