Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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4.45/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
500 mL bottle with a batch number but no freshness date. Pours into the weizen glass a bright yellowish-orange with a 3-4 inch head which forces you to wait several minutes to fit the whole thing in the glass. By the time the glass is full the head is beautiful - rocky with small bubbles and poking more than an inch above the rim of the glass. Adding the yeast makes it a cloudy golden orange/brown. Reduces to a nice layer of foam that leaves slight lacing. Scents are bananas, spiciness, pepper, phenols, lemon, and maybe some vanilla. The beer is pretty thick and tastes like banana, pepper, and citrus (lemon/orange) with a low level of hops. I might have served the beer a bit too warm or released a lot of the carbonation during the poor because it is not as crisp as I remember. I could drink several of these bottles (which at about $2.50 is easy to do) but I'll remember to serve it a little cooler next time. Would be much better on a hot summer day than this snowy evening.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2005 23:44:26 | More by mmmbeer
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4.91/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours a cloudy, orangish yellow color in a weizen glass with a really nice head that leaves a little lacing on the glass as it disappears.
Smell is excellent. I get that classic hefeweizen smell of clove, and other spices as well as the wheat malts.
Taste is right on target, just as you would suspect from the great smell. I get the spices and wheat malts. Best beer I have ever tasted!
Mouthfeel is great. Good carbonation that really cleanses the pallet.
Overall, really excellent beer. I have only been rating beers a few months but this one is my favorite so far. If you want a good wheat beer you should give this one a try.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 22:13:02 | More by ArchimedesSox
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
98 out of 100 based on 5,815 ratings.