Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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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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Ratings: 8,521 |  Reviews: 2,564
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this before so I mean... this is gonna be good.

A: Pours hazy light amber and looks like a sunset. Bubbly head carries a little bit of the color and it stays around forever.

S: Wheat, citrus, orange (which I think is a citrus but don't call me out on being redundant ;) )

T: ooh taste is not as good as on tap for sure. Wheat comes through big time but this bottle seems to have a little bit of bitter stale taste to it.

M: Perfect. Sits with a good body and crazy smooth. The bubbles are smooth as well rather than off putting.

This is for sure the best wheat beer I've ever had. Smooth and wheaty and it hits perfect. Certainly better on tap but a bottle is worth checking out. Light enough to be loved by the average drinker, flavorful enough to be loved by the avid beer drinker.

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Tresha
3.65/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer when poured is a hazy bright orange in colour. While the aroma of malt and hops are present, you will be pleasantly surprised with the hints of clove, banana and even nutmeg! Quite delicious and you will definitely want to reach out for another!

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dennarb
4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a superbly balanced wheat beer. There is a nice lemony tang vying with a rich malty flavor. Hops are there to round out the flavor not to dominate it.
The yeast in the beer makes the warm yellow color a bit cloudy. The head remains lacy through out the session.
This is a beer that seems to satisfy every guest whom I've served it. It wont raise eyebrows but it tastes delicious.

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier is as easy to drink as its name is hard to pronounce.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Arno
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

appearance: Hazy gold color with a firm and full white top. Looks very tasteful.

smell: Banana, wheat and yeast. Bit of bubblegum.

taste: Banana sweetness, with a bit of a bubblegum taste. Yeasty and wheaty. Broken up by a tiny bit of citrus and a copper like bitterness.

mouthfeel: Medium bodied, creamy with a dry finish. Medium carbonation. Goes down well.

overall: A fine beer, but it's not my favorite Weiss beer. I didn't find that flavor making this a really special one like some others do. So i find it a bit overrated. I prefer the Konig Ludwig or Paulaner over this one. Also the Wiehenstephaner Vitus is more like how i like it. Still a very nice, refreshing and tasteful beer though.

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Large billowing, moussy off-white head. Holds extremely well. Deep gold in color, with a light murky haze from the wheat. (5 / 3)

Moderate banana, light clove. Hint of vanilla. Medium light grainy sweet wheat. No hop. (4.5 / 10)

Moderate banana, light spicy clove. Moderately grainy sweet wheat. Light hop bitterness is supporting. No hop flavor. Balance throughout. On the dry finish, a delicate vanilla appears. (4.5 /19)

Medium-light body with high carbonation. Creamy. (4 / 4)

Refreshing, flavorful, bright, clean, and extremely balanced beer. It's incredible! (4.5 / 9)

( 4.48 / 45)

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 8,521 ratings