Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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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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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Bottle poured into pint glass. Radiant (that's the best word to describe it), cloudy orangey gold color with a towering white head that won't go away. Leaves lacing all over the glass. Dude.

S: Smells fruity with some banana and citrus, along with the spiciness from the yeast that suggests clove and other baking spices.

T: Banana, clove, spice, light citrus. Tastes exactly as a hefewiezen should.

M: Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, with a lot of tiny bubbles hitting the tongue.

O: I can see why this is considered the best hefeweizen on the face of the Earth. Incredible.

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If you want an archetype of the hefeweissen style, this is it. Pours a beautiful deep yellow gold color that leaves a nice two finger white head that slowly recedes and leaves plenty of lacing. Smells of wheat, banana, citrus. Taste is on point for a hefe; nicely balanced wheat, citrus, banana, and a light bitterness at the end. Everything about this beer in the taste department is done brilliantly. Mouthfeel is good, fairly light overall and easy to drink a pint or two. All in all, if you want a good hefe, this is the one to go to.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.97/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours a nice golden color, huge white frothy head with great retention and lacing

wheat, bananas, citrus/orange, bready, some mild spice great nose very inviting

and wow great flavor, follows the nose. bready, bananas are really present. notes of citrus/orange.

mouthfeel is great. light bodied high carbonation. almost fluffy like your drinking a cloud, and really easy to put it down.

overall great beer so worth the price (under $4) and could drink it anytime

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4.77/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a hazy orange with a two and a half finger white head with great retention and good lacing.

S - I don't know why but when I first opened the bottle I got a whiff of plums, once poured a strong sweet smell of bananas and light citrus the smells are very prominent and pleasant.

T - Much like the smell bananas, citrus, malts and yeast, a great crisp refreshing taste.

M - Medium bodied, very smooth with the perfect amount of carbonation it doesn't get any better then this.

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4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Its about time I sit down with one of these and enjoy the experience out loud. This looks like a beer should look when poured. hazy straw colored, with a solid 2 finger head that leaves plenty of lacing and carbonation filling the glass. its smells of citrus and funk and makes your mouth water. The wheat flavor is up front with good funk finishing up with a crisp refeshing mouthfeel and a bit floral at the end. This is well done and could stand up nexrt to just about anythings the state try and produce in this wheat variety. Bravo German brew dudes.

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Lovely malted wheat character accented with citrus and nutty yeast in the backround. Also, a subtle hint of clove plays its own subtle tune to round off this quartet of flavor. Just the right amount of carbonation with a very clean balanced alcohol finish. All in all, the beer is the prototype for other Hefeweizen makers to follow. This said, one should expect no less from a beer traditions that dates back to 1040. Enjoy!!

Glass = Tulip.

Drink Temp. = 48 F.

Serving = 16.9 oz Bottle.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.4 out of 5 based on 8,283 ratings.
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