In a nutshell: A flavourfilled, naturally cloudy weissbier from the Bavarian Weihenstephaner Brauerei.
The lowdown: Weihenstephaner's Hefe Weissbier, a naturally cloudy beer, is one of our favourites. The aromas of bananas, cloves, bubblegum are complemented with a slight malted sweetness and an almost imperceptible hop bitterness at the clean, dry finish. It's great with German sausage, of course, but just as good at any other time too.
Weihenstephan is the Bavarian state brewery with a bold claim as the world's oldest brew house.
Based in in the town of Freising, a few kilometres north of Munich, the current brewery is situated on the site of the former Weihenstephan Abbey which is thought to have been brewing since 1040. As a 'state brewery' it dates back to the early 19th century following the dissolution of the Abbey. The brewery produces a full range of typical German beers from Pilsner to Dunkel but our favourite remains their cloudy wheat beer.