Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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4.41/5
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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
Ranking:
#227
Reviews:
2,571
Ratings:
8,545
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.85
 
 
Wants:
911
Gots:
2,113
Trade:
14
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,545 |  Reviews: 2,571
Photo of ahazabinadi
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden orange color, medium full body and nice amount if carbonation. Taste was a nice balance between a little sweet with just a bit of hop and grain bitterness

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Even pouring slower than I have ever poured a beer, over two fingers worth of white very dense crown formed. And it stays around. Was not expecting that. The beer itself is a straw/golden color. On the clear side, but not perfectly clear.
Now the smell, is beautiful. Bananas are huge. Smells like banana pudding.
The taste is much of the same. It's a lot like banana pudding. The bananas are huge and it has such a nice sweetness to it. Almost like vanilla wafers.
The feeling coats your mouth with the flavor and stays. Sticky.
Overall, it is a great beer. The only thing I can say bad about it is I would like to be able to not be so careful pouring and have to so slow. But that's minor compared to the flavor and smells this beer gives.

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Photo of lzevy
3.81/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of uu1
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.94/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Goes down smooth and tastes great. Blend a banana and pour it into a tall glass, pour the beer next and swirl the bottle towards the end of the pour to release the wheat at the bottom, That's what's I'm talking about!!!!

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Oysterman in Duxbury, Mass

22 oz hefeweiss bier glass

Clear golden in color, white one finger frothy foam cap

Aroma of cloves, spices

taste of banana , cloves, peppery spice

Smooth refined drink ability

Great with seafood, summer time

The gold standard for this style of beer. Excellent, repeatable

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Photo of JimKal
4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this one. It worked well with some spicy Indian food, a perfect balance to the heat. Nice head, nice lacing from the bottle to the hefe glass. Tasting it by itself, without the spicy food, the classic banana/clove appears but , for me, this is fairly subdued. This may be the summer I get into hefeweissen. I going to have to revisit Franziskaner!

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

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

Photo of chriiius
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Stockatron
4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of venkraja33
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Best beer. GOAT. This tastes like the really good beers that I used to drink when I lived in Bavaria. Flavorful yet smooth.

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Photo of herrklemann
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma of clove, banana, light citrus, a little peppery, wheat, dough. Pours hazy gold with a frothy head, taste is moderately sweet with light bitterness and a dash of salt. Medium body with very natural carbonation. Great balance, easily drinkable. When I first started out rating, I thought this could be fuller, bolder, use a bit of a kick. But it definitely shouldn't get that kick. High quality stuff with great availability.

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Photo of Flathead5173
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sevinup07
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johng19751
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Tomdrichmond
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Delicious Hefeweißen, pours beautifully and available all around the world. Excellent presentation and history. While not the best Hefe available in Bavaria, it is certainly one of the best you can find in the US. Schneiders and Ayinger give it a run for the top stop though.

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Photo of sfr26
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spechopper1007
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is truly an amazingly crafted beer. Made by the oldest brewery in the world that dates back to 1040 in Bavaria. This is an outstanding piece of craftsmanship and a damn good hefewiesen/hefeweissbeir. It pours cloudy with a nice/decent head. Its colour is a hazy sun color. The smell is of wheat, orange, and lemon. The taste is grains,sweet but not overpowered citrus, and almost a hint of nut and overtones of banana. Overall this one I will be returning to very soon.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 8,545 ratings