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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Ratings: 7,000
Reviews: 2,348
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 576
Gots: 1,005 | 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: 7,000 | Reviews: 2,348
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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.

Photo of vkv822
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%

Photo of grannaniwa
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%

Photo of sdj5
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.

Photo of DM1293
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%

Photo of Bubbalito
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%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.95/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Popping off the cap a foam head is slowly pushing out. Smells of banana. Poured into a Pilsner glass. Tastes of banana and there's something else in the mix, maybe sweetcorn. Soft malty aftertaste. Took a big manly gulp and got a momentary wash of cloves. Slightly champagney, even reminiscent of Duvel. Fantastic head retention. Very lively on the tongue, lovely.

Overall: This got me onto Weissbiers but I've tried loads since then and this is pretty unremarkable compared to a lot of others. In my opinion it's one of the most overrated beers on BA.

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4.87/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought this last night from Tanakaya in Mejiro, Tokyo. Excited about this one because I saw it has the highest ranking for hefes here on BA. DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Poured it into a new Paulaner hefe glass (also purchased at Tanakaya), and enjoyed enjoyed enjoyed! The head on this is ridiculously amazing, delicious and long-lasting, lacing the glass like a frappe. Loved watching all the particles float around in the glass, heightening the smell of orange and wheat and the taste of the same. The only thing I could ask for is a bit thicker of a brew just to give my tongue something else to play with. Other than that, this is the best hefe I have ever had, and especially for the price (relatively cheap), I will be a fan of this for life! GET IT!

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