Review: Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier | Craft Beer & Brewing
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
93 out of 100

Style: Hefeweizen

ABV: 5.4 IBU: 14

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 5

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

What the brewers say

“Our golden-yellow wheat beer, with its fine-poured white foam, smells of cloves and impresses consumers with its refreshing banana flavor. It is full-bodied with a smooth yeast taste.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Starts with a spicy aroma that fades as it warms, and gives way to a velvety banana aroma and overripe pineapple fruit esters. Mild nose, but the tart, bready weizenmalz comes through clearly. Whole wheat flour, and a light, sulfury yeast. Soapy hops and a touch of clove spiciness, black pepper, and cherry.”

Flavor: “Hops bitterness up front, with light wheat sweetness in the background. Once the bitterness subsides, there’s a hint of vegetal flavor in the middle. Light lemony tartness, wonderful clove, and a kiss of cardamom. Great acid, banana, and wheat—like banana bread beer.”

Overall: “It’s stronger to the clove side on the ester. The banana ester is the strong point, and worked well with the touch of vanilla. Great showcase for wheat malt flavors.”



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