Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Weihenstephaner HefeweissbierWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
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
Ratings:
8,359
Reviews:
2,536
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
883
Gots:
1,982
For Trade:
14
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4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: perfect gold, hazy from the yeast

s: smells of really nice yeast, and wheat. A little bit of alcohol breathes through if you keep sniffing. Perfumy.

t: Nice and crisp. The carbonation is perfect and so is the taste. Not too much yeast and the sweetness and the wheat is perfectly balanced.

o: Very nice beer. I'd buy it again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Weihenstephaner has a long history of brewing great beers, and it definitely shows here...

A: This beer poured a cloudy golden typical of a good well-made hefe-weizen with little to no head but with a good amount of carbonation flowing through after the pour.

S: Very citrusy, definite lemon/orange scents strike right away with a nice malty sweetness and some slightly yeasty smells lingering in the background.

T: Right away the citrus that was apparent in the aroma strikes and gives a nice refreshing flavor, followed by some malty sweetness to balance the zest. Again following the aroma, with a nice yeasty finish and a hint of hoppy bitterness.

M: Very refreshing flavor just as hefe's should have. Coats the mouth well without being too thick and has a nice bubbly carbonation that gives a nice finish.

Overall I really enjoyed this beer and have drank many since my original tasting. Definitely a must drink as a great cornerstone of the world's oldest brewery!

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Look: Yellowish orange in color with a 1.5 inch white head and great retention with some spotty lacing

Smell: Wheat citrus and a bit of funk

Taste: The beer starts off with a bright crisp citrus character and is backed up by some banana and clove notes and finishes with a touch of wheat and spice

Mouthfeel: Thin body and ample carbonation

Overall: This is hands down the best example of the style I have ever had and per style is almost perfect. I would have liked a bit more on the nose but I am just nit picking at this point

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.4 out of 5 based on 8,359 ratings.
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