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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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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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4.87/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm reluctant to give out perfect scores, but this beer definitely deserves one, as it proves to be the standard for the style. I'm a huge Hefe fan and this one truly delivers.

a: Golden yellow with a fair bit of cloudiness too it.

s: Smell for this one is more subtle than I was expecting, but it is a pleasant one.

t: This is where the beer excels. Perfect balance of all the flavors, no one flavor is left out to dry. From the initial flavors to the back pallet the various flavors come to the foreground at one point or another. Love it.

m: Full. The carbonation lasted throughout the experience.

o: I honestly don't see anywhere this beer could improve and for that, I need to give it a 5. overall.

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Aroma - Complex and well balanced yeast character. Moderate banana esters with light bubblegum notes combined with medium light clove phenols. Light grainy malt aroma. No hop aroma, ok for style. No dms. No diacetyl.

Appearance - Dark straw hue. Hazy (ok for style). Thick moussy white head that firmly persists.

Flavor - Moderate grainy malt sweetness; low hop bitterness balances the malt well. No noble (earthy) hop flavor detected, ok for style. Wonderfully balanced yeast character with moderately high banana esters, moderate bubblegum esters and moderately low clove phenols. Finishes dry. No DMS or diacetyl detected.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body with moderately high carbonation giving a mild prickly sensation on the tongue. No alcohol warmth, ok for style. Sharp, not creamy. Not astringent.

Overall Impression: A wonderful bouquet of yeast character coupled with a well balanced backdrop of malt and hops. Refreshing. Perhaps a little too much carbonation creating that overly sharp/prickly feeling. Could reduce priming sugar or co2 slightly.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 8,452 ratings
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