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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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8,432 Ratings
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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:
#215
Reviews:
2,549
Ratings:
8,432
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.85
 
 
Wants:
894
Gots:
2,031
Trade:
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Ratings: 8,432 |  Reviews: 2,549
Photo of ghirsh
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.7/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of gcasher
4.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clove
Refreshing fantastic beer

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Photo of mostpoetsdo
4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Doherty's East Ave.

A: Perhaps the definition of "straw yellow." Cloudy, opaque, excellent looking. Whip cream white head on top, good lacing.

S: Fresh. Banana, faint citrus hops, coriander, yeast, bread.

T: Exactly like the nose leads on. Incredibly crisp flavors of mellow citrus hops (contradictory?), banana, bubble gum. Lastly is the touch of mint that just makes this ridiculously refreshing.

M: Light body, super crisp, lower carbonation.

O/D: I've never had a "hefe" I thoroughly enjoyed. I don't know if it's the style in general, or just the ones I have had up to this point. I looked this beer up, and luckily it was on tap. I just had to have it after looking at reviews. I must say, easily the best Hefeweizen I've ever had. This beer singlehandedly is making me go out and look for others in the style (even though I doubt anything will be able to compare). If you find it, try it.

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4.97/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Its been a few weeks since I enjoyed this brew, so I my memory might be a little fuzzy. This beer is really how a hefeweizen is meant to be done. It had that classic bananna and clove note. In appearance it was a cloudy golden color. The taste is clean and crisp without being thin or light. Overall, this is a classy beer that I will definitely seek out again.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.71/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served cool from 500ml bottle into Schneider weissebier glass. Drink by date of 6th July 2015. Assuming a best-by period of 1 year, this was brewed 3 weeks ago, so pretty fresh.

L) Medium orangish-yellow colour. Cloudy, although not opaque. Looks quite fizzy. 1cm dense white head.

S) Light sweetish caramel with a bit of light cloves.

T) Taste follows the nose, flavour is light with a good side of caramel sweetness. Banana-clove flavour is there, but is light. Chewy marshmallow tones. Ends up with a more open citrus-edged finish.

F) Fizzy, light with the clovey taste giving some weight. No bitterness.

O) Well well well. Had this one straight after a Franziskaner, and this in my opinion is the more subtle but frankly less tasty pretender. Having said that it is a tasty refreshing drink and it would be dumb to say otherwise. Good, but in my opinion not in the top tier of weizens.

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4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Eternal218
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -15%

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4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500mL, “7066” stamped in a box on the back label, whatever that means.
Pours a cloudy yellow straw color. Thick head of large off white bubbles. Aroma is of clove and banana with a hint of lemon. A little bubblegum thrown in there. Clove comes out over the others in the taste along with a sweetness. Wheat character is evident. Aftertaste is yeasty and spicy with just a touch of bitterness. Easy drinking despite the medium to heavy body (for a hefe). Definitely not the watered down versions I have been plagued with all summer.

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4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cloudy/hazy golden orange in color. Has a thick foamy, fluffy white head. Minimal lacing. Lots of wheat, clove, banana coming through, trademarks for this style. There is a sweet honey smell in the middle with some floral notes, (mainly honeysuckle.. goes without saying I guess) that seem to stick around towards the finish, also ending with a spicy clove bite. Very complex smell. Lots of things moving around mixing together creating interesting aromas. Taste is spicy and herbal. Cloves and lemon are upfront with some chamomile undertones. The finish is mainly honey sweet but still has a bitterness to balance it out. Mouth feel is smooth, creamy and has a bubbly finish. No complaints. Doesn't get any more drinkable. 9.99 a six pack? A great value considering the other crap beers that are priced far higher.

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaluria
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Overall, this is a terrific beer and one that probably got me hooked on wheat beers in general.

Pours a murky, yellow color with a pillow-like head that is colored white with a frothy texture. Some carbonation is apparent, but hidden by the massive head. Nice rings of lacing are left behind in my oversized wiess glass. Aromas of grains, cloves, tropical fruit, and lemons seem to come out nicely. The taste is just great; well-balanced and flavorful with hints of various tropical fruits. Grain flavors dominate; bread-like texture and taste. Spritzy and refreshing with a hint of lemon/lime cutting through in the finish. Dry and smooth with great depth making this very very easy to drink again and again.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 8,432 ratings
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