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

The pour is great! It's a cloudy golden-yellow with lovely thick head. Smell, bananas and clove (as it should be). The taste was light banana, little clove when taken with some of the head. Without taking in the head with a drink, the banana was distinct and complimented well by clove and a wheat-like taste that fills the mouth. It isn't super yeasty. Carbonation and head adds to a splendid mouth-feel.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

poured into duvel tulip.

Appearance: golden yellow bodied beer with a light haze noted to the body, not quite opaque though. The beer has 2 fingers of white head that drops down to a thin cap, but has some decent staying power. Spotty lace.

Smell: Big bananas, wheat malts and clove.

Taste: Follows the nose really close. The bananas are not as big in taste as they are in the nose. A nice malty wheat base is found mid palate. Yeasty and fruity notes are all over this beer. Finishes with cloves and more bananas imparting some sweetness.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. This beer is really drinkable and also delicate. World class carbonation and mouthfeel!

Overall: This is a tried and proven beer right here. German beer lovers get your hands on this beer. $3 for a 500ml format bottle what a fantastic price for an amazing beer! It wont dissapoint you... i dont even like this beer style, but I think that they make this beer PROPER! The oldest brewery in the world is getting things done the right way!!!

paired this beer with brick cheese and it worked really well.

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

11.2oz bottle

Hazy golden orange with a dense and rocky head.

Nose has bits of lemon with a savory bread character.

Creamy mouthfeel right off the bad with some more bread and a snappy crisp bite. Carbonation is higher than I anticipated but this adds to the overall refreshing character. More lemon zest and a perfect amount of clove.

So easy to drink and everything is in perfect balance. I couldn't ask for more on a nice hot day.

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

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A- Pours a very translucent yellowish golden, with tons of fast rising carbonation bubbles, and a big fluffy white head of about 3-4 fingers. Leaves some thick fluffy lacing along the sides of the glass.

S- Bannana, spices, bready, a little bit of earthiness and some lemon zest.

T- Nice fruity taste of bananas, bready yeast, wheat, some light spices, and some floral hints. Finishes with a nice sweet honey taste that lingers for a while.

M- Light, smooth, incredibly drinkable, great summer beer.

O- Hefeweizens usually aren't my favorite beers however I definitely enjoyed this one, definitely the best I've had so far and at $3/bottle you absolutely can not beat the price. Very nice fruity/bready flavor that is well-balanced, full of flavor, and very pleasant combined with an insane drinkability you have a very fine beer. Highly recommended, I will probably be picking up more of these.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.4 out of 5 based on 8,359 ratings.
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