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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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6,295 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,295
Reviews: 2,239
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 479
Gots: 601 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

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 mjurney
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cloudy, golden color. Lots of fine carbonation rising. Thick frothy head.

Tons of banana in the nose. Sweet bread, cloves, vanilla, touch of lemon.

Sweet bread up front. I get lots of banana, cloves, vanilla, bubblegum, slight lemony. Very complex in flavor. Refreshing, very soft body and finish.

Truly the best Hefeweizen.

mjurney, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of rhosto
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

rhosto, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of scottiethebody
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

scottiethebody, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Cnorrisl
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Cnorrisl, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Tragilgas
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Tragilgas, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of loupap
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

loupap, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of sodensp
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

sodensp, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of JoshuaGoins
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

JoshuaGoins, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of jkjd
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

jkjd, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of rippedflesh89
4.5/5  rDev +2%

rippedflesh89, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of Greywulfken
4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A: into weizen glass; stirred up and then poured sediment in: soft hazy gold beer with a fluffy white head

S: faintly ripe fruit, wiffs of dry wheat fields and floral yeast

T: sweet, fruity, wheaty malts, mild banana and gum; well-balanced with the bitterness

M: soft, creamy, full-bodied and light at the same time

O: I cannot imagine a better hefeweizen. The challenge is to not give this beer 5's across the boards - but I honestly don't think this recipe can be improved upon or bettered. This is a seemingly perfect beer of the style, but have allowed for personal tastes and such. Certainly a hefe you must have when exploring the style.

Greywulfken, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of SebD
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy golden/orange color to it. It has a very nice thick white head that dies down very slowly and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of yeast, bananas, wheat, spices (mainly cloves) and some slight citrus.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some nice cloves, bananas, wheat malts, yeast and citrus. Great tasting Hefe!

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. One of my favorite beers.

SebD, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of jslice99
4.5/5  rDev +2%

jslice99, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of MidtowneMarket
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

MidtowneMarket, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of Shruggy
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Shruggy, Aug 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

ryko, Aug 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

amedelman, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of jhm
5/5  rDev +13.4%

jhm, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of DeMaria
4.5/5  rDev +2%

DeMaria, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of dragnalus
4/5  rDev -9.3%

dragnalus, Aug 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

csmartin6, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of rooster1970
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

rooster1970, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Living816
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up on a lark based on the recommendation of the beer counter guy in a grocery store of all places. Good job beer guy.

Average hefeweiss beers are a dime a dozen. It's an easy style of make average / okay, a hard style to screw up. But on the flip, it's a hard style to distinguish yourself in it seems.

This is one hell of a beer to stand out. Pours with a towering thunderhead of dense foam into a weiss glass. A hazy golden, with swirling bits of yellow orange yesty goodness.

Smell is nutmeg, clove, vanilla and banana with a nice yeast aroma.

A subtle sweetness in the mouth. Very smooth. Exceptionally smooth with a nice spiciness and teensy bit of bite. There's some alcohol taste when it warms a bit, which kind of surprises me given the 5.4 abv.

Fantastic beer. Glad to have tried it. It's so smooth and so true to style that this ought to be the benchark for hefe weissbiers the world over.

Loved it. This isn't a session beer. It's a drain the bottle and have three more before you even realize what happened beer.

The simplicity of it blows me away. This is one of those beers that should illustrate that yeast doesn't just add fizz and alcohol to a beer, but actually makes the style.

Living816, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Patrick2012
4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pilsner

A: A very foggy medium orange color with a beautiful foamy white head

S: a very smooth, appetizing smell that i love and stands out tremendously in this brew

T: Wonderful, kind of a roasty taste. Banana stands out a lot which tastes delicious

M: Mouthfeel is very good, that yummy banana leaves a great taste, wish i could have that flavor on my tongue all day.

Overall a fantastic beer and you dont have to be a beer wiz to tell. It Proves that you dont need an overwhelming amount of ingredients/flavors to make an excellent brew.

Patrick2012, Aug 19, 2012
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
98 out of 100 based on 6,295 ratings.