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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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6,836 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,836
Reviews: 2,309
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 540
Gots: 866 | FT: 15
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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 01-22-2001

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3.8/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy golden yellow with a nice off-white head. Nice lacing on the glass.

S- Coriander, clove, light banana, slight citrus, a bit creamy.

T- Not as good as the nose. Citrus zest, coriander, clove, and light malts as a background are the main players here. Lingering clove/minty flavor.

M- Light medium body, somewhat watery on the finish. Smooth with a bit of a spritzy feel to it. Fairly high carbonation.

O- A nice hefeweizen. If I ever want a hefeweizen again, this is one I would go for, but I'm not a fan of the style...there are better refreshing styles out there in my opinion.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -60.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 bottle into Weizen glass

A: Orangey golden, cloudy with a 3-finger foamy white head. Retains a finger all the way down, not too much lacing. Well carbonated.

S: Very fruity, with citrus notes dominating. Hint of banana. Also a hint of candy or bubblegum like smells. Hint of clove and spice too.

T: Fruity again - citrus at the front, quite sweet, nice subtle banana finish. Clove is there too. Muted bready, wheaty quality throughout. Banana aftertaste.

M: Light bodied but not watery, very fizzy on the tongue, extremely drinkable and refreshing.

Overall: Great Hefe-Weizen, would love to do side by side tests against my favourite of this style, Paulaner. Very tasty and refreshing, you could easy go through four or five of these without realizing. Would recommend.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3/5  rDev -32%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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

A: A very cloudy light orange pour. Ridiculously huge and fluffy white head. Retention is top notch, it just won't fade, period. Takes several minutes before I can even take a sip. Leaves a thick layer of lacing all over the glass once it finally recedes.

S: Very fruity. Smells like bubblegum initially. I get some pear, lemons and maybe banana. Some wheat and a little bread in there too. Touch of spice, black pepper I'd say. Maybe a hint of grass somewhere in there. Very light, crisp and refreshing aroma.

T: Lots of nice lemon, pear and banana. Nice bready yeast and some wheat to smooth it all out. Simple but tasty.

M: Light and crisp.

O: Perhaps the best Hefe I've had. Not overly complex or strong, just a great combination of balanced flavors. Drinkability is off the scale. Goes down so easily it's scary.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.92/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Two 12 oz. brown bottles poured into a large Hefeweisen glass brought home from my time in Germany.

First had this beer while stationed in Stuttgart and it convinced me forever not to drink BMC ever again.

Beautiful dirty orange with a sticky bright white lace.

Smells of malts and wheat with a hint of lemon, which many Germans add during the summer.

The taste is what beer is all about with wheat, barley and lemon. Crisp.

Best hefe on the planet -- Nectar of the Gods

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
98 out of 100 based on 6,836 ratings.