Weihenstephaner Festbier

12 oz single from Total Wine, Perimeter, Atlanta, GA, USA. Poured into the Tücher Weizen glass (not pictured, rather the picture shown is from 08/15/21) , the color is alarmingly light for the style. (BTW - here's the explanation for the hue which comes six years after my original notes on this beer). The pour is largely a macro yellow color and lacks the kind of extra added orange, amber depth that one would expect to find in a Marzen. Strike one. There is some nice carbonation with plenty of...

Weihenstephaner Vitus

Thanks go out to stopbarking for the chance to crack this one. 500 mL bottle. Surprised at the pour into the Tucher Weizen glass reveals such a light colored beer. A real butterscotch colored affair with a cloudiness and head that reminds me of a Hefe. A lot lighter than I was expecting. After the relative initial shock of the pour things get right back into style quickly, and with some presence. Everything is there for the style with mild bananas and the really strong ester/alcohol notes...

Weihenstephaner Original

$2.49, Green's Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. 1 pint 0.9 floz bottle The Helles moniker is more evident in this beer than almost any other I have seen. The lightness and the clarity of the body are extraordinary. Extremely pale golden color like Bud Light!! Aroma is that familiar mild skunk lager smell. Pours into the Southampton Weizen glass with an enormous rocky head. The head fades slowly to leave some spotty presence and some (not a lot) lacing. Very crisp clean malts, and a tiny hop presence....

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel

$2.49, Green's on Ponce de Leon, Atlanta, GA, USA. Poured into the Southampton Weizen glass, this has a head that looks superb. Initially huge, it dies slowly to give a rocky and pitted perfect froth. Surprisingly little lacing. Typical cloudy orange body underneath. Aroma has some bananas, but there seems to be a spiced overtone to it as well - maybe some apples? As it warms the bananas become increasingly apparent. The tastes are mainly muted bananas. What I like about this beer is it is...

Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier

Well, I didn't quite get this one. I had great expectations, and perhaps that was the problem - too high. Pale lemon pour with not quite as much clarity as I was expecting. Lots of chill haze too, and a head that was not as lasting as I would have thought. Banana, pineapple and acid apples in the nose, and rather a lot of acidic apple in the taste too. Mouthfeel was a little on the thin side as well. I dunno, just an average beer from a brewery that we have all come to expect a lot more...

Weihenstephaner Korbinian

Dark, malty pour and aroma, the beer looks great and promises much. Not as sweet as some others in the style that I have tried and there was a very dinstict biscuit or cookie backbone. Almost like some crumbled shortbread had been put into the glass at some stage - very nice. Very well balanced. Classic full mouthfeel and smooth finish. Nice ABV level that matched well with the carbonation to provide a very satisfying drink. If anything this drinks a little bigger than the 7.40% advertised.

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

Again, I think this is a question of what sytle of beer you enjoy most. Certainly if you are a big fan of Hefe's in general you are probably going to love this stuff. For me, it's undoubtably a fine example, but not necessarily one I am going to be raving on about as a personal favorite. Great looking orange colored pour with a smashing head that retained more than I expected. The usual standard clove undertones and it goes down well. I enjoyed this one, but not being an enormous fan of the...