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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2565) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Poured from a bottle a murky golden copper color with a nice sily white head. Great lacing. Nose of mild hops and malts, stale cardboard. Mild wheaty banana nose. Flat uneventful flavor. Quite drinkable, but unmemorable. Finished empty and dull. Ok enough, but definitely nothing close to writing home about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flyfishnm (6) - Montana, USA - SEP 5, 2007 does not count
Bottle. Town & Country Foods, Bozeman The beer pours very cloudy, with a nice head. Very wheaty, and some banana notes present. Fairly smooth finish with a hint of a sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Picked up a single bottle at John’s Marketplace in Portland, Oregon. Pours a hazy orangish-amber brew with a creamy white head that slowly dissolves to a film layer and ring. Aroma is light with wheat malt, mild citrus zest, some yeast and a touch of grassy hops. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with flavors of sour grape, dry spice, and some aged yeast. Finish is slightly metalic, balanced and then a slight sour fruit aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2007
@Mountain Beerfest-on tap-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is wheat, some citrus. Taste is some sweet-wheat, some citrus, faint spice-hops. OK effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kyzr (1390) - Montana, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Gold pour with white head. Nose is wheaty with some grassy notes. Flavor is wheat, then watery light body follows. Finish is kind of dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (14178) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Aroma of wheat backed by a mild yeasty spice. Brassy color with a white head that was impressive. Starts with spice, wheat and arguably a small bit of banana. Not quite medium bodied, but the carbonation and the spice have a pleasant impact. Nice finish that has the feel of banana without that much of the flavor. Great label too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Bottle: Poured a hazy gold color with a moderate white head and nice lacing. Muted aroma of wheat and grass tones. Taste is in the light category; wheat, grass, hint of yeast, some light sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Pours a cloudy deep gold, with a decent enough head. Light aroma, but seems peppery. Taste is wonderfully dry with a great spicy yeast presence, and a bit more pepper in the flavor. Some bread in there as well at first, but I see this as mainly being peppery and dry. Not really like the German hefes, but it’s still pretty good, despite being a little thin and mild for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2006
Clear dull gold colour, though there is a lot of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Light aroma of apples and pears plus a hint of wheat and vague phenols. The body has some zippy carbo, is fairly heavy but yet not sweet. It seems to have quite a bit of hoppy bitterness for the style. A slight lemony, bubblegummy note is the main feature. Dry finish. Not a bad drinker overall, despite not hitting any particular marks.

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