Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

BA SCORE
98
world-class
8,283 Ratings
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:
8,283
Reviews:
2,522
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
871
Gots:
1,929
For Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of GarrettM99
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Mr. Dunderbaks, served in a Weizen glass and a side of bratwursts and warm potato salad.

A- A beautiful golden yellow with a multiple finger head that lasted the entire beer. Was easily one of the more beautiful beers I have enjoyed.

S- As mentioned it does have a very nice hint of banana and wheats.

T- A very nice critus taste of some orange, but mostly banana. As well as a nice spice that hits the tongue as it goes down. Very delicious.

M- Smooth, crisp, and refreshing.

D- Drinkability is off the scale. And is my favorite hefe, and could make a great session beer.

Over all: A must try for anyone looking for a great hefe or wheat beer. I can't wait to try one again.

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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

This is, hands down, the best wheat-beer on the open market. I'm not even going to put up a full review because (1) Look at the score (2) Look at the past 20 reviews.

Bet you didn't find even ONE bad one.

If you ever tried wheat-beer and didn't like it, and it wasn't Weihenstephaner, please try it again (the right way).

If you are a wheat-beer lover, and have never had this beer, GET IT.

If you like beer in general, but haven't tried wheat-beer, or this beer, definitely give it a try.

If you EVER see this on tap, GET IT!! And take pics for the masses :)

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Photo of Porter_Hoarder
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Zachb4au
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Poured a gorgeous cloudy, yeasty golden color with a two finger fluffy white head that receded to a ring of white foam leaving lacing on the glass. An excellent appearance, very true to style. Near flawless. Scents of clove, banana, slight citrus, some wheat malt and a low level of vanilla. A very good aroma profile that hits the style dead-on. Nothing is off, everything is present and it's all fantastic. Very nice. Flavor begins with spicy cloves phenols and a bit of banana esters, moving into more clove phenols but now balanced equally with banana esters and a slight citrus-like sourness. An undertone of cracker-like malt is present throughout the entire sip. Finishes with an equal balance of banana esters and clove phenols, with a slight lemony sourness. Aftertaste is spicy clove phenols and faint banana esters. An excellent flavor profile. The main flavors of the style reveal themselves in full form and several of the optional flavors also come into play. Very well done, balanced and refreshing, perfect. Mouthfeel is light bodied, effervescent with high carbonation and a slightly creamy feel. A very nice, refreshing mouthfeel that is perfectly true to style. Overall this is an amazing hefeweizen. Everything about it is a perfect representation of the style, and this is my number one recommendation to anyone who wants to try a good Bavarian hefeweizen.

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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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

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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

I had this beer on-tap poured into a pint glass. This beer has a white two to three finger head that lasts forever and a yellow cloudy color. The beer smells of clove, banana, wheat and yeast. The beer tastes of clove, wheat, and mild citrus, and has a light hop aftertaste. This beer has a nice amount of lacing. This beer is super refreshing, crisp, and a perfect session beer. I have had this beer on-tap and in the bottle either way it is awesome. Drinking this beer makes me want to go on another vacation to germany. This is one of my favorite beers of all time. I have never had a better Hefeweissbier!!!

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Photo of ejr1953
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I must admit, I'm mostly a vodka drinker, so when I sit down to have a beer, I usually only have one...sometimes two. So when I enjoy an occasional beer, it's got to be good. The Fall of 2010 my wife & I traveled thru Europe, for several days thru Bavaria, where I discovered German wheat beers. I found this one to be the best! Fortunately, I'm able to special order this at my local store. I find it to be one of the most flavorful beers I've tried.

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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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

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Nice head that lasted
Great color and smell
Glove and banana taste
Perfection of a Hefe, best in the world

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