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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
4.41/5
Outstanding
8,457 Ratings
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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:
#216
Reviews:
2,550
Ratings:
8,457
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.85
 
 
Wants:
899
Gots:
2,043
Trade:
14
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Screw you Budweiser, and your "king of beer" bullsh*t. The throne rightfully belongs to Weihenstephan.

A - Golden-orange and hazy.

S - Bananas, apricots, and cloves. Pure greatness.

T - Banana, sweet malts, cloves, apricot, some yeasty esters.

M - Decent carbonation, but not overbearing, medium body due to the fact that it's unfiltered, a bit creamy. Amazingly balanced.

O - If you've never had this, do yourself a favor. As for the rest who care not to read this review cause they've had it a million times, I'm also giving it the score it deserves.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Pours hazy yellow with a giant white head.

Smells-Bananas and cloves.

Tastes- This is the first beer I had that I actually understood why the word "banana" is used when describing beer flavors. It is sweet in a great way but also balanced out with some clove. A very delicious and drinkable beer. One of the best tasting beers I have ever had.

MF_Very refreshing. Little bit of carbonation.

After much consideration I have concluded that this is my favorite beer. I love hefes and this is the king. This may have officially unseated Delirium Tremens as my favorite beer, or not, I can't choose. Add the fact that it is very affordable, and you have the best deal in the beer drinking world.

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

Had this beer on tap from the local bar. I've also had it from a bottle into a Weizen Glass

A: Beer pours with a massive head if you pour it anything above slow. The beer looks like a Bavarian Hefe beer should looks, hazy, creamy, and golden colored.

S: The smell is absolutely delicious. The smell of banana and cloves are so intense you can smell it without nosing it. It's that good. There is also a breadiness to the smell.

T: Exactly what you should expect from a wheat beer. Bananas, cloves, sweet flavors all around. I got a taste of cloves as I first took a sip and it ended with the taste of bananas that comes with the type of yeast that is used to brew this beer.

M: A very light and smooth mouthfeel. There is no hint of alcohol and you can easily down several of these without even realizing it.

O: If you are looking for the best wheat beer in the world, I would strongly recommend picking a six pack of these up. It is the best example of a Bavarian Hefe Weissbier out there and you owe yourself the experience that this beer will provide. I am rating this beer as a wheat beer and therefore I'll give it a perfect 5/5 in all categories because this is what other wheat beers want to be. After almost 1,000 years of brewing it makes sense that the flavor and quality of this beer is where it is.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 8,457 ratings
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