Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

8,323 Ratings
Weihenstephaner HefeweissbierWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

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.

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4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, yellow/orange with four fingers of fluffy, white head. Good laceing, head resembles meringue.

Smell: Nice mix of hops, citrus and bready malts. I get some clove and banana as well.

Taste: Grains and hops. nice citrus notes. Slightly boozy towards the end

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, with more body than any other hefe i have tried. Very nice

Overall: Lives up to its reputation.

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3.68/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml poured into weizen, intense carbonation, four finger soapy head

Smells: yeasty, wheat, and a tinge of fruit

Taste: banana, bubblegum, cloves, and the booze

Mouthfeel: Bubbly, a champagne like experience.

Overall, this is a good beer, but I would not say it is the best hefeweizen that I have ever had.
I would not go out of my way to have this beer again any time soon.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Outside of the hefeweissbier served at the Andechs Monastery in Munich from their oak barrel, this is the best hefeweissbier you will ever drink. Perfection in a glass. One of my favorite beers of all time. Ayinger's hefeweissbier comes close but Weihenstephaner have mastered the hefeweissbier.

Pours a hazy, golden-hued liquid into a weissbier glass. Head is perfect as not too much and not too little. Lacing is light. Smell is light citrus, bright cloves and subtle malt. Mouthfeel is light on carbonation and alcohol. Taste is a brilliant explosion of malt, bready yeast, clove/banana and delicate sweetness. Finish is smoother than water off a duck's back. No bitterness at all. While most weissbiers lean one way or the other on the sweetness scale, Weihenstepher nails the balance perfectly. One of the best beers in the world.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -26.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.4 out of 5 based on 8,323 ratings.
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