Weihenstephan – Hefe Weissbier


The Weihenstephan Abbey was funded by the Benedictine monks in 725 and in 1040 they established what is now the oldest still operational brewery, in the world. The brewery is now owned by the state of Bavaria and is closely related to the technical university of Munich where studies on brewing and beverage manufacturing is a graduate program.

I bought this beer at Munich airport where it came with two beers in a crate with a Weihenstephan glass. Price was 6,7 Euro for two 500ml beers at 5,4% and a glass.

A beuatiful yellow unfiltered beer fills the glass and have a inviting look to it.

The head structure is very fine bubbles that stays with a good layer.

A fantastic aroma that is fruitful and at best I can describe it as delicious, such an invitation to the taste to come is perfect. Taste is a tad on the light side, sprinkling but the fruit fades too fast. Unlike some other weissbiers where the last sip can be dull or with too much sediment this is good all the way through.

This is a beer to give a try when sitting in the sun on a hot summer day.

Overall rating is 87 / 100

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