Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Weihenstephaner HefeweissbierWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Becker pint.

Classic hazy golden body and a finger of puffy white cap that falls to a ring.

Yeasty scents of clove and light banana. Slightly sweet vanilla and honey. Great spicing from the wheaty base. Not overly sweet and slightly chalky.

Flavors are similar to the nose with more spice: clovey and peppery. Awesome punch of banana and wheat to go along with the spicing. Only a little of the vanilla in the finish.

Finishes more crisp than dry. Medium body with a decent creaminess.

Wonderful beer that I could drink over and over again. The sweet is cut by that wonderful spicing on the nose and palate. And that wheat base is amazing. World class, no doubt.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Poured a clear yellow, with a distinct two finger beautiful foamy head. The head stuck to the side of the glass for the entire drink.

S: A strong wheat smell with a note of malts, some banana and coriander.

T: A delicious mix of wheat and malts. Not too wheaty and a little but of a cracker taste. Bannana and cloves come through with an almost hidden hop flavor.

M: Medium-High carbonation with a lighter body.

O: it loves up to the hype a must have for the style.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Translucent but not transparent this "hefe weissbier" or yeast wheat beer pours yellow, yes yellow in color. Unfiltered bursting with carbonation leaving rings on the glass as you drink it is one of the best wheats ever made. Not only is it the best but it 'a the first claiming that it was first brewed in 1040 AD. Fragrant citrus bouquet. Carbonated not bitter citrusy wheat taste on the palate that lingers as a slightly sweet beer. Possibly floral at the finish. The best lingering flavor for a wheat I've ever tasted. True Bavarian (Munich region) beer. Not hard to find but don't underestimate it's greatness.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.4 out of 5 based on 8,284 ratings.
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