Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Weihenstephaner HefeweissbierWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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

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On tap in a pint glass

A - Orangish gold in color. Cloudy from the beer being unfiltered. Very thin head. 4.25/5

S - Dried bananas, cloves, and an undertone of earthiness. Slight note of sourness. 4.25/5

T - Dried bananas pervades throughout the flavor profile. Cloves. No real lingering bitterness. 4/5

M - Coats the tongue nicely and is somewhat chewy. Moderate carbonation. 4.25/5

O - Very refreshing beer. Reflects the style very nicely. Would gladly order this beer again, although I think I will try ordering a bottle next time in order to have a better head on the beer. 4/5

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The only thing you need to know about Weihenstephaner is that it's the most important beer on this planet. This is what all wheat beers will inspire to be until the end of time.

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Aroma is largely clove-like with some banana and a touch of bread dough. Off-white head is large and frothy; body is a cloudy amber. Flavor is more spicy than sweet with clove and some peppercorn; there is some banana sweetness, a touch of bitterness, and a trace of alcohol. Body is medium-light with spritzy carbonation and a good carbonic bite.

Surprisingly complex for a German wheat—others I've had tend to rely more on sweetness and smoothness, while this one punctuates the flavor with peppery and bitter qualities that give it a more mature character. I appreciate that the balance is towards the spicy qualities with fruity sweetness in support, and that the otherwise sour yeastiness is effectively masked.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.4 out of 5 based on 8,376 ratings.
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