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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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There’s nothing better than Bayern’s unfiltered Hefeweizen. This Bavarian Hefeweizen ("hefe" means yeast and "weizen" refers to wheat), combines pure wheat flavor with Bayern’s own strain of yeast. Bayern’s Hefeweizen is hopped moderately with Hallertauer Perle from Germany, has an alcohol content of 5.4% Alcohol by Volume (13.1% Plato o.g.) and is made using malted wheat, pale and caramel malt. The hefeweizen beer style was invented in Bavaria and Bayern Brewing’s version is one of the very few that is actually brewed as it is in Bavaria by a Bavarian Brewmaster. So if you are interested in this style of beer, try this one first and see how the other ones compare to the original. St. Wilbur Weizen is brewed using the recipe of the old Brauerei zum Schiff brewery in Kaufbeuren, Germany, which is located 60 miles southwest of Munich and was established in 1540. Jürgen Knöller, the owner of Bayern Brewing, apprenticed in this brewery from 1978 to 1981 and brought this original recipe to Missoula in 1987. In 2002, Jürgen decided to rename Bayern’s Hefeweizen "St Wilbur Weizen" after his beloved St. Bernard, Wilbur, who had been adopted from the Humane Society. Sympathetic with the issues of these large breed dogs, Bayern now donates a portion of sales of this beer style and all affiliated merchandise to the Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation. To learn more about this, please read this edition of our Brewsletter. Whenever you think about Wilbur, just remember this: HE MAY BE A SAINT, BUT HE’S NO ANGEL!

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2.7
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a thin head. Aroma is sweet and wheaty with light yeasty esters. The flavor is also very light. Some wheat malt is accompanied by a light sweet fruitiness. The flavor is very subdued for a german hefe. I was expecting a lot more banana, clove, esters etc. Basically a fruity wheat ale. Light and smooth.

2.7
Ratman197 (15216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle poured a cloudy tarnished gold with a lasting creamy off white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, light banana and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of wheat, yeast and light fruittiness with a smooth lightly bitter finish.

3.4
adrian910ss (2591) - Doylestown, PA, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Pours a hazy yellow orange gold with a medium white head. Aroma of banana and wheat. Taste is slightly spicy with a banana wheat presence. Not a bad brew.

3
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Poured from a bottle a murky golden copper color with a nice sily white head. Great lacing. Nose of mild hops and malts, stale cardboard. Mild wheaty banana nose. Flat uneventful flavor. Quite drinkable, but unmemorable. Finished empty and dull. Ok enough, but definitely nothing close to writing home about.

3.1
flyfishnm (6) - Montana, USA - SEP 5, 2007 does not count
Bottle. Town & Country Foods, Bozeman The beer pours very cloudy, with a nice head. Very wheaty, and some banana notes present. Fairly smooth finish with a hint of a sweet aftertaste.

3.3
Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Picked up a single bottle at John’s Marketplace in Portland, Oregon. Pours a hazy orangish-amber brew with a creamy white head that slowly dissolves to a film layer and ring. Aroma is light with wheat malt, mild citrus zest, some yeast and a touch of grassy hops. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with flavors of sour grape, dry spice, and some aged yeast. Finish is slightly metalic, balanced and then a slight sour fruit aftertaste.

3.3
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2007
@Mountain Beerfest-on tap-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is wheat, some citrus. Taste is some sweet-wheat, some citrus, faint spice-hops. OK effervescence.

3
kyzr (1593) - Montana, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Gold pour with white head. Nose is wheaty with some grassy notes. Flavor is wheat, then watery light body follows. Finish is kind of dry.

3
bhensonb (15617) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Aroma of wheat backed by a mild yeasty spice. Brassy color with a white head that was impressive. Starts with spice, wheat and arguably a small bit of banana. Not quite medium bodied, but the carbonation and the spice have a pleasant impact. Nice finish that has the feel of banana without that much of the flavor. Great label too.

3
jake65 (3983) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Bottle: Poured a hazy gold color with a moderate white head and nice lacing. Muted aroma of wheat and grass tones. Taste is in the light category; wheat, grass, hint of yeast, some light sweetness.


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