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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,332 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,332
Reviews: 992
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 172
Gots: 110 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Mphis, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Matthew1788, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

dawardster, Jul 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Germanbieris1st, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Rocketman2013, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

aoampm, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Mojo
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%

bottle poured into wheat beer glass

A - pours up a dark amber maybe the same color as an apricot, slightly cloudy at first, eventually clearing, with excellent lacing at good lacing.

S - spicy sweet nose with a definite banana aroma.

T - very crisp tasting with the usual banana and clove notes. However, where some beers are a bit too much in your face with the banana stuff this beer has subdued them somehow or another. The finish is satisfyingly sweet, never becoming cloying.

M - very clean with virtually no aftertaste

O - no ones seems to do weizen styles better than the Germans. While the USAs best offering are often hop forward, Weihenstephaner always seems to brew beer that is complex and interesting without going to extremes. This one is a definite yes as Daniel Bryan would say.

Mojo, Jul 27, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured from a bottle into a Weizen glass.

A - Pours a murky, toffee-brown with a fluffy, three-finger, eggshell colored head with good retention. Stripes of spider-web like lacing.

S - Medium strength aroma of banana, pear, clove, and fresh baked wheat bread. Smells inviting.

T - Taste matches the nose, but with additional note of fine ground white pepper. The darker malts reduce some of the clove flavor of the normal Hefe, but bring more balance in return. Fruity and bready; almost cake-like. Really, really tasty. Nicely complex and rich flavor.

M - Light bodied, with prickly carbonation. A delightful creaminess makes this feel thick and smooth. Finishes crisp and clean.

O - Fantastic. Best example of the style I have had and a definitely rebuy. Well crafted.

TempeBeerMan, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

BockMan, Jul 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Mutton_Mammoth, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

jamis, Jul 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Leschber, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

ryanjtravis, Jul 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

HRamz3, Jul 23, 2014
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thufflife, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jhickman, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

John_Beeryman, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

hogrider, Jul 20, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

HuskerTornado, Jul 20, 2014
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,332 ratings.