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
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4.54/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
appearance- golden yellow with an extremely slight amber hue in the middle. Foamy, two finger head produced.
aroma- sweet notes of wheat, orange/banana
Taste- Very similar to nose and par for the course with the expected hefe flavors. Where this is unique is that there is a slight vanilla flavor that melds perfectly with the creamy texture of the beer.
Feel- As stated before this has a great creamy texture, while being clean and incredibly drinkable.
Overall- Great beer and certainly one of, if not, the best Hefe's I've tried so far. The vanilla creaminess aspect definitely separates this from the pack.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 22:56:38 | More by CTbrew32
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
98 out of 100 based on 5,972 ratings.