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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

6,921 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,921
Reviews: 2,325
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 561
Gots: 937 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 01-22-2001

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On-Tap at Maxwells (Hoboken, NJ). Cloudy, yellow gold with a nice white head of foam that lasts, and leave nice lacing as well! Aromas are of wheat, yeast, lemon, banana, clove, and more! The taste is sweet and yeasty up front, bready in the middle, and clove-like and more dry toward the finish! The mouthfeel is medium bodied and yeasty and the drinkability is damn nice...

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They brewery has had a thousand years to prefect their brew so it had better be good, right? Well they didn't disappoint with this one. I've had it two different ways, from the bottle and from the tap. I prefer the bottle, which is the more German way to serve a hefe-weissen, just make sure you use the proper glass.

The beer pours great, a clear orange-yellow at first, then shake the bottle and continue pouring and it becomes a cloudy orange-yellow with about an inch and a half of thick white head up to the rim of the glass.

The smell is pretty strong, which is how most hefes are. The first smell is cloves and malts with a mild spiciness and hints of lemon.

This beer is very earthy. There is minimal hop character and a strong malty character, which is balanced with the sweetness of the wheat. It is a great beer to drink in a biergarten in the summer because it has a nice amount of carbonation to give it a refreshing finish to it.

One of the best hefe-weissens I've ever had, I definitely recommend one for a hot summer day.

(note: don't ever drink a hefe with a lemon or an orange slice on the glass, drink it like a real German)

Here's to a thousand years of brewing and I hope there will be many more after that.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
98 out of 100 based on 6,921 ratings.