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:
#336
Reviews:
2,593
Ratings:
8,654
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
Wants:
934
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2,169
Trade:
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Photo of PhilFoley
3/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AllOfTheCats
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Widely available and delicious. Lots of banana and clove. Light and refreshing. I think this might have been the beer that got me into craft beer! Still my favorite wheat beer after a decade+.

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Photo of Mclusal
3.26/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
3.86/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Weihenstephaner Hefe-Weissbier - 5.4% ABV - 14 IBUs
Date: Code 1128
Appearance: Cloudy yellow in color with an expected three fingers of fluffy white head, and a good amount of carbonation rising up.
Aroma: The nose is largely a huge ripe banana aroma but the typical yeast and some subtle spices are also present.
Taste: The taste follows the nose quite closely with a lot of banana, yeast, perhaps a little orange, and tinges of spice before coming back around to banana for the finish. This one feels light for a wheat based beer, with a very creamy mouthfeel that is reminiscent of a NE IPA. As expected, there is some sweetness here but there is just enough hop character to keep it in check. This is a very well rounded and accurate example of what a traditional hefe-weisse beer should be.
Biased comments: This one has held up well for its age, although I must say that after so many thick, chewy, and high ABV craft beers, this one does almost feel watery. However, the fantastic mix of bananas and yeast help to give it a good boost in my opinion. But, the wateriness, the carb, and caloric content for what you are getting, a relatively low ABV beer, is really the only thing that prevents this one from being on permeant rotation in my fridge.

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

Photo of Tafyob41
3.75/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1bieradayman
3.59/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of lastconfederate2
4.77/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a delicious, easy drinking hefeweizen. Pours a very opaque golden yellow with a slight smell of banana. Tastes very yeasty, with banana and wheat notes.

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Photo of carrcolind
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Baviera
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOBEERFB
3.99/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rhamning
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love the banana nose and enjoy this beer when it is especially chilled. At the end of a desperately hot summer day, sitting on the patio under an expansive umbrella, enjoying the view of the hills and sunset, ... a good time to enjoy this one.

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Photo of ClintGoodman
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MECove
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Even though there is not a lot of head or lacing, when you take a drink, it feels light and fluffy as if there was foam in it (which I don't like). The smell is not too strong but enticing, bringing to mind fresh spring air. The flavor fulfills its promise. The beginning is bright and the aftertaste is a pleasant sweetness. It's also cool to taste from the world's oldest brewery.

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Photo of Almighty1
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ratthakhet
4.72/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.01/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickles
4.72/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of caroscal
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 8,654 ratings