Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

BA SCORE
98
world-class
8,281 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
Ratings:
8,281
Reviews:
2,520
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
872
Gots:
1,927
For Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,281 |  Reviews: 2,520
Photo of nousername
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maestro0708
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a beautiful foamy white head that has excellent retention and leaves behind a bit of sticky lacing.

The aroma features clove and banana.

Tastes of banana with a really nice wheat character.

Fuller bodied and quite smooth.

Absolutely world class.

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Photo of Murphious
4.61/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of msscott1973
4.18/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antyk
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kontraband
3.79/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eberesford
4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours gold with some orange notes. Rich thick off white head with good lacing. Nose of spice, yeast, clove corriander, some malt/fruit sweetness. Mouth rich and full, banana, cloves, yeast.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy golden yellow with a nice frothy, large, 3 finger, lasting, white head that leaves less lacing than expected from the size of the head. Aroma is wheat, yeast, banana, orange, with some coriander & lemon notes. Taste is bready wheat malt, banana & some clove to give a hint of bubblegum, dry, lightly biting, bitter finish. Very pleasant & refreshing.

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Photo of deonreds
3.88/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Virby44
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Houborg1
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CNoj012
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a very hazy, cloudy shade of honey gold with a huge, frothy, creamy white head that takes forever to recede to a half finger slightly rocky cap. There are many sticky spots of lacing left on the glass. Absolutely gorgeous.

The smell is excellent. Banana and clove are most apparent with peppery spice, bubblegum and wheat.

Taste is the same. The banana flavor comes on strong at the beginning, but is swept aside by clove and pepper on the finish.

Feel is medium bodied and very smooth. I wish there was a bit more carbonation.

Overall a great hefeweizen. Very flavorful, smooth and easy drinking. Definitely worth the price of admission and a must try for any fan of the style.

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Photo of tigeroutlaw
4.92/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I never cared for wheat beer. Then came a trip to Munich for Oktoberfest. I love Helles Lager, but tried the veal sausage with Hefeweiss. It was a marriage made in heaven. I discovered Weihenstephaner back in the States and also found their Helles Lager. What a pour! Yellow and cloudy with an absolute thick creamy head. The taste is a mixture of banana and cloves and hangs in there for every swallow. It is actually GREAT! Added to their Helles Lager these beers are my staples. I don't get out often anymore, but these are staples at home. No doubt that this brewery really knows its stuff!

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Photo of RMW66
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeK89
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjgsilva
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of frasergrove
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slogr783
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lamar
4.92/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Fabulous, simply fabulous. Nice golden yellow pour with a perfect foamy head. For me there were hints of spice on the nose and a wonderfully rich yeasty taste with a full mouth feel and hints of banana on the finish. Went superbly with my pasta; a beer that is as good as beer gets.

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Photo of domdomdomdom
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thomda11
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nugget40
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.4 out of 5 based on 8,281 ratings.
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