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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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6,996 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,996
Reviews: 2,347
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 575
Gots: 1,003 | FT: 15
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: pezoids on 01-22-2001

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Ratings: 6,996 | Reviews: 2,347
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a golden-orange color with a huge, fluffy white head that looks like a cloud atop the brew. Super volatile, even a somewhat conservative pour gives this thick-ass head. The nose is full of yeast, wheat, malts, light spices including clove and maybe coriander, and a faint hint of fruity sweetness. The taste follows the style of hefeweissbiers very closely (after all, this is the original as they say), full of sweet fruity esters; banana, faint lemon and orange zest, hints of clove and kitchen spices, and a rush of sweet malt, and a cyclone of pure yeast, extremely reminiscent of bubblegum. Alcohol makes an appearance, although very faint at 5.4% ABV, it provides a nice structure to control everything else. Wheat on the tongue and breads and yeast in the aftertaste - this beer is delicious. Lots of carbonation provides a nice, crisp snap on the tongue; thin-medium body.

The claims they make about this beer aren't false or even exaggerated - this is some truly great stuff, here. One of (if not, THE) best hefe I've had - this is quickly becoming one of my favorite session beers; great flavor, low ABV, goes down smooth. What's not to love?

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice, vibrant amber with a thick white head that diminishes slowly over the course of the 500ml beer. The taste is about what I remember from enjoying this beer frequently while living in Germany, still a nice fruit finish and that wonderful hefe mouthfeel. Overall a great buy, especially for someone looking for a more authentic German experience thanks in large to the 500ml service size. Of all of the wonderful beers I had in Germany, this one seems closest to the real deal as any I've had.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, RI.

A- Pours a very hazy, golden orange with a thick, heavy 4" head. Little retention with no lacing.

S- Dark fruit upfront, wheaty, bready, sweet notes in the background. Subtle but inviting.

T- Wow. Upfront, cloves, heavy wheat, nice spiciness. Ends with fruity, grapefruit, and slight citrus notes. This is what I want to taste in a hefe. I can't decide between a 4.5 and a 5.

M- medium high carbonation. Not heavy, just crisp and refreshing. Highly drinkable.

Overall, this is an excellent hefeweizen. Tasty and complex, while maintaining a crisp, smooth character. I could drink this all day, every day. I didn't expect anything different. I will not compare this to the standard, because this is the standard.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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