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:
#348
Reviews:
2,605
Ratings:
8,712
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
Wants:
939
Gots:
2,230
Trade:
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Photo of mrobichaud21
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite summertime beer right now.

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Photo of bushwack
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikeycibelli
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of antonyliu
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a wiezen glass

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Look
Pours a yellow marmalade and murky color. Nice turbid activity. A white fluffy head that just sits there.

Smell and Taste
Floral, banana, sweet fruity spices, coriander. Some wheat bread, some clove.

Mouthfeel
Crisply carbonated, smooth bodied.

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Easily drinkable. Great, great flavor balance and finish.

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Photo of JohnDon
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into wheat glass.
Look: golden straw cloudy color with thick foamy head about 2 inches. Disapaited in 45 seconds leaving thin lacing in some spots.
Smell: banana
Taste: malty taste of banana and cloves. Extra banana at the end.
Feel: medium body and
Overall: World Class. Description of what a hefeweizen is.

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Photo of SViterileroux74
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Exceptional wheat beer. By far the best of them

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

Cabeza blanca y espumosa que duró por varios segundos. La cerveza tiene carbonatación alta y cuerpo medio. En su aroma destacan la malta, la banana y los cítricos. Al paladar es una cerveza suave, dulce, con un ligero amargor.

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Photo of jacwomyn
4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jakem883
4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

This weissbier is what I consider to be a benchmark bier. Top marks across the board which against others are evaluated in this style. I am not an everyday weiss fan but this one I could drink just about anyday.

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Photo of InfernoBoss
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gongfu
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.67/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of limanmarcus
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite German Wheat Beers. I have only enjoyed it here in the US but I am told the Weihenstephaner Hefe in Germany is a even superior brew.

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Photo of rolltide
4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duncian
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoponit
4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Martin194
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Light orange, cloudy, big fluffy white head.

Smell: Banana, some cloves, yeast, hints of citrus

Taste: First thing I noticed was a kind of bubblegum taste, mixed in with the fruity citrus-banana combo, some hints of cloves and nutmeg that become more pronounced after swallowing.

Feel: Full-bodied, normal carbonation

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Photo of KamaZootra
3.94/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Delt768
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GXbacher
4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 8,712 ratings