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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Odor: Popped the cap and it smelled kind of skunky. Maltly earthy smell. Kind of took me off guard.

Pour: Pours out a light unfiltered orange with a large creamy head that dissipates slowly. This gobs of lace that almost look like whipped cream. Served in a hefeweissen glass.

Taste: Very slightly banana sweetness when it touches the tongue, but quickly changes to a heavy wheat bread and yeast taste that over powers before any of the subtle notes can be enjoyed. I think I may have tasted a little citrus on the end but hard to decipher.

Opinion: I feel kind of let down with this. I'd think for the worlds oldest brewery that the recipe would be extraordinary, but this was middle of the road for a hefe. Not a bad beer but I prefer Ayinger to this.

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

No beer is perfect, otherwise every other company would just copy their recipe. This has to be the closest thing to perfect! If you want a nice Bavarian German beer, Weihenstephaner is the way to go! Their Hefeweissbier is incredible, I have definitely not tasted anything close to the quality of this beer.

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

This is without question the benchmark for how a hefeweizen should taste. Absolute perfection, from a bottle or a keg.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a hefeweizen glass.

Pours a slightly cloudy, light straw-colored gold with two fingers of pillowy bright white foam which reduces to a thin ring with moderate lacing. Smell is a sweet blend of lemon grass, clove, banana and white pepper. Not a "strong" aroma but pleasant and intriguing.

The texture is exactly what I want in a wheat beer. Crisp carbonation on the tongue followed by a smooth light-medium body with a nice dry finish. The taste is more or less what you'd expect from the smell. Clove followed by faint citrus, banana, and a slight bitterness provided by an earthy grassy hop note. The finish is pretty clean with just a little yeasty spice lingering.

I've not had many European hefeweizens but this one is easily the best so far. Very well balanced and one of the easiest drinking beers I've ever had. I can't believe how many times I looked at this on the shelf before finally trying it. I have a whole new appreciation for the style and this will be a regular in my fridge.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 8,438 ratings
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