Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

8,333 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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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow in color with tons of visible carbonation (that keeps going and going). The beer has an enormous three finger tall dense white head that has great retention - over 50% of the head remained covering the entire surface of the beer. Moderate lacing is observed. This is an awesome looking beer.

S: This is a great smelling beer. There is a strong presence of banana and clove along with some lighter notes of citrus and something almost like bubblegum.

T: Great tasting... There is a light presence of wheat along with the banana and clove. Light hints of citrus along with just a hint of coriander.

M: Light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly prickly on the tongue due to the high amounts of carbonation.

O: Very refreshing, very easy to drink, and very sessionable. This is a beer that I could drink all day long, oh wait... that is what I did when I was in Bavaria. This is my favorite Hefeweizen (and it is a style I really enjoy). This is delicious and a great beer.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -31.8%

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

Pours hazy yellow with a towering white head that dissipates slowly. There is excellent head retention. The aroma is of malt and yeast with banana and citrus. It's a bold and inviting smell. The taste is exactly like the beer smells. It has flavors of wheat and barley malts, yeast, citrus, and banana. There's a mild spiciness in the flavor as well. The flavors are very well balanced. The body is light. This is a very smooth and refreshing beer. The finish is crisp and dry. Overall, this is an excellent beer and a great example of this style.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.4 out of 5 based on 8,333 ratings.
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