Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Ratings: 7,248
Reviews: 2,412
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 655
Gots: 1,202 | 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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Ratings: 7,248 | Reviews: 2,412
Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My first encounter with a bottle of Weihenstephaner.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a bit of a darker golden body than expected. Three big fluffy fingers of white head. Some spotty fluffy lacing. Standard appearance, but looks good for what it is.

S - The aroma is simple, yet befitting of the style. Lots of yeasty / clove spiciness.

T - The taste is classic of the style - creamy, yeasty, crisp, bready, floral, and spicy.

M - The feel is very crisp, clean, and easy-drinking. Light bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, hefeweizens have never been my favorite, but this is clearly a well-executed and refined example of the style. Looking forward to trying more from Weihenstephaner.

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier -----4/5.

Photo of SouthernTear
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For me, on this night, the beer tasted somewhat metallic.
I am new to this but wonder if I just got a bad one. Loved the kristallweiss that I had a couple of days ago but was not as impressed by this one. Will have to try it again. Wish I could find some sort of date on the bottle.

Photo of Ian_B
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Billowing white head, fantastic retention.

Smell and taste of lager flavours, bready wheat, slight citrus/berry with a tinge of earthiness. Smooth, creamy, yeasty, and crisp. This has it all.

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

My absolute favourite Hefe-Weiss Bier! (Along with their dunkel!)

Photo of Drutten72
3.51/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good beer to tacos

Photo of Roybert
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Will buy again soon, very soon

Photo of Rebecca9341
4.94/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Deliciously made and well crafted beer with a subtle hint of banana flavor.

Photo of saintxarc
4.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is the first German beer I have tried and is by far my favorite beer, now I underatand why they say Germany makes the best beer. I recently turned 21 and started trying different types of beer to find what I like, and well this is a winner.

Photo of captaincoffee
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured cloudy with a orange hue. Low head and retention...probably not a well-cleaned glass. I get some of the banana esters I was expecting, but not too much. Definately some canned corn, and other yeast notes. So good. Taste is just as good. Full-flavored hefe with better mouthfeel than most. Nice finish as well. Pretty much a go-to hefe, and the decision is even easier considering how reasonably priced this usually is.

Photo of UKBeerman
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is flat out one of my favorite beers. I am a huge fan of the style, so I am a little biased. When it comes to Hefeweizen I feel this is one that others should be compared to. Great body, aroma, and flavor. Top of the class!

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This tastes like a German Biergraden. It's top notch and arguably the best of its style. Plus, relatively easy to find at my local specialty grocer.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance : yeast galore! Tall head covers 90% of the pint glass and only 6 oz have been poured. So yeah great head, slightly hazy orange glow with beautiful sediment floating around.

Aroma : yeast, fresh baked bread, spicy citrus and clean hop leaf. Very crisp and pleasant smell.

Flavor : wheat, banana, orange, fruit salad, with lots of zip and warmth, just so perfect it's hard to describe really. It's so blissful.

Mouthfeel : creamy, dense, crisp, zippy.

Overall : One of my top 5 beers now. Seriously amazing.

Photo of arvidkoval
3.72/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice hazy appearance. Not sure how to describe the smell on this one. Predominant banana flavor. Nice light body. Best hef in recent memory. I will definitely be revisiting this one on a hot summer day.

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

Best beer in the world. If I could only drink one brand the rest of my life, this is it.

Photo of Kraj30
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

best weiss beer ever... glad my girl liked it too

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours beautifully. Murky orange hue with a thick head. Smells perfectly. Banana, malt, clove. Taste...perfect. Mouthfeel...same. Enough said?

Photo of GSP
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A quality hefe lacks a bit of the yeast flavor. The banana comes through. I would drink it again.

Photo of woutervaneijk
4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely amazing Hefeweiss. Beautiful hazy shade of straw with hints of orange in a classic Weihenstephaner pint glass with a nice layer of creamy head on top. Taste is as good as it gets in my opinion. Creamy, sweet, but not too much, fortunately, and overall just amazing. Drank a few at Prater biergarten while on my trip to Berlin and just the great memories of Weihenstephaner together with some nice Bratwurst make me want to go back.

Photo of Zac9876
4.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Very good beer my favorite by far at the moment

Photo of Snordal74
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect Weissbeer, couldn't been better

Photo of twoodnc
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice clove flavor, not over the top. Excellent texture. Light citrus for a refreshing brew.

Photo of trimode3
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The origin of beer!!! Still going strong. One of the best beers I ve had.

Photo of Gajo74
4.92/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is as close to perfection as it gets! Pours a murky straw yellow with hints of orange sunset. Massive finger length head retains throughout, the lace creamy and sticky! Aroma has a pleasant fruity ester, with a prominent orange rind feel as well as yeasty tones. Wonderful taste, simple but flavorful in all of its elements, citric with hints of lemon and orange, wheat, and yeast and a slightly dry finish. Great feel; creamy, smooth, light body. A lively carbonation is ever present.
This is so drinkable, I feel I could have like three of these in a row! Crisp and refreshing! Will have again and again and again!

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

My example of the perfect beer! An exceptional balance of Bavarian Hefe flavors and smoothness. This is where the bar is set for Bavarian-style Hefeweizen.

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier bottle into a weissbier glass:

Appearance: A cloudy yellowish, yeasty luminescent color topped by a three finger-width white head that leaves decent lacing on the glass.

Aroma: A light fruity fragrance with slight clove accents.

Taste: More carbonation than a Franziskaner, with a tangy, fruity aftertaste that does not disappoint.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, some carbonation on the tongue and creaminess.

Overall: This is a very good Hefeweizen, not quite as good as a Franziskaner, in my opinion, but definitely up there.

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
98 out of 100 based on 7,248 ratings.