Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our golden-yellow wheat beer, with its fine-poured white foam, smells of cloves and impresses consumers with its refreshing banana flavour. It is full bodied and with a smooth yeast taste. To be enjoyed at any time,goes excellently with fish and seafood, with spicy cheese and especially with the traditional Bavarian veal sausage. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

Added by stirgy on 01-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#229
Reviews:
2,585
Ratings:
8,623
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.85
 
 
Wants:
922
Gots:
2,153
Trade:
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HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of 1bieradayman
3.59/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KingpinKev
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Crispdj
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lastconfederate2
4.77/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a delicious, easy drinking hefeweizen. Pours a very opaque golden yellow with a slight smell of banana. Tastes very yeasty, with banana and wheat notes.

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Photo of carrcolind
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Baviera
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOBEERFB
3.99/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kcc
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rhamning
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love the banana nose and enjoy this beer when it is especially chilled. At the end of a desperately hot summer day, sitting on the patio under an expansive umbrella, enjoying the view of the hills and sunset, ... a good time to enjoy this one.

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Photo of ClintGoodman
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MECove
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Even though there is not a lot of head or lacing, when you take a drink, it feels light and fluffy as if there was foam in it (which I don't like). The smell is not too strong but enticing, bringing to mind fresh spring air. The flavor fulfills its promise. The beginning is bright and the aftertaste is a pleasant sweetness. It's also cool to taste from the world's oldest brewery.

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4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.72/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.01/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.72/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of caroscal
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeeBreezy
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of riptosrage
4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackrobe
4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Coded 1128 on the back label of the bottle, which translates to 3/21/18, ~3.5 months since brewing.

Pours a cloudy deep golden straw in the glass with almost four fingers of dense creamy head. One of the best heads on a beer I've ever had. Nose starts off with spicy clove that transitions into a bread pudding consisting of fresh bananas, wheat bread and vanilla. I also get some white grapes, cinnamon and cardamom at the end. Taste follows the nose closely; it's crazy how close this is to a well made banana bread pudding. Big clove, cooked banana, wheat bread, cinnamon and vanilla stand out on first taste. The rest of notes of the nose follow closely afterwards with an addition of yeastiness that I didn't catch initially. Creamy medium body with consistent small bubbled carbonation. Medium-high sweetness, so if you're not looking a big desert-like punch of flavor, this isn't for you. I can't get over how well this is brewed and how distinct the taste is, even from other Hefeweizen. You can pretty much pick this up from anywhere these days and it's not one you want to miss.

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4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 8,623 ratings