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


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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
Our golden-yellow, alcohol-free wheat beer tastes like a premium wheat beer: tangy, fresh and full-bodied, with hints of cloves and honey as well as a fine yeasty spirit. The unique wheat beer taste is achieved by a method developed in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich-Weihenstephan: the top fermentation is not interrupted and the beer has time to mature, only after the maturation the alcohol is carefully withdrawn. It is a first-class thirst quencher after sports or a good companion to light summer dishes, sweet and sour dishes, or fruit sorbets. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

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Dervock (1445) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle - pours hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma is banana, spice and a bit yeasty. Taste is slightly astringent up front then spice and dry. Medium palate. Hard to believe it’s alkoholfrei.

vjohans (763) - SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2015
50cl Bottle from Systembolaget banana, hay, bread, spruce, golden, cloudy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, decent low alcohol beer

Christos (5889) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
(Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Alkoholfrei) Bottle 500 ml from the local supermarket, served into a glass tankard. Sunny orange colour on the body, very hazy. Two full fingers of thick, white head on top, with great retention. Aroma has light wheat, malts, but also nice touches of clove and some yeast. Taste is pretty good, some citrusy notees, wheat, clove, not som much bubblegum but still there is some. Medium body with a bit high carbonation. Pretty good for an alcohol free one, it sure beats the alcohol free pale lagers and the radlers too.

7stern (659) - Bromma, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2015
Hazy golden, full head. Spicy and grassy aroma. Light citrus and banana taste. Short aftertaste.

tom10101 (6265) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle (500 ml) bought @ Épicerie Lauzière. Split 2-ways with the lady.

Appearance: Hazy pale golden with a medium white head, good retention and some lacing.

Aroma: Bananas, cloves, bread and grassy notes... I would definitely not know this is alcohol free in a blind tasting.

Taste: Bread, cloves, bananas, grass and light wheat acidity. Again, this is on par if not better than most of the Weissbier available.

Palate: Light to medium body. This is maybe the only place where the absence of alcohol is felt. Medium carbonation. Cloves and bread finish.

Overall: Surprisingly good for an Alkoholfrei! In fact, it’s better than most of the Weissbier available in bottles here. Easy drinking and quenching. I’m not sure how fresh was this one, but I think it might have been a bit old and still it was pretty good. Tasty stuff! It’s silly that the weighted average for this one is currently at a 2.54 while The Bruery Chocolate Rain is at 4.01. Which one of the two is easier to drink is obvious and I wouldn’t be so sure that the one standing at 19.5% abv is more complex than the one at 0.5 %.

Foffern (1982) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle at home. The beer looks as stunning as his alcoholic brother with a cloudy orange color, and a large, off-white, creamy foam . The aroma is also strikingly similar to common Hefeweissbier with lots of delicious banana, dry hay, citrus and clove . But what happens in flavor ?! Is incredibly unbalanced with dry hay and strange woody taste. Here is also yeast , but in an unpleasant way, and acidic citrus in aftertaste. It is somewhat reminiscent of wheat beer, but felt terribly tame. Mouth feel is too light and watery and the beer has barely bitterness. It all started so well, but look and smell promised too much relative to taste.

esp0r (2930) - NORWAY - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle. Orange hazy white frothy head. Smell of banana, wheat, cardemomme. Moderate sweet watery, some fruity noter and a nice spicy kick. Light bitter, thin ending. Surprisingly god!

Beerhunter111 (22513) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2015
Trübe orangegelbe Farbe, mittelgroße leicht beige Schaumkrone. Geruch nach reifen Äpfelen, trocken, hefig, süß. Geschmack sehr wässrig, reife Früchte, hefig trocken.

Quevillon (3174) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
500 ml bottle purchased at Les Marchants de la Bière in Sainte-Thérèse (Quebec) on May 8, 2015. Hazy blonde, medium head. A mix of pale and wheat malt aroma, some notes of lavender. Some light banana and citrus bread taste, not too dry, little to no bitterness. A regular hefe would be disappointing, but as a low alcohol version its fairly well made!

slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2015
nope. had this after and race and thought it would be the perfect quencher, a na brew from a great brew. This tasted and smelled strongly ofcereal that’s been sitting out too long, and in no way shape or form resembled a hefe.

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