Weihenstephaner / Sierra Nevada - Braupakt | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Braupakt is a collaboration between the world's oldest brewery and Sierra Nevada. Brewed using Weihenstephaner's signature yeast and amarillo and chinook hops from Sierra Nevada.

Added by FBarber on 02-06-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,056
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
289
pDev:
7.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
47
Trade:
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Photo of Djoneil
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Zwei 1.5L draughts on a hot & humid afternoon at the Brass Tap here in Baltimore

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Photo of kevindp9
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Myboymi
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitterbill
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

6pack bought at Liquor Shed. 05048 on the label.

Served room temperature so there's plenty of foam and lots of sticky lacing.

Big yeasty and wheat notes, cloves, bananas, some hops.

Taste follows the nose with a bigger hop presence, especially in the finish.

Medium body and carbonation.

Excellent collaboration.

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Photo of 88caprice
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a pint bottle into a glass with yeast roused.

A dark gold, orangey brew. Very cloudy. Intense head that's huge, dense, and creamy. Very sticky lacing. Bubbly. Good hefe flavors of fruitiness, spice, wheat, and a touch of sweetness. A bitter hop presence. A really great brew.

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Photo of prototypic
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Braupakt has a thick, off-white head, a deep golden (cloudy, following the "swish & pour") appearance, with racing bubbles, and heavy lacing. Aroma is of spiced wheat bread, and the flavor is of bitter, spiced wheat bread. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Braupakt finishes crisp.

RJT

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Photo of secondtooth
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy orange amber, with a huge foamy head of fine off-white suds. Amazing spiderweb lace.

Aroma: Spicy yeasts, bubblegum, perfect!

Taste: Sweet and a tad bitter from hops. Intense notes of caramel and earthy malts. An unusual melding of traditional hefe spices with American hops, from two of the world’s premier breweries.

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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdwil
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Type: 330-ml. bottle (11.2 oz.)
Glass: Clear 23-oz. wheat glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $1.84
Purchased: May 20, 2018
Consumed: May 25, 2018
Reviewed as: Hefeweizen
Misc.: Unable to read bottled on date

Picked this up on a trip to Trader Joe’s. Had been wanting to try it, mainly because of Weihenstephaner and everything that they make. Throw in a collab with Sierra Nevada and I can get over losing the 0.8 ounces from a normal bottle. Online description read, “Braupakt is a collaboration between the world's oldest brewery and Sierra Nevada. Brewed using Weihenstephaner's signature yeast and Amarillo and Chinook hops from Sierra Nevada.” I’d be shocked if I could get either hop in this one.

Poured a gold-to-light amber semi-hazy color with 6-to-7 fingers of rocky white head. Lots of even paced bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Almost perfect spiderweb foamy lacing. Perfect retention. (Sight - 5.00)

Smelled orange, Circus Peanut candy, banana chips, clove, peach, tangerine zest, Amarillo (orange and tangerine for me), spice, bubblegum and pine. Really nice. Nothing added from the bottle. (Smell - 4.50)

Taste was not nearly as good as the nose. Getting those hops though. Specifically got tangerine, orange peel, spicy cloves, Amarillo, pepper, woody pine, Circus Peanut candy, banana chips, peach, light bubblegum and white bread. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Thin-to-oily texture. Lively carbonation. Long, woody finish. (Feel - 3.75)

Just a really good hefeweizen. Not that I expected anything different from these two breweries, but excellent. (Overall - 4.25)

4.15 | 93 | A-

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Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StArnoldFan
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TooGood
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of greenhousedrummer
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GClarkage
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kelly10359
2.68/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rypkr
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Remarkably thick and creamy for a 6% hefe... I'm not sure if that's to style or not but I enjoyed it. I'm on the fence about how I feel about the small hop bite it has. As of now, mark me down for I'd drink it again.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avisong
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.49/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 289 ratings