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:
8,306
Reviews:
2,530
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
879
Gots:
1,948
For Trade:
13
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice, vibrant amber with a thick white head that diminishes slowly over the course of the 500ml beer. The taste is about what I remember from enjoying this beer frequently while living in Germany, still a nice fruit finish and that wonderful hefe mouthfeel. Overall a great buy, especially for someone looking for a more authentic German experience thanks in large to the 500ml service size. Of all of the wonderful beers I had in Germany, this one seems closest to the real deal as any I've had.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, RI.

A- Pours a very hazy, golden orange with a thick, heavy 4" head. Little retention with no lacing.

S- Dark fruit upfront, wheaty, bready, sweet notes in the background. Subtle but inviting.

T- Wow. Upfront, cloves, heavy wheat, nice spiciness. Ends with fruity, grapefruit, and slight citrus notes. This is what I want to taste in a hefe. I can't decide between a 4.5 and a 5.

M- medium high carbonation. Not heavy, just crisp and refreshing. Highly drinkable.

Overall, this is an excellent hefeweizen. Tasty and complex, while maintaining a crisp, smooth character. I could drink this all day, every day. I didn't expect anything different. I will not compare this to the standard, because this is the standard.

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -31.8%

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a Weizen glass

A- pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with an orange hue. Huge rocky and pillowy white head, sustains long after the pour and reduces to a solid layer leaving sticky lace on the glass.

S- Classic banana and cloves, earthy, cellar like yeast. Sweet wheat with a hint of lemon-grass, just a trace of hop bitterness. Very nice.

T- Sweet malted wheat, highlighted by somewhat tart lemon notes and a bit of clove. Hops are minimal, finishes dry with a cracker like maltiness. The yeast is a bit nutty and I pick up some refreshing fruity notes as well. The alcohol is noticable but is balanced nicely. The linger on the palate is fruity and refreshing, long after tasting.

M- medium body with a healthy bit of carbonation, mouthfeel is super creamy and goes down like velvet.

O- this one lived up to the hype for me. By far the best Hefeweizen that I've had and will enjoy this one many times to come. I can only imagine having one of these fresh overseas.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.4 out of 5 based on 8,306 ratings.
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