Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by willjansen:
4.7/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Best before February 2008, served in weizen glass.
Appearance - Cloudy, hazelnut color with copious head on a light pour. Many bubbles streaming from the bottom of the glass. Always a substantial covering of head from beginning to end.
Smell - Spices hit the nose first - cloves. Light toffee and caramel mixed with sweet, cinnamon banana. Sweet maltiness and clove-like yeast phenols mixed in a complimentary manner.
Taste - Burnt-sugar maltiness mixed with a very light balancing hop presence. Touch of sweet molasses and dark fruit, racing with spices throughout. Banana comes out towards the end with pleasant blend of cloves and a slight nuttiness thanks to the Bavarian yeast used.
Mouthfeel - Silky, delicate medium-body supported by a pleasant level of carbonation which spreads across the tongue delivering the flavor efficiently and with great timing.
Drinkability - Extremely drinkable dark wheat... one of the best examples of the style, and one of the best wheat beers available. My personal standard for a dark hefeweissbier. Just a great beer!
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2007 11:39:59 | More by willjansen
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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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