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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

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

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Been saving this for Thanksgiving dinner and it was well worth the wait. Poured a beautiful dark honey/golden straw with plenty of haze and a 3 finger pillow white head that faded to 1 finger thorughout the beer. Lacing was spectacular and when poured into a weizen glass it stands out. Smell was very complex with notes of banana, cloves, lemon and bread. Not too strong, but adequate. Taste was fantastic. Follows the nose pretty close, but adds a hint of spices to balance the citrus/fruit on the front end. Classic for the style and spot on. Feel was a good bit of carbonation with a dry ending. Not too watery, but not overpowering. Overall- Not sure I can come up with anything new to say about this that hasn't already been said. This is the gold standard of a Hefeweizen IMO and easily in my top 5 all time brews. While I think nothing is perfect, this comes damn close. Complex/Full taste, great aromas, beautiful balance and a great top off to Thanksgiving Dinner. Will be gettting more of this for next summer- Outstanding!

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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

500mL bottled (code 6111) poured into a weizen glass. Hazy straw color w/ a nice fluffy white head, great carbonation.

Aroma is banana, clove, pepper, and spice.

Taste is banana, clove/spice, and lemon.

Utterly smooth, mellow, and drinkable. A classic version of the style.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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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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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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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  rDev -9.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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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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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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

Poured from an undated 330ml bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a hazy, golden honey color with a big, pillow head. Settles in the glass looking like cloudy, unfiltered goodness topped by a crown of foamy head. Very attractive.

S: Spicy, medicinal notes grace the nose with heaps of clove and banana. The aroma is rather pronounced and carries pretty far from the glass.

T: This beer nails the art of the hefeweizen with perfect form. Starts with assertive, yeasty spiciness dashed with generous amounts of well balanced clove notes and touches of banana bread. Finishes very clean, much like eating a sliver of ginger root. Intensely refreshing - I couldn't ask for more.

M: Prickly carbonation, lighter bodied, with a well-executed semi-dry finish. Rather slick on the palate going down, leaves a pleasant mark as the flavors flee the tongue.

O: What hasn't already been said about this beer? It is simply the standard by I believe all other hefeweizens should be judged.

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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