Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by irisier:
4.22/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served from a 12 oz brown bottle. "Oldest Brewery in The World." Freshness date on back of label.
Appearance: Hazy yellowish orange colour, like the flesh of an apricot. Dense, bubbly head that retains for a while.
Smell: Sweet and fruity, banana being the most easily recognized fruity aroma. A kind of mild, savory smell like bread dough is present, I'm guessing from yeast. Maybe a bit of faint spice.
Taste: Malty upfront with some fruity character. Alcohol is noticeable. It seems like there are some faint citrusy qualities. Ends fairly dry with a combination of mild citrus hops and semi-bitter yeast. That yeast on the finish, although not very sharp, is definitely strongly flavored.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, pretty high level of carbonation. Fairly light body, but strongly flavored enough to be substantial.
Notes: A pretty damn good brew. I'm not a huge fan of wheat beers, but this one is impressive. I get the feeling this would be a great thirst quenching beer for the hottest days of summer.
Additionally, I hesitate to mention this, but I have tried this beer several times on different occasions just to make sure. I've noticed that after drinking this beer I will soon have a sore throat and raspy voice. It lasts for several hours and then subsides. This has never occurred with any other beers, so I'm not sure what could be causing it. I'm just throwing it out there. To be fair, this brew is good enough that these mysterious symptoms don't usually dissuade me from having one.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2010 03:46:27 | More by irisier
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a cloudy yellow with shades of gold. Forms a very nice head which very slowly dissipates leaving some very nice lacing.
Very nice mixture of wheat and citrus, lemon stands out.
Well balanced flavours of wheat and lemon. Incredibly easy drinking and flavourful.
Smooth bordering on creamy, medium carbonation with a very smooth finish.
Very nice for a lighter beer, complex while very enjoyable and refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 14:18:06 | More by byronic
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
98 out of 100 based on 5,893 ratings.