Friday, 23 March 2007

Review: Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Brauerei Weihenstephan
Rating: A

Received from mymrnngjckt in the Secret Bunny '07 exchange.

Appearance: Poured into a weizen glass, hazy gold with a ridiculous head - rocky and great retention (billows of carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass maintain it). Sheets of lace. Appearance is perfect for the style.

Smell: Complex! Reminiscent of a tripel, really, in its complexity and spiciness. As far as typical hefeweizen aromas go, less bubble gum and banana, more clove. Crisp-smelling, not overdone.

Taste: A little less thrilling than the appearance and aroma. Spice, yeast, doughy malts. Banana and bubblegum are mild. Makes it more balanced, less "heavy" than many hefeweizens. Almost citrus-like acidity, but certainly not a "sour" beer. Not a trace of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Very creamy, light-medium body, carbonation seemed high in the glass but works fine in the mouth.

Drinkability: High! Not surprising to see it rated so highly. Easily sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-22-2007 23:18:28

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