Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#224
Reviews:
2,575
Ratings:
8,582
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.85
 
 
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Photo of Digimaika2
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful hazy orange with a tall and puffy foam head. Very good retention with healthy lacing down the glass.

S: Fresh grasses, banana, orange, cloves, and an underlying baked bread aroma. Very clean and crisp aromas conveying a refreshing quality.

T: Pleasingly similar to aroma with ripe banana and wheat the most dominant. Tart apricot, plenty of clove, and a subtle baked bread-like malt backbone. Excellent taste profile with everything working very well together.

M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Finishes with a near perfect dryness and a very pleasant chalky texture.

D: World-class hefeweizen that I will certainly be drinking again, especially throughout the summer season.

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4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-A cloudy orange, good carbonation with nice lacing.

S-Lemon, orange, wheat, yeast.

T-Lemon, orange, spice, wheat, floral notes all balanced together, complex.

M-Light in bodied with good carbonation

O-One of the best Hefes out there, not much more can be said.

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 fl. oz. bottle marked 8461. Sampled on May 20, 2012. When this brewery was founded in 1040 AD, I wonder if the very first brewmaster expected it would still be around nearly 1,000 years later. But with the cloudy, heady pale yellow pour leading up to a tremendous aroma of pale malts, banana, clove, and yeast, I can imagine how an 11th Century beer drinker must have been refreshed on a warm medieval day. The light body is satisfying for the style. There is a slight zing of citrus goodness in the taste with the same flavor sensations that were introduced by way of the nose. It finishes clean and easy. The original is still one of the best in the world.

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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at 2 Amys in DC. Had this one countless times, but never reviewed it

Beer pours a gorgeous hazy yellow-orange with a fluffy white head. Maybe it's seeing it in the Weihenstephan glass, but this beer looks fantastic. Smell is awesome as well, perfect hefeweizen aroma of banana and clove. Flavor follows the nose, this pretty much epitomizes what a hefeweizen should be. Mouthfeel is light-bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, this is probably the best year-round, easy-to-get hefe in existence. It's a great beer for a hot day, and very refreshing. The only things that hold this back from a higher score are that 1) hefeweizens aren't my favorite style and 2) it's not quite on the level of my two favorite hefes, the Andechs and the Live Oak.

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 8,582 ratings