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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,210 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,210
Reviews: 980
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 153
Gots: 76 | 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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Stavage

Australia

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours with a very full frothy cream head that sits on top of a nice cloudy amber liquid. The head has excellent retention finally reducing to a thick lacing.

Strong phenol smell as expected. Also a pleasant biscuit maltiness there too. Almost reaches a slight toffee scent. Definite fruit mince spiciness in there too.

I got a sour twang and pleasant nuttiness at first with this beer, a rye/sourdough bread kind of sourness. The strong wheat taste came in strong with the aftertaste and on subsequent sips a toasty sweet maltiness was evident. There was a dry spiciness there as well. Hops flavours took a definite backseat which I think is fine for the style and the malts were very pleasant but I found the flavours thinning out a bit after sitting in my mouth for a while.

This brew had a good solid medium body with fairly lively carbonation. Perhaps a little too lively for my tastes. But along with the dryness it did make this a very crisp drink.

This really is a year round all purpose beer. Refreshing and light enough to enjoy on a hot summers with a barbecue or salad or even sushi but with enough backbone to enjoy in winter with a stew or a more complex meal. It's always nice to have a beer in your fridge that will go down the gullet with ease without being boring and this is such a beer.

It must be noted I was given this as a gift. The best before date was approximately 6 months away but my experience with the style is freshest is best and seeing as it was part of a gift pack I wonder if I would enjoy this more if I drank one closer to bottling.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2010 08:19:59 | More by Stavage
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4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cellar temperature in a weizen glass.

This dunkel presents a large, just off-white three-finger rocky head and a murky, dark amber-brown color. Looks like it should.

I smell caramel, orange zest, vanilla, raisins, plums, and ripe banana. Not bad.

Caramel and citrus play nicely in the flavor, with the raisins also coming through a bit. The finish is both nutty and bready in the nicest of ways, and hints of banana, cinnamon, and cloves are also apparent in the end.

The carbonation is jacked up, and the body is medium.

A dunkel that cannot disappoint.

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4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Darker golden brown not as murkey as expected. Big bubbly head.

S: Bananas, malt, and some spices.

T: Bananas and malt as above. Also pepper and spice, apples, some caramel, and light fruits. There's a nuttiness to it as well.

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Perfectly white head sitting on just slightly cloudy, deep mahogany brown body. Smells very malty and sweet, yet somehow crisp as well. Floral and buttery. A little pear like.

Taste is super malty. The wheat is everywhere, buttery and slightly sweet, but not overly so. Crisp and zesty almost blueberry flavor. Malt all the way through to the end. Nothing harsh, very mild in all respects. Very smooth feel, nice carbonation. Goes down easy, very drinkable.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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