Bavaringer Hefeweisen | Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus

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Brewed by:
Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly labeled as Hefe-Weizen

Added by Naerhu on 07-18-2004

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Ungespundet
4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this beer and have tried it a few times now in blind tests. It really is a solid offering from what is one of the best breweries in Germany. Try their beers and I think you’ll agree!

Pours up a creamy white head that fades a little quicker than other Weißbiers in this region. The fines bubbles do hang on for the rest of the ride to provide a nice lace. The color is pale gold and cloudy with yeast. The aroma is absolutely where this beer shines. A very nicely balanced and complex aroma that begins with a big fruity bubble gum blast. Candy like at times with strong waves of banana. Paired to the fruit aromas are nice phenolic spice aromas. The yeast comes thorugh crisp and very clean and is backed by a strong malt backbone. A+ for the aroma no question! Würzig!!! The carbonation is appropriate to style and mouth feel is medium to light. Its very light and crisp. Maybe a bit lighter than others. The fruity yeast flavors play up front and lead into a spiced malt foundation that finishes balanced by a slight hop bitterness. Maybe a bit lighter in the mouth feel than others but otherwise a very, very good Weißbier. It you like your Weißbier aggressive in the aroma department and full flavor(Würzig!) than pour one of these up. Only possible detraction is the mouthfeel. Zum Wohl!

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

(500 ml bottle, best before 26.08.16 - poured into a wine glass - had a weizen glass, but

L: golden-yellow liquid with a moderate cloudiness... off-white foam, dense but loose, piles moderately high, but doesn't hold up well, which is a concern... there is a slug of sediment in the bottom of the bottle and, when poured in to fill the glass, gets things truly murky

S: mashed bananas, bread dough, and a hint of fresh cut grass and sweaty yeast... floral overtone... lovely, moderate-high intensity... no oxidation, smells relatively fresh... fresh-baked banana bread that wasn't darkened too much in the oven, that and the grassy highlights are

T: spicy center that's more plum than clove... banana flavor is somewhat bold, with some true tones of bubblegum filling out around the sides, then lingering and looming large in the aftertaste... the doughy malt is an afterthought at first... long into the aftertaste, crust of white sandwich loaf, maybe a nip metallic

F: plush, lightly sticky... relatively thick, but it fans out wonderfully, dissolving softly at the back of the palate - barely even feel it going down the gullet... really, its sequence in texture is exquisite and the one element in which it out matches Weihenstephaner

O: can't say I've come across many that top this (perhaps it's its freshness?) - top 5 for me, for sure... the taste is explosive, layered, and high volume throughout... I would like another, but I only had one bottle

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Photo of Edv1819
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stonepot
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful cloudy golden color with a strong head that lasts the entire glass. I had this with some German sausage and sauerkraut and it was glorious. Great tasting beer with a light hint of banana. I was at a German beer hall and tried several other brews after this one (this was the first) but this was by far the best.

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Photo of inonesock
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tone77
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is bursting with banana's , spices. Taste is the same, banana, spice, wheat, extreme refreshment. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a top notch beer.

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Photo of drummerguy
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of czfreeman
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have never seen this brewery's beer before, found it at the Olympia Einkaufzentrum in Munich today.. Served in a flip-top, blue label with a picture of a knight on the front.
Opens wih an explove pop, immediately giving a whiff of Hefe-goodness.
An aggressive pour yields an thick, cramy, ever-so-light tan head literally filling the entire hefe glass. After several seconds, the beer emerges under the cap, a light golden-yellowish colored Hefe, that immediately reminds me of Belgian Wit in appearance, in it's lemony total murkiness. The head is still there after a full two minutes. Good looking Hefe.
Aroma is rich mixture of a thick smell of grain, yeast, and lemony esters , cream, all pureed with a massive amount of banana, and with a sharp, peppery-clove dusting. Orange and tangerine are appreciated, but this is really one of the most banana-like Hefe's I've come across. The aroma is accented, but not interrupted by the light spiciness of yeast. Banana-weizen if I've ever had one. I'm loving it.
Spicy, musty, thick-sweet and creamy all at once. There is a grainy wood-like mustiness upfront, then the onslaught of fruit and spice ensues. The banana is upfront and in-your face, digging into it, I find a sweetness akin to vanilla bean, orange, honey cream of wheat, pepper and clove.
Flavor is probably one of the most banana-like of any Hefe I have previously tried. It detracts a bit from itself after a while. A bit more spice would take this to the top of the Hefe world. Mouth feel is thick creamy and a bit under carbonated, as in any good Hefe. It simply becomes a slight bit too sweet after a while, but that is being a bit nit-picky.
I've really been looking for a Hefe that packs this much banana-creamy flavor, and Wallerstein has delivered. Great Weizen.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Classic hefe with all the qalities of a solid beer in this style: wonderful hazy color and great head; delicious citrusy taste with superb balance of flavors and ingredients; a full, creamy mouthfeel that blends well with the abv; and a satisying finish. I even love the bottle, which I'll keep for perhaps future bottling? I plan to go back to the store to pick up some more before it disappears. A very solid beer. Can't wait to try their others (3 of which are chilling now in my fridge).

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4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a cloudy, darkish yellow body with a tall, pillowy, white head.

Smell: Tangy-scented wheat, a little tartish lemon juice, subtle banana scent, a bite of clove, very far-off vanilla.

Taste: Soft, supple wheat malt with a slight graininess and pinch of powdered sugar. The ever expected banana and spicy clove tastes are there. Almost gives a hint of vanilla. Citrusy lemon, a hint of florals and enough bitterness to help push it do a drying, crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Falls shy of medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Refreshing. Not a bad lil' hefe that leans more crisp than creamy.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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