Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Active Beers: 16
Beer Ratings: 15,673
Beer Avg: 3.93
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 15 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by FungusBrewer:
5/5 rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
Weihenstephan itself traces its brewing history back to 768, the yeast strand itself predating that by centuries. The location was once a forestry school turned abbey on the outskirts of the Black Forest. Now it's a solid brewery (oldest in the world), and Bierhaus. The food is Bayernish, and the beer is incredible. There were nine beers on tap when I visited, and my company ordered round the house all of them. My favorites were the "Vitus Weizenbock, and hefe-dunkel weizen's. To eat, I had the weißwurst Früstuck with senf and a brezel. What else right? Wunderbar! The Atmosphere was great, quality undeniable, service fast, selection expected, and food traditional.
You can't help but walk away feeling a bit of the educational vibe. Weihenstephan is now a renown beer school, and mecca for enthusiasts. American's, pray towards the East.
02-20-2012 02:59:50 | More by FungusBrewer
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Everyone needs to visit Weihenstephan once. Well worth the short journey by train from Munich. Their Kellerbier was sublime, the food was outrageous, and the restaurant service was good considering the fact that we were there mid-day in January. There is a small shop across the drive from the restaurant where you can pick up all of the Weihenstephaner swag you need.
08-02-2013 01:45:58 | More by Jojo850
4.03/5 rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
One of the nicest biergartens I have been to. Weihenstephan features all of their regular beers either in 1L or 1/2L servings. The beer comes out incredibly fresh and tastes delicious, as you would expect from this brewery. I gave the service a 3 because there was no table service in the biergarten, so there's not much I can say about that. The food was pretty good. I had a currywurst, and it was very enjoyable.
Very cool place.
07-13-2013 18:58:29 | More by Danny1217
4.46/5 rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Is this a brewery, or a university? I know that Weihenstephan has a brewing school, but I see more than just beer science studies around the campus. I came around to finding a building with crates of empty Weihenstephaner bottles, but was still lost where to find the biergarten. I felt like I was trying to find Waldo. I did find it though; walk through the restaurant and you're there! And on a warm sunny day, the setting couldn't be much better; shady biergarten, but with just enough light to penetrate through, the green rolling hills off in the view, this is the real Bavaria.
The setup is cafeteria style; you pick what food you want, and you order what beer you want. There are no table servers, so you'll need to designate someone to place beer orders. The good news was the queue for the beer is almost non-existant, and the beer menu (10 total beers - weiss, dunkleweizen, kristalweiss, lager, pils, dunkel, kellerbier, leicht weiss, Vitus, and Korbinian) is easy to read. And priced well too, at €3.30 per half-liter of hefeweizen.
I had to have a hefeweizen at the source for Round 1, fantastic. Round 2 was the dunkel lager Tradition which isn't imported in the US, another great one. With proper glassware and outstanding beer, I can't imagine the serving of the beer being much better, if at all.
By foot, it's a bit of a walk, but the beer is damn good and the environment of a sunny day healed the scars of a long walk. Not to mention you're near the front door of the world's oldest brewery.
05-10-2013 16:31:43 | More by DoubleJ
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan in Freising, Germany
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