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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MaxOhle, Dec 23, 2012.
What do people think of Weihenstephaner as a whole?
I've enjoyed every Weihenstephaner beer that I've tried, which I believe consists of just about everything that is commercially available in the United States. Their Hefeweizen is the gold standard for the style, in my opininon. That said, I don't drink them with too much frequency due to the issue with freshness. While Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier might be the best in the world, if the bottle on the shelf is 7 months old...
I imagine most people that have had them like them.
All of their beers are amazing, and indeed ideal representations of the style, if not perfect representations.
Very nice beers (all of the ones I have tried).
All the brews are top notch especially Korbinian, my favorite doppelbock
Also, dont cost a billion dollars... AND GET SHIPPED FROM OVERSEAS. WHY ARENT THEY 27 DOLLARS, LIKE EVIL TWIN?!?!?!
I will regret this post in the morning.
Their heffe is what got me started in craft beer (broke me from the BMC shell). I still pick up a few bottles from time to time just because I love it.
I really enjoy all the styles I've been able to try. Just seems German beers don't see a lot of chatter here. I think they get lost behind the Belgians. Schneider is another solid brand worth checking out.
When I start homebrewing, I plan on doing German beers justice. Hoppy hefe? Check. Imperial Dunkels? Check. Triple weizenbocks? Hell yes. Imperial hopped hefes? Oh dear yes. We only used English ales in this country because the original literature was in our language. It wasn't because most of us are of english descent.
Know what else would be good? Roasted barley Doppelbock with american imperial stout like hops.
So true. should be an "end thread" type post. Can't say more than that. Thank God that these beers exist and will continue to exist in their present form!
it's one of those breweries that i should probably buy more than i do
They are great, Vitus and Original Premium are my favs.
I feel like that's not doing them justice, that's ruining them.
Also, Weihenstephaner makes incredible beers (Korbinian is AWESOME), and I share the same sentiment as poopinmybutt.
I've only had the Hefe Weissbier, and it was pretty damn good.
It's hard to ruin a style when you are making new ones.
Hoppy wheat beers can be quite amazing if done right.
Roasted malt dunkels would just add a greater depth of flavor.
Triple weizenbocks have been done by german brewers in the past, just not often.
Im not big on German style beers, but the Hefe is the gold standard of the style, and hands down the best Hefeweizen Ive had
I just don't think adding more hops and boosting the alcohol is "doing justice" to a style that has been brewed in a certain tradition for years. Hefes, dunkels, weizenbocks, etc. don't need to have justice done to them...they are already great!
That said, if you think it's something you'll enjoy then brew away. I'll simply leave it on the shelf and pick up the Weihenstephaner it's sitting next to .
I don't think you understand. You're the only one saying doing justice. I simply think we took the lesser of two paths: American craft brewing innovated from english foundations instead of german ones.
Great beers at great prices.
Yes--Korbinian over Spaten's Double Shovels any day! And the price is so right.
One of the greatest brewery's on earth.
Great range of beers. Their Kristallweissbier is easily the best anywhere in the world. And its largely ignored or forgotten.
This. It's definitely my fave from them.
Agreed, the Germans don't get a lotta love on BA typically, not much negativity either though. I've enjoyed everything I've had by Weihenstephaner, Schneider is great as well as are Ayinger and Paulaner now I'm sad I have such little German stuff on hand save for Aventinus.
Weihenstephaner Hefe and Aventinus were my first 2 German beers. Talk about hitting it right the first try, a complete blind stab with a server who couldn't pronounce them.
Aventinus and Salvator were my 1st 2 Germans. Listed style be damned, Aventinus is it's own beast.
I second that statement.
It is also at the Bavarian brewing university. That should say something about the beer's quality.
Weihenstephener Hefeweissen - Simply the best you can drink in the style, 'nuff said.
Korbinian - best dopplebock that I've had thus far
Vitus - Damn good Weizenbock
"Regular" Weihenstephener - Munich Helles, very good beer
Has anyone had their Pilsener? I've seen it start to creep on the shelves of my beer shops, but I just haven't got around to buying it yet.
Every beer Ive had from them has been above average at worst, World class at best.
Extremely nice beer- same malt character as their Original, but a bit drier and hoppier. If you like the Original you'll love it.
3.9, 4.58, 4.70, and 4.83 for the 4 beers I had. Not too shabby.
Actually, you didn't.
All of the beers I have had from them are excellent, and their hefeweizen is my favorite in the style.
The last time I was in Munich, I went to Freising and walked up the hill to the monestary. They had a great ad on the wall next to the brewery with two nuns sitting on the end of a dock, dipping their feet in the water and drinking wheat beers with a caption that translated from German as "this is heaven." I would agree with this statement.
Exemplars of the styles they make.
If there is a clear worldclass brewery - this is it.