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

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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
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.


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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Martinus (4440) - Baarle-Nassau, - MAY 24, 2012
Light golden colour, white head. Quite yeasty aroma, bread, light fruit, quite light overall. Light sweet flavour. Light body, short finish.
Not bad for when you still have to drive. Quite light, but refreshing.
(From 0,5L bottle @ local pub, Nijmegen)


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mathieuc (3258) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2016 Pours a lightly cloudy golden with a medium white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of banana and wheat sheaf. Taste is dry with a light tartness. Light banana and bready wheat. Body is light and carbonation high and prickly. A bit too light for an hefe. A fair alcohol free beer but I must say I’m a bit disappointed as I expected quite a bit more.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
k0mpsa (2433) - Tuusula, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle from k-marker hyrrä, tuusula. Hazy deep yellow color, white head. Aroma has wheat notes, citrus notes, fresh malty notes. Fresh and balanced wheaty body, citrus notes. End is little bit watery.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daigoon (107) - - AUG 2, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2016 0.5l bottle. Looks just like normal version. Bright hazy orange with large white head. Initial taste is water but finishes with wheat and citrus taste.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bierridder_S (664) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2016
09/07/2016 - sample from a 50cl bottle, Melde. Hazy light yellow with huge soapy head. Nose is grains and a bit mold. Taste is first wattery, hay, grains, banana. Not bad for a non alcoholic.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ALIBALI (542) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUN 27, 2016
Sieht nett aus, schnuppert toll und ab da gehts steil bergab. Der Trunk völlig nichtssagend und zum Nachtrunk hin eine glatte Null. Was bleibt ist nur der etwas WITlastige Geruch und die styletypische Optik. 0,5/3,50 beim Griechen vor den Lucinda Williams Konzert in HH.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (2352) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2016
Botella 50 cl tomada en el momento en Cimmeria. (r224). Cotesia David. Aromas y sabores suaves maltosos algo herbaceos y con toques citricos. No está mal para una sin alcohol.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle. Clear, golden, frothy, white foam, lightly bitter, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & astringent finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
77ships (7684) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2016
500 ml. bottle sampled @ home. Lightly hazy, touch paler citrus golden, collapsing soapy creamy white head. Nose is soapy banana, estery, weird fizzy soapy DE yeast, weird wet paper. Taste is fizzy weird plaster mineral, wet paper, light, mineral, sweetish artificial, tad watery, fizzy. It is clearly non-alcoholic, clearly a paper-like, fizzy etc. version. It isn’t too bad for a non-alcoholic hefeweizen. It isn’t too bad at all, bit enjoyable, I can see this one going over pretty well if you are wanting a non-alcoholic hefeweizen. It is thin, faintly artificial / soapy-like but only mildly so, carries a clear connection to the real deal even if it is clearly different. Very good for what it is.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (4467) - BELGIUM - APR 9, 2016
My first non-alcoholic Hefeweizen but since it comes from Weihenstephan, the world’s oldest brewery and one with a vast amount of knowledge about this style and brewing technology in general, I decided to give it a try. Thick, frothy, creamy, dense, egg-white head over a hazy golden beer with peachy hue and vivid sparkling: looks quite convincingly like a normal Weissbier. Aroma of ripe banana, cloves, lots of notably soapy wheat, sugared apple, white bread, cake dough, chamomille and a whiff of grass - in all, equally convincing as a Weissbier. Sweetish onset, some banana but less strong than expected based on the aroma, pear and peach accents, notably minerally as well with medium carbo, underlying wheat sourishness throughout, bit soapy, lean and thinnish - if not slightly watery - mouthfeel as can be expected of a non-alcoholic beer, somewhat metallic in the middle, bitterish finish with some floral hops but mostly the sourish wheat continuing, even turning a bit lemony in the very end, with that metallic ’zing’ echoing in the background as well, and a (luckily faint) kind of chemical wryness. Well... this does look and smell like a Hefeweizen, but it is clearly thinner and more metallic in the mouth; the wheat sourishness does its refreshing job well, but there is something vaguely wry in the finish too. Understandably a non-alcoholic version of any beer type will never be as good as its alcoholic standard, but that being said, this is among the best non-alcoholic beers I had so far, and in that sense recommendable if you need a beer but still have to drive a car, for instance. Suits its purpose well.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shanshirohop (86) - Zaragoza, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2016
Todo un cervezón para los amantes de la birra que no les es posible beberla con alcohol o que no les gusta... parece una weizen con alcohol de toda la vida. Increíble.


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