Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Weihenstephaner HefeweissbierWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
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
Ratings:
8,307
Reviews:
2,530
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
880
Gots:
1,951
For Trade:
13
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330 mL bottle poured into an oversized hefeweizen glass.

A -- Deep goldenrod color, big puffy white head that quickly dissipates to about a finger.

N -- Yeasty with banana/clove overtones.

T -- Follows the nose, but more mellow. The flavor is nice and full but doesnt have a sharp bite.

M -- Full. This one's a chomper. Very smooth. Tingly on the front end and slick on the back.

O -- Excellent beer on a hot day like this (85-90 degrees, gross and sticky). Very, very good.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice hazy light amber with a large amount of white foam. Aroma is strongly fruity, with strong yeast and sweet malt. Tastes like a classic, iconic take on the style, cloves and allspice, banana and perhaps another tropical flavor like subtle mango, more hops than other examples of the style which cut the intense sweetness but not enough to wreck the sweetness or push it too far away, a near perfect balance really. Where Ayinger is weighted towards the fruit, this one leans towards the spice, with a strong clove flavor building as you progress through a bottle. Finish lingers and leaves some yeasty sweetness and a little bitterness. Overall, complex and layered flavors that are light years away from an American wheat made with standard yeast.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.07/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle at The Jones B-Side in Gainesville. Pours a deep murky yellow with a one finger white head. Smells of banana, clove, yeast. Flavor is banana, pears, apples, clove, yeast with a nice crisp bitter hint and plenty of prickly carbonation. Easy drinking and light with plenty of flavor. This is just so right on and perfect for the style. Could drink it all day.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16.9 ounce bottle into tulip

Pours a golden hazy color with a thick off white head. Smell is banana, cloves and spice and yeast. Taste is what you would expect bananas, cloves, spices and citrus. Medium body and prefect amount of carbonation. Great beer. Not a huge fan of wheat beers but this is one I could definitely drink more of.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.4 out of 5 based on 8,307 ratings.
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