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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Draught at the Brewpub: Golden cloudy color, thick head and light lacing. Nose of light sulfer, some creamy wheat and some esters. The flavor is creamy, lots of chewy wheat sweetness. Finishes light and tangy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2006
This was way too sour and acidic for my taste. Has some yeasty bready notes, with just a hint of spice, some orangey fruitiness and not much more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2006
No German Hefe would be this bitter. It’s more of an American Wheat, so I’m changing the designation. Cloudy and orange color. Quite wheaty and yeasty with lots of citrus. Disagreeable (to me) as I hoped for less bitterness, with a hint of spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Pours a hazy golden orange. Aromas of bread/clove/ and some fruit. Had a taste of yeasty bread with some spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Hazy golden/orange color,decent small white head that fades slowly but manages to leave a slight lace behind when it’s done.The aroma was yeasty with a decent light fruit showing,some bannana and maybe some light citrus and spice as well.The taste was nothing special btu it was fairly drinkable,with a nice wheaty side coming through plenty of citrus and some bannana in the middle and end but mostly it has a sort of sweet sour thing going on with a little more towards the sour.The spiciness is mild at best with just small hints coming and going.Not bad but it could be a little better but it will do on a hot day if your looking for something on the lighter side.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11551) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Bottle best before date of October ’05. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of yeast, light wheat, and if I really push some banana in the background. Tastes of wheat, light lemons, light oranges, light bananas and light spices (get the trend - everything on the lighter side).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 13, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Belmont Station in Portland, OR) Sweet and estery nose is pleasant, but not very reminiscent of a German Hefeweizen. And, as the nose indicates, the flavor is also fairly estery, and mildly sweet. I’m picking up a lot of ripe orange fruits throughout this beer. I’m not getting the traditional banana or clove, and not really all that much wheat either, so this beer is really pretty far off the mark if this is intended to be a German Hefeweizen. Light-medium bodied, and lacking any crispness on the back end, so it just kind of sits there and gets tiring after awhile. Orange golden body is fully cloudy. The small, white head quickly settles to a film, but unfortunately, then it slowly fades to a ring. Really, just a fruity, light beer and not really something that should be labeled a hefeweizen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (3018) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Bottled. Pours a hazy nectarine color. Sweet aroma with a little bit of a yeasty smell. Sweet grainy flavor. Not quite the typical german hefe, but it is nice and refreshing for a summer’s day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Bottle: Hazy orange hued yellow, moderate fizzy white head that falls quickly, spotty lacing, subtle carbonation.   Oat like aroma, wheat obviously, but very dull on the spices.   No real banana or clove to speak of.   Very smooth and clean wheat aspect.   Quite palatable, but a bit boring.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Clean crisp finish with only a smidgen of any hefe character.   Easy to put down on a hot day for sure.   Thanks Bill!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Hazy amber golden. Dusty phenolic aroma, touch of acidity. Rather yeasty, but without an overy clovey or banana notes. Medium bodied, wheaty. Trace of late sourness. Servicable.

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