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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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There’s nothing better than Bayern’s unfiltered Hefeweizen. This Bavarian Hefeweizen ("hefe" means yeast and "weizen" refers to wheat), combines pure wheat flavor with Bayern’s own strain of yeast. Bayern’s Hefeweizen is hopped moderately with Hallertauer Perle from Germany, has an alcohol content of 5.4% Alcohol by Volume (13.1% Plato o.g.) and is made using malted wheat, pale and caramel malt. The hefeweizen beer style was invented in Bavaria and Bayern Brewing’s version is one of the very few that is actually brewed as it is in Bavaria by a Bavarian Brewmaster. So if you are interested in this style of beer, try this one first and see how the other ones compare to the original. St. Wilbur Weizen is brewed using the recipe of the old Brauerei zum Schiff brewery in Kaufbeuren, Germany, which is located 60 miles southwest of Munich and was established in 1540. Jürgen Knöller, the owner of Bayern Brewing, apprenticed in this brewery from 1978 to 1981 and brought this original recipe to Missoula in 1987. In 2002, Jürgen decided to rename Bayern’s Hefeweizen "St Wilbur Weizen" after his beloved St. Bernard, Wilbur, who had been adopted from the Humane Society. Sympathetic with the issues of these large breed dogs, Bayern now donates a portion of sales of this beer style and all affiliated merchandise to the Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation. To learn more about this, please read this edition of our Brewsletter. Whenever you think about Wilbur, just remember this: HE MAY BE A SAINT, BUT HE’S NO ANGEL!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6469) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2009
bottle, cloudy lemonade color with some white fleeting foam, aroma of slight banana, cardboard, flavor of bitter lemon, somewhat sweet on the finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Bottle courtesy of kyzr. Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Smells of lemons, wheat , hay. Tastes tarte with some bubblegum hints and a nice semi-sweet finish.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SODAK14 (340) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Not impressed at all by this beer. Pours a cloudy-orange. Taste is nonmemorable. An average beer at best.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Cloudy, luminescent straw-gold with 1/2 inch thick, uniform head. Mild and refreshing yeast puffs off the glass. Wheat and light phenols. Pleasant. Flavor is wheaty, slightly tart, and distinctly grainy with some corn notes.This beer resembles a German Hefe in aromatic qualities, but in flavor, it is rather closer to an American style, though a light cloviness plays in on the finish,

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2008
12oz. bottle. Slightly cloudy gold in color. Aroma is a bit muted, with a tendency toward grain and grass, rather than the typical yeasty fruit and spice of most hefes. Flavor has a touch of banana/clove, but is a little too light on the tongue. All that being said, it’s a nice summer brew, probably tuned toward swaying American tastes. I do appreciate this brewery’s efforts, but I’m glad I have some Ayinger Dunkel as backup.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Pours cloudy amber with small white head, minimal lacings. Sweet malts with a good amount of bitter euro-style hops. Dry slightly bitter finish. Decent American version of a Hefeweisen. Good summer beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2008
This is a German Hefeweizen? St. Wilbur pray for us! Pours clear gold with a diminishing white head. A tiny bit of cloves in the aroma, along with some grassy/catty hops. Not much in the taste to dissuade me from the notion that this is an American Wheat. Disappointed!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a thin head. Aroma is sweet and wheaty with light yeasty esters. The flavor is also very light. Some wheat malt is accompanied by a light sweet fruitiness. The flavor is very subdued for a german hefe. I was expecting a lot more banana, clove, esters etc. Basically a fruity wheat ale. Light and smooth.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (12938) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle poured a cloudy tarnished gold with a lasting creamy off white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, light banana and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of wheat, yeast and light fruittiness with a smooth lightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2561) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Pours a hazy yellow orange gold with a medium white head. Aroma of banana and wheat. Taste is slightly spicy with a banana wheat presence. Not a bad brew.


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