Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Bayerische Staatsbrauerei WeihenstephanBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei WeihenstephanBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

Alte Akademie 2
Freising, 85354

+49 8161 5360 | map
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Reviewed by ianp5a from Germany

4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75
Living in Munich it's just a short S-Bahn journey to Freising. I did the brewery tour 2 weeks ago, and enjoyed the beer tasting at the end. But they didn't show us the bottling or anything more than 3 rooms with stainless steel equipment. They were friendly and knowledgeable though. The best bit was I noticed a farmer turn up on a tractor with a trailer, and steaming hot, organic byproduct was loaded in. Destined for a nearby farm, as explained during the tour.
Weihenstefaner 1516 Kellerbier has become my main home beer I buy by the crate now. As it has a bit more flavour than a Munich Helles. Which can be quite neutral tasting.
Aug 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
A special experience to be able to make it here. Accessible by train but easier with a car and plenty of parking. On a beautiful campus with stellar views. Impressive for a state-owned brewery, the facility is huge with a classic layout and traditional biergarten. Inside seating looks great but luckily it was a beautiful, sunny, warm day. Food and beer are cafeteria style but it's all fresh and all delicious. Friendly folk and a truly great atmosphere/vibe.
Jun 12, 2023
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Reviewed by cowtownhorn from Texas

4.78/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
Service plus walk yourself through their outdoor bar/food. And the outdoor self-service had more than I saw in the rest of Bavaria. This was not my favorite beergarden in Bavaria/Salzburg/Fuessen, but the food selection in the self-service area demolished the rest. C'mon kids, you're in Munich. Go out to Freising, this is the oldest brewery in the world. I'd recommend stopping at Schloss Schleissheim (just south of Dachau) on the way home.
Jun 13, 2019
Rated: 4.4 by Jaybone from New Jersey

Apr 02, 2019
Rated: 5 by Davidlbarnes from Georgia

Sep 27, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by rickzim1 from New Jersey

Aug 26, 2018
Rated: 4.73 by Anacross from Oregon

Aug 04, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jun 10, 2018
Rated: 4.45 by lebriarjr from North Carolina

Jan 15, 2018
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Reviewed by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

4.21/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75
Being in Munich and this close to Freising we decided that we had to visit the oldest brewery in the world, so it was a train trip and off to Weihenstephan. After arriving in Freising and figuring out the bus arrangements, we arrived at the front campus drop-off, but then we had to figure out where the bierstube was. Nearby campus map boards didn't help, so we walked to the top of the hill. When we thought that we were close but still unable to find it we asked two students (who had never been there) for help but they couldn't get us there either. So we continued to walk around trying to find the place. Then all of a sudden we rounded a corner and we saw people drinking.

Wow! Great beers and food, and that is not a trite understatement. We ordered a 3-beer sampler (Helles, Wheat and Dunkel) plus small pours of Korbinian and Vitus. Wow, wow, wow! Deliciousness at it's best.

This visit may have been the pinnacle of our entire trip. Navigating the train, the Friesing city bus system, and finding the pub in the university complex of buildings were all a challenge, but well worth it. The beer and food at Weihenstephan were outstanding, with the Vitus Wheatbock and the Korbinian Dopplebock being the highlights. As good as the beers were, we ended up rating the food the best that we had for the entire trip. Afterwards, we found the path to be able to walk down the hillside to the train station. What a day! Highly recommended. Plan on a full day and check out the other beer places in town too.
Jun 13, 2017
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Rated by btravers13 from California

4.45/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
Oldest brewery in the welt. Amazing place to visit.
May 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Brynomite from Virginia

4.71/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
We visited the brewery a few years ago and had a lot of fun. The beer was fantastic and the grounds gorgeous. We ate the Bräustüberl And it was nice.

The food was decent and the service more than adequate. I've had much better food in Germany, but it was hard to beat the atmosphere and the fresh Weihenstephan. Overall a great experience.
Aug 21, 2015
Rated: 5 by angelgarcia1989 from Texas

Jul 30, 2015
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Rated by James_Michaud91 from California

4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
What a gorgeous place to enjoy some of the world's most classic brews. The outside beer garden here is absolutely beautiful.
Jul 13, 2015
Rated: 4.08 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Jul 08, 2015
Rated: 4.19 by johnyb from Florida

Jun 21, 2015
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Rated by SCW from New York

4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75
outstanding place and the true fatherland for the education/academia of beer
Jun 01, 2015
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Rated by vinnicheers from England

5/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
Awesome..the best. I will visit again surely
Jun 01, 2015
Rated: 4.44 by Piglizard

Mar 17, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by el_michoacano from Georgia

Mar 17, 2015
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Rated by ironpalmfist from New York

4.1/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
I had a great time there and the beer was great. The food was ok. Overall good experience.
Mar 15, 2015
Rated: 5 by aetnde from Virginia

Mar 12, 2015
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Reviewed by hankmeister from Florida

4.81/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5
Visited here early March 2015. Short train ride from Munich to Freising, a bus up the hill, then had to walk about 250 meters to the brewery.

Very German, very clean. I didn't get to do the tour (but I signed up for it since I'm going to be back soon) so I just went into the Braustuberl for lunch. EXCELLENT! My waitress was nice, attentive in a German/European way [they don't come over every 5 minutes to check on you - Americans are often not used to that]. Had 2 Vitus beers (delicious) and the Brotzeitbrettl, which is basically a cutting board with sausage, cheese, and a couple typical German spreads for bread. Great portions, fresh and delicious.

Can't wait to go back.
Mar 08, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by SmashPants from Australia

Dec 15, 2014
Rated: 5 by CincyBrewTull from Ohio

Dec 01, 2014
Rated: 4.56 by Myboymi from Kansas

Nov 26, 2014
Rated: 5 by Smitch from Wisconsin

Nov 26, 2014
Rated: 4.96 by NeubTube from Texas

Oct 30, 2014
Rated: 5 by tharper178 from Florida

Oct 18, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by larbush from Illinois

Oct 07, 2014
Rated: 2.72 by Todd_Shrader from Indiana

Oct 01, 2014
Rated: 3.72 by LukeK1231 from New York

Sep 23, 2014
Rated: 4.56 by Jeff_Benson from Massachusetts

Sep 21, 2014
Rated: 5 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota

Sep 13, 2014
Rated: 5 by StrayteEDGE from Massachusetts

Sep 05, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Vogt52 from Maryland

Aug 30, 2014
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan in Freising, Germany
Brewery rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 28194 ratings