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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,505 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,505
Reviews: 1,015
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 210
Gots: 185 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of keithmurray
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - murky golden brown liquid with off white head that lingers

Smell - caramel, toasted wheat bread, wheat, cloves

Taste - same flavor profile as the regular hefeweissen, wheat, cloves, lemon, only difference here is the presence of caramel

Mouthfeel - medium bodied yet still manages to be light and refreshing, flavors linger nicely similar to the flagship hefe

Overall - this is a really good, available, reasonably priced beer. Highly Recommended

Price Point - $3.19/ 16.9 oz. bottle

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Saudereth
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I've had the pleasure of having the three Weihenstephaner beers in the top 250 in the past week. I'll probably upload my written reviews for the other two along with several other beers soon. For now this is my first review, hopefully it's not done miserably!

A: Darkened gold, almost a bronze. Murky, see through around the edges, but not in the center. Foams up quickly when poured, dissipates quickly.

S: Fruit notes come through, I don't pick up much else. The fruit are the usual citrus notes for this style.

T: Light and fruity. Although this is darker than the not dunkel version of this beer, this is by no means a dark beer. The fruit compared to the lighter version is slightly lighter, but still enjoyable.

M: Light, which is to be expected with the style.

O: This is a great example of this style from a brewery who excels at it. I preferred the lighter version, but this was still enjoyable. If you enjoy the German style I would definitely look this beer up along with the other beers from Weihenstephaner. If you're not, this probably won't be your speed.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Tonmeister
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured in pint mug

Appearance: Dark, cloudy brownish, mahogany, with a half-finger head off white.

Smell: The aroma is just like a classic heffeweizen. Roasted malts, caramel with a fruity blend of apples.

Taste: It tastes like a toned down heffeweizen. The wheat presence is not as heavy, but to compensate for it there is a nice fruity blend along with this beer. Not bitter at all and can't taste the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: moderate body with crisp moderate carbonation. Very refreshing on my palate.

Overall: I could drink this all day, especially on hot summer days. This is a very refreshing beer that is perfect as a session ale.

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4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle into pint glass

appearance: very cloudy dark amber brown/mahogany, 2 finger bubbly white head

smell: wheat, clove, plum, banana, citrus, dark fruits, coriander

taste: clove, banana, nutmeg, some funkiness, also some dark fruits that mesh with the wheat backbone. In all honesty, this almost resembles what you could consider a "light" Belgian Tripel.

mouthfeel: high carbonation, thin to medium bodied

overall: One of the best Dunkels out there, and while Weihenstephaner may have the best Hefe, I think I prefer Franziskaner's Dunkel to this.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of TastefulNudity
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first dunkel, poured in to a tall Hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: Rusty brown with some orange showing through. Almost the same color as the bottle. Nice one and a half finger head that calms down a bit but remains. Little lacing. Strong carbonation from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Whoa, almost pure malt hits you in the face. Malt sweetness, spice (clove and black pepper), cinnamon, yeast, bubblegum, banana, faint dark fruit. This smells great. I've had and loved their Hefeweizen and it smells exactly like that with more malt and spice.

Taste: It's awesome. Malt and caramel sweetness up front while staying light and peppery. Moves to the back of the tongue where you get the traditional Hefeweizen flavors of yeast, banana, and clove. Refreshing flavor while remaining different from what I've had before.

Mouthfeel: Prickly and dry, just as it should be. Unsurprisingly no identifiable alcohol. Leaves a great finish that makes me want to pick the glass back up every time I put it down.

This is a great beer and a fantastic introduction in to the dunkel style. I'm loving it for the change it brings, but If I had a choice between this and their original Hefeweizen, I'd have to pick the original. Both are worth a definitely shot and amazing, try them and find your favorite.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,505 ratings.