Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan’s Hefeweizen

Brewery: Bayerische Staatsbrauerei

Beer: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Commercial Description: Braupakt is a collaboration between the world’s oldest brewery and Sierra Nevada. Brewed using Weihenstephaner’s signature yeast and amarillo and chinook hops from Sierra Nevada.

Drinking notes: Pours a hazy, deep amber, tastes like a hefe with cloves and cinnamon and kind of malty with a gigantic, creamy head that dissipates and leaves lacing. Plenty of carbonation and finishes with nice bitter-friendly hops to remind you you’re drinking beer. Thumbs up!

Judi Laing

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