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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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White Hoplosion represents a new variation on the classic style of wheat beer. The unfiltered beer combines typical balanced fruity flavors with fine distinctive hop notes to create an ultimate sensation of taste with 5.3 percent alcohol by volume. Using selected Bavarian noble hops, Weihenstephan emphasizes the bitterness of the wheat beer flavor, which is generally milder than lagers or pilsners.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2011 Draught at burger. Add me to the camps that didn’t really understand this one. Looks like a wit, smells like a hoppy Belgian with a weird fruitiness, and isn’t all that hoppy in the mouth. Could have been a little old but the flavors just seemed a little discordant, not really overtly oxidized. Not something I would get again and I love almost every other beer from Weihenstephan.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6085) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
In short: As name suggests. An classic german hefeweizen (bananas and friends) with the fruity hopping cranked up like an IPA. Very good.
How: Tap at Chimera, Oviedo Spain.
The look: Cloudy Yellow - blonde body topped by a persistent medium white head.
In long: The strong nose is enormously fruity with banana esters mixing with tropical fruity hops and even some “pleasant” cat urine that I often get from Citra hops. Medium size body with a well leveled carbonation creating a very nice clean mouthfeel which was as expected considering the brewery. Taste is more of the same. A polished true german hefe like german breweries make so easily. This base hefe is generously hopped with what tasted to me new trendy hops with grassy and tropical fruits flavors even if description says it uses noble Bavarian hops. Whatever they used I like. A rating transcribed from hand-written notes, because real beer geeks always drink beers with our notepad in hands and have sex with our fanny pack on.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1372) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Aroma: wheat, sharp grains. Appearance: pale, hazy yellow, massive, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: grainy bitters continue. Overall: OK Hefeweizen, reminds me of a Witbier. Pint at Big Brew, Morristown.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2286) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2014
These are the experiments I like. Wheaty body, like a German weizener. With some delicious fruity hops. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3566) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2014
On tap at The Burrow. Rating from December 2013. Pale straw colour makes you think this beer has no flavour bug it is quite the opposite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1373) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 13, 2014
Tap. Color hazy yellow with big white head. Aroma wheat, fruits, banana, coriader. Taste wheat, banana, coriader, grapefruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (898) - Kemi, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Draught @ Irish Pub St. Michael, Oulu.
Hazy yellow beer and a white head. Fruity aroma ish fresh, floral, yeasty and hoppy. Flavour is wheat malts, tropical fruits, quite dry and hoppy. Bitterness not on a very high level. I like the regular Weihenstephaner Hefe more than this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4877) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2014
On tap at Bierhaus, January 2014. Hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma of hops, wheat, citrus, banana and some light spices. The taste was similar. Fresh and easy to enjoy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (728) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: APR 16, 2014 Re-rate 2014-02-21, tap @ Artturi.
Hazy yellowish orange beer with a big white head. Aroma has sweet banana, bubblegum and sour citrus. Flavor is dry and sour with citrus and bubblegum. Long finish with more bitterness than in hefeweizens typically. Thin palate with high carbonation. Comes out watery at times.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (943) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2013
(Tasting sample at Beer Cartel) Hazy yellow with big white head. Very pleasant typical German wheat beer aroma with banana ester and little evidence of hops. Light body with lively carbonation. Good flavour; to me it started off traditional wheat beer, light and tangy, and developed some good elegant hoppy bitterness in the finish, unusual for the style. A nice beer - the variation works well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shark_Pants (207) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2013
Tasting sample from growler tap at Beer Cartel. Interesting concept, a traditional brewer (arguably world's oldest brewery) doing their interpretation of a new world style. Kinda full circle. The result is not bad. Still the classic Weihenstephan signature aromas and tastes but with citrusy hops as well. For me, it's good as a concept beer but doesn't hold a candle to their standard hefe for regular drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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