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RATINGS: 3006   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nothing refreshes you more than this naturally cloudy wheat beer with its wonderful yeasty fragrance and taste. Goes well with dishes that do not have too intensive a flavour, especially that Bavarian speciality 'Weisswurst' or white sausage.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 Cloudy orange. Good thickness to it that fills the mouth. Smooth and clean taste that makes for a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - SEP 30, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2007 Cloudy orange with a thick foamy head. Nice nose - Strong banana and yeast. Bubble gum after taste. My favorite Heffe, although itís a bit too carbonated. Still, an amazing flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2006
clear honey color - nice white frothy , long lasting head Ė nose of extreme candy banana , yeast , bubble gum , spice , and nutmeg Ė taste of apricots, nutmeg, yeast, bananas , honey , lemon , and spices -- medium body slightly oily Ė aftertaste sour red fruit, bananas , yeast

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2006
On tap @ Cafe Dwazezka, Amsterdam. Nice big rocky head. Color is dark hazy orange. Yeasty aroma with malts and lemon. Banana and citrus flavoured. Spicy. Medium-bodied with a smooth and weathy mouthfeel. Highly refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2006
500 ml bottle. Caramelly orange in colour. Consistently cloudy. Throws a tall thick and creamy white head that clings to the glass. Very nice to look at. The mandatory banana and clove aroma is there, but there is also a slight sweetness and a a little caramel. A light hop aroma can also be detected. Soft mouthfeel with only a slight prickling feeling from carbonation. Non-offending flavours. Some bread and a little caramel, and perhaps also a little banana, but not really any strong characterful flavours. Instead it is well-balanced and tasty. Little bitterness found throughout. Very gentle and very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2006
Very nice on the tongue, flavor of yeast, some banana, slight clove, earthy, the best balanced hefe Iíve had! enjoyed drinking it very much!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonjon (22) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 19, 2006
I love this beer. Itís so unbelievably smooth, itís like drinking velvet. Poors a foggy golden yellow with a thick white head. Unfiltered, which always adds to the appearance. Smells citrousy, tastes refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2006
I had this on draft at the BrickStore. golden and very hazy. banana, clove, orange. very balanced. An amazing hefe. Pefect example of this style!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2006
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark yellow with a fluffy white head. Thereís not a whole lot to say about the aroma and flavor except that this is very nearly a perfect German hefeweizen. Thereís wheat malt, banana, slight sweetness, moderate yeast, slight sourness, and everything is blended excellently. Dry finish, *just* slightly overcarbonated. I gather than this used to be more unique than it is now, with the proliferation of fairly similar beers, but itís still an exceptional example of the style. Great on a nice summer day (as it still is here in September, since this is Atlanta).

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTB (51) - South Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Weihenstephaner is my favorite imported German Weissbier. The color is a beautiful golden orange and the foggy yeast looks bright white instead of just dirty. It also holds a decent head for a while. Smells like half and half, plums. bananas and wheat. Iím drooling already. I noticed a lot of variation even between bottles in a six pack with this beer, which is unfortunate. This one is right on. Flavorís creamy and smooth. Good wheat flavor, but the sweetness blended with the citrus really steals the show. Almost wholesome to the point of my mouth not recognizing it as a beer. This is making me miss my military career in Germany. Mouth feel is a little too carbonated for the thickness of the beer. Thatís about the only miss here. Weihenstephaner is my go to wietzen, but I must reiterate that I found a terrible inconsistency in the freshness of this beer. If youíre not impressed with the bottle in front of you, try another. This is a sad state of affairs, but the pay off of a perfect Hefe is well worth it. Good luck!


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