Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner HefeweissbierWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
BA SCORE
94.7%
Liked This Beer
4.41 w/ 8,382 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:
#214
Reviews:
2,539
Ratings:
8,382
Liked:
7,936
Avg:
4.41/5
pDev:
9.98%
Alströms:
4.85
 
 
Wants:
888
Gots:
2,001
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 8,382 |  Reviews: 2,539
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Backlog: This was the first truly craft beer that I had ever tried, and I remember it fondly even though I might not have been able to fully appreciate its aesthetics and complexity at the time. I was also an idiot and drank it straight from the bottle but that didn't stop it from being delicious. Bought a single from Wegmans for about $3. My first impressions likened this beer to fresh banana bread with some clove, and it was very smooth and easy to drink. Had a good combination of bitterness and sweetness that was both subtle and pleasant in character. A definite treat and the best wheat beer I’ve tried to this date.

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an outstanding brew, and probably the cheapest highly rated beer here on BA at under 4 bucks a bottle. pours murky orange color, brassy and hard to see through. thicker than a normal hefe, with a huge three inches of lasting bone white head. smells great too, some traditional banana notes, but hardly any of that clove spice yeast aroma. more floral than that, like a dewey spring meadow, clovery, heavy on the malted wheat. flavor also has the springtime essence, slightly floral again, which goes great with the fruity yeast and banana bread malt vibe. finish is a little sweet, a little bitter, a loaded with citrus juice. fuller body for the style is the appeal here, its really soft, but its big for a wheat beer. carbonation is lively, making this an easy drinking beer. honestly one of the best wheat beers I can remember drinking, the yeast is subtle but distinct, and that's what makes it. this is going to become a regular in my fridge for the combination of quality and value. many thanks for this one.

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A- Cloudy, pale orange body with a huge, frothy, slightly off-white head. Body is cloudy, but light does shine through, and you can see carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The head lingers for awhile, but doesn't leave much lacing.

S- Bananas, bubble gum, citrus, wheat, doughy bread.

T- Very nice wheat flavor gives way to flavors of citrus, banana, bubble gum and lemon bread. Subtle, but very nice flavors.

M- Excellent mouthfeel. While light-medium bodied with medium carbonation, the mouthfeel is almost full to the point of seeming chewy. Very nice balance and drinkability.

O- Great beer. I overlooked this one for a while, but it really is exceptional.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 94.7% out of 100 with 8,382 ratings
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