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Weihenstephaner White Hoplosion - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Weihenstephaner White Hoplosion
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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 09-28-2011)
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Photo of SLeffler27
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%

Fills a Weihenstephaner Weizen glass with slightly hazed straw (SRM 3-4) while a two-inch, thick white head lingers a long while, leaving patchy lace and never completely dissipating.

The aroma has an interesting hop presence amidst banana and clove, while odd floral and spice combinations are subdued in the background.

The unusualness of this beer carries into the flavor profile with bitterness. While anticipated from the name, wheat and grapefruit flavors work better than one would expect, leaving a clean crispness normally associated with a Pilsner. A subtle lingering finish presents bananas and lemons as it warms.

Alcohol is as expected in this light-to-medium bodied beer with fine, prickly carbonation and a silky texture.

This is refreshing on a mild summer afternoon. Additionally it is clearly a hybrid of styles, one that is welcome.

SLeffler27, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Vanz, Jan 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Bouleboubier, Jan 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

largadeer, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of falloutsnow
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%

From: Blind Pig (Big Pig), Champaign, IL
Date: Keg tapped sometime within last week
Glass: Standard US pint glass

Overall, it may not be a good idea to add hops in large quantities to a wheat beer. The aroma and flavor is fine, but nothing special, and leads me to not particularly want to revisit this relative to the normal hefeweizen.

The pour arrives with 1.5cm tall head of clean, white foam, dense, smell bubbles, yielding a frothy appearance. Retention is good, head lasting over two minutes in a slow decline to a thin film atop the body of the beer. Lacing is excellent, featuring thick patterns and spiderwebs that cling to all sides of the glass. Beer is light golden yellow in color, with light bringing out paler yellow hues. Carbonation is visible, though hazy (50-60% opacity) body, moderate in number and activity.

Aroma of woodsy and herbal hops with a slight grassy and grapefruit edge, yeast mustiness, very low to faint banana esters and nutmeg/clove-like phenolics. Interesting how much the hops influence the yeast and overall resulting scents.

Front of palate features wheat malt sweetness and breadiness, musty grapefruit slices. Mid-palate of spicy, musty grapefruit-like hops, musty yeast, minimal banana esters and clove phenols, modest bitterness, slight white pepper. Back of palate features musty yeast, white pepper, clove phenol spiciness, mild to moderate bitterness. Aftertaste of lingering mild bitterness, light grapefruit, white bread wheat malt, musty wheat bread dough with notable yeast.

Beer is medium-light to medium in body, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a mouthfeel that is foamy (1/2) and smooth (1/2), a bit undercarbonated for the style, but still fine for this beer. CLoses dry, with light stickiness on the palate.

falloutsnow, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Bellonc, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

coolandy007, Aug 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Beerbuddy21, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

msubulldog25, Jul 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

VikeMan, Jul 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

shehateme, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

TripelMark, Apr 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BrianScottK, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

aorloski, Mar 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

tenacioustomato, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

GreenMountainBoy, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

DavidBart, Mar 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Celtics76, Mar 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

milkbone_underwear, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.44/5  rDev +16.8%

On-tap 2/12/2013 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy yellow color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, citrus, light caramelized malts, bananas and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a light malt character followed by flavors of citrus and banana. The hops presence is mild given the name but complementary and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent beer to pound down for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, Feb 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Janeinma, Feb 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Guinnsslvr, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Enjoyed this at the Armsby Abbey.

A - Poured into a Weihenstephen mug a slightly hazy straw hue with a good two finger white head that left thick side lacing and slumped to a nice creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of typical Weihenstephan with bananas, cloves, and faint hops. Not hoppy enough.

T - Taste is classic Weihenstephan with tasty bananas, cloves, light malts. Faint bitter hops to round it out. Needs more hops though.

M - mouthfeel is nice for the style. Solid carbonation. Super drinkable.

O - Overall this was a solid beer from Weihenstephan. Not really hoppy but good.

rudzud, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of BMMillsy
2.69/5  rDev -29.2%

On tap at Bar Louie in Ann Arbor. A little suspect here, and was thinking they may have poured the wrong beer. This one came on as more of a berliner weisse than anything hoppy (hoplosion?) or hefe like. It poured a light lemonade color with a small creamy white head. The aroma is wheat and sour lemons. Flavor follows this closely, rather watered down, sour finish, nothing spiced or banana here like I would expect from a hefe. Faint flavor, and unexciting. Any flavor it had is simply sour. Bleh. Just hoping I got the wrong beer, but rating as is for now.

BMMillsy, Nov 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

scottiethebody, Sep 28, 2012
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Weihenstephaner White Hoplosion from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
85 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.