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Formerly brewed at Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: German Hefeweizen
Freising, Germany
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
Pwn3d (1958) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2011
On tap at Valhalla. Sea salty, doughy, banana aroma. Banana and clove in the taste, citrus... Bright wheat ale with a touch of bitter hops.... Subtle though. Nice new weihenstephaner

2.9
SamGamgee (2585) - 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.

3.6
Maverick34 (3410) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2011
draught from Brouwerij Lane. Pours a light yellow, fruity aroma, nice hops finish. well done.

3.5
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Sample from the tap at Jackie-Os.. Very light yellow color, definitely "white"... Halfway hazy. Nice, creamy white head. Coriander, hefe-like aroma. Light, crisp carbonation. Hops is there, but doesn’t give it an IPA-like bitterness at all. More sweet, with a good wheaty base. "Hopsplosion" is definitely a misnomer, but this is good. Very drinkable.

2.6
Zymurgeist2 (2482) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
On tap at Gourmet Haus. Aroma of lemon, sweet malt and slight barnyard. Looks like a wit with smaller head. Taste is nice with banana and some spicy hops. I am missing the plot on this one!

3.4
PotjeBier (3914) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2011
On tap @ In De Wildeman. Pale yellow color, hazy. Dense white head. Aroma’s of banana, wheat, aromatic hops. Flavor is slightly sweet, a bit acidic, with a hint of bitterness. Finishes only mildly bitter. Nice, you can detect the hops (but it’s done very subtle) but I wouldn’t call it a ""plosion.

3
Tmoney99 (15228) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Draft. Poured hazy yellow color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate floral hop aroma. Medium body with a thin smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Soft brew.

2.9
tgncc (3147) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2011
The aroma is mainly noble hops, some cereal grains, malts. The apperance is a hazy yellow, white head. The flavor is sour, acidic wheat, lemon. The finish is noble hops, acidic wheat grain flavors. Medium in body, maybe a little thin. Like a witbier in every way. OK.

3.8
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2011
On tap: The aroma consists of light banana, lemon, floral/grassy notes, and a hint of sulfur. It pours a cloudy dull gold with a small white head that leaves some nice webbing behind. The flavor starts with banana and light tangy citrus notes. The finish has done light lemon and grassy/floral notes. Light bodied with somewhat lively carbonation. Overall, I prefer the regular Weihenstephaner Hefe, but a very nice and refreshing beer.

4.1
dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
On tap at Brauhaus Schmitt in Philadelphia. This .5l beer broke my record for most expensive beer I’ve ever puchased, $8.75. luckily it was (almost) worth it. Pours white with some frothy head and little lacing. Aroma was a mix between the tropical hops of an IPA and a tartness and fruityness of a wheat beer. Mouthfeel was great, plenty of carbonation that made it nice and crisp. Light and very easily drunken (poor use of the word). Taste is a hoppy wit beer. Great, floral hop taste with the wheat fruitiness. This could have been a mess, but it worked out wonderfully. If you can find it, especially fresh on tap, order it. This very well could be a beer that has a very short shelf life. Not sure if it’ll ever be out in a bottle, but I’ll pick one up.


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