TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A beer that I’ve claimed over the past few years as one of my top ten favorites, tonight’s beer is the Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier. Brewed in Bavaria, Germany, Weihenstephan’s label states that it’s the oldest brewery in the world. Records date back to the year 768 with documents mentioning a hop garden, but the brewery was officially licensed in 1040.
The 17oz bottle pours at a clear burnt-amber color, with a nice thick ivory white foam on top. The foam lingers for several minutes, and leaves behind a mild lacing as it recedes. The aromas are bright and distinct, with plenty of lemon, orange peel, banana, and spices. I absolutely love the aromas on this little Hefeweiss!
On the palate, the Weihenstephaner is flavorful and complex, yet so incredible easy to drink! The citrus and banana is right up front in my mouth, but not far behind is the spice and just a touch of alcohol. This is an absolutely delicious brew that I highly recommend for anyone who ever considered those mediocre mass-produced imitations.
Xavalias (222) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Søernes Ølbar, Copenhagen. Cloudy bright yellow with a small white head. Nice aroma with wheat, yeast, fruity (banana) with notes of spices (coriander maybe?). Strong bitterness, with a hint of acidity. Round palate turning slightly sweet in the aftertaste.
lello4ever (210) - ITALY - MAY 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Splendida weiss, giallo paglierino torbido con una persistente schiuma bianca. Profumo dolce di banana, al palato perfettamente bilanciata, nel complesso dolce ma senza esagerare. Carbonazione vivace.
mtu71 (225) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Big white head. Cloudy golden. Yeasty, fresh, foamy, grass, honey melon, banana and grainy. Excellent!
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
KoRoBeNiKi (57) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Vanilla, wheat, banana, hops
Appearance: Yellow (dark,) some haze
Taste: Wheat, banana, vanilla, similar to the aroma, sweet with a touch of bitterness
Palate: Silky smooth, so drinkable
I’d drink this daily if I wasn’t so lazy and if I wanted something not super alcoholic.
Also, they are right, it does go with Weisswurst, thank you local German pork store.
EkinTelli (20) - TURKEY - MAY 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very sharp sourness with strong aroma and very strong palate with great smell but appearance is not bright
ippopotamo36 (666) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,50 bottle purchased at the Beerville store in Belgrade-Serbia. Ciao Vlada. Pours completely cloudy orange skin color, very intense with a medium white cap. Nose: pretty much an yeasty orientation covered by peers and banana. Some flowers too. Mouth: perfect carbonation balanced and frizzy just in the aftertaste. Banana, melon, fruit salad with a balanced sweet accent. A very tasty German Weiss.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
CorBon (9) - - MAY 18, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably the best Weizen. Great appearance. Fresh, refreshing and very intensive taste and aroma of banana.
robto (51) - Belas, PORTUGAL - MAY 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at cerveteca bar in Lisbon. It pours a cloudy yellow colour with a very thick and large white head that lasts very well. Aroma is of strong banana, wheat, lots of cloves and sweet candy feel. Taste is banana, some tartness, overall sweet and spicy, wheat and some yeast. It has a medium body, medium carbonation and a crisp and refreshing feel. Definitely the best hefeweizen I’ve tasted in my life. I will for certain drink more of this in the upcoming summer.
erling1000 (227) - - MAY 16, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
An amber, cloudy Hefe Weissbier with high white head. Aroma is fresh fruity, banana, yeasty, light malty. Taste is sweet and light bitter.
anstei (209) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours cloudy yellow. Banana aroma, sweet. Crisp taste, mostly banana again, nicely tart and dry. Extremely refreshing.