Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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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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4.45/5  rDev +0.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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The reinheitsgebot
Nixed wheat in 1516
I say f*ck those guys

A: Golden and clear, INCREDIBLY highly carbonated, drizzled yeasty bottom on top of head, and it stayed there for like...ever (3/3)
S: Wheaty spice dominates: a little clove and banana, but mostly sweet fruitiness (9/12)
T: Light flavor (not too sweet, not too bitter), but with a good deal of spice, and a fruit basket that comes in waves: red apple and banana mostly (17/20)
M: VERY bubbly and wet, but a dry finish(5/5)
O: This is a wheat beer. Arguably the best wheat beer ever. It’s amazing to see a wheat beer not trying to be something else (apricot wheat, raspberry wheat, cherry wheat) and really pulling it off. The powerful flavors in this beer (and their Vitus, too) convinced me that wheat beers are not weak girly drinks. They can be full-bodied and spicy, too. (8/10)

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4.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for around $3.80 or so. Served at around 4deg C in a draught glass

A- 4.0- Opens well and pours a ton of white head that is gone in 3mins. Unfiltered

S- 3.75- Nice coriander. Good light fruitiness

T- 4.25- Pretty good. Very enjoyably light. Traditional white beer.

M- 4.0- Very light and carbonated.

O- 4.0- Nice white beer. Worth trying again if I see it

Food Pairing

This nice white beer went well with....... Pizza with pineapple, hot peppers and pepperoni.


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4.5/5  rDev +2%

One of the best Hefes out there. Very drinkable and good notes of banana.

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4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the first import beers I have had and it was one of the best beers I have had.

A - Cloudy light golden color. Fluffy white head. Superior lacing.

S - Plenty phenolic-clove character with grainy, bready, with some banana.

T - Nice phenolic profile but doesn't overpower with accompanying grainy and soft banana tones. No distinct bitterness or hops and seems soft on the tongue but not too sweet. Even with the complex flavors still tasty and drinkable

M - Light to medium which is perfect for the style. High carbonation that is stylistic and lends to the crispness and drinkability.

Overall, the quintessential hefeweizen not too much anything but a great blend of all of the attributes of a hefeweizen. If you are just starting to get into better beers and have never tried a hefe or maybe you tried one and didn't like it this is a good one to get back up on the horse with.

Glass- Traditional wheat glass

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.98/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Classic hefeweizen that does exactly what it should. Really lovely in both the aroma and the flavor.

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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