Hefeweissbier Alkoholfrei
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Style:
Low Alcohol Beer
Ranked #18
ABV:
0.5%
Score:
74
Ranked #47,035
Avg:
3.27 | pDev: 19.27%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
44
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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
 
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just1cho from California

1.47/5  rDev -55%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

*Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a Teku glass*

Looks a hazy orange-brown with a half finger head and a bit of residue. Has some rocky bubbles and a decent head retention.

Aroma has a strong barley tea smell to it with meaty and musty notes. Smells of wet cardboard and strangely.. tangy barbecue sauce? Smells pretty much like garbage, not gonna lie...

...Tastes like garbage too. It's strangely a bit sour, with notes of acorns, honey, barley tea, and heavily tasting of stale corn.

It's pretty light bodied, it's crisp--but watery with little to no carbonation. Nothing really going for it here.

TLDR; Never again. I won't. You can't make me. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemies.

Apr 26, 2020
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shambeano from Australia

3.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle, best before 26/09/2020. Poured into a weihenstephan stein glass.
Look: Hazy golden colour, with about 1.5-2 inches of foamy white head that sticks around for ages. Looks great.
Smell: Banana lolly and clove are at the forefront. Not getting a whole lot else, though perhaps a little bit of maltiness. Smells very much like i expect a German wheat beer to smell.
Taste: I'm not getting the flavours coming through in the taste as much as they did on the nose. Theres a bit of clove, the banana yeastiness is there, but towards the end. There was a little bit of saltiness that reminded me of soda water which i found a little unpleasant.
Feel: A little lighter than I had expected, though a nice tingly carbonation. Not much bitterness.
Overall: It's pretty good for what it is.

Feb 09, 2020
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(330 ml bottle, 'Non-Alcoholic Malt Beverage', style not indicated, code 1219; purchased cold single... poured into 14 oz mug)

L: clear amber liquid at first until sediment cast a moderate-turbid haze; sediment ring left in bottom of bottle... tight, silky-creamy foam, long retention - looks like a mighty fine wheat beer!

S: rather bready - crumb and crust, as well as yeast barm; 'standard' overall N/A aromas (alcohol missing)?... bit of that wheat 'tart' I've read about?

T: hefeweizen-light? - malt richness and alcohol deprived, as if it has no foundation... again that 'tart' (or 'tang') in the finish, with a character vaguely like paper bag or burlap; lightly-spicy, grassy grain... the yeast in the aftertaste is more dry and nutty than doughy or bready

F: a bit more rigid and cut in its form and flow than a standard weizen, with the finish more clipped... missing much of the creamy drag of a yeasty hefe, but its dryness makes for easy drinking

O: a welcome deviation within the N/A sector, and from one of my favorite breweries, no less... undeniably flavorful, but as opposed to pils/lager N/As, the missing elements seem more glaringly apparent... takes a bit of getting used to, but not bad (1561)

Oct 09, 2019
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josanguapo from Spain

3.79/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From lalonjadelacerveza. In Bavaria hefe glass. At lunch, with rice soup + white fish. No trace of usual unpleasant notes in non-alcoholic beers. Light wheat notes, refreshing, good feel for light body

Sep 27, 2017
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Mindsquall from Canada

3.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found these at a local German grocer, this poured a cloudy amber with abundant head much like it's big brother. Smells much like him too except not quite as pronounced. Flavor starts off nice with banana-clove aromas, but finishes with a very slight bit of that funky unfermented malt flavor that you normally get with Non-Alcoholic beer. Aftertaste contains a bit of a metallic undertone but not so much that it is offensive.

If you want something that actually tastes like beer without the alcohol this is actually quite good. Worth a shot.

Nov 24, 2012
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Brabander from Netherlands

4.34/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I went for a walk today to the Stockenhof in the Stubai valley in Austria. Because i was with my car i decided to take this alcoholfree beer.

To be fast in this one...this is the best alcoholfree beer by far. Poured in a original glass for Weihenstephaner alcoholfree beer this ber looks like a normal beer. Cloudy fluid and a great head which stays the whole distance.

For a non-alcoholic beer this is the best i ever had. Period!

Soft and creamy taste with a nice aftertaste.

Aug 04, 2012
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dansmcd from Australia

3.14/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Typical Weihenstephan head - huge, fluffy, white with great retention. Cloudy pale amber body with sticky, chunky lacing all the way to the finish.

S - Banana, wheat and crackers.

T - Wheat, banana, bread, yeast.

M - Thin body, moderate carbonation, very watery.

O - Surprisingly good for a non-alcoholic beer. Easily as good as many macros.

Dec 01, 2011
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eric5bellies from Australia

3.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from my Stella tulip

A - Pours a beautiful honeycomb colour witha two fingered head that laces and retains well.

S - Small amounts of sweet banana.

T - A little dit watery up fron but some nice flavour ensue with bana and clove witha little citrus on the finish.

M - Body is medium carbonation is also medium

O - The best alcohol free beer that I have tried so far.

Aug 20, 2011
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stjaernstoft from Sweden

2.66/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Alkoholfrei, ABV: 0.5%.
500 ml bottle, 12.90 SEK at Systembolaget.

A: The liquid is hazy, light golden, almost orange in colour. The head is white, thick and foamy, and fades slowly.

S: A somewhat earthy, yeasty aroma of spices and banana candy, with hints of lemons, honey and flowers.

T: Well, it's very watery, but here are many candy-like flavours of yeast, lemons, spices and some honey. Weisse, it is.

M: Light, in all aspects, but somehow sticky - from the carbonation, or the tart of sour lemon candy flavours.

O: I'm not impressed, although I'm not an "expert" on weissbiers, I've had better non-alcoholic wheat beers. The traditional flavours are there, but it seems watered down, and the mouthfeel is kind of nasty. Perhaps it could work better with food.

Aug 01, 2011
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

2.71/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: This beer is hazy light golden with a tall creamy white head. Only some lacings after dissipation.

S: Ripe bananas from the wheat and an off-smell, almost like smoked ham. Bready.

T: Very mild taste; only faint flavours; ripe bananas and bread.

M: Light body and rich carbonation - what you could expect from a non-alcoholic beer. Aftertaste is short.

O: Well, this beer is clearly for those who can't enjoy real beer, considering that - not too bad.

Jun 18, 2011
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Macca from Australia

3.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This pours a cloudy light golden with a two finger head which drops to minimal covering.

The banana and cloves noticeable on the nose carry through to the palate.

Overall slightly watery and a touch metallic but still drinkable. Much better than dealing with most light beers out there if you have to drive.

Dec 09, 2008
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hefevice from Australia

2.76/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle. Damned drink driving laws in Australia (limit is 0.05%) :-(. Was forced to have one of these at a German restaurant after downing its big brother first. I should have done it in the reverse order. Appearance is what what you would expect of a hefe, hazy luminous straw yellow with a nice fluffy white head. Smell was very much attenuated in comparison to real beer, although the bread, banana, clove combination was in evidence. Same goes for the taste, but slight latex and metalic notes where evident. Palate was a little watery and heavily carbonated. Damned good attempt at a LA beer, but beer without alcohol is just not beer.

Oct 13, 2005
Hefeweissbier Alkoholfrei from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 44 ratings