Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Ratings: 7,245
Reviews: 2,411
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 655
Gots: 1,201 | FT: 14
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: pezoids on 01-22-2001

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Photo of Cannibalgasm
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a pint bottle.

A: Pours a murky golden honey color with two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is insane, lacing is prominent and incredibly beautiful.

S: Sweet malts, banana, clove, honey, white pepper, wheat, apple, a slight citrus, and some grassy earthy hops.

T: Sweet malts, sweet bread, clove. banana, honey, citrus, herbal spices, and earthy hops. This is what a Hefeweizen should taste like.

M: Light bodied, mid-to high carbonation, incredibly smooth. Truly enjoyable to drink.

O: An absolute world-class phenomenal brew. The best Hefeweizen I have had so far. I highly recommend this beer to every BA. I have definitely earned my frequent drinker miles on this German classic.

Photo of aleigator
4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful, hazy, sunny, peach pulp color, with a dense, stable head.

Smells of ripe banana, red apple skin, together with grassy hops and white pepper. Banana shines through beautifully, while balanced by the hops and a coppery whiff, remaining the beers enjoyable balance.

Drinks incredibly smooth, carried by soft yeast, feels utmost silk on the palate, while providing enough carbonation to create an refreshing impression.

Begins with cakey malts, clove, honey and a fantastic yeast smoothness, establishing the beers world-class mouthfeel. While the spices are prominent, they do get tamed by earth, a glimpse of oak and the grassy, slightly herbal hops. Finishes with young banana, more clove and honey, while the hops provide a pleasant, refreshing herb presence.

The interplay between noteable carbonation and euro hops turns out great, as the beer don't need no bitter hop punch to balance the sweeter spices, but uses the metallic qualities from the carbonation to create a short, refreshing burn, taming the sweeter ingredients of the brew. As easy as this drinks, as convincing is the beers receipt, showcasing a truly well made Weissbier, which leaves a refreshing, perfectly balanced impression on the palate.

Photo of WalkerHater
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The perfect beer! Refreshing, no heavy clove/ bubblegum flavour. Not to use a clichè here, but it's perfectly balanced.

Photo of Tom_Banjo
3.75/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle purchased from Whole Foods and poured into a tulip glass. Really nice beer but thought it a little thin with somewhat less flavor than I expected. Would definitely drink it again but probably prefer Allagash White at this point.

Photo of jiggaub
4.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Best hefeweisen in the world!

Photo of oceanman907
4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is the perfect Bavarian beer. Just all of the classic flavors here and really this is the beer that wheat beers are based off of. Sweet clove, banana flavors. Rich wheat body. Really fantastic and worth a swill, even though it is everywhere you look

Photo of Shogun250
4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Based on the style. Most consistent heffe I've ever had.

Photo of garmisch-partenkirchen
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Defines the weißbier genre. Best ever.

Photo of moves2205
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my top 2 favorite hefes the other is Franziskaner (under rated hefe)

This beer is the definition of a Hefeweizen!

Photo of Knilas
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bread, toast, dough, banana, woody, roasty. Excellent Heffeweissbier! Best I’ve tasted so far. Very refreshing and smooth. You know you’re drinking a quality wheat as soon as you taste it! A must have, for me.

Photo of Kevin67
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the top of the class for the style, and for good reason. Everything about this beer is perfection. As much as I enjoy it here in the states, having it fresh from the brewery on tap at the Cologne Christmas Market was a transcendental experience.

Photo of DeweyCheatem-n-Howe
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Maybe the perfect wheat beer. I usually shy away from this style as I don't often like whatever gives it the seasoning flavor, but this beer is beautiful to look at, smells great and tastes like everything you could want in a refreshing, sweet summery beer.

Photo of Arminius757
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great traditional hefe.
Pours a nice golden color with abut a 3 figure white, rocky head. Leaves a nice lacing for the remainder of the drink.
Full smell, colve, wheat, and some bannana.
Wonderfully balanced taste, with the above mentioned smells coming out. Great levels of carbonation.
Second best hefe I've had, and the first one was more of a craft style.

Photo of Zet
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty carbonated for a Hefeweizen. This gives it a very lively and promising appearance when poured in the appropriate Weizen glass. The taste is just awesome. Lots of flavors (esters?) and a very smooth feeling in the mouth. A beer that lives up to its name.

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.94/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well well what can I say wish I had a carton so so so smooth easy drinking gob smacked

Photo of J_Snax
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I thought I knew what good weissbier was until I had this.

Photo of elNopalero
4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If I’m going to drink a hefe (and it’s not Live Oak’s) then it might as well be this one. Get it on draught.

Photo of Safa1
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am ashamed to say this is the first time I have tried this beer and it is glorious. Amazing in every way. Prost!

Photo of Chefheis
4.99/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow you could bounce a quarter off head. Light and delish . Great find H

Photo of Dirtydee5
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All I can say is store dark and keep cool 46-52 degrees F.

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy golden color with some powerful activity. Thick foamy white sparkly 3 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, with strong legs.

Sweet grains and citrus smell, a little faint. Flavors of fresh grains, lemon, orange with hints of clove and coriander. Well balanced with a pleasant rich sweet bread taste and a slightly sharp and crispy citrus and herbal feel.

Slick full body with perfect carbonation. Well intensified and short clean finish, ending with pleasant floral spices and fruity sugary banana and honey feel lingering on the tongue.

Overall an exquisite craft offering complex and delicious flavors, great freshness, extremely well balanced, accessible, and a true joy to drink!

Photo of beerrat
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best beer overall.Smooth easy drinking.

Photo of jancona
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Perfection of the style - a beer that is mandatory to experience.

Photo of Kidspice
4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Man, what a beer. This is one that presents something new with each sip. I definitely found on tap to be a much more pleasing experience, but I think the bottles I've had may have been a bit elderly.

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.83/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was a bit concerned at first because it smelled as if it might be a bit skunky, but fortunately that wasn't the case. Very light and relaxed flavor with an aftertaste that should lend itself to a cheesy dish. Very nice.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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