Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: German 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:
#341
Reviews:
2,602
Ratings:
8,690
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
Wants:
936
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2,207
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Ratings: 8,690 |  Reviews: 2,602
Photo of Naugled
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FrankCazabon
3.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dwiech
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RichardLeahy
3.13/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Olesjm
4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monty79_1997
4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frank_the_tankMN
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JosephY8s
4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of envizz1
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Classic, best enjoyed in the beer garden at the brewery. Nothing special in the look, just a nice clear amber. Smell is OK but nothing striking. Taste is brilliant -- perfectly balanced, everything you want in a beer. Good round mouthfeel, unusually so for a hefeweizen. Classic, reliable.

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Photo of jbryant12odu
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Giantspace
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

500 ml bottle - frankly in my fridge quite a while but still great. Pours a slightly hazy golden pale orange with well packed 2 finger white head. Aroma of banana, bubble gum, little bit of spice. Taste is ultra smooth - sweet clovey citrus, banana, again a bit of bubble gum - void of any happiness with nice creamy but still well carbonated mouthfeel. Very easy drinking - great summer beer on our last week of summer (though high of 6 C today....).

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Photo of Aquaholicc
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of plancy
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Friggin delicious. Incredible hefeweizen, and very affordable in my area. Nose is upfront banana and taste also banana but also wheaty. Very satisfying.

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Photo of nmwhitehead
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I have no idea how to say the name.

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Photo of Gregg03
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was on tap at a restaurant. The bartender recommended "The Dude" imperial stout beer that she liked that I did not (a strange Imperial, too sweet, like a Red). Then I asked about this beer and she said this beer was not well-liked by customers. I tried it and really liked it. Then I looked it up, admittedly for validation of my own tastes. If you like Hoegaarden, you should like this beer. The oldest brewery in the world has nothing to prove. To each his own, and I'm not sure what they're drinking and liking at that restaurant, but this is an excellent beer.

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Photo of Weston64
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PMakowski
4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - Partially clear but a little hazy deep yellow almost like gatorade. Very thick foam head leaves lacing on glass
Smell - Strong mix of cloves and banana puree. A wisp of nutmeg, cinnamon, garlic, and some wheat.
Taste - Similar to the aroma, some vanilla notes added but the yeast really makes an appearance. Smooth and fresh taste. Carbonation is medium. The spices aren't too dominating which is nice. Everything is balanced, not too sweet either. On the light side but it is a wheat beer so that is to be expected, very easy drinking.

If you are new to these styles of beer, remember to swish the bottle around when you get towards the end of the pour so that the yeast is able to come out. Kicks up the flavor a notch. This is an excellent beer as the rating suggests. Mostly a summer beer because of the light-ish body. Would like to try it on tap but for the bottle version, I will give it an A-

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2.88/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rmarquardt17
3.72/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kraftykristi89
4.94/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 1Jose
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of akopczyk
4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 8,690 ratings