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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

5,965 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,965
Reviews: 2,215
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 431
Gots: 465 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 01-22-2001)
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weonfire

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-05-2013 17:06:56 | More by weonfire
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rdilauro

Connecticut

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

Poured a nice Light golden color with a white creamy head. One whif and there was no question about this being a European beer and isolating to a German style. The aroma is always there, not hoppy, not malty, not full of yeast, but a pleasant combination of them all.
Knowing this was a wheat beer, I anticipated besides the cloudiness, all the spices that you normally find in wheat beer, the orange, coriander, etc.
Not with this one, oh, I knew it was a wheat beer, so refreshing, but the spices were down played. Instead the concentration was on the beer itself.
Not one piece, but a sum of its parts.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 13:18:36 | More by rdilauro
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-21-2014 23:28:35 | More by MJ63
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-09-2013 16:15:35 | More by JonnyBeers
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

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

Translucent but not transparent this "hefe weissbier" or yeast wheat beer pours yellow, yes yellow in color. Unfiltered bursting with carbonation leaving rings on the glass as you drink it is one of the best wheats ever made. Not only is it the best but it 'a the first claiming that it was first brewed in 1040 AD. Fragrant citrus bouquet. Carbonated not bitter citrusy wheat taste on the palate that lingers as a slightly sweet beer. Possibly floral at the finish. The best lingering flavor for a wheat I've ever tasted. True Bavarian (Munich region) beer. Not hard to find but don't underestimate it's greatness.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 00:45:16 | More by Ryanm1
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Bringthebeards

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-05-2014 05:46:31 | More by Bringthebeards
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

06-17-2014 01:58:09 | More by Loveyourbeer
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bearbreak

Korea (South)

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-05-2014 17:30:40 | More by bearbreak
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javlin624

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-17-2013 01:37:28 | More by javlin624
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-07-2013 18:33:29 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Magikbrew

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-04-2012 21:16:44 | More by Magikbrew
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Andreias21

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-28-2013 14:18:54 | More by Andreias21
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GilGarp

Colorado

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

Served cold into a large tulip glass.

It has a very hazy golden color with thick, creamy, lacy head.

Aroma is fruity, spicy, and nutty.

Flavor is mild but full of depth and character. Banana, bubblegum, and clove all come forward.

Mouthfeel is wonderful on tap. Smooth, light, and creamy.

Overall a great beer that is possibly even better served on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2011 19:39:17 | More by GilGarp
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asabreed

New York

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

Appearance: Gorgeous thick and foamy head, hazy straw and golden yellow and dark. Foamy lacing billowing around the top of the glass.

Smell: Banana, clove, cream, malt sweetness. One of the best for sure. Faint alcohol and vanilla come through too.

Taste: Apple skin? It's there. Banana, cloves, cream, spices. Some citrus zest in there, also. Stellar in its attempt.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, but not to the point where it makes you feel like you shouldn't drink another. Carbonation almost seems like a bit much at first, but the head stays on, so it's a bit due to that, and it mixes with the creamy and certainly medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, giving it a pretty fantasic ride overall.

Drinkability: Make it a session if you want, but this is a great beer, for summer, for the singular glass, for the sharing glass, for the disbeliever...

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2005 05:47:35 | More by asabreed
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ramonjkk

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-29-2014 01:12:06 | More by ramonjkk
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Magpie14

Michigan

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

Appearance: lovely golden color with a touch of orange. Super excited about this beer and the presentation does not disappoint. Head formed nicely...and loads of it at first only to slowly dissipated.

Smell: caramel malts, wheat, lemon/fruity sweetness. Great stuff!

Taste: dry earthy flavor with a bite of lemon to it. Malt sweetness and a somewhat grainy characteristic that leads one to a dry yeast/bread flavor. Halfway thru the glass I found a slight tart finish on the tongue that kept me coming back for more. This is one of the better beers I have had in a while. Forgot to mention a slight trace of spice (almost pepper-like) bite. Sure has a lot going on!

Mouthfeel: carbonation is spot on and fits the beer well. Just great! Drinkability is also excellent. Nice, nice stuff! Make sure to get this one!

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2008 00:32:24 | More by Magpie14
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BamfBacon

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2%

05-19-2013 17:12:44 | More by BamfBacon
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This one pours a nice cloudy pale yellow with very fizzy white head. Nose is banana and clove. Taste is uber banana with plenty of clove and fantastic wheat flavor. A great texture here. mouthfeel is just about right. Drinkability is certainly top notch. A fantastic and essential example of the style. Not quite as impressive as I had expected, but still a very very very good hef. Top 5 for sure. Amazing beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2008 06:36:43 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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ipc2000

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-24-2013 23:44:38 | More by ipc2000
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Weavagra

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

09-26-2013 23:53:24 | More by Weavagra
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

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

Poured from a half liter bottle into a tall Weizen glass.

Appearance: Cloudy golden color with thick creamy and foamy head that dissipated pretty slowly and laces beautifully.

Smell: Bananas, clove, bubblegum sweetness. Classic Hefe aromas.

Taste: Sweet, yeasty, wheaty. A perfect example of the HefeWeizen style. So sweet and delicious it does a little dance on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Slippery, creamy and perfectly carbonated.

Drinkability: One of the best HefeWeizens in the world. I have been drinking these for years (after living in Germany for a couple of years when I was younger), and it's always a perfect session beer when I'm in the mood for a HefeWeizen. They don't get much better than this.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 05:09:08 | More by ChopperSmith
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pandajuice22


4.5/5  rDev +2%

06-26-2012 18:44:01 | More by pandajuice22
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dougieboy

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

06-24-2014 15:54:30 | More by dougieboy
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EvoJoe

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2%

06-11-2014 18:06:19 | More by EvoJoe
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

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

Cloudy, orange in color, bright white head that holds to the end of the glass and leaves some nice lace. The aroma displays a distinct "German" maltiness (obviously decoction mashed) and lots of phenols. There's some fruitiness with some banana and clove in the background, and a bit of 'plastic' as well. The body is light-medium but very creamy with a tight, crisp effervescence from natural conditioning. The flavor starts with malt backed by a light clove, displays its bolder phenols across the middle (burnt plastic), and then a quick light hop note towards the end of the palate which dissolves in softly sweet banana notes in the finish. The balance of sweetish malt, aggressive phenols, and very light hop and bitterness is sublime. The banana and clove are well restrained - subtle - but present. Extremely refreshing and enjoyable. A fine example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2002 17:41:07 | More by NeroFiddled
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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