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

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Taste doesn't need alcohol. Thanks to the gentle process for removing alcohol, which we developed in the brewery in collaboration with the TU Munich-Weihenstephan, our non-alcoholic yeast wheat beer offers you everything you expect from a premium beer. And you don't have to be worried about driving.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2013
0.5l bottle. This is a cloudy deep golden-orange beer with a nice big and lasting light fluffy just off-white top. On the nose it’s what you can expect from a alcofrei weiz, just a little better. It has a nice subtle, I almost want to call it a caramel-fruity sweetness in between the wheat, sawdust, banana chewing gum and I have to say it’s quite nice on the aroma. It has a average+ carbonation level and a soft thin mouthfeel. The flavors are also light and somewhat watery. Wheat and some slightly fresh citrus floral flavors with a lightly burned sawdust thing in the aftertaste. It’s quite easy to drink, and as a non-alco alternative I can safely say that it kills the thirst. Think I enjoyed the other non-alco type a bit more, but it’s not bad in any way. 12.01.2013

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omega (680) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 11, 2013
Poured with a massive head, this low alc beer is actually quite drinkable. Nose a big on the cornflake side. I would never buy it again as I don’t see the point, but it is good to know that it is drinkable. Basically this is just the hefe turned down a few notches which causes a drop in the flavour and intensity.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shaney (2428) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2013
Orange-braun, feinporiger Schaum ohne Ende, 1A-Optik! Hefiges Aroma, leicht bananig dazu, ok. Dünner Geschmack, aber wiederum hefig-bananig. Das Weihenstephaner hat klar mehr zu bieten als Erdinger Alkoholfrei und Konsorten!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (5427) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 04.01.2010
Aroma is quite light with banana esthers, some cardboard and hay. Flavour has banana esthers, hay, some yeasty notes and hints of cardboard. One of the best ( = least worst) alcoholfree hefes out there.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tfredvik (1031) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2013
Orange cloudy body with a huge, everlasting, creamy, white head that leaves lots of lacing on the glass. The aroma has some nice notes of banana, spices, yeast, citrus and perfume, but there are also some of the dreaded non-alchol wort notes too far in front in the mix. The taste is light sweet and with a light acidity that lasts into the aftertaste, hardly any bitterness. Surprisingly strong flavours with spices, banana, yeast and acidic lemon, and with wort further in the back. Too light and watery mouthfeel to be really pleasant, but all in all an unusually nice alkoholfrei.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 6 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Ullevål, Oslo]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange body with a big cloudy, "proper-hefeweizen" head retention. Nose is sweet banana tones, grains, strong clove and hints of citric peel and pepper. Though a bit more faint than the usual weizen, this sure smells like the real thing. Taste is light malt and wheat tones which come out in a cereal-like sweet way, with hints of citrus and bread crumbs. Surprisingly full (medium) body and a slightly fizzy carbonation, which adds to the freshness in a very successful way. Despite a bit thinner taste-wise, this really is a great non-alcoholic beverage - very close to a real hefeweizen and weighing in at an impressive 0,5 % ABV. One of the really good ones in the genre. *applause* :-)

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MichaelAwesome (3558) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. It took my wife ages to drink that one as it was so boring. I was thirsty and threw that one down in a minute or two. Therefore it is still drinkable but very dull and boring. Could be a juice whith a bit of malt in it. Yeast ? Surprisingly on in nose but not in taste. Comes with 0,5 % and is very, very boring.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
McTapps (3558) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Milky orange colour with steady head. Nose of light yeast. Slight taste of yeast, bananas and dough. Very thin, watery and unsatisfying beer.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeracoon (438) - - DEC 5, 2012
Huge white head, cloudy yellow colour. Typical wheat beer aroma. I bet that you could never tell the difference if you didn’t know it was non-alcoholic. The taste is a bit milder than normal wheat beer, but still really good. Wheaty palate. Great alternative to alcoholic beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerbarella (343) - - DEC 5, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with enormous white head. Wheat aroma with banana notes. The taste is a bit watery and a tad sour. Long faintly sour finish. Definitely not the worst non alcoholic beer!


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