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

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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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top fermentation is not interrupted and the beer has time to mature, only after the maturation the alcohol is carefully withdrawn.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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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
VamboladeTolly (1837) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy dark yellow with white head.Aroma is sour, wheaty, watery, some cinnamon. Taste is sour, metallic, yeasty, raw apples. Watery palate. Drinkable

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Daanminator (476) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Deze op van fles. Net zoals de meeste alcoholvrije bieren heeft ook deze een broodsmaak maar toch hint hij wat meer naar banaan in de afdronk. Niet echt een heel slecht bier maar zijn grootte broer is toch mijn favoriet van de 2.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
martjoobolut (3790) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 19, 2015
0,5L bottle (from Stockmann, Tallinn). Pours hazy amber with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is very sweet, fruits, bananas, wheat. Flavor is very watery, wheat, fruits, bananas, some citric notes. Overall: as far as alcohol free brews go, this is not a bad option. As far as beers go, this is drinkable, but not much more.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9653) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Bananas, cloves, straw and fresh bread whirl about in this complex (yes, complex) Alkoholfrei Weissbier.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A stupendous head of foam settles atop the misty blond.
-This is obviously lean-bodied, but there is so much going on you tend to forget you are drinking something leaner than the real deal.
-The fresh bread lengths are something else.
-I simply cant imagine a better low alcohol Weissbier. This one even has all the complexity of an excellent Weissbier!
-The ratings for this beer are a great example of how this site can be useless for certain beer styles.

Bottles.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thanatosti (1584) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
50 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Albert heijn, Culemborg. Hazy orange with a huge white head, looks like a great German weizen. Aroma is like a weizen also, banana, wheat and some citrus. first sip is promising but further on its evident that this alkoholfrei lacks body and taste. Still a good effort for a alcoholfree beer but it was hard to finish the bottle.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Piw (1028) - Rsselsheim, GERMANY - APR 14, 2015
Gezapft vom Fass. Naturtrb und dunkelgelb. Grosse Schaumkrone. Nur leichtes Hefearoma und Bananenaroma. Fllt geschmacklich doch recht stark zum original ab.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dnicolaescu (2389) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 28, 2015
BOTTLE (backlog 2014-07-19). Nothing like wheat beer - no tartness, no yeast, no esters. Not even body. Just tomato juice, cardboard and water - just like most non-alcoholic beers.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rayvan121 (1) - - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a frothy white head. Banana and watery aroma. Thin palate. One of the best NA Ive had.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Vandenberq (38) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2015 Am Erdingerstandard gemessen schon ein bisschen wssriger, dafr aber auch raybananiger. In eine Holzkonstruktion umgesetzt, msste es aus Birke sein und eine Hohlkammer enthalten. Palatal keine Einwnde. Fehlender Alkohol macht sich ja schon immer nicht ganz unschmerzhaft bemerkbar, und zwar hier folgendermaen: Es kommt angerollt, trara, und dann klappt es sich zu beiden Seiten einfach nicht aus, sondern sackt stattdessen fast dramatisch ab. Man verliert an Boden, da beit die Maus keinen Faden ab. Bei Hefe fngt einen aber wenigstens das Hefige immer ein bisschen auf. Kann man sich dran festhalten ungefhr wie an einer Handtasche. Zur Flasche: Klappentext wieder mal die reinste Touri-Infotafel, internationaler Frhschoppen. Vorne recht ordentlich, gediegen und aufgerumt, keine Faxen und nicht zu viel Gold.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FunkyF (1070) - rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2015
Flaska frn SB. Ljust brnstensfrgad med tjockt vitt skum. Kryddig doft med skumbanan och koriander. Ganska torr och lttdrucken.


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