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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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6,498 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,498
Reviews: 2,257
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 502
Gots: 680 | FT: 12
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%

jimmypa, Nov 15, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nice cloudy golden yellow. Lots of fizz. Thick, fluffy head lingers forever

Slight spice and yeast in aroma. Crisp and funky.

Awesome flavor. Yeasty, slightly spicy. A little bit of that banana flavor people get from Hefes.

Great, smooth mouthfeel. Creamy. Carbonation feels just right. So lingering bitterness.

Really great beer. Not as great after it starts to go flat, though.

UnderPressure, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

kanno, Nov 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -37.6%

tmm313, Nov 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

t0rin0, Nov 12, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle served in a Hacker Pschorr Weiss glass.

A: Pours a hazy straw color with some amber hues in the body. I heavy white head forms on the pour and recedes very slowly leaving behind sheets of lace.

S: Big orange peel with some cracked wheat and spicy yeast. Coriander and banana with a slight sweetness.

T: Much more wheat flavors in the taste. Coriander, orange flesh, and sweet yeast.

M: Medium bodied with a little bit of chew to it. Medium-low carbonation. Sweet finish.

O: Very solid hefe. The taste was spot on, but it didn't quite live up to the complexity of the nose. Would enjoy again.

Treebs, Nov 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Yehuda, Nov 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

ThomasAWilson2, Nov 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

schnarr84, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

anteater, Nov 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

flyersfan900, Nov 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -37.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

BigBarley, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

bostonryan, Nov 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

xacidx, Nov 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

JakeDebus, Nov 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

grumpygerman, Nov 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Illmaticzx, Nov 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

mdavidson, Nov 03, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the first beer in a 5 pack that i bought today. The ultimate Bavarian gift pack, with 1 traditional weizen glass.

Poured the hefeweissbier into the glass. Just wow. This glass and the beer in the glass in so enticing. A huge fluffy white head about 4 fingers thick forms and stays for a while, dissipating very slowly. Head retention is good. Pale straw in color. Totally cloudy and unclear as expected. Good amount of bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. Very small sized bubbles here. Decent lacing as well. Appearance is near perfect.

Smell is more phenolic clove like, with a good amount of banana fruity esters. Fairly good balance here, just a tad more prominent on the phenol side. Good characteristic smell of wheat beer. You know you are going to encounter some sweetness.

Taste is very much the smell. Mix of clove and banana flavors. Sweet in taste. A good wheat presence. Some tartness due to high carbonation. Not exactly very dry finish.

Mouth feel: light to medium bodied. Refreshing effervescence due to carbonation, which is too much, exactly as per the style. Good chewy feel.

Style wise. It is the epitome of style, no doubt about it. A well deserved 4.75. Personally a good 3.75 for a wheat beer.

AmitC, Nov 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

WoodburyMN, Nov 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

chippo33, Nov 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

BubblesInMyBeer, Nov 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure when or where I first had this, but I've had it several times over the years, bottled and on tap.

Pale golden-yellow pour, hazy, with a tall fluffy white head; decent retention and a bit of lacing. Yeasty aroma, bready, banana esters, clovey spice, pretty much exemplary of the style. The taste reflects the nose, pale bready malts, doughy, toasted wheat, classic hefe yeast, banana and clove. Medium body, fairly smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation. This is where you go for a no-nonsense hefeweizen.

Rifugium, Nov 01, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle that was purchased in Las Vegas with the code 1282 stamped into the back. Poured into my perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Easily the most massive head I have seen, white, solid and 1/2 the glass. The beer is a hazy straw color. Leaves some lacing as it goes.

Smell: Yeast, wheat, lemony phenols, clove, bubble gum and a little band-aid. Exactly how a good hefe should smell.

Taste: Delicious wheat with citrus overtones, most from the yeast and maybe a touch from hops, I suspect. Clove comes out a little more strongly in the taste. Actually pretty thirst quenching. This one does not bowl you over with intensity (big stout of IPA) but the flavor has a tone of great quality.

Mouthfeel: Smooth texture and a lower amount of carbonation (due to the massive head) make for a great feeling beer.

Overall: These guys have been brewing this one for a while, so I imagine that they have perfected this style. I would tend to agree. For some strange reason, this one is not available in Utah, and that is a shame.

kagent777, Nov 01, 2012
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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