Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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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.

Added by stirgy on 01-22-2001

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Photo of davey101
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No idea what the freshness is like, 5491 printed on the label. 16.9 oz bottle into a tall pilsner glass. When I opened it it gushed over and the bottle had a large layer of sediment on the bottom.

A - Lightly hazed golden amber body. Massive fluffy bone white head. Amazing retention and lacing.

S - Huge bannana presence. A touch of clove, spicy yeast, wheat, and some biscuity crackers.

T - Underipened bananas, clove, yeast, spices, and bready malts. Very tasty and refreshing. Well balanced and light, but full of flavor. Mouth feel is lightly syrupy yet crisp and well carbonated.

O - Certainly the best hefe I have tried. This is a style that is hit or miss for me as I lean more towards the banana flavors than the clove flavors. This one is very banana heavy with just a touch of that spicy clove. This is an excellent beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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

A: Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a huge white fluffy head that settles fast and leaves little lacing.

S: It has a strong banana aroma with some spiciness coming though.

T: There are some banana and spices coming though with slight amount of bitterness in the finish. Overall it has a mild but pleasant taste that is typical of a wheat beer.

M: I would say it has an average level of carbonation with a medium body that is slightly sticky.

O: Overall a very good wheat beer that is perfect on a hot summer day. While it is not my favorite style of beer it definitely does this category justice. Would buy again.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of pburland23
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into my Spaten weizen glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow. The bright white head exploded up the weizen glass with a pleasing burst of effervescence. Very long head retention but almost no lacing.

Smell: Very nice. Spicy and a lot of wheat. Cloves and banana are also quite prevalent...no surprise there, of course. Smells spot on for the style.

Taste: Wow. Great tasting. Yeasty and spicy. Loads of cloves, bananas, and a touch of bubblegum. Hint of warmth at the finish. Pretty much the definition of a hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a spritzy touch of carbonation. Wonderfully drinkable.

Overall: I'm kicking myself for waiting so to try this beer. I enjoy hefeweizens immensely in the summer and this is the hallmark of the style for certain.

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -31.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of IronLover
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Golden yellow in color with a slight unfiltered haze. Poured with a tall, rocky white foam with good staying power. Sweet ripe banana and spicy clove aromas with bready and yeasty hints in the background. Rich, smooth feel with refreshing crisp carbonation. Sweet banana flavors down the middle with clove around the edges. A touch of tangy bitterness toward the end as this finishes crisply and cleanly. An extraordinary summertime ale.

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