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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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6,852 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,852
Reviews: 2,313
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 543
Gots: 880 | 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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4.73/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a classic Hef glass. Always a sexy beer when poured in the proper wear.
Hazy golden orange with a giant pillowy head
Bananas, cloves in the nose.
Banana bread, cloves, sweet fruity esters with a very light hop finish.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Fluffy and drinkable.
This is THE Hef. This is the standard that everything else is compared to and often fails.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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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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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Raven3464
4.73/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The beer pours a beautiful golden body with a huge head of carbonation. A similar amount of retention is rarely seen. This is a beautiful beer.

Smell: Clove, banana, wheat, coriander, and a small hint of lemon juice can be detected. The clove aroma seems to grow stronger as the beer warms.

Taste: It is nearly the same as the smell advertised; a near perfect balance of sweet fruit, spice, and wheat is achieved.

Mouth feel: It is light bodied with an intense amount of carbonation. In other words, incredibly refreshing.

Overall: I thought for sure this beer was over-hyped when buying it. I was dead wrong. This beer looks great, smells great, feels great, and establishes an almost unrivaled balance.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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Photo of VaterRoss
4.72/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into Augustiner weizen glass, no BB

Pours with a huge fluffy white head, allow some head space, swirl the final bit and dump in the yeast. Slightly clear straw yellow gets hit with the yeast and clouds up nicely, final color is a hazy yellow/orange. Head goes down to a skim a bit too quickly to be perfect. Smell is pure weizen yeast: banana, cloves and some dry wheat. Man is this beer aromatic. Taste has tons of yeast complexity and some clove spiciness, hint of sweet from the malt. Mouthfeel has some dryness due to the wheat, light bodied and very high carb, carb even teases the mouth.

Hands down the best hefeweizen, the Germans invented the style and they sure do know how to make em. The only American hefe that comes close is SN's Kellerweiss. Light bodied and full of flavor with none of the off tastes that inferior beers of the style so often have. I feel pity for the person who lets blue moon be the beginning and end of their foray into wheat beers. If the head had held up better and the smells had hit harder this would be a perfect beer. I long for the day I can try this one fresh at the brewery.

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
98 out of 100 based on 6,852 ratings.