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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

6,620 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,620
Reviews: 2,271
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 508
Gots: 727 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 01-22-2001)
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Photo of Premo88
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Premo88, Aug 13, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +2.5%

Tpain518, Today at 04:24 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

PedroNasser, Yesterday at 04:31 PM
Photo of silverblaze540
4.5/5  rDev +2%

A - Large amount of creamy white head. Dissipates fairly quickly. Very murky dirty orange color. Lots of carbonation.

S - Lots of wheat, some malt, hints of citrus.

T - An almost sweet front, followed by a wheaty middle. The finish is very malty.

M - Medium body with a pretty good burn for a 5.4% beer.

O - I really like the malty finish. Like most wheats, taste seems slightly on the light side for me, but it still a very pleasant taste.

silverblaze540, Yesterday at 02:11 PM
Photo of spags617
5/5  rDev +13.4%

spags617, Yesterday at 01:32 AM
Photo of MorgothBauglir
5/5  rDev +13.4%

A: Golden haze, vigorous frothy white head.
S: Bready yeast, with banana & clove.
T: All bananas, spicey malt & a clear tartness.
M: Smooth & silky, but finishes lite.
O: IMO, the best damn Hefeweizen I EVER had! This stuff is true magic and a great credit to the "worlds oldest brewing company." I guess after nearly a thousand years though, it should be expected.

MorgothBauglir, Saturday at 11:57 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

everlong353, Saturday at 10:43 PM
Photo of David76
4/5  rDev -9.3%

David76, Saturday at 07:56 PM
Photo of imhoudinibitch
4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

imhoudinibitch, Saturday at 01:06 PM
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3/5  rDev -32%

Traditional and a must for beer fans

ChadwickHines, Saturday at 12:40 PM
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4.85/5  rDev +10%

RickyS, Saturday at 09:02 AM
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

ferios, Saturday at 01:58 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Travitten, Saturday at 01:04 AM
Photo of infinitebruner
3.81/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

November 8, 2014

500 ml bottle, weizen glass

A – Huge, frothy, slightly off-white head, about four inches and counting with very high retention. Medium gold color with chill haze and mild sediment haze. Beautiful.

S – Lemon spritzer, bubble gum, and banana liqueur. Very sweet. If any hop aroma, it is fruity and slightly earthy.

T – Banana is very first, highly prominent. A slight bubble gum flavor. Clove comes through slightly on the finish. Citrus is mostly on the nose but flavor is there if you look for it. No hop flavor.

M – Very juicy, all the way through. A medium body despite fairly low carbonation. Mild sweetness persists all the way through. Some effervescent bubbles in the finish.

O – Obviously one of the gold standards of the weissbier style, and I would love to drink a lot of this on a warm, sunny spring or summer day. An easy go-to beer.

infinitebruner, Thursday at 02:49 AM
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4.68/5  rDev +6.1%

holeinon3, Wednesday at 04:54 AM
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4.8/5  rDev +8.8%

GabeBoise, Wednesday at 03:21 AM
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4.16/5  rDev -5.7%

thadream, Wednesday at 12:57 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

crowellbw, Tuesday at 11:25 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -37.6%

DrunkAl, Tuesday at 08:24 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Techichi, Tuesday at 04:51 PM
Photo of SmashPants
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: standard 500mL brown bottle, traditional German label.

Appearance: poured into a weizen glass - a cloudy pale straw with fine carbonation. A decent, creamy white head fires to an inch before settling to a solid finger.

Aroma: a combination of sweet wheat, citrus and bread. Smells of a properly traditional wheat beer.

Taste: the flavours come through more heavily in the mouth, with those citrus, banana and wehat being accompanied by apricot. A delight.

Aftertaste: the flavours linger nicely for some time. Some dryness comes through here too.

Mouth feel: moderate in feel due to the sediment cloud, with a higher carbonation. Despite the high carbonation, the feel is also quite smooth and a bit creamy, which is a rarity in a wheat beer. Lovely.

Overall: one of the better wheat beers I have had to date. A good mixture of flavours from the hefe spectrum. A well-rounded beer, and decent for an equivalent of AU$65 for a case of 24 x 330mL. What can I say - the Germans do it best.

SmashPants, Nov 18, 2014
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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
98 out of 100 based on 6,620 ratings.