Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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4.53/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Muddy caramel like colour, blanketed by a huge layer of thick soapy eggshell head. Sticky webs of lace coat the glass. Beautiful.
S - Wheat, sweet banana and honey, caramel malt with some spicy clove and cinnamon.
T - Full flavoured wheaty beer. Ripe banana, honey, clove, cinnamon, some mild hoppiness.
M - Great carbonation. Creamy full mouthful.
O - I love this beer, and this brewery. At its freshest, this stuff (along with its incredible hefe brother) is just german beer at its best. Simple, full flavoured, unpretentious, magnificant session beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2011 04:16:36 | More by dansmcd
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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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