Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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98
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Weihenstephaner HefeweissbierWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
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
Ratings:
8,306
Reviews:
2,530
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
879
Gots:
1,948
For Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,306 |  Reviews: 2,530
Photo of monkist
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't normally like Hefeweizen for its toothpaste sour yeast taste, but this one was surprisingly mild.
Smooth with low carbonation and its yeast being somewhat on the milder sweet side. Funny though that the taste of its head reminded me of sweet canned corn...
Altogether a very pleasant, easy to drink hefeweizen. Had two in a row on tap at a steak parlor in Vienna, AT.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregf51
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BluesBreaker_89
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very hazy yellow / light gold pour with a white three finger head. Banana, Belgian yeast and spices on the nose - definitely a bit of clove. Banana up-front on the palette, followed by clove, pepper and nutmeg. The flavours all harmonise very well in this beer. Creamy with a slight fizz on the tongue and a lingering dry finish. Exemplary wheat beer.

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Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.98/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into a tall pint glass.

Very hazy bright golden color with a thick head, high carbonation. Smells incredibly citrusy, with the smell of orange, banana, and pineapple masking my nose. Has a very lovely yeasty taste but also very sweet light taste as well; there's also a lot of different other fruity flavors and spices too.

Outstanding.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp on a very hot day. Pours golden yellow with good carbonation. Nose is piney, a bit sweet, a bit hoppy, and definitely some nice orange peel. It smells very well balanced. Taste follows the nose, with really nice balanced notes of orange, wheat, bread, and a bit of hops. Really nice, with a nice mouthfeel.

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Photo of Tychondrias
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Holderness
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L -- Pours an orange juice-colored haze with a dense, white, three-finger head produced with gentle pour. Fabulous, pillowy retention and moderate lacing.
S -- Fruity yeast esters (mostly banana), clove, pepper, nutmeg, pilsner malts, wheat, and a little lemon
T -- Taste largely follows the nose. Quite similar to Allagash White, but with a much more pleasant spiciness and overall better flavor balance
F -- Refreshing, quaffable, and flavorful. Well carbonated, but not overly fizzy
O -- My favorite wheat beer to date, much more flavorful and well-balanced than most. Pretty good value at $12/6-pack

90/100

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Photo of Treefig33
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of q33jeff
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

**
05/19/2017

Bottle to Tulip Glass.

LOOK: Hazy beige. Big bubbly and creamy off white head.
AROMA: Wheat, malt. Hints of lemon, wood, hay, oatmeal. Spices.
TASTE: Beer. Just an Old fashioned beer. Touch of mild hoppy flavors, but mostly malty. Some lactose and spice.
FEEL: above average carbonation. Creamy also. Super Smooth.

A really simple, but tasty, refreshing and easy drinking brew.

Achtung, Baby!

**

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Photo of Terridtmd
4.98/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of jbehlar
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Brewer101
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

If you like hefeweissen it does not get any better than Weihenstephaner. Weihenstephaner and the Monk beer are the standards to measure others by.

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Photo of sparx1100
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Manzanarescarrillo
4.77/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SuiGeneris1
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful foggy yellow gold with a nice white head. Smells of bananas, cloves, yeast, and other spices. Tastes of banana, cloves, and wheat. Medium body with medium carbonation. This is an incredible hefeweizen, easily the best one out there.

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Photo of DDrugg
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of _Adam_
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mandrilo
4.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of raenge
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jglaw1
3.88/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ABabbidge
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Cloudy amber color with a big fluffy white head.

S: Spicy and has that distinctive German yeast strain smell (at least I think it's the yeast).

T: Of course has the banana and clove notes, but not as much as I expected. Some lemon as well. Some grain qualities, but not really sweet like malt can sometimes be. Very clean, somewhat dry finish.

F: Fairly light body and carbonation. Very smooth and almost too easy to drink.

O: I think the best word to describe this beer is balance. All the flavors work well together and nothing dominates. So easy to drink I wish I had bought a six pack of this instead of a single. I may have to go back to get more.

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Photo of williamphelps
4.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful thick cloud of foam with nice lacing. Color is orange and cloudy. Nose is medium plus intensity of overripe bananas, banana bread, banana nut crunch, sourdough, hay, alfalfa, lemon. Palate is full of frothy tropical overripe banana, lemon, yogurt, yeast, honey, sourdough, funk, wet alfalfa. Body is thick, light, and creamy. Carbonation is big yet lacing. Pros beautiful, intense flavor, smooth, crisp, evidence of the 500year rule. Cons rich banana bread flavor can be overwhelming especially if one doesn't like bananas; some complexity but lost slightly in the banana. 96/100.

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Photo of PeterOSU
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.4 out of 5 based on 8,306 ratings.
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