Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by erz316:
4.88/5 rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from the standard size bottle into my Weihenstephan weißbier glass.
A - a great dark brown, though not completley translucent (as it is only a bit hazy, like its brother the regular), it has a great fluffy white head that fills the top of the glass; there is a bunch of lacing that only makes the beer look even more delicious. there are some bubbles, but not as much as the original or hefe; far more like a champagne that has sat out for too long. the head also dissapates quite quickly.
S - I smell almost the same scents from the original, very wheaty, and a slight bit of lemon zest, or some kind of spiciness that I am incapable to define; however, it is most certainly different from the clove spicy scent and taste of the hefe.
T - phenomenal! the spice is a bit like the bite from a good ginger ale/beer. the after taste is primarily wheat, which pinches the cheeks when one first drinks; and a bit of yeast which accounts for the musty/'rusic' taste; this is something hard to describe, and I shall leave it to my elder beer compatriots and people with a better vocabulary for their own palate (I only have the experience in expressing the taste in pipe tobacco, although I am young for such a habit!). This is simply an amazing brew: the yeast/malt combination, as I believe, gives a slight nuttiness that is something like an almond and cashew mix with a few pistachios mixed in (though very few!). there is a definite dryness to the beer in the finish and aftertaste which is most admirable IMO, as the alcohol is most subdued.
MF&F - the carbonation makes a crisp clear drinking beverage, that is more than smooth to drink. though not overwhelming, the carbonation is a prominent effect in the finish and tasting process. I find nothing wrong, whatsoever, with this beer's feel or drinkability. it is wholly amazing an to be awed at, admired, copied, and respected.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2009 04:17:04 | More by erz316
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4.41/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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.
Taste is similar to the smell, sweet malt up front, with banana and clove in the finish with slight spiciness present throughout. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and soft, some creaminess as well.
Overall, one of the best Dunkels out there and is always good to have some on hand.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 01:08:58 | More by HuskerTornado
3.99/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: 4.25 Pours a hazy, reddish-brown with a large off-white head.
S: 3.75 The aroma is mostly bread, esters, yeast, and malt with some light hops in the background. There’s a little bit caramel with the malt, but it’s very faint.
T: 4 Slightly sweet at first with a good amount of fruity, spicy esters following. The malt and hop levels are very nice, but not adding anything particularly interesting. This dark version is actually quite similar to the original.
M: 4.25 The body is pretty light and quite refreshing for a “dark” beer. Carbonation is very nice and enhances the fairly muted flavors.
O: 4 This beer is very nice, however it is not particularly interesting. As mentioned above, it’s very similar to the original version but there’s a little less going on. I was hoping for a bit more roasted malt to come through on the nose and palate, but it’s still very good and easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 04:21:58 | More by Tele
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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