Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner HefeweissbierWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
BA SCORE
4.41/5
8,403 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#216
Reviews:
2,542
Ratings:
8,403
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.85
 
 
Wants:
891
Gots:
2,011
Trade:
14
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Opaque light gold, taking care with the pour into a tall Stella Artois glass as head could easily plume over. With control got a dense finger thick head that lingered and remained thick and clingy at the edges.

S: Smooth pleasant sweet banana bread. Lots of fragrance especially after pouring when head was still present. Others present but I cant pick them out yet. Remained pleasantly fragrant to the very end.

T: A swirl of banana and I presume clove, takes noticably longer for all the flavors to rise and fall than most beers. No one thing is overly dominant, everything cooperates. Low but complementary bitterness that is only really noticable when modest carbonation bring it out during the flavor swell.

M: Slightly syrupy and clingy, wants to hang around a bit. Modest carbonation tingles the tounge while the whole mouth gets coated with the wheaty malt.

O: This is very close to perfection. Easily the best hefeweizen I've ever had and what's more the best beer or any type I've ever had to date even over my own homebrew. Simply astounding and what the beer experience should be.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 8,403 ratings
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