Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Low Alcohol
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
Our golden-yellow, alcohol-free wheat beer tastes like a premium wheat beer: tangy, fresh and full-bodied, with hints of cloves and honey as well as a fine yeasty spirit. The unique wheat beer taste is achieved by a method developed in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich-Weihenstephan: the top fermentation is not interrupted and the beer has time to mature, only after the maturation the alcohol is carefully withdrawn. It is a first-class thirst quencher after sports or a good companion to light summer dishes, sweet and sour dishes, or fruit sorbets. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Foffern (1693) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle at home. The beer looks as stunning as his alcoholic brother with a cloudy orange color, and a large, off-white, creamy foam . The aroma is also strikingly similar to common Hefeweissbier with lots of delicious banana, dry hay, citrus and clove . But what happens in flavor ?! Is incredibly unbalanced with dry hay and strange woody taste. Here is also yeast , but in an unpleasant way, and acidic citrus in aftertaste. It is somewhat reminiscent of wheat beer, but felt terribly tame. Mouth feel is too light and watery and the beer has barely bitterness. It all started so well, but look and smell promised too much relative to taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esp0r (2756) - NORWAY - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle. Orange hazy white frothy head. Smell of banana, wheat, cardemomme. Moderate sweet watery, some fruity noter and a nice spicy kick. Light bitter, thin ending. Surprisingly god!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhunter111 (17284) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2015
Trübe orangegelbe Farbe, mittelgroße leicht beige Schaumkrone. Geruch nach reifen Äpfelen, trocken, hefig, süß. Geschmack sehr wässrig, reife Früchte, hefig trocken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2927) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
500 ml bottle purchased at Les Marchants de la Bière in Sainte-Thérèse (Quebec) on May 8, 2015. Hazy blonde, medium head. A mix of pale and wheat malt aroma, some notes of lavender. Some light banana and citrus bread taste, not too dry, little to no bitterness. A regular hefe would be disappointing, but as a low alcohol version its fairly well made!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
slowrunner77 (10242) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2015
nope. had this after and race and thought it would be the perfect quencher, a na brew from a great brew. This tasted and smelled strongly ofcereal that’s been sitting out too long, and in no way shape or form resembled a hefe.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
huineman (600) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
From the oldest brewery in the world, a fine example on how to brew alcohol-free beer. Pours pale golden with a gigantic (but rapidly vanishing) white head. Secondary aromas prevail: bread, dough, corn flakes, toast and yeast. Sizzling, fresh, with a full body. Slick, thick and rich. Not very long-lasting finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
VamboladeTolly (1564) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy dark yellow with white head.Aroma is sour, wheaty, watery, some cinnamon. Taste is sour, metallic, yeasty, raw apples. Watery palate. Drinkable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Daanminator (476) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Deze op van fles. Net zoals de meeste alcoholvrije bieren heeft ook deze een broodsmaak maar toch hint hij wat meer naar banaan in de afdronk. Niet echt een heel slecht bier maar zijn grootte broer is toch mijn favoriet van de 2.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
martjoobolut (3187) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 19, 2015
0,5L bottle (from Stockmann, Tallinn). Pours hazy amber with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is very sweet, fruits, bananas, wheat. Flavor is very watery, wheat, fruits, bananas, some citric notes. Overall: as far as alcohol free brews go, this is not a bad option. As far as beers go, this is drinkable, but not much more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Bananas, cloves, straw and fresh bread whirl about in this complex (yes, complex) Alkoholfrei Weissbier.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A stupendous head of foam settles atop the misty blond.
-This is obviously lean-bodied, but there is so much going on you tend to forget you are drinking something leaner than the real deal.
-The fresh bread lengths are something else.
-I simply can’t imagine a better low alcohol Weissbier. This one even has all the complexity of an excellent Weissbier!
-The ratings for this beer are a great example of how this site can be useless for certain beer styles.


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