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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,337 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,337
Reviews: 993
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 172
Gots: 113 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

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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3/5  rDev -29.4%

bulldogg915, Mar 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

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.

DrunkMcDermott, Mar 30, 2006
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

atlbravsrno1, Jan 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

ElJosharino, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

jtierney89, Feb 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

aswaller, Sep 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

BGsWo22, Feb 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

pin, May 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

cfalovo97, Nov 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

spoonhawk, Apr 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

starlight37, Jan 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

Thullin187, Nov 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

Rempo, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of Onibubba
3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Did a little Dunkel side by side last night with this, Erdinger,Julius Echter, and Franziskaner. All four were nearly identical in pour and appearance. All got a full aggressive pour with the yeast, cause that's how I like em. This gave the beers a somewhat (but not too) cloudy nut brown color. Head on all was present, but short lasting.

Smell was similar in all four beers, with a yeasty banana bread and almost medicinal clove aroma.

Taste was more of the same - Big yeasty banana bread. Nothing really remarkable here. It is good, but not as nice as the JE nor as unique as the Franz. A damn sight better than the Erdinger though.

Mouthfeel is where this really runs short. Thinner than the frontliners with a higher carbonation that really adversely affects the drinkability of this beer. An average Dunkel compared to the others. nothing wrong with that. Just that there are better and worse choices to be had.

Onibubba, Dec 05, 2006
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

Oxymoron, Sep 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

TimH, May 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

AdmiralOzone, Aug 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

neorunner, Sep 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

Sinewave, Jan 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

joseph_french, Mar 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

saburky, Nov 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

ZinFanDave, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of industrialswill
3.1/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy walnut stain color with a vigorous head.
Smell is of mildewy spice.
The flavor is dominated with banana and spice
Mouthfeel is a bit sour and medicinal.
It's fairly light bodied and would be drinkable if you enjoy it's other aspects.
I tried this out of curiosity, but would never buy it again.

industrialswill, Dec 09, 2010
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3.15/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

This poured a murky yellow brown, cloudy from the yeast, creating a frothy head.

The scent is malty but not aggressive.

The taste is malty and bready with a light mouthfeel, verging on watery.

This would be enjoyable on a bright day at a beer garden.

DrunkenMonk, May 19, 2013
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3.15/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a ton of off white head. As the head fades, it leaves a nice layer on top of the pour. Good retention.

Smell: A mild sweetness, some caramel and molasses. Hints of banana and spices. There is an odd smell that reminds me of tomatoes.

Taste: Just okay for me. Definitely picking up some malt along with some clove and mild banana. Perhaps some molasses as well. The finish seems a bit watery to me.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: I expected to enjoy this one more than I did. I'm going to have another to make sure I got an alright bottle. Not bad, just not amazing either.

oline73, Jul 31, 2011
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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