Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by seabass87:
4.05/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from One Pint, 0.9 FL OZ bottle into glass.
A- Deep, glowing amber. Pour reveals 3 fingers of creamy, delicious looking head that slowly drifts into a thick cap. Leaves brilliant lacing down the sides of the glass. Small amount of carbonation. This is an amazing looking beer.
S- Caramel malts, honey, nuts, molasses, banana bread. Balanced by the hefeweisbier sweetness. A hint of spices.
T- Up front, we have the sweet, malty flavor from the nose combined with light wheat. We are then transitioned to a bit of a lager taste (?) with a slightly bitter bite. The finish is nutty. Although the tastes present aren't terribly complex, this beer has a very unique taste and transition phase.
M- Medium-light bodied, small amount of carbonation, medium dryness. The feel of this beer is unobtrusive, and acts as a simple canvas for the flavors.
O- My first dunkelweizen. I'm a big fan of the popular Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. This variation is quite good, and I would have it again.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2011 03:52:28 | More by seabass87
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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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