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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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6,291 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,291
Reviews: 2,238
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 479
Gots: 600 | 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%

JustinM, Aug 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

WorldWideStout, Aug 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

KTien, Aug 08, 2012
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4.55/5  rDev +3.2%

Golden yellow in color with a slight unfiltered haze. Poured with a tall, rocky white foam with good staying power. Sweet ripe banana and spicy clove aromas with bready and yeasty hints in the background. Rich, smooth feel with refreshing crisp carbonation. Sweet banana flavors down the middle with clove around the edges. A touch of tangy bitterness toward the end as this finishes crisply and cleanly. An extraordinary summertime ale.

IronLover, Aug 08, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -5.9%

I get it, this is a really great beer. It's definitely the best German Hefeweizen I've ever had. I just don't think the style is for me. That banana & clove combo just doesn't make it a beer I can fully enjoy. Again, I'll reiterate, this is by far the best beer I've had in this style. I can appreciate one when it's good, even if I don't reach for it voluntarily.

TheRealBigC, Aug 08, 2012
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4.8/5  rDev +8.8%

Review from 2/2010 notes. Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a dark golden yellow with two fingers of white foam and lacing. Wonderful aroma of clove, banana and wheat. Dry wheat start and middle with banana and a pleasant, spicy aftertaste of cloves. A nice well integrated, tasty wheat beer, very nice. This beer blew my mind the first time I had tried it, really the first time I had a light colored, relatively low ABV beer that tasted fantastic. One of the world's great beers.

LiquidAmber, Aug 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

chimaylvr, Aug 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -49%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

thommo_nk, Aug 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

mattparsons, Aug 05, 2012
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4.95/5  rDev +12.2%

This is a fantastic wheat beer. I am a huge Blue-Moon fan and this beer with its citrus characteristics really made me feel at home.

The color is a beautiful amber. The taste is light with definite citrus. The only place where this beer lost any points in my book was in carbonation. On-tap it didn't seem overly carbonated but when I had a bottle of it my first pour had a lot of head and seemed about right. The second pour I may have been to gentle and the carbonation definitely got in the way of what I would consider the perfect mouthfeel.

GuitarRob22, Aug 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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1/5  rDev -77.3%

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3/5  rDev -32%

Redsox1539, Aug 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -43.3%

jheberle, Aug 04, 2012
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
98 out of 100 based on 6,291 ratings.