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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

No beer is perfect, otherwise every other company would just copy their recipe. This has to be the closest thing to perfect! If you want a nice Bavarian German beer, Weihenstephaner is the way to go! Their Hefeweissbier is incredible, I have definitely not tasted anything close to the quality of this beer.

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Last beer of the night - Sunday session at World of Beer UCF. There is not much more I can add to the body of knowledge about this beer except:
If you like hefeweizn and have not drunk it then you must place it at the top of your drinking list.
If you like American Wheats and want to expand your horizons then this is the beer for you.
Weihenstephaner the Rolls Royce of Beer.
Actually, I can see a Vitus looking longingly out of the fridge ...

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

Poured from a 16.9 oz. elongated bottle with the yeast swirled and poured-in also - no freshness date.

A soapy golden color radiates below a pure white fluffy craggy head.

Smell of honey drenched malt with just the right amount of clove and a tad bit of sour notes. FRESH, FRESH, FRESH!!!

Taste: There's that honey-dipped wheat malt again. Earthy yeasts, banana, bubblegum, clove, slight hint of pepper and again - that quenching slight sourness. All these flavor burst at the beginning and the finish mellows but lasts forever.

Mouthfeel is spritzy and soft. The tongue continously tingles as this beer enters your mouth. A perfect balance of acidity and full-on maltiness.

Drinkability is high as this beer is practically flawless. I enjoy this beer year round, but May-August - fahgit abah dit!!!

Overall a stellar brew! My hands-down favorite bottled wheat beer, period. Unfortunately it's hard to find on tap in the Mid-Michigan area. The one time I had it in Ann Arbor (U of M country) - it blew me away!! The king of Bavarian style wheat beers!!

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.4 out of 5 based on 8,309 ratings.
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