Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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3.95/5 rDev -10.4%
An easy pleasant drink, light on taste yet not thin on mouthfeel. Nice aroma wheat with some vanilla. Smooth though not creamy. Nicely malted. Nice vanilla nutty spice that made this brew go so well with lunch. A summer style that went well here at beginning of winter.
12-19-2004 03:50:01 | More by Sammy
4.63/5 rDev +5%
1 pint 0.9 fl. oz. bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A - Pours a cloudy, pale honey color that starts with a big creamy head that slosly fades. There is some lacing present, but not too much.
S - Smells like sweet wheat bread and flowery/fruity spices. Very nice.
T - Slightly tangy spice, floral essence, fruity bread (banana, apricot, citrus). This beer leaves a nice fruity, biscuit like taste in your mouth after each sip.
M - This beer has an excellent level of carbonation with a very smooth almost creamy mouthfeel.
D - This is a most excellent wheat beer (one of the best I have ever had). I can see myself having these around as a staple brew this summer.
03-26-2010 03:49:43 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.28/5 rDev -2.9%
A: Slightly-hazed orange with a pretty nice head and good lacing.
S: Sweet grains and some spiciness paired with beautiful hefe yeast.
T: Some spiciness to balance out the sweet malt background. The spiciness seems to come from a bit of clove, and then there is some definite banana with hints of vanilla.
M: Medium body with a good amount of carbonation.
D: This is the definition of the perfect summer sessionable beer. Great thing to always have around during the warmer months.
05-01-2009 13:20:10 | More by Thorpe429
4.45/5 rDev +0.9%
On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY
A: The beer is cloudy yellow in color and poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high bright white head. The head has good retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of bananas and bubble gum in the nose along with some hints of clove.
T: The taste has flavors of citrus and wheat; some hints of clove are present in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink, refreshing and thirst quenching.
03-08-2011 03:50:20 | More by metter98
4.33/5 rDev -1.8%
Turbid medium gold. The pour yields a huge, pillowy, off-white head that recedes quickly to about one finger of foam. Not much lace sticks to the glass. The nose is very nice and is of clove, banana and melon.
I love the flavor since it's chock full of yeasty banana and clove. The beer tastes wheaty, with sweet and bitter complementing one another rather than clashing. The finish favors dry, with a crisp, clean mouthfeel. Drinkability is excellent; this bottle disappeared very quickly. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier is my first hefeweizen and I found a lot to like.
12-01-2003 20:40:38 | More by BuckeyeNation
4.9/5 rDev +11.1%
Appearance: Hazy honey color with a bouffant head, copious amounts of lace
Smell: Bananas, bubblegum and clove
Taste: Big banana and clove flavors up front, with a developing bubblegum aspect by mid-palate; after the swallow, the flavors are accentuated and complemented by a subtle hopping that cuts on the sweetness
Mouthfeel: Rich and creamy, with prickly carbonation
Drinkability: For a hefe, it just doesn't get any better than this
01-24-2009 00:00:25 | More by brentk56
3.5/5 rDev -20.6%
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color weisse with a big foamy head with medium retention and no lacing. Aroma of banana and cloves is quite present. Taste is a mix between some banana and cloves ester and some sweet malt. Body is full with loads of lees and minimal filtration and some good carbonation. Not exactly what I was expecting and a bit darker then expected on the appearance side. It is too bad the bottles are not dated since I believe this may have been an older bottle. I will be adding this one to the need to re-rate list.
03-13-2008 15:41:51 | More by Phyl21ca
4.59/5 rDev +4.1%
Yea, yea, clove... and bananna, ...and bubblegum... we've heard all of the common attributes that make good Hefeweizens great. But what makes this one different?
A fantastic pour brings a color that rides the line between strong straw and golden. Light rust seems to fit the bill. Very froathy and moussey with head formation and retention. The appearance promises maltiness and creaminess.
Moderate aromas of estery banannas, apples, and peaches lead the way with several phenolic note following closely behind; mostly clove, white pepper, and orange zest.
The fruity, spicy notes in the aroma give a lot of valor to the taste. A strong bready flavor of shortbread, wheat, rye, and barley make for a complex and varying taste. Again, the banannas, clove, corriander, apples, pepper,....(the list can go on and on.) give a lot of varying complexity to the brew. I get a new description in every sip.
The body is a great blend of creamy and drinkability. Initial full, rich, and expanding textures expand wonderfully in the mouth, but subside just in time to allow the beverage to lighten and flow effortlessly into the finish. A great Summertime refresher with a cooling, minty finish.
Ultimately the beer shows a unique balance of bananna esters, clovey phenols, and with a bubblegum (confectionate) sweetness that never allows any one aspect to dominate; but rather come together in a harmonious blend. No other beer does this much flavor with such sensible proportions-- this is why the beer rates among the best!
10-17-2005 21:15:44 | More by BEERchitect
4.1/5 rDev -7%
A - Poured a bright pale golden amber with a big frothy white head. Very slight haze kept it from being completely clear, nice carbonation. No lace.
S - Smell was light, very grainey with lots of yeast evident. Nice hints of cereal and malts, classic pilsner/german light lager/ hefe araoma. Very nice and was a very welcoming smell.
M & T - First impression was very light, frothy feel. Lots of subtle hints of mainly grains, and euro hops mixed in. Almost a burnt cereal type back to it and a nice caramel maltness. As it warmed some hints of fruit and spice, banana in the backround. Feel was great, with awesome carbonation.
D - Overall this was really a great session beer for a hot day. Very flavorful and really just awesome tones. Highly recommneded.
05-19-2007 18:43:16 | More by mikesgroove
4.45/5 rDev +0.9%
A: The pour is a hazy pale golden color with a fluffy white head that sits atop. There isn't much lacing, but some nice carbonation.
S: The smell is primarily clove and banana. There are also some nice bread/doughy notes.
T: The taste follows the nose. An excellent spice and fruit characteristic which I love about Bavarian Hefeweizens. There is also a nice yeasty component.
M: The carbonation is quite pleasant and tingles a bit. The body is medium.
D: This is what I think of when I hear Hefeweizen, not the stuff American breweries market as a Hefeweizen. A delicious and easy drinking beer.
11-15-2009 00:11:46 | More by womencantsail
4.33/5 rDev -1.8%
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a hazy, dark-hued, golden body with a tall, airy, whitish head.
Smell: Vibrant, aromatic scent of wheat malt, ruthlessly mashed bananas liberally seasoned with vanilla sugar and clove, and even lemon peel.
Taste: Sweet, tangy taste of wholesome wheat malt. What follows is rich, full flavors of ripe bananas, vanilla cream, and fresh cracked cloves. Small, meager spritz of lemon juice. A few added shreds of Big League Chew. One slice from a Red Delicious apple. Very light Noble hop character and bitterness. Just the perfect amount of overall spiciness to the taste. Finishes dry, crisp, with one final taste of malted wheat.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel, yet it remains nicely effervescent.
Drinkability: Terrifically drinkable, really! I cleared through my twelve ounces with record speed as this makes for delightful early-summer refreshment.
06-30-2009 22:25:35 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.15/5 rDev -28.6%
This Hefe pours out as a cloudy yellowish gold, the head was fluffy and white. There was a subtle banana aroma with hints of spice in the mix. The flavor of the beer was slightly sweet and had a little bit of a clove taste in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was smooth and slick, there was a light carbonation. Overall this brew isn't too bad, it's worth trying.
06-07-2011 02:55:15 | More by Knapp85
4.38/5 rDev -0.7%
As much as I drink (at least 2-3 times a week) I noticed I have never reviewed this gem,pours a hazy orange with a hint of gold with a great pillowey head that sticks to the glass like glue.Aromas of clove and citrius I dont pick up as much banana a touch of iron as well,taste is beautiful nicely spiced with more banana in flavor than aroma finishes with a citruisy kick.The comsumant weizen best in the world in my book its great to have it on tap at my favorite local bar.
08-22-2004 11:24:56 | More by oberon
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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