Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner HefeweissbierWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
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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: 8,379 |  Reviews: 2,539
Photo of mattbk
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden yellow, cloudy, rich full creamy head, a lot of carbonation, excellent.

Aroma: Clove, banana, sweet smelling beer. As expected.

Taste: This is a flavor explosion. So much going on. Cloves, banana, but also lemony, honeydew melon. Not overly sweet. No off flavors. Long sweet finish. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium, crisp, carbonated but not overly so.

Overall: An excellent example of this style, and this is one of my favorite styles of beer. This would be enjoyable with almost any meal or in any weather.

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of soulfly1492
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Lots of clove. Fruity esters, lots of banana, orange and pear. Grainy wheat. No hops.

Appearance: Yellow with orange highlights. Looks like a pineapple-orange juice. Moderately cloudy, but I see through the other side. Inspection with a bright light doesn't produce and visible particles, just lots of large bubbles calmly rising to the top. Moderate white head with yellow highlights. Good retention.

Taste: Glorious flavor. Grainy wheat followed by savory banana and mild orange citrus. Spicy clove and some black pepper phenols. Very little yeast. Some mild floral alcohol. Some mild residual white sugar. Some pine shows up associated with the hops and yeast at the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Mild carbonation which is both creamy and stinging. Oily overall and finishes and bit dry.

Overall: Impressively savory and pleasant. Surprisingly bold considering the style and ABV. The best I've had.

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass at fridge temp (colder than ideal). I really need to purchase a proper hefe glass. No idea how old this bottle is.

A: Pillowy four finger head sits upon a super fizzy ultra clear golden body. Great head retention. You could float a quarter on this thing.

S: Classic hefeweizen...bubble gum, banana, clove and bready biscuit.

T: Delicious. VERY delicate flavors. Biscuit, banana, clove and coriander. The yeast isn’t as prominent as other wheat beers I’ve had.

M: Refreshing...drinkability through the roof. Give me this beer during Octoberfest all day/any day. Nicely crisp and easy drinking without being dry and astringent. Smooth as Billy Dee Williams. Light-to-medium body, high carb and soft finish.

O: Everything I used to regularly get out of a Franziskaner but more refined (and not BMC owned). Really nothing revolutionary here...just tradition done well. My new go-to weissbier.

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4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow/blond body with a tall (1.5) inch white head, small bubbles. Pretty wheat beer.

Smell: Strong herb wheat scent. I get some vanilla or banana pudding smell that's a little weird but smells good.

Taste: Sweet wheat start with a soft vanilla banana and spice finish that's crisp with a lemon zest zing. Very light Noble hop character and bitterness. Taste excellent.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation. Very smooth with a zing to it's finish.

Drinkability: Great late spring throughout summer wheat beer. Some much more refreshing than the Pyramid hefe I had earlier today. I've had this beer plenty before but never got around to a seated rating.

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4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a hazy straw yellow with a one inch head that becomes a foam layer on top.

S: spicy yeast with a bit of banana

T: the spicy yeast hits first, along with a bit of bitterness. It is all followed up with a big malt and banana flavor with some sweetness.

M: well carbonated, medium bodied, very easy to drink.

O: fantastic hefe, I have not had better in the style. I recently came back to this style after years of disregarding it. This hefe is well put together from the beginning to the end of the drink.

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
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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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 94.7% out of 100 with 8,379 ratings
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