Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner HefeweissbierWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
8,401 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.

Added by stirgy on 01-22-2001

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

This is a fantastic wheat beer. I am a huge Blue-Moon fan and this beer with its citrus characteristics really made me feel at home.

The color is a beautiful amber. The taste is light with definite citrus. The only place where this beer lost any points in my book was in carbonation. On-tap it didn't seem overly carbonated but when I had a bottle of it my first pour had a lot of head and seemed about right. The second pour I may have been to gentle and the carbonation definitely got in the way of what I would consider the perfect mouthfeel.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tulip glass.

A: Two fingers of beautiful, snow white, fine head on an opaque light gold body. Excellent retention.

S: Lots of spice (clove), wheat, and a little malt.

T: Banana and clove, the spice up front throughout the sip, very creamy body, with a medium length finish which leaves banana on the palate.

M: Light carbonation, medium-full body. Milk-like in how creamy the body is.

O: Excellently crafted, an archetype of the style.

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

Poured into a Weizen Glass.
Dark yellow-orange with lots of head, 2-3 inches!
Lots of visible carbonation.
Smell was earthy, yeast heavy with very little of the fruit/citrus I expected.
Taste was great! The smell made me think the taste would tend toward the bitter but here the fruit came more to the front. It wasn't as sweet as some american versions but very palatable with more hops. I picked this up with no expectations or foreknowledge of the brand. I just knew it was a Hefeweizen I hadn't tried yet. My new benchmark!

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Pours a nice golden yellow color, very hazy and cloudy, with a two finger frothy white head that sticks around. Not much lacing.

Smells strongly of bananas and bread. Also has some notes of cloves and slight orange peel smell. Very pleasant.

Lots of bananas and some spiciness on the tongue. Paves way for some bread notes and very low hop bitterness. Slight orange peel taste and some spiciness in the aftertaste.

Good carbonation in the mouthfeel. Nice medium body and had some chewiness into it. Goes down real easy and smooth.

Very nice hefeweizen. Never tasted such strong banana notes before in a beer. Great drinkability and magnificent in the summer. This bottle held up very well despite being two and a half months away from the best before date. I am curious to see how much better it is fresh.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 8,401 ratings
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