Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei WeihenstephanBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Alte Akademie 2
Freising, 85354
Germany

+49 8161 5360 | map
www.brauerei-weihenstephan.de

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PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
68
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
3.84%
 
 
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8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 68
Reviews by Domingo:
Photo of Domingo
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I stopped in at the end of May when it the weather is warm and it's perfect for a day at the biergarten. We took the train to Friesing and walked up the hill past the school and "stumbled" upon the biergarten.
They serve a host of different items including helles, dunkel, weiss, dunkel-weiss, kristal-weiss, Korbinian, Vitus (a new weizenbock), pilsner, alcohol-free, as well as radlers or russ'ns made with any of the above.
The beers are all hyper fresh and as expected, are amazing. Even though some of the items are bottled, this is as fresh as you'll ever encounter them. Supposedly this is the only place you get the pils, too.
The view is stunning. You can see a nice rolling countryside that makes a wonderful backdrop. Did I mention the smells coming from the brewery itself? It's simply AMAZING. It's worth the trip for that alone.
Service was a little spotty the day we visited. It seemed like they were just a little short staffed, so I had to wait for someone to man the beer window on 2 occasions. Still, they spoke English and were really nice. I don't blame anyone, obviously.
For the food, we had wursts, pretzels, and the typical bavarian items you expect. It's not as good as some of the really high end bavarian restaurants (or Andechs) but it's still excellent biergarten cuisine.

It's a short train ride from Munich (only about 30 minutes, plus a 20-minute walk) so this is a must-visit for any Bavarian beer treks. I'd put it 2nd to only Andechs on the list of places you must see.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of btravers13
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Oldest brewery in the welt. Amazing place to visit.

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Photo of Brynomite
4.71/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of angelgarcia1989
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of James_Michaud91
4.43/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of johnyb
4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sixpoint
4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
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

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Photo of vinnicheers
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Awesome..the best. I will visit again surely

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4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of ironpalmfist
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of hankmeister
4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan in Freising, Germany
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