Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: German 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:
#340
Reviews:
2,601
Ratings:
8,689
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
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Photo of Ltdsaint
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nedster10
3.75/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donzilake
4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drunkenmess
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.5/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akme223
4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass. Beer pours a rich golden straw color. Very cloudy, large foamy white head with great retention and lacing. This is about as attractive as a beer can get.

Banana, cloves, yeast. It smells exactly what you’d expect from a Hefeweizen.

Taste follows nose exactly as anticipated. Strong banana on the front end with excellent balancing of clove and spice to keep it just in check.

Sweet and refreshing. Light bodied, medium carbonation. Very sessionable.

This beer is incredible. It’s available on tap all over in my area, if you can get it try it! But even out of the bottle it’s right there. For the style, this for me is at the very top.

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Photo of warrenc
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chad0131
4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wilburj1
4.91/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served at P.F. Chang's in the bottle with a nice tall glass. First time I drank this beer. I am hooked. Great Aroma some say bananna I just think it smells like malted wheat and that is what it tastes like. The head stays as long as the beer does which in my case is not that long. Love this beer.

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Photo of decembersfire
3.71/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PhilFoley
3/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AllOfTheCats
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Widely available and delicious. Lots of banana and clove. Light and refreshing. I think this might have been the beer that got me into craft beer! Still my favorite wheat beer after a decade+.

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Photo of Mclusal
3.26/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
3.73/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Weihenstephaner Hefe-Weissbier - 5.4% ABV - 14 IBUs
Date: Code 1128
Appearance: Cloudy yellow in color with an expected three fingers of fluffy white head, and a good amount of carbonation rising up.
Aroma: The nose is largely a huge ripe banana aroma but the typical yeast and some subtle spices are also present.
Taste: The taste follows the nose quite closely with a lot of banana, yeast, perhaps a little orange, and tinges of spice before coming back around to banana for the finish. This one feels light for a wheat based beer, with a very creamy mouthfeel that is reminiscent of a NE IPA. As expected, there is some sweetness here but there is just enough hop character to keep it in check. This is a very well rounded and accurate example of what a traditional hefe-weisse beer should be.
Biased comments: This one has held up well for its age, although I must say that after so many thick, chewy, and high ABV craft beers, this one does almost feel watery. However, the fantastic mix of bananas and yeast help to give it a good boost in my opinion. But, the wateriness, the carb, and caloric content for what you are getting, a relatively low ABV beer, is really the only thing that prevents this one from being on permeant rotation in my fridge.

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Photo of MokouInvestments
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Tafyob41
3.75/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1bieradayman
3.59/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KingpinKev
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Crispdj
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lastconfederate2
4.77/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a delicious, easy drinking hefeweizen. Pours a very opaque golden yellow with a slight smell of banana. Tastes very yeasty, with banana and wheat notes.

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Photo of carrcolind
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Baviera
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOBEERFB
3.99/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kcc
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 8,689 ratings