Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

8,307 Ratings
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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Photo of SteveB24
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

serving type; glass

appearance; cloudy yellow/straw, the cloudiness hides the carbonation somewhat.

smell; yeast with a touch of tropical fruit.

taste; banana, touch of spice, wheat.

mouthfeel. very nice, smooth but not thin, nor heavy, with subtle but present carbonation.

overall. a very good beer, a nice choice for a refreshing beer if you don't want something too summery, and can easily be enjoyed year-round, which is actually probably its best feature. the only reason i didn't score it higher for taste and overall is that it did not stand out much compared to many other good hefeweizens i have had.

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Photo of Taylor1989
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

P-Slightly hazy golden color with a thick abundant white fluffy head with a good amount of carbonation, great retention and leaving laces. The head stays with this beer for a while.
S-Very pleasant aroma of banana and cloves and a slight nuttyness about it. Defiantly get the yeast and beautiful wheat back bone to this.
T-Bold flavor leaving you wanting another sip before you pull it from your lips. Balanced by a nice spiced citrus, banana, cloves, cinnamon and wheat. You get some hops vary faint but its there. Medium body with perfect carbonation.
O- Overall great beer I love to keep this one on tap its great in the summer but works in the fall and winter as well. My favorite Hefe!

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of rtrasr
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pour was slightly cloudy, smelled of banana and clove immediately. The mouthful was substantial. It tasted tropical, definitely banana, clove, maybe nutmeg. This beer is considered the standard for the style. It lives up to it's reputation but the mouthful and taste was just a little bit harsher than it's cousin Paulaner.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Kevin72
4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -43.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of JCBears
4.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

appearance: how do you compare this perfect head, amber hinted gold and the cloudiness of beautiful unfiltered goodness

smell: wheaty citrus goodness and bit of banana to boot. This is the standard, period

taste: It is golden sweetness combined with a rich blend of awesome wheaty body

mouthfeel: It lasts just long enough and just well enough, it is rich and hearty and brings you to Bayern

overall: Its perfect the gold standard what more can you say, drink one period

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of BWED
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A- Slightly hazy dark straw color. White head retains at about a 1/4".

S- Wheaty. Some fruit, banana, and spice.

T- Wheat and spice. Mild flavor.

M- Light body and smooth. A bit of a spicy finish.

O- There isn't so much of the banana aspect in this one. I know it's well regarded, and I agree it is good, but I thought this was more mild than my favorite weizens.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of FLima
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy golden color with a thick abundant head with apparent carbonation, great retention and leaving laces.
Very present aroma of banana and cloves with notes of wheat and yeast.
Bold flavor balancing a nice spiced citrusy with notes of banana, cloves, cinnamon, wheat and bubble gum. Barley malt and hops are well perceived, which is nice.
Medium body with perfect carbonation with an effervescent sensation.
Benchmark Hefeweizen that is hard to beat. Bold and not boring given its balanced but not timid bitterness and malts.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -31.8%

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