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:
#226
Reviews:
2,582
Ratings:
8,605
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.85
 
 
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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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Photo of Hallbrauhaus
4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kinnick21
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sdzoe14
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knickfan3
4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Amendm
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml. bottle poured into a 20 oz. mug. A gentle pour creates a finger thick eggshell white long lasting head.
Large and small bubbles shrink to a creamy foam. No lacing yet it has "legs".
Vintage maple or orange-pineapple juice colour, hazy and opaque.
Smells of yeasty sourdough bread, banana, fruit cocktail with a faint must.
Sweet malt, banana, slightly sour apple juice and peppery hops control the taste- in that order.
Medium to rich oily body with lots of CO2. Great balance between sweet, a little sour and bitter hops.
Centuries " spelled correctly this time" of practice have paid off. I tried this beer's Dunkel cousin, I don't have a favorite as both are outstanding and suprisingly different. This verion has more pronounced fruit flavors, might be a better choice for the upcomming heat wave.

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4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap, poured into a pint glass.

L---Slightly hazy golden color. Big, thick head that had very good retention and left ok lacing.

S---Banana & clove. Some yeastiness as well.

T---Banana is the dominant taste. Breadiness & cloves come in as well.

F---Light & bubbly. Crisp & fresh.

O---World class beer.

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3.91/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.73/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wonderful hefe. This is a style that I’m generally not a fan of but the bright banana/grainy taste of this is undeniably excellent. I’d still take a world class ale over a world class hefe, but for the style this is certainly among the greats.

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4.67/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CreedeSon
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Has a deep straw look and a bit murky, and a wild, large white head that is still good after sitting a few minutes. Great banana and clove as expected, and are just right. Low bitterness, malty, and nice and smooth with a good level of carbonation. Really enjoyed drinking this beer.

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

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4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Actually so goddamn delicious. Not normally a weissbier guy, but this is changing my mind big time. Have had too many bad american examples so I figured I better go to the experts.

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4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 8,605 ratings