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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Leicht

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 81   ABV: 2.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Forget your thirst. Our light yeast wheaten beer doesn’t give it a chance, and with 40 % lower alcohol and calorie levels than normal yeast wheaten beer. Brewed with fine yeast, easily digestible, tastes as good after sports as it does with fine food.
Note: The ABV went from 3.2% to 2.7%.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (2429) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden-orange color with creamy white head. Aroma is citrus, a bit dusty yeasts, bananas, wheat, a bit sweet. Taste is tart, a bit sweet, more bananas and wheat. Some of these low-abv grains noticeable as well. Smooth mouthfeel, but also a more crisp carbonation. Refreshing and very good. Thirst quencher and a really good Leichte Weisse.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaKeAFC (872) - ITALY - SEP 16, 2015
From the godfathers of THE weizen beer now comes this light version... 50 cl bottle at the braustuberl. Looks like its bigger sister, nice cloudy orange color, big white head. Light weizen smell. Aroma of banana, yeast, mineral water. Flat taste. Heavy carbonation, light body. Not as good as the original, of course, but stil solid and quaffable. For sure a winner in the lightweights tier.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MichaelAwesome (6377) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2015
Nein, ein Klassiker wird das bier nicht werden. Aber für ein halbes ist es durchaus trinkbar. Geht sehr leicht runter, ist natürlich etwas dünn und leicht holzig. Ganz ok halt.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
McTapps (6421) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle from Dilo in Bochum. The beer has got a hazy yellow-golden colour with a steady head and medium to thin body. Aroma of yeasta nd wheat. Taste of yeast, wheat, bread, mild fruits. Thin finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marheb (4564) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2014
(bue sur place): Un nez agréable d’épices à gâteau et d’une douceur provenant de l’apparence de banane. Le corps est évidemment mince et la finale sèche mais on est loin d’un fiasco faible en alcool.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Mild caramel and cloves rise from this Leicht Weissbier’s bubbly mouthfeel, building a refreshing though forgettable pint.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the cloudy beige.
-Drinkability is high, but mostly due to the body’s dryness.
-Banana esters are surprisingly low in this version.
-Like in many German ’leicht’ or ’alkoholfrei’ brews, the nose conveys ’beer’, but the flavor profile cannot follow up. Oh well, I’m not going to get pregnant any time soon.

On tap at their restaurant in Freising.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mR_fr0g (8494) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Bamberg Jolly Day 3 26/01/2014. Bottle shared at the Weihenstephaner Am Dom in Freising. Clouded greyish orange coloured pour with a frothy white head. Aroma is banana bread and dough. Flavour is doughy, some acid and light milkyness. Finish has dull banana and spicy clove. Some residual sweetness. Carbonic acid in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (1077) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Pours a cloudy yellow with a foamy, white head. Nose is like a sweet banana candy. Taste is similar to the smell. Sweet and candy-like. Medium body. Vigorous carbonation. Decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
26th January 2014
Bamberg Bash Day 3. Bottle at the posh brewpub. Hazy gold beer, big fluffy white head. Light fluffy airy palate. Semi dry. Crisp minerally bite. Light wheaty malt. Little banana, cloves and spices Light dry finish. Fine!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (15440) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Trübes goldgelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, fruchtig. Geschmack leicht hefig, fruchtig, minimale Würzigkeit.


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