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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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2250) - - AUG 27, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance- the beer pours a very lightly hazed lighter golden amber color with a billowy white head of three finger height. The head has a pretty nice level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a wheaty and yeasty smell mixed with a lighter showing of a light fruit smell of peach and a bit of pear. Along with these smells comes some lighter notes of spice and a little bit of coriander and some clove. Taste – The taste begins with a rather nice flavor of a wheat bread taste that contains a rather decent sum of a sweeter fruit flavors of peach and apricot. As the taste advances the wheat peach and apricot all hold, while a little bit of a grassy and hay flavor start to develop more and more. Along with these tastes comes some flavors of a light yeast and a little bit of spice, which in the end, leave a rather fruity and sweet, but very pleasant, wheat bready taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thicker and chewier side for an only 5.4 % abv brew with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the style and the sweeter wheaty flavors the feel is really quite nice, with it creating a rather easy drinking and flavorful weizen. Overall – This is one weizen I actually rather like, but one I would likely enjoy on the occasion that I am in the mood for something with a bit more fruity flavor (which I think I am in for right now.) It is sweeter and slightly more wheaty, with a lower spice profile, but even with that said, more purist style weizen drinkers, it is very approachable and tasty. So…. Give it a go!

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2009
12oz Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Cloudy with a great wheat aroma this was a nice malt hops balance with a good flavor a touch of fruitiness this made for a nice beer for the night .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Bayern St. Wilbur Weizen Beer--2008 Release --12 oz. Bottle --5.10% ABV--12 IBU’s? (3.75 / 5.0) Hefeweizen--Dense mild lace rich white head. Cloudy bright orange color. Light loose sediment. Spicy mild hop wheat ester Bavarian hint front. Tangy sweet citrus mild coriander fruit zesty mild Bavarian ester body. Refreshing mild hop sour wheat fruity citrus end. Malty. Sampled 9/4/2008. 6-Pack--$7.00.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3215) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus, obtained from my west coast connection. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, spices, and bananas. FLavor is sweet, bananas, citrus, and spices. Good beer.

3.4
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one, from his west coast connection. Pours hazy yellow gold with a decent sized white head. Aroma of citrus, spices, bananas, wheat. FLavor is smooth, sweet, bananas, citrus, spices, and alcohol. Good body, decent brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12140) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5542) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (712) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Very tasty and refreshing. Pours a hazy gold color. Not hoppy at all, a little citrus maybe? Of course the wheat is there too. All in all, a thumbs up from me. Nice for a hot afternoon.


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