Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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4.41/5 rDev 0%
11.2 oz. bottle poured into wheat beer glass
L: murky/cloudy yellow-orange yellow; huge fluffy head of white to off-white foam, a full 2 inches tall and so thick it looks like it's never going to fully dissipate; clears up enough (and quickly) to show hundreds of bubbles flying up the column ... holy cow is it awesome! you'd think the bottom of this glass was scored with a CO2 nucleation point, but it's not -- this brew is that carbonated; the head doesn't stick or lace much, but man is it a pretty beer
S: sweet citrus banana-clove mixed with more sugar ... very sweet, at times like bubble gum ... banana-flavored bubble gum; some grain shows through at times but just barely; wheat bread
T: follows the nose with just a pinch of tartness added; banana, clove, orange/lemon citrusy, sweetness throughout, some grain
F: light by still full ... so bubbly but still soft enough to remain super drinkable ... yeah, it's perfect
O: boy is it good ... loads and loads of wheat sweetness with just enough of a tart note to keep it from becoming too sweet; a brew I will revisit over and over and a definite standard I will use to measure other hefeweizens
08-13-2014 06:56:36 | More by Premo88
4.75/5 rDev +7.7%
Had this out of a bottle:
Lovely thick head. Golden/amber liquid deliciousness. As others have said, the carbonation is perfect because you neither notice it or not notice it, if you know what I mean? Lots of weissbiers can be totally flat and so you notice the lack of carbonation but this one is perfect.
When I started with this one, I was comparing it to the Hoegaarden Wit-Blanche, since that is obviously a very good standard of beer in itself. Imo, I thought the head was better, the carbonation better, the taste better and all round drinkability better. And I really like the Hoegaarden, too!
This beer is just so smooth, tasty and drinkable that I found myself polishing it off in no time. I kept sniffing at it and holding it up to the light in between sips and then lingering over the sips, so as to prolong the enjoyment of the sip. I could sit and drink 10 of these and probably still want more. For a hot summer's day, you'll find it difficult to find a better beer (alternating in rounds between this and the Rothaus Pils would probably be close to nirvana)!
08-20-2014 05:58:30 | More by Markiboy
4.75/5 rDev +7.7%
Last beer of the night - Sunday session at World of Beer UCF. There is not much more I can add to the body of knowledge about this beer except:
If you like hefeweizn and have not drunk it then you must place it at the top of your drinking list.
If you like American Wheats and want to expand your horizons then this is the beer for you.
Weihenstephaner the Rolls Royce of Beer.
Actually, I can see a Vitus looking longingly out of the fridge ...
08-20-2014 02:09:47 | More by Renaissance_Man
4.05/5 rDev -8.2%
Had on-tap at Bier Garden Asheville. Served in a pint glass.
A- Pours a hazy dark amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains decently before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of sheer surface foam.
S- Bright, effervescent and somewhat sweet. High yeast presence with notes of banana and bubble gum.
T- Straightforward yeasty flavor brings notes of banana and coriander. Extremely drinkable and quite tasty. Lots of wheat with minimal bitterness.
M- Milky texture with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.
O- Good stuff and I haven't revisited this one in years but I also had the Vitus recently and I prefer that Inez's intensity of flavor.
08-18-2014 21:26:46 | More by Immortale25
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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