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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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6,319 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,319
Reviews: 2,240
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 481
Gots: 613 | 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  rDev -9.3%

schwaeh, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

jski, Jan 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

dmmcgove, Jan 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

ipcolling, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

SchuStar, Jan 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -15%

GreyGhost4, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Sharkophile
4.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Bottle poured into pint glass. Radiant (that's the best word to describe it), cloudy orangey gold color with a towering white head that won't go away. Leaves lacing all over the glass. Dude.

S: Smells fruity with some banana and citrus, along with the spiciness from the yeast that suggests clove and other baking spices.

T: Banana, clove, spice, light citrus. Tastes exactly as a hefewiezen should.

M: Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, with a lot of tiny bubbles hitting the tongue.

O: I can see why this is considered the best hefeweizen on the face of the Earth. Incredible.

Sharkophile, Jan 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

towlea25, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

mattyrubes, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

durwood64, Jan 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Leftfield00, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

ThinkAgain, Jan 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

duceswild, Jan 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

livewire05, Jan 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

dabeers1013, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of gatorguy
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If you want an archetype of the hefeweissen style, this is it. Pours a beautiful deep yellow gold color that leaves a nice two finger white head that slowly recedes and leaves plenty of lacing. Smells of wheat, banana, citrus. Taste is on point for a hefe; nicely balanced wheat, citrus, banana, and a light bitterness at the end. Everything about this beer in the taste department is done brilliantly. Mouthfeel is good, fairly light overall and easy to drink a pint or two. All in all, if you want a good hefe, this is the one to go to.

gatorguy, Jan 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Kavon, Jan 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Gregwa, Jan 05, 2012
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4.97/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours a nice golden color, huge white frothy head with great retention and lacing

wheat, bananas, citrus/orange, bready, some mild spice great nose very inviting

and wow great flavor, follows the nose. bready, bananas are really present. notes of citrus/orange.

mouthfeel is great. light bodied high carbonation. almost fluffy like your drinking a cloud, and really easy to put it down.

overall great beer so worth the price (under $4) and could drink it anytime

rtaps, Jan 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a hazy orange with a two and a half finger white head with great retention and good lacing.

S - I don't know why but when I first opened the bottle I got a whiff of plums, once poured a strong sweet smell of bananas and light citrus the smells are very prominent and pleasant.

T - Much like the smell bananas, citrus, malts and yeast, a great crisp refreshing taste.

M - Medium bodied, very smooth with the perfect amount of carbonation it doesn't get any better then this.

Ruger, Jan 05, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Its about time I sit down with one of these and enjoy the experience out loud. This looks like a beer should look when poured. hazy straw colored, with a solid 2 finger head that leaves plenty of lacing and carbonation filling the glass. its smells of citrus and funk and makes your mouth water. The wheat flavor is up front with good funk finishing up with a crisp refeshing mouthfeel and a bit floral at the end. This is well done and could stand up nexrt to just about anythings the state try and produce in this wheat variety. Bravo German brew dudes.

unclejazz, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

JimmyTango, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Rollzroyce21, Jan 03, 2012
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
98 out of 100 based on 6,319 ratings.