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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,239 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,239
Reviews: 984
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 158
Gots: 88 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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Ralphus

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

The oldest brewery in the world.. something like a thousand years old. That's an accomplishment if there ever was one. Imagine if people a thousand years from now were drinking whatever your beer of choice is.. even if the recipes had changed that would be something.

Anyway, back to the beer. Pours a murky brown colour with some golden highlights. The head initially is big and bready but settles down to a ring of foam and leaves a thin lacing behind.

The smell is a damp mix of clove and banana with some earth tones mixed in. In the taste we find a bit more to enjoy.. soft malts, more banana and clove and even a total lack of hops?! It's surprisingly light in taste.. even a tad watery in taste one might say - but goddammit is it ever drinkable! It just flows into your mouth and down your throat with just the right amount of taste and carbonation.

Clearly a thousand years of brewing has perfected the strength, flavour and mouthfeel because this just goes down in gulps. Bravo!

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2009 22:05:31 | More by Ralphus
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1 pint, 0.9oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a rich brown with ruby undertones with a tall cream colored head that has good retention and some lacing.

Smell is of sweet roasted malt, picking up some fruit like banana from the yeast, as well as clove and faint hops.

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Overall, one of the best Dunkels out there and is always good to have some on hand.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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