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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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6,931 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,931
Reviews: 2,328
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 562
Gots: 945 | 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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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is pure magic, making me ashamed that it took me so long to try it.

Poured into a pint glass, the beer gave a lemon aroma. I was expecting a sweeter aroma for a hefeweiss, so a tart aroma was somewhat of a surprise. For a hefeweiss, it radiated the expected golden staw color while producing the expected white head. The initial taste makes very apparent an appealing banana yeast flavor. It is sweet, but not overpoweringly sweet. The carbonation could be described as sharp, perhaps even aggressive. It brought to mind the bubbles of champagne. The bubbles nicely sweet away the initial taste to reveal the next level. The aftertaste brought a mild honey flavor with a hint of the spiciness of pepper.

This is one highly regarded beer that is easily available to most people. The price of a bottle makes it look even better compared to a lot of beers.

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -43.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.63/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a small Weissbier glass. Slightly, and i mean slightly, cloudy yellow body. Medium bodied white head.

The smell wasnt what I remembered. Nice clove presence, with hints of banana in the background. Then there was a pervasive wheat twang that I didnt like all too much.

The taste is dominated by clove all the way. Full body feel from the yeast, but its really all a facade. The mainly clove followed by hints of banana subside, and leave all the clean finish to come through.

Theres a reason Weihenstephan is the king of Hefeweizens.

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of peensteen
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden orange colour, 3 fingers of white head, good lacing going down the glass. Smell is yeasty, banana, clove and spicy notes, some bubble gum and malt. Taste has lots of banana, crisp crakery malt, wheaty/yeasty flavours, spicy flavours, clove, vanilla and finishes a little sweet. Med-high carbonation, full feel, medium-full body. I could drink this all day long, textbook hefe, when I'm in the mood for the style one of these is certainly in order.

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4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours a bright, hazy golden yellow with a thick, foamy white head.

The aroma and taste are a very nice blend of banana and clove.

A medium body, with foamy carbonation.

A very well done hefeweizen, definitely a classic.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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

Straw yellow with a slight haze. Out of control head on pour, with lots of lacing as you drink. Really pleasant nose. Perfumy, estery, fruity aromas.

At first sip I want to just keep gulping it down! Definitely some banana. Peppery flavors, too. Finishes with a perfect dryness, yet leaves a hint of sweetness and tartness on the tongue. Complex aftertaste with hints of yeast as well.

Overall: A!

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a pint bottle into a Samuel Adams Alpine Spring glass.

A - Tons of head, 3 fingers of white head. Cloudy straw colored.

S - Banana, yeast, cloves, wheat

T - Tons of flavor, like banana bread with that good bubblegum taste, complex yet easy to drink

M - Feels pretty creamy and light

O - Utterly drinkable and quality brew. Truly a remarkable beer.

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4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Taste - Franziskaner is my favorite Hefeweizen. This? Is almost identical, but two things make it different. One, is that its much more flavorful. Franziskaner is a little lighter in body comparably. Second, is that, to me, if I let it sit on my palate, it brought forth the banana note. That was really kind of cool how the flavor became more pronounced.

Overall - Its all about preference. This has all the characteristics of a great hefeweizen, its still relatively easy-drinking; but its a bit more fuller and bolder in taste, and that makes this great in its own way. You won't be disappointed here.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pour = super hazy gold/orange. Bubbles everywhere just racing off the bottom of the glass. About a four finger, soft billowy head

Smell = bananas, oranges, cloves, a hint of lemon. A little bit of biscuity yeast. In one word, refreshing

Taste = alot like the nose , but it hits you in waves as it spreads on the tongue. First I get the spicy cloves, then the tangy orange and lemon and am left with the ripe sweet banana flavor.

Probably the best, purest, most balanced Hefeweizen I have ever had.

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of dafizzif
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Holy bountiful white heads! I could just keep pouring and pouring the foam above the glass. It is a very cloudy yellow to gold (more yellow towards the bottom and gold in the middle top).

Smell: Banana-y bread. Also some clove as I would expect, and even the possibility of a rose smell among others (my nose isn't the best however). Awesome.

Taste: Crisp wheat flavors. Very bready and malty with banana and clove flavors that do not overwhelm as they do in so many others in the style. There are also citrus notes and just the slightest tinge of tanginess. The great balance in this makes it superior to any Hefeweizen I have ever had and probably will ever have.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and kind of thin. Mouth coating with a thick layer of amazing crispness. Again, a great part of a great beer.

Overall: This is a stellar beer that surpasses anything I have had in the style and maybe from the country itself. Not my favorite beer ever, but within its style, I see no way that they could improve it.

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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