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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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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Zach136, Sep 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Keith_R, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of mazerock
4.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A A hazy yellow, orange color with a 3 inch head. A mass of carbonation flowing to the top of the glass. Leaving a beautiful lacing all around the glass as I drink poured into a Dry Dock Hefe glass.
S Bananas, Clove a nice slight bubblegum and a bready like maltiness with a minimal citrus hop aroma..
T Banana, Clove, biscuit malts, bubblegum wonderful taste going on here.
M Highly carbonated and easy drinking has champagne like mouthfeel with a nice clean finish. Lingering banana, clove on the finish..
O A fantastic Hefe all around, one of the best Hefes on the market. I can see why they have been producing beer for ages. If you have never had it I suggest trying it out it is well worth it....


mazerock, Sep 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

mick303, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of JCaweinstein
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden colored, cloudy, and with lots of carbonation. I got a two finger creamy and rich looking pure white head. The retention was superb as it lasted till the end. This beer is absolutely stunning in my Weizen glass.
Mostly what I smell in the beginning are those fruity ester aromas from the yeast, mainly it's banana. I also detect cereal grain/biscuit that adds a balance to the sweet fruit. I'm also picking up a hint of lemon.
Initially I taste some earthy/herbal hop flavors followed by biscuits and and those yeast esters which again remind me of banana. Like the aroma it finishes with a lemon zest.
It's medium bodied and is noticeably smooth especially when you consider the level of carbonation. Hops give way to the malts and yeast and finally there is a citrus finish, making this one interesting beer.
What a fantastic beer to enjoy while I sit here and watch football. I could see having this in about any scenario or season. The price was great too for the quality of this well known world. Lass beer. I paid 2.99 for a pint. I'll do that again for sure.

JCaweinstein, Sep 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Bubbydubby, Sep 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -15%

psuscott1, Sep 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

squeakmeister, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

NickyG213, Sep 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Tinfang, Sep 29, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev -2.5%

IcemanCometh, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

codyhaskell, Sep 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

hookahmaster, Sep 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

hpeli, Sep 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

mttdls, Sep 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Listers, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of cousineddy
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, yellow/orange with four fingers of fluffy, white head. Good laceing, head resembles meringue.

Smell: Nice mix of hops, citrus and bready malts. I get some clove and banana as well.

Taste: Grains and hops. nice citrus notes. Slightly boozy towards the end

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, with more body than any other hefe i have tried. Very nice

Overall: Lives up to its reputation.

cousineddy, Sep 24, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml poured into weizen, intense carbonation, four finger soapy head

Smells: yeasty, wheat, and a tinge of fruit

Taste: banana, bubblegum, cloves, and the booze

Mouthfeel: Bubbly, a champagne like experience.

Overall, this is a good beer, but I would not say it is the best hefeweizen that I have ever had.
I would not go out of my way to have this beer again any time soon.

BierStein711, Sep 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

ffOpusx, Sep 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

RollTide05, Sep 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Liquoric3, Sep 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

brutalist, Sep 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outside of the hefeweissbier served at the Andechs Monastery in Munich from their oak barrel, this is the best hefeweissbier you will ever drink. Perfection in a glass. One of my favorite beers of all time. Ayinger's hefeweissbier comes close but Weihenstephaner have mastered the hefeweissbier.

Pours a hazy, golden-hued liquid into a weissbier glass. Head is perfect as not too much and not too little. Lacing is light. Smell is light citrus, bright cloves and subtle malt. Mouthfeel is light on carbonation and alcohol. Taste is a brilliant explosion of malt, bready yeast, clove/banana and delicate sweetness. Finish is smoother than water off a duck's back. No bitterness at all. While most weissbiers lean one way or the other on the sweetness scale, Weihenstepher nails the balance perfectly. One of the best beers in the world.

Bayern1971, Sep 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

jkchristy, Sep 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

tubeyes, Sep 24, 2012
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
98 out of 100 based on 6,295 ratings.