Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by Kinsman:
4.22/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Dark hazy copper colored body with thick and froathy looking off-white head.
Clove spice has a strong aroma up front with a bit of the fruity banana like typical of the Weihenstephaner yeast with a bit more of the bready wheat aroma than the hefe.
Taste is not as yeasty upfront. Malty and bready initially mixed in with some sweeter caramel notes. Unlike the aroma, it takes a while for the yeast flavor to show up. Finishes with a nice clove spice flavor but not as fruity as expected.
Crisp and refreshing with a lively carbonation.
Highly drinkable and plenty refreshing. Overall, one of the best dunkleweizens available.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2011 23:55:10 | More by Kinsman
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4.23/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: Pours with large, very thick, billowy, off-white (yellow hue) head. It has a beautiful, slow retention that leaves medium sized, creamy, thick layer on the top. It stays till the end and leaves fair amount of lacing. Colour is cloudy, creamy toffee, caramel, like milk chocolate sundae shake - delicious. Also lots of active carbonation, lots of bubbly chains.
Smell: Clove and banana classic. Bit peppery, fresh sweet peeled apples, red earth. Grain, wheat, hay with light darker malt sweetness, hints of caramel and milk chocolate most obvious.
Taste: Clove and banana with some spice lead the way; also yeasty character gets some ground. Dry apples, light sour. Medium sweet middle, mostly grain/wheat - light caramel sweetness doesn't come out until in the aftertaste. Good balance of clove, banana and pepper play in the after - wouldn't expect anything different from Weinhenstephan. Some light noble hops at the end too.
Mouthfeel: Light crisp start, this lively carbonation suits it well. Smooth and creamy medium light heavy body.
Overall: Not that different from the classical hefeweissbier, superb yet relatively simple play of the classical banana clove formation, that looks and feel good. Expected a bit more contribution from the darker malts tho.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2014 22:12:18 | More by tmzl
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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