Saturday, December 11, 2010

Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier

I finally manage to get my hand over Weihenstephan wheat beer after reading some very good review about this brand. It is pronounced "Y-en-steffan". Some might have problem to pronounce it properly but it looks like a good beer to drink.

The Hefe Weissbier cost RM19.50 in the market and the price is on par with other German wheat beers in the market. I have a lot of expectation for Weihenstaphen as it originated from the world's oldest brewery

The Hefe Weissbier has an alcohol content of 5.4% and the Beer Purity Law of 1516 is still strictly observed during the brewing process.

The Weihenstephan Brewery can trace its roots at the abbey at the year 768. A brewery was actually licensed by the City of Freising in 1040 and that is the founding date claimed by today's modern brewery. The brewery thus has a credible claim to being the oldest working brewery in the world.

It pours a beautiful unfiltered gold colour with moderate carbonation and a nice white head which don't last very long. A cloudy wheat beer with a smooth malt background, wonderfully rich yeast flavours, spicy with fruity banana overtones.

The initial mouth feel is actually quite sour but finishes sweet with a strong taste of banana and citrus. This is by far the best Hefe Weissbier I ever come across.

Weihenstephan Hefe is a refreshing beer which is wonderfully rich yeasty taste. It goes well with light meals which are not too strongly flavoured.

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