Favorite Hefeweizen

Discussion in 'General Beer Discussion' started by TxBrew, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. TxBrew

    TxBrew Administrator Staff Member

    Paulaner tends to always stay at the top of my list, might be nostalgia but everytime I enjoy it, hits all the notes just right.
  2. DoubleAught

    DoubleAught New Member

    Mine is Maisels Weisse, I love that stuff!

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  3. chode1

    chode1 New Member

    So many wheats taste alike, but I have to say Schlafly's Yakima Wheat from right here in St. Louie took me by surprise. It's dry-hopped with magnum hops. Delicious!
  4. LabattZ

    LabattZ DrunknCanuck

    Hacker-Pschorr Hefeweisse

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  5. DavidIsABeerSnob

    DavidIsABeerSnob New Member

    I've tried so hard to like Hefeweizens, but I just can't get into them...
  6. DoubleAught

    DoubleAught New Member

    That is a very good one as well. I haven't had one in years though, not since I live in Germany.
  7. logan

    logan New Member

    Dancing Man Wheat. Hacker-Pschorr is pretty good though and I have heard good things about Kellerweis.
  8. 2puttbird

    2puttbird New Member

    You guys are waaaaaayyyy out of my league ... I really like wheats / hefeweizens, but I don't even know how to pick a favorite because I enjoy the large number of varieties out there. So I'll be watching this thread to get some ideas for more beers to try!
  9. garywebb96

    garywebb96 New Member

    My favorite is the swill we make. It's a recipe from the LBS. A simple all-grain American Wheat recipe we jazzed up a little.

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  10. Ed.A

    Ed.A Active Member

  11. Rantingfury

    Rantingfury New Member

    We're just seeing some wheat beers coming into the local shops here, Sam Adams cherry wheat, Lienie's sunset wheat and honey weiss, and a few other but nothing approaching a true hefeweizen. :(
  12. blacklabel

    blacklabel New Member

    Lienie's Sunset Wheat and Honey Weiss are 2 excellent brews I don't drink nearly enough!
  13. dannypo

    dannypo New Member

    Either Ayinger Brau Weiss or Weheinstephan hefewiezen.
  14. WillPrescott

    WillPrescott New Member

    Im a fan of Weheinstephen myself.
  15. arsenal610

    arsenal610 The Beer Inspector

    Same here. I also like Sierra Nevada's Hefewiezen and Frankziskaner Hefe-Weisse.

  16. julioardz

    julioardz New Member

    I like hefeweizens enough to drink them, but overall I am not impressed with most of the imported and domestic ones I've tried, which include; Sierra Nevada, Franziskaner, Weihenstephaner, Paulaner, Shiner. I'm pretty sure there's been others. That being said, I love Live Oak Hefeweizen. It's one of my all time favorite beers. Maybe it's because hefes are meant to be consumed fresh and don't benefit from aging, that I prefer Live Oak. It's a local beer for me and more likely to be fresh. A bottled hefe that's had to travel half way around the world just doesn't do the style justice, in my opinion.
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  17. arsenal610

    arsenal610 The Beer Inspector

    This is slightly off topic, but does anybody know where I can get a hefeweizen glass for cheap online?
  18. julioardz

    julioardz New Member

    One glass:
    (looks more like a pilsner glass to me)

    (more of a true hefeweizen glass)

    Set of 12 glasses:

    You may want to check a Garden Ridge if there is one near you, I've seen hefeweizen glasses with no logo sold there individually. Pay attention to the size of the glasses above. They are tall. I don't get these because they wouldn't fit in the cabinet where I keep my glasses. I drink all me beer in tulip/Irish pint glasses, which is the common Guinness style glass. I use to think it was a joke when people said glass shape made beer taste differently. Since I started using these over the regular pint glasses, I swear the beer I drink is better. Head retention and aroma seem better, or it's all just in my head. Either way, I think they're nicer glasses.
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