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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,429 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,429
Reviews: 1,000
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 185
Gots: 137 | 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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Photo of RedHaze
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy bronze/brown with a thick two finger head that slowly fades to a thick cap and leaves behind a substantial amount of lacing.

Smell; full of bananas and cloves. There's also a bit of a grassy smell, along with a nice caramel sweetness.

Taste; the cloves and bananas have a strong presence, but not to powerful. It has a yeasty bread dough flavor, as well as a bit of earthiness, and finishes with a good malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy, and goes down really nicely.

I'm happy that I can get some of these Weihenstephaner beers in my area now.

RedHaze, Mar 02, 2006
Photo of AOShabaz
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

AOShabaz, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of seanyfo
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

50cl bottle poured into my Weihenstephan weissbier glass.

A- murkey chocolately orangey body, with a 4 finger dense creamy head. Retention is fantastic as expected for a weissbier, lacing is very good. Beading is lively.

S- Lots of vanilla, cloves, bubblegum, bananas, cinnamon and nutmeg.

T- Cloves, chocolatey creamy notes, bubblegum, finishes well, a bit watery, but the bubblegum and a nutty note linger on.

M- High carbonation, spritzy, light mouthfeel

D- Fantastic drinkability, classic weizen flavours, with the nice chocolateyness of the dunkel, sprizty and refreshing, a classic from a world class brewery!only gave a 4 for appearance as i like dunkels to be darker, but thats just me!

seanyfo, Feb 02, 2008
Photo of bobhits
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Coca Cola in color, far finer carbonation and a well formed thick creamy head. Malt here we come!

Bananas and caramel. Some earthy spices and wheat. Maybe a touch of buble gum way in the back ground.

Sweet, brown sugary, just perfectly hit by earthy European hops to cut the sweetness and then finishing with bananas. There's a roasted flavor here, but the yeast flavor and the huge malt really keep it from doing much more than opening up this beer.

5.3% alcohol and it is about as thick and full bodied a beer as I've had without calling it a sipper. I love that with this beer.

The mouth is perhaps a touch harsher than is needed. Maybe the hops?

The most flavorful beer I've ever had under 6% and not a sour.

bobhits, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of Joecaddie
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Joecaddie, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of BrazilianAussie
4/5  rDev -5.9%

BrazilianAussie, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of dedrinker
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy dark amber/ brown color with a pillowed cream-colored head. Aromas of yeast, dough, bananas and bubblegum. Bubblegum/ banana flavor mixed with caramel and slight clove notes on a medium body. The fruity chewing gum follows through to the finish on a slightly tart wheat flavor.

dedrinker, Sep 20, 2008
Photo of zenithberwyn
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

zenithberwyn, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of Techichi
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Techichi, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of ale207
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ale207, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Backer2004
3.6/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

With such a positive review of the original, I thought this one would have something exciting to write about. Nothing did it for me. It was above average for the style, but no characteristics stood out, other than the ease to finish. Maybe I'm not a dunkel fan, but i'll pass on this one next time.

Backer2004, Aug 13, 2005
Photo of everetends
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

.5 liter bottle I got in the brewery mixed 5 pack. Poured into a weizen glass bearing the name of the brewery. As you can see, I am intimidated by the name.

A: Poured a hazy medium to dark brown, when held to light has the appearance of a good clove honey. Really active in there with carbonation bubbles. The head was off white and beautiful, leaves som decent lacing and has decent retention.

S: This is where this beer shines. Has a great smell of fresh out of the fridge banana pudding. You can really smell some sweet bread, reminicent of Nila wafers, banana is big here and sweet. The malt and yeast comes together beautifully with sweet bread, I am repeating myself. There is a nuttiness to it. Just beautiful.

T: Taste is really big with the banana flavor, sweet cold bananas. The bread taste does not translate as sweet as it does in the nose, but is still great. Herbs and nuttiness is there. Very nice.

M: Very creamy. Goes down really easy, and has some nice active carbonation to it. After taste of sweet bread.

D: This is a very nice beer and although it comes across dark, it is still a very drinkable brew. It is not intimidating in flavor and very well rounded. Great beer.

everetends, Jun 30, 2008
Photo of SHODriver
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

A: poured into a weizen glass to a ruddy brown with a dense and rocky two finger off white head that retains well and leaves good lacing
S: smells of bananas and cloves
T: taste is bananas and cloves with a nice amount of malt sweetness and creamy wheat and some nice breadyness. swallow is more banana and clove with some honey sweetness and more breadyness.
M: this beer is fairly light with a creamy mouthfeel from the wheat. carbonation is slightly prickly and the finish on the beer is ever so slightly drying
O: A fantastic example of the style from a world class brewery. Definitely hits all the right notes with no apparent faults

SHODriver, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of cbnz
4.25/5  rDev 0%

cbnz, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of BucBasil
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 500mL brown glass bottle into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a murky rusty color with some orange coming through. Brown or else very deep red. Strange and unique coloration, but I'm not sure it's the most appetizing looking beer I've ever seen. Topped with a 3 finger off-white or cream color head with great retention.

S: Interesting combination of light fruits in the nose, followed by berry or something. Malt backbone is mainly dark breads with a hint of brown sugar followed by a nice yeasty touch.

T: Some spiced apple and other fruit first in the taste, then some berry. Light touch of toasted malt in the middle there to balance things out. Finish is fruity with apples and spice and a light drying bitterness quickly covered by a yeasty character that sticks around.

M: Light and crisp, yet smooth. Nice.

D: So good and refreshing. This is light but with a rich taste. I could drink many of these at any time of year. Overall a great beer.

BucBasil, Jun 08, 2010
Photo of tpauer
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

tpauer, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of DruC4
4.25/5  rDev 0%

DruC4, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of brownbeer
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Widmer hefe glass. Looks a dark brown, cola color with a huge tan head that stick around and millions of bubbles.

Classic aroma of banana and clove, but has an added maltiness that really takes it to the next level.

Slightly sweet, toasty caramel bounces in and out of the flavor into the finish and fade. Soft with subtle spice character to compliment the malt. Fantastic!

brownbeer, Feb 16, 2010
Photo of Nage37
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Nage37, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a translucent color of sun tea. Pillowy near white head of a couple fingers settles in nicely. Gold accents give it a nice look in the glass.

S- Esters, clove, banana bread, and bright fruits. Straight forward here.

T- A strong malt presence of baked breads come together oh so nicely with the lemon, apple, pear, raisin and clove. Sweet notes counter some of the earthy tones on the back side. Very crisp and clean.

M- Light body with a bit lighter carbonation than I prefer in the style. Sits well on the tongue. Smooth while providing a snappy, refreshing drinkability.

O- A fine example of a dark wheat. Would prefer a bit more depth in the body with some nuttiness or added complexity, but very delicious still.

Bosoxfan20, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of alelover
4/5  rDev -5.9%

alelover, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of cfh64
4/5  rDev -5.9%

cfh64, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of jjheinrichs
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

jjheinrichs, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of PhineasGage
4/5  rDev -5.9%

PhineasGage, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of mmilyko
4/5  rDev -5.9%

mmilyko, Dec 11, 2012
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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