Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan (Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan)
Weienstephaner is a German brewery which claims to be the oldest operating brewery in the world, tracing it’s roots as far back as 1040. They brew a number of different beers, including the Hefe Weissbier, which is a German, unfiltered wheat beer. There are several beers that attempt to mimic this style, but this is truly the original.
I can’t think of any beers that I’ve poured that look more awesome than this. The first thing you’ll notice is the hazy, golden-orange color. The foggy haze is a result of the beer being unfiltered. Next, you’ll notice the frothy head. The picture above is a little misleading because, unfortunately, the head spilled over the glass and I had to clean it up before I snapped the picture. I only wish I had taller glasses. Not only does this beer produce a lot of head, but it is long-lasting and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass.
Hefe Weissbier has a sweet, fruity smell with just a hint of hops. The most noticeable scent present is citrus, yet it is not overwhelming. The aroma is full, smooth, and unbelievably delicious.
One word… WOW! This beer is simply amazing. The sweet, citrus aroma is just a hint of how great this beer tastes. The taste is a bit like Blue Moon, except Blue Moon is not even close to being in the same league as Weihenstephaner. It is not as sweet as I expected but it’s very smooth. It has a strong citrus taste with just a little spice. It finishes smooth with minimal bitterness from the hops. This is one of the most drinkable beers I’ve ever had.
When we decided to write this blog, I didn’t want to liberally give out perfect scores. I wanted to only give perfect scores to beers that really knock me off me feet. This beer happens to be one of those beers. It is nearly perfect. This is my first time drinking Weihenstephaner, and I’ll be drinking more, for sure. I only wish I has more right now!
Verdict= Flawless Victory