Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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4.41/5
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8,550 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:
#227
Reviews:
2,572
Ratings:
8,550
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.85
 
 
Wants:
912
Gots:
2,114
Trade:
14
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 8,550 |  Reviews: 2,572
Photo of Ivan52
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrc1093
4.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L- Golden-straw with a massive, off-white head
S- smooth backbone of clove and wheat, with rails of light, earthy spice and banana
T- banana and breadiness assert themselves, with the clove now taking a backseat
F- pleasantly fluffy

Very enjoyable, well-structured Hefeweizen. The flavors are a bit light, but what they lack in intensity, they make up for in balance. I can definitely understand why this is a standard-bearer for the style, and while not particularly outstanding, is certainly not a beer to turn down in the future.

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Photo of Chuckles21
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jt_thomas18
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of TigerSoul
4.91/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Simply outstanding. Or, conversely, complicatedly outstanding. So much character, so many flavors, so much history and so much flavor. One of the top five beers in the world.

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Photo of timon
3.95/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very good demure banana flavor beer with clove/bread background noise. Just not my style, to be honest. I would prefer it be a bit more balanced with malts like Schneider Aventus, but that's just me.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.93/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From notes taken 06/14/17:

Very clear golden amber yellow with sparse and fine haze. Second pour though a marbled, mottled, variegated, swirly, murky work of art. Different shades and densities and finenesses and depths, heavier and darker toward the bulb of this Weizen glass, with speckles hear and there of larger chunks clinging to the inner walls of the glass. Pillowy, long-lasting bright off-white head of creamy fluff. Clearly a filtered Hefe. Banana and yeast aromas, both strong, and enough in balance to where determining where one begins and the other ends is pointless. Even more banana-forward, not quit bubblegum to taste. Sloshing around yields a rich, bready, and almost savory yeast character. Finish has a light metallic tartness but not enough to disrupt the balance. Light-bodied with very active and slightly tingly but very soft and squishy suds. Semi-astringent.

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Photo of Michelleroo
4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just an outstanding beer! Love it! Cloves!!

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Photo of csmrx7
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SenseiCaco
4.93/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jason_nwx
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giangio
4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ConnorMobs
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jallen5076
3/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of edc20
4.07/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This tastes exactly like you expect a Hefeweizen to taste. Strong banana flavor, nice carbonation and body, refreshing, slight spiciness. About 150 kcal per 12 ounces for those who are curious

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Photo of AlejandroBracho
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of eppie82
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cp45
4.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BierRichter
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 8,550 ratings