Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

BA SCORE
98
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8,323 Ratings
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:
8,323
Reviews:
2,530
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
879
Gots:
1,963
For Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,323 |  Reviews: 2,530
Photo of Krusader
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of briantullis1
4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of -steve-
3.84/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was expecting a darker beer. Seems I've been absent from good German beer for far too long. Saw this beer in the lineup at my favourite watering hole in Hamilton (The Brain on James St. N) and grabbed a pint tastefully served in a branded weizen glass.
Look: Cloudy pale orange with a creamy foam head from the draft pour.
Smell: Citrus smells like orange zest and bready malt nose.
Taste: More of the orange zest with biscuit malt coming through.
Overall: A very solid wheat beer that will be oh so enjoyable in the hot summer months to come.

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Photo of koerns311
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

pours out a hazed golden straw with bright white head, some minimal lacing. aromas of nanner, bubblegum, spice, wheat, hint of grassy hops. taste follows almost exactly. very flavorful and lots of nice bready malt notes to compliment the yeast which takes center stage. hops provide a very subtle bitterness which makes the finish crisp. mouthfeel has some nice texture to it, light-medium bodied - very refreshing and drinkable. overall an excellent offering!

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Photo of Alpha-Leader
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a weizen glass, a soft half centimeter white head appears over top of a cloudy pale yellow/orange color and lasts for about a half minute before slowly dieing into the body. Typical cloudy body is seen. The smell is the banana up front with some yeastiness and graininess. The taste is sweet with previously mentioned flavors combined decently. The palate is light to medium with a decent creaminess all around. Overall, this is a great hefeweizen and good for me.

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

Photo of Alexc11
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked this beer up on the fly and really was happy I did. Colour is brilliant cloudy yellow with light carbonation and really thick cream that keeps its volume. Strong bouquet of malt, citrus and taste is a sweet mix of spice, citrus and a little hops. Just an all around great tasting beer that goes down right and proper.

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful hazy amber, wonderful head. Clove and yeast filled. Hints of banana and clove spice. Quite good. Well carbonated. This here is good stuff !

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Photo of marycarol
3/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | 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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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.4 out of 5 based on 8,323 ratings.
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