Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Alkoholfrei
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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From:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
 
Germany
Style:
Low-Alcohol Beer
Ranked #37
ABV:
0.5%
Score:
77
Ranked #28,611
Avg:
3.28 | pDev: 18.9%
Ratings:
56
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 29, 2022
Added:
Mar 01, 2005
Wants:
  21
Gots:
  4
SCORE
77
Okay
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3.5 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia on Apr 29, 2022
 
3.35 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 22, 2022
 
4.05 by Eman17 from Illinois on Feb 20, 2022
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3.46/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by MNAle from Minnesota

Tall, thick, white and creamy-looking head with excellent retention. Good carbonation. Hazy, slightly dark amber. Lacing is good.

Smells mostly of cooked grain, with a very slight hint of other aromas, perhaps banana and spices if I imagine it to be. The aroma is quite nice and inviting; it's just not what I'd expect from a hefeweizen.

The taste is somewhat minerally, grainy, with some of the typical hefe flavors faintly well in the background. I can pick up the wheat. I do get some spice and, as with the aroma, hints of banana, but again, faint enough that it seems more subliminal than real. The predominant flavors are cooked grain with a mineral tanginess. No bittering at all. The mineral tang remains into the finish and the aftertaste. The finish is semi-dry. Overall, not unlikeable, but also, not a hefeweizen (or one that would be ranked low to style if tasted blind in a hefe tasting).

The body is thin, but that is expected. Nicely carbonated.

Overall, the NA is no hefe, but it's also enjoyable in its own right (but the minerality does start to become tiring as the beer warms, but to counterbalance, so does the faintly banana start to assert - but only just).

Jan 31, 2022
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jhubeifc from Taiwan

Dry January sucks.
Trying out every AF beer available close to me and this is easily the best. The only one I could pour in a glass and serve a buddy and he wouldn't know something was up.
Good Weiss beer. Bananas and cloves, lacing, nice head, solid mouth feel.
The last two weeks of this won't be as rough as the first two.

Jan 22, 2022
 
3.55 by BuddyZ from Pennsylvania on Nov 30, 2021
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3.81/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
by flagmantho from Washington

Poured from 330mL bottle into a dimpled mug. As others have noted, the bottles don't seem to indicate either the "original" or "hefeweissbier" that the two entries on here have. But what's in this bottle is definitely a hefeweizen.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light-to-moderate haze and a thick finger of frothy eggshell foam. The foam doesn't have a ton of retention but overall it looks pretty good.

Smell: there's a hint of skunk to this, despite the brown bottle, but after that goes away there's an intriguingly malty aroma with lots of pear quality, something I love in Belgian pales and tripels. Whatever is going on here, I love it, and I'm willing to overlook the momentary skunk.

Taste: there's definitely a wheaty maltiness going on here, with a dash of bitter toward the end. There's a bit of banana and clove to go with a hint of the pear from the aroma. The finish is a bit bland, but overall, quite good.

Mouthfeel: light body but with a smooth texture and a good carbonation. Not bad for NA.

Overall: this is without question the best non-hoppy NA beer I have had. For the style, excellent, and I think I might just want to start having this around in general.

Oct 27, 2021
 
3.35 by samEBC from Belgium on Aug 09, 2021
 
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3.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

Clouded, bright golden, large ivory head. Looking just like a true Bavarian wheat, so far.

In the nose: citrus and spice, notes of banana and wheat.

In the mouth: All of the flavors are here, and nearly none of the alcohol. Light-bodied, fruity, slight spice, malty. If I couldn't have any booze, I sure wouldn't pass this up. Not terrible at all.

Jun 12, 2021
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2.13/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
by Sigmund from Norway

500 ml bottle, bought in Sweden. ABV is 0.5%. Golden colour, slightly hazy, huge white head. The aroma has some hefeweizen notes of banana and cloves, but also hints of the more typical n/a beer notes like over-boiled vegetables and baby porridge. Not quite as bad as many other n/a beers, though. The mouthfeel is thin, as expected. The bland flavour has some weak notes of citrus and wheat malts, hardly any noticeable hops. * Sampled multiple times on a later dates, and I think the quality has improved a little.

Apr 24, 2021
 
3.5 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Nov 22, 2020
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3.44/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Shantzak from Pennsylvania

A great beer for a non alcoholic option!

Sep 30, 2020
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1.47/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
by just1cho from California

*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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3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by shambeano from Australia

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
 
2.68 by Lanas from Greece on Nov 10, 2019
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3.52/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

(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
 
3.9 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana on Aug 24, 2019
 
3.01 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on May 05, 2019
 
3.73 by beer_beer from Finland on Mar 19, 2019
 
3.12 by igl from Russian Federation on Mar 02, 2019
 
2.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Jul 21, 2018
 
2.75 by rugene from Canada (QC) on Dec 10, 2017
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3.79/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by josanguapo from Spain

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
 
2.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Aug 05, 2017
 
3.08 by bird_soul from Netherlands on Jun 28, 2016
 
3.65 by leitmotif from Romania on Feb 07, 2016
 
3.86 by Wasu from Thailand on Nov 22, 2015
 
2.91 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Aug 13, 2015
 
3.5 by Socialiste from Canada (QC) on Jul 11, 2015
 
2 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Dec 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22%
by Wobbly from Missouri

This rating is based on the fact that this is the best beer that I have ever tried in this style, from any where in the world.

Sep 07, 2014
 
2.8 by Alex-Alkis from Sweden on Jun 22, 2014
 
3.25 by safaricook from Netherlands on Jan 30, 2014
 
2.75 by rredshift from Germany on Jan 20, 2014
 
3.5 by JTuomi from Finland on Dec 26, 2013
 
3.75 by Brob245 from Missouri on Oct 17, 2013
 
3.25 by Anvilfarm from Missouri on Sep 25, 2013
 
4 by cclark67789 from Pennsylvania on Jul 26, 2013
 
3.5 by jmw4437 from Ohio on Jun 08, 2013
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Alkoholfrei from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 56 ratings