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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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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:
#216
Reviews:
2,550
Ratings:
8,452
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.85
 
 
Wants:
899
Gots:
2,039
Trade:
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite style and the best beer I've ever tasted. On tap or in bottle, sheer perfection.

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

A A hazy yellow, orange color with a 3 inch head. A mass of carbonation flowing to the top of the glass. Leaving a beautiful lacing all around the glass as I drink poured into a Dry Dock Hefe glass.
S Bananas, Clove a nice slight bubblegum and a bready like maltiness with a minimal citrus hop aroma..
T Banana, Clove, biscuit malts, bubblegum wonderful taste going on here.
M Highly carbonated and easy drinking has champagne like mouthfeel with a nice clean finish. Lingering banana, clove on the finish..
O A fantastic Hefe all around, one of the best Hefes on the market. I can see why they have been producing beer for ages. If you have never had it I suggest trying it out it is well worth it....

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

Golden colored, cloudy, and with lots of carbonation. I got a two finger creamy and rich looking pure white head. The retention was superb as it lasted till the end. This beer is absolutely stunning in my Weizen glass.
Mostly what I smell in the beginning are those fruity ester aromas from the yeast, mainly it's banana. I also detect cereal grain/biscuit that adds a balance to the sweet fruit. I'm also picking up a hint of lemon.
Initially I taste some earthy/herbal hop flavors followed by biscuits and and those yeast esters which again remind me of banana. Like the aroma it finishes with a lemon zest.
It's medium bodied and is noticeably smooth especially when you consider the level of carbonation. Hops give way to the malts and yeast and finally there is a citrus finish, making this one interesting beer.
What a fantastic beer to enjoy while I sit here and watch football. I could see having this in about any scenario or season. The price was great too for the quality of this well known world. Lass beer. I paid 2.99 for a pint. I'll do that again for sure.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 8,452 ratings
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