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:
8,356
Reviews:
2,536
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
883
Gots:
1,982
For Trade:
14
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4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at De Paas in The Hague. Bright orange pour with a tall white head with good retention. Smells like yeast, warm bread, bananas and spices. The taste is crisp and refreshing, with the same notes.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An iconic German wheat beer that epitomizes the style.

Bottle pours a slightly hazy, golden straw colour - more filtered than I expected. Spot-on aroma of German yeast and malted grains, barley and wheat well proportioned. Flavour starts sweet and wheat-forward, with a yeast-forward body and a nicely clean, crisp finish.

Not a beer that I would personally choose on a regular basis, as I'm not a fan of the yeast or grain bill, but it is definitely well brewed. The oldest brewery in the world fully deserves its iconic status!

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4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Got this from the local store. Served it in a chalice.

A: Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a quite explosive soapy white head, about a half inch in length, that dissipated fairly fast and dissipated to a thin white ring.

S: Good aroma, smells of wheat, malts, spices, coriander, very fresh

T: Absolutely delicious, very smooth, fairly sweet, tastes of yeast, wheat, malts, has a good spiciness to it

M: Extremely well balanced, mild carbonation, packed with flavor, medium body, great for a day like today.

O: Overall, I've had a couple from Weihenstephaner and I've been relatively impressed every time and today is no different. Reasonable cost, about $10 a six pack, I've had pretty bad beers for the same cost, though it varies by store. Hands down recommended by me.

Happy 4th of July everyone!

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy straw yellow with a large sturdy white head. The head lingers to a one finger ring leaving tons of spotty lacing.

S - Aroma is banana, clove, and orange rind.

T - The flavor is banana, orange, corriander, and clove. There is a strong bready yeastiness throughout.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice crisp mouthfeel with a smooth refreshing finish.

O - The gold standard for Hefeweizens. Refreshing with a great balance of flavors.

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.4 out of 5 based on 8,356 ratings.
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