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Weihenstaphener Hefe bottle shape

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by copybingo, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. copybingo

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    I recently picked up a six pack of Hefe at my local Wegman's after my son recommended it to me. Researching the ratings here at BA, I noticed in the picture that the shape of the neck on the bottle seems to be slightly different on the six I picked up. The label is identical, just the bottle shape is different. What's up?
     
  2. Gregfalone

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    They must be using different bottles now
     
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  3. copybingo

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    I thought of that, but the "old" bottle style is still on their website. Interesting...
     
  4. Gregfalone

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    Do they have multiple bottle sizes (six packs of 11.2 oz, and large 500-600ml)? It can be hard to determine bottle size from a picture sometimes. I was dissapointed when I got my westy brick and the bottles were different from the ones they use in Belgium. Same bottle design as westmalle and new belgium beers.
     
  5. copybingo

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    Ah. That's probably it. I'll check. Thanks.
     
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    If it was a six-pack I'd imagine the bottles to be 33cl ones, which tend to be more squat and have a neck as opposed to the 50cl standard German bottles which don't have a clear distinction between the body and neck of the bottle.
     
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    On a side note, I'm curious how available Weihenstephaner beers are. After seeing on here that they have a great Hefeweizan, I noticed at my local German deli that they have 16 ounce bottle selections of almost all of their beers at about 3.25 a pop. Not bad.
     
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    they went from 12 oz to 11.2 in the states. more and more imports are changing to this.
     
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    my oh my what a clever ruse and their non-imperial units!

    how dare they steal my precious 23.6588 mL!
     
  10. imduffman

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    they're still using the same 6 pk cartons, the new bottles don't fit snugly in them as they had before. same with franziskaner and pilsner urquell.
     
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    I see them all over SoCal.
     
  12. Gregfalone

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    When it comes to German styles (heffeweizen, dunkelweizzens, etc) they are one of, if not, the best.
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