31 of the Best Hefeweizens, Blind-Tasted and Ranked

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Ayinger Brauweisse (79)

“The classic Bavarian unfiltered wheat beer—golden, fruity, and thirst-quenching.”

Sketchbook Brewing Cumulus (79)

“A traditional, refreshing German cloudy wheat beer with a delicate balance of banana and clove aroma and flavor.”

Väsen Brewing Company Hefeweizen (84)

“A traditional hazy German-style wheat beer.”

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Schnickelfritz (84)

“Features the typical clove, nutmeg, or even vanilla and banana-like aromas and flavors.”

Wise Man Brewing Not A Role Model (84)

“Hefty amounts of wheat and characterful malts meld with the signature weizen yeast to provide a rogue’s bounty.”

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company Hefeweizen (85)

“German-style wheat beer with a good balance of banana and clove.”

Andechser Weissbier Hell (85)

“Embodies a slice of the Andechs lifestyle: finely yeasty, tangy, and sparkling. It refreshes and renews the thirst for more.”

Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen (86)

Its pronounced citrus and floral aromas are what define American-style Hefeweizen.”

Pinkus Hefe Weizen (86)

“Very light in body and color. Crisp, dry, spritzy, and refreshing unfiltered beer.”

Firestone Walker Brewing Co Cali Squeeze Blood Orange (86)

“Brewed with blood orange for juicy orange and fresh citrus flavors.”

Fly Llama Brewing Millie Grace (86)

“Classic German hefeweizen.”

KC Bier Co. Edelweiss (86)

“Intense aromas of banana and spice. Rich, bready malt body. Hints of caramel.”

Commonhouse Aleworks Wise One Hefeweizen (87)

“Our interpretation of the classic South German–style hefeweizen.”

1623 Brewing Hefeweizen (88)

“This refreshing ale is pale in color, with a pillowy mouthfeel that finishes bright and dry. Our Hefeweizen is distinctively German, with prominent banana and clove flavors.”

Pyramid Breweries Hefeweizen (88)

“Pyramid Hefeweizen has long been the standard by which all other wheat beers are judged. It’s an unfiltered, smooth, and refreshing ale.”

Schofferhofer Hefeweizen Grapefruit (88)

“A combination of Schofferhofer Hefeweizen with grapefruit flavoring.”

Erdinger Weissbier (88)

“Gently spicy wheat and yeast aromas blend with mildly bitter hops. The invigorating carbon dioxide ensures its liveliness.”

DESTIHL Brewery Weissenheimer Hefeweizen (90)

“Refreshing classic German-style hefeweizen.”

Live Oak Brewing Co Hefeweizen (90)

“Signature flavors of vanilla, clove, and banana.”

Schneider Weisse Edel-Weisse (91)

“A fruity, slightly drier wheat beer that showcases fresh hops, citrus, and honey.”

KC Bier Co. Hefeweizen (92)

“Smooth, bread-like malt body, low bitterness, fruity banana esters, and spicy clove-like phenols.”

KC Bier Co. Hefeweizen (92)

“Pale and hazy. Bready malt flavors. Fruity banana esters. Spicy clove-like phenols.”

Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen (92)

Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen is all about a beautiful apricot nose, a tart crisp body, and a smooth refreshing finish.”

Westbound & Down Don't Hassle the "Hef" (92)

“An easy-drinking wheat beer with a nose of cloves and banana and a citrus finish.”

Wasatch Blueberry Hefeweizen (94)

“Juicy blueberry meets malted wheat for a fun, light, and balanced take on a fruited wheat hefeweizen.”

Troegs Brewing Dream Weaver Wheat (95)

“Unfiltered and cloudy with yeast, it’s slightly tart and downright refreshing.”

Squatters American Wheat Hefeweizen (96)

“Brewed with German yeast and Tettnanger hops and has delicate citrus flavors.”

KC Bier Co. Weizenbock (96)

A pale, hazy, high-alcohol version of our traditional Hefeweizen.”

Live Oak Hefeweizen (98)

“Cloudy and straw-colored with a meringue-like head that lingers to the bottom of the glass. Brewed with wheat malt, few hops, and a yeast strain that produces notes of clove, banana, and vanilla.”

Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Hawley Hefeweizen (99)

“German-style hefeweizen with prominent flavors of banana and clove.”