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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,296 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,296
Reviews: 988
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 168
Gots: 101 | 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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LimaThomas


1/5  rDev -76.5%

06-10-2012 03:23:22 | More by LimaThomas
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EL0427

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -76.5%

03-16-2012 14:22:08 | More by EL0427
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DuffDaddy

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -64.7%

04-28-2014 16:13:10 | More by DuffDaddy
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lufra1983

Mexico

2/5  rDev -52.9%

12-23-2011 15:11:32 | More by lufra1983
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stuckintraffic2

California

2/5  rDev -52.9%

02-05-2012 07:35:26 | More by stuckintraffic2
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Johnhaley1989

North Dakota

2.25/5  rDev -47.1%

10-05-2012 19:24:22 | More by Johnhaley1989
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Sooch222

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -47.1%

06-17-2012 01:44:01 | More by Sooch222
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clvand0

Kentucky

2.33/5  rDev -45.2%

This beer pours a brown color with a nice, thick head and it leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma is that of malts, with some fruit and caramel as well. The flavor wasn't very enjoyable, in my opinion. There was something slightly skunky about it - which I've found rare in darker beers. The flavor was a mixture of the malts and the caramel, but I didn't find much of the fruit that was in the aroma. Again, not a terrible beer, but I didn't care much for it.

01-16-2004 19:17:31 | More by clvand0
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BogAl

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -41.2%

05-21-2014 02:15:36 | More by BogAl
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gracebeliever

Florida

2.6/5  rDev -38.8%

Reviewed from notes. Still Drinking though as I write.

Appearance: Tea. Thick foamy head after a moderate pour into a glass mug. It quickly reduced to a thin head. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Not much.. maybe that's due to the mug. I don't know.

Taste: To me it was lacking flavor and body. Not what I expected.

Mouthfeel: Again, to me, nothing much here.

Drinkability: Certainly it is easy to drink but the lack of taste is off-setting for me.

I am open to suggestions on this.

08-01-2010 17:49:38 | More by gracebeliever
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Brent

Kentucky

2.68/5  rDev -36.9%

I can't believe I'm giving this beer relatively low marks, since the other beers I've had from the brewery have been very good. Perhaps I expected too much. Poured a hazy ice tea brown. Not a lot of aroma. Mild banana yeast esthers jumped up at the front, but then surrendered to nondescript sweet yeast flavors. Did not detect a lot of wheat malt, which was surprising for a dark wheat.

07-25-2003 14:31:05 | More by Brent
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kojevergas

Texas

2.7/5  rDev -36.5%

Served on-draught into a 500ml hefeweissbier glass at the Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Reviewed from notes taken June 2011.

A: Pours a two finger head of nice soft cream, good thickness, and above average retention. Colour is a nontransparent dark brown.

Sm: Roasted barley (in a dunkel?) Floral hops. Heavy caramelized malt. Some nuts.

T: Caramelized malt dominates the first half, but the second half feels empty. Slight nutty character on the fringe with hints of cream. Quite imbalanced structurally, with radically different halves. Very strange build compared to most dunkels I've had; I have to wonder if the tap is set up correctly. I wish the flavour early on remained for the latter half.

Mf: Smooth and wet, complementing the flavours of the body.

Dr: The caramelized malt is overdone. The balance is off. The price is fair, and she drinks pretty easy. Worth a go, but better out of the bottle.

C-

11-08-2012 02:18:23 | More by kojevergas
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TheDM

Indiana

2.73/5  rDev -35.8%

An initially large off-white head that almost overflowed the glass with moslty fine bubbles. This wheat beer was not one of my favorite, but more or less middle of the road for me. There was no strong after taste, but the taste did linger for a long time.

06-26-2003 17:11:12 | More by TheDM
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MattNeskie


2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

02-20-2013 06:14:53 | More by MattNeskie
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NHSTEVE

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

04-11-2012 22:51:54 | More by NHSTEVE
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Dirty25

Germany

2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

02-15-2013 13:41:01 | More by Dirty25
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MisterClean

California

2.88/5  rDev -32.2%

Purchased at bottle barn. Couldn't wait to try as I used the same yeast strain in a homebrewed dunkel as well.

A - Poured a dark copper, with a 3 fingered off-white head. Dissipated moderately slow and left a little lacing.

S - Honey, burnt toffee, peanuts, and a little bit of wheat.

T - Wow, you can really taste the roasted malts. Honestly, it's a bit overwhelming. Burnt toffee, a little honey, and some wheat in the background.

M - Full-bodied, malt dominated, very viscousy.

D - A bit disappointed. I could not detect bittering hops and the roasted, almost burnt malts made this a tough one to drink. I really enjoyed Franziskaner's Dunkel and expected similar features to style.

05-28-2009 05:58:33 | More by MisterClean
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

2.9/5  rDev -31.8%

Opaque caramel color with a pillowy white head. Coninous bubbles streaming from the glass bottom. Retention on par for a wheat.

Smells like mold, yeast, and sweaty tropical fruit...not unlike sweaty runner butt. I'm not getting any of the banana phenols everyone else seems to have. My bottle date seems to indicate a relatively fresh bottle. What's up?

First and foremost a crisp clove snap followed by a toasty malt. Nutty finish.

Subpar for Weihenstephaner.

08-17-2009 23:50:27 | More by donkeyrunner
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -29.4%

03-06-2014 02:47:29 | More by bulldogg915
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DrunkMcDermott

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.4%

Draft, at the Maple Tree Inn, Blue Island, IL. Not quite up to what I hoped to find. Still pretty nice, though. Color is beer-bottle brown under a fizzy head. Taste is sugary and kind of light. Banana flavor builds up with not much else to balance it.

03-30-2006 16:22:09 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -29.4%

01-02-2014 19:14:10 | More by atlbravsrno1
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ElJosharino

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -29.4%

08-12-2014 00:08:32 | More by ElJosharino
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -29.4%

Hazy dead brown color with a sparkling off white head. Lots of fresh cut apple on the nose with clove and raw dough. Moderate body with good crispness. Not explosive flavor wise in the least. Some roasted malt with clove and banana bread. Slightly stringy mouthfeel. Holds together really well but is a tad watery up front. Good and drinkable but nothing really wows me.

02-20-2012 03:31:17 | More by jtierney89
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aswaller

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -29.4%

09-28-2013 02:27:57 | More by aswaller
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -29.4%

02-18-2013 17:48:48 | More by BGsWo22
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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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