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Review by joe1510 on 11/26/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 11 17 4 9 2009
Pint Bottle
Binny's Orland Park

Hefes aren't my favorite style but I've been in the mood for one today and what better way to go than Weihenstephaner? Pours a hazy yeast laden golden. The entire glass fills with big carbonation bubbles that speed to the creamy bright white head that forms on the pour. Leaves moderate lacing after each sip. A very nice looking hefe.

The smell is 100% hefe. The benchmark for others. Green bananas have a big spot in the aroma with clove coming in a close second, very spicy. Possibly some white pepper. Solid wheat twang backbone with a drop or two of lemon juice. Smells great.

Flavor is spot on with the aroma. The banana is leaning more toward banana bread as opposed to green bananas. Clove with a twangy wheat backdrop and the lemon shows again..

Lighter bodied with a highly carbonated creamy mouthfeel. Very thirst quenching.

On a warm summer day like today this is about one of the easiest drinkers to find. Thirst quenching and enjoyable.

To me Weihenstephaner is the pinnacle all other hefes try and reach. Like I said not one of my favorite styles but when I'm in the mood none are better than this.

Reviewed: 7/16/07

Price: $2.99 Served In: Weizen Glass