Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Weihenstephaner HefeweissbierWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

got this one from TheManiacalOne as part of BC2. thanks mark!

500ml bottle.

pours hazy golden yellow with a big fluffy white head. the head drops slowly to a 1/8" layer on top of the beer. lots of lace.

aroma is great. bread and cracker malts. clove and banana. bit of pineapple. light alcohol.

taste is great. light clove. banana. bready malt. just a hint of caramel sweetness. hint of pineapple and orange. bit of bubblegum.

mouthfeel is good. medium-high carbonation level. nice light body.

drinkability is great. nicely balanced and incredibly drinkable. an excellent example of the style.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pour was slightly cloudy, smelled of banana and clove immediately. The mouthful was substantial. It tasted tropical, definitely banana, clove, maybe nutmeg. This beer is considered the standard for the style. It lives up to it's reputation but the mouthful and taste was just a little bit harsher than it's cousin Paulaner.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It was a slow pour, the beer was eager to get out of this bottle. Lotsa head, which was fluffy and white. It sat even with the top of the weizen glass over a slightly cloudy pale gold body. This is a damn sexy looking beer.

What a strong aroma! Fruity, there's bananna and sweet yeast. It's oh so pleasant.

I spent a lot of time looking at and smelling it, so finally I tasted. Theres cloves with a spicy tartness, it mellows to a nice subtle fruitiness. I wouldn't call it bitter, I'd say theres a slight but very pleasant sourness.

It's so light and refreshing, it entices you to drink more. This is the exact right way to relax on a warm evening. I could not turn down another.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a great looking hazy golden straw color with about a finger and a half worth of head. The head recedes slowly leaving minimal lacing on the side of the glass but leaves a nice cap on the beer the whole time.

S- A nice array of yeast with some wheat and some coriander in there also. There also a little bit of orange and some lemon in there as well. A very good smelling beer.

T- The wheat is pretty prevalent to go along with a little spice and some coriander. A little yeast on the tail end adds a nice smooth touch of sweetness to it. This is one refreshing beer that is very well balanced .

M- Smooth. The carbonation adds a nice spriteness to it that would make this perfect for a warm summer day. It almost has a creamy texture to it that makes it a solid medium body.

D- The flavors are pronounced but not overpowering. The smooth texture makes this beer go down very easy. Try this if you get a chance and you won't be disappointed. Great for summer or on any occasion for easy sipping.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.4 out of 5 based on 8,329 ratings.
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