Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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6,754 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,754
Reviews: 2,285
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 516
Gots: 802 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: pezoids on 01-22-2001)
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4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy gold to dark straw. Lively carbonation. Bright-white, creamy head starts off massive and pillowy, but drops to a 1cm cap that persists in large part because of the carbonation. Looks refreshing.

Smell: Clove, banana, and some grass. Peppery undertones. Bright clean almost lemon. Yeast is slightly earthy. Wheat. Some bright pale malts. Very clean. Melon?

Taste: Malted wheat. Almost toasted. Lemon, grass, perfectly ripe banana. Underlying spiciness drops hints of clove and pepper. Yeast is earthy. Mild roasted character. Bright and clean. Big fruity esters push some apple and pear. Almost no hops to speak of.

Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation. Body runs just on the thin side of moderate. Lingering dryness builds with each sip.

Overall: Summer the beer.

This is a staple in the style for a reason. Loads of flavor, never overbearing, and delightfully refreshing.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Cloudy, golden color. Lots of fine carbonation rising. Thick frothy head.

Tons of banana in the nose. Sweet bread, cloves, vanilla, touch of lemon.

Sweet bread up front. I get lots of banana, cloves, vanilla, bubblegum, slight lemony. Very complex in flavor. Refreshing, very soft body and finish.

Truly the best Hefeweizen.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A: into weizen glass; stirred up and then poured sediment in: soft hazy gold beer with a fluffy white head

S: faintly ripe fruit, wiffs of dry wheat fields and floral yeast

T: sweet, fruity, wheaty malts, mild banana and gum; well-balanced with the bitterness

M: soft, creamy, full-bodied and light at the same time

O: I cannot imagine a better hefeweizen. The challenge is to not give this beer 5's across the boards - but I honestly don't think this recipe can be improved upon or bettered. This is a seemingly perfect beer of the style, but have allowed for personal tastes and such. Certainly a hefe you must have when exploring the style.

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4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy golden/orange color to it. It has a very nice thick white head that dies down very slowly and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of yeast, bananas, wheat, spices (mainly cloves) and some slight citrus.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some nice cloves, bananas, wheat malts, yeast and citrus. Great tasting Hefe!

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. One of my favorite beers.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
98 out of 100 based on 6,754 ratings.