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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:
#216
Reviews:
2,550
Ratings:
8,452
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.85
 
 
Wants:
899
Gots:
2,038
Trade:
14
HISTOGRAM
 
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3.99/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
3.73/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dsimenson
3.93/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rindir
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Buttstallion
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A defining Hefe. Perfect.

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

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4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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2.91/5  rDev -34%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

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4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.63/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Stangman68
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nectar of the gods. Everyone mentions the banana flavor, but to me it's more floral. Very smooth and easy to drink.

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

From the bottle, it pours a hazy amber with a really robust, thick, head. In the nose, you get banana, yeast and bread. In the mouth, the same, lots of banana, but not overwhelmingly so, to carry you into the bready malt, followed by clove. Yum!

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4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Riv01331
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

It's no surprise that Weinhenstephanar is rated in the top spot....however, it lacks the smooth character of Julius Echter and Tucher Weizen (Which I rate #1 however, it's now impossible to get in Massachusetts....so I turn to the smooth, crisp, unique flavor of Julius Echter.....I drink Weinhenstepaner in between bottles of Julius....My brother in-Law turned me onto the lovely, smooth taste of Tucher Weizen back in the 90's....and now I solely drink Hefeweizen...but unfortunately the nearby restaurant that had Tucor...burned to the ground, and they didn't rebuild...I have searched the Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire area, to find similar light Hefeweizens....and I'm stuck with the two.....and I am shocked to see Julius Echter rated so low..especially below Micro turned Macro American brewers who don't brew according to the German 1817 law, of what can be classified as a true Hefeweizen...instead they through some wheat malt in with barrels of Lemon and Citrus flavoring....SO I do rate Weihenstephaner Weisbier at the top of the list....but in the #3 spot below Tucher and Julius Echter....anyway you like it....Jefferies is for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a nighttime snack..Enjoy!!!....Riv

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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