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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

5,814 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,814
Reviews: 2,211
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 413
Gots: 416 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

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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keanlacrosse

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-19-2012 03:13:30 | More by keanlacrosse
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-18-2012 00:05:22 | More by RoryOMoore
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phisigben

Kentucky

4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This pours a cloudy gold color with two finger width of off-white fluffy head that lingers and laces extremely well. Right on top I get clove, banana, and great floral aroma. great taste that just cleans you palate with every drink great subtle hint of all the flavors from the nose then I pick up a great bready flavor along with a wheat taste that comes with every beer in this style. This is medium bodied with medium to high amount of carbonation but nothing out of line with the style. This is the pinnacle of this style all other hefe's get compared to this, this beer is the gold standard of Hefe's.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 19:48:32 | More by phisigben
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BenHesk12

California

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

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier is a textbook example of a classic Hef that achieves the pinnacle of the style. Poured into a belgian hefeweissbier glass, the beer stands tall with a pure white, soft bubbly foam head that tantalizes you to take a sip. Upon first sip, one instantly recognizes that hearty wheat flavor, combined with a comfortable, relaxed, light body mouth feel that is extremely satisfying. After a few sips one begins to appreciate the subtle complexity of the beer, with orange and light citrus hints as well as the classic German yeasty-malty flavor. Perfect beer with a light meal or on it's own, one never tires of a cold Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2012 04:28:11 | More by BenHesk12
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CoyDePratt

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -43.3%

02-17-2012 03:29:36 | More by CoyDePratt
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BigPlay1824

New York

4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a weizen glass

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellowish golden color that is nice and bright and has a ton of carbonation bubbles, pours with three fingers of pure white head that lingers for a very very long time (im actually sitting here waiting for the head to drop back down to the level of the top of the glass so that i can take a sip) and is very fine bubbled, leaves a ton of thin lacing
S: really nice clean wheat scent, nice bready warmth and depth, a very slight citrus note evens it out at the end
T: well, shes delicious, as delicious as everyone says? quite possibly, begins nice and bready then kicks in with a nice citrus note, bready taste lingers on the palate long afterwards
M: smooth and bright, medium carbonation, leaves the mouth feeling clean, nice
O: its one hell of a beer, quite possibly the best for the style, very highly drinkable and delicious

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 02:13:17 | More by BigPlay1824
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CarpalTunnell

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-16-2012 23:28:38 | More by CarpalTunnell
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danielp215

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-16-2012 23:11:58 | More by danielp215
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Brewhead

California

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

nobody on this site seams to review a beer and give it there perfect rating. I have tried many different Hefeweisse biers for about the last 6 years as well as my own and have found that this example is the best.
it is said that this brewery has the earliest established date for brewing a wheat beer. however, this does not mean that all others should be judged by this breweries product. that said, this beer displays all of the characteristics of a bavarian wheat beer.
the appearance after pouring the beer and its sediment is a hazy light yellow with a full white h ead. the head or lacing, permeates through out the drinking of the beer.
smell is of musty bubble gum (banana and clove)
taste is both banana and clove and earthy.
it has a slight lean towards the bitterness of earthy hops and yeast than most, but in my opinion is the epitomy of german weisse bier.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 21:16:27 | More by Brewhead
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-16-2012 07:56:20 | More by Cramerican
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squidsansgoat

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-16-2012 06:08:47 | More by squidsansgoat
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cmq103

New Jersey

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

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass.

Appearance: A semi-aggressive pour yielded a fluffy off-white 2” head, reducing to a thin ring. Lacing was clearly present, sticking to the side of my glass indicating the original head height. This beer poured golden yellow in color with definitive murkiness to it.

Smell: The classic Hefeweizen banana and yeasty aroma shines through, with a zesty citrus wheat finish. Clove is also present with a honey-like sweetness.

Taste: I can see why this beer rates so high among the Hefeweizens on the market. Banana dominates, with spicy wheat malts, honey, coriander, cloves and hint of lemon zing too. What a wonderful combination of flavors on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Light to moderate body with lively carbonation makes this an easy drinking beer. Very smooth, creamy and balanced on the tongue.

Overall: Outstanding Hefeweizen in every single category. This beer, by far, ranks up there at the top of its class. At only 5.4% ABV, this makes for the perfect flavorful all-year-round session beer. I can imagine this being quite the quencher during the summer months but if I’m being totally honest, I’m enjoying the heck out of this in the middle of February. I'm glad I committed to buying a few bottles of this. Well done Weihenstephaner, well done…

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 02:08:40 | More by cmq103
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IkeMan90

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-16-2012 00:46:25 | More by IkeMan90
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-15-2012 23:47:59 | More by Peyton5410
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jeffoatess

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-15-2012 21:44:22 | More by jeffoatess
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MDunk

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-15-2012 07:10:45 | More by MDunk
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Slikpitt

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-14-2012 21:27:01 | More by Slikpitt
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joshwalt

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-14-2012 00:22:45 | More by joshwalt
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AndyTaylor

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-13-2012 22:04:47 | More by AndyTaylor
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-13-2012 16:48:01 | More by Brewsed
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JerseyKirk

New Jersey

4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Wow. Lucius creamy 2 finger white head. Small bubbles lead to an amazing texture on the head. Hazy, yeast driven look. Straw to golden in color.

S: German phenols. Banana and clove but without the Belgian additions of strength. I love how subtle the German strain is in comparison. Also, this beer has a great bready quality to it.

T: Rich creamy head to a bread malt backbone that is sweet as well as clovey. I enjoy the banana esters as well as the beer finishes. I am such a fan of the tastes as they are balances and well thought out.

M: Perfect to style. Medium bodied. But light in complexity. Crisp enough to fend of stylish fish dishes but delicate enough to be overpowered with spices.

O: This is another fantastic German Wit. I am biased because this is one of my favorite styles but this is a great drinking beer. The German subtitles and balance really make me excited in comparison to the Belgian strength and extremes. I align more so with balances and crisp flavor than over the top yeast attributes.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 04:27:09 | More by JerseyKirk
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-12-2012 04:19:57 | More by nrs207
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seanballs

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-12-2012 03:45:12 | More by seanballs
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jk3

New York

3/5  rDev -32%

02-11-2012 22:53:28 | More by jk3
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dhall18

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-11-2012 17:54:13 | More by dhall18
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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