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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,213 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,213
Reviews: 980
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 152
Gots: 81 | 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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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle from LCBO for $3.15 CDN into a pint glass.

Appearance - 3 fingers of creamy, voluminous, mountainous head off-white in color rest atop a chocolaty brown beer in color. Highly effervescent in appearance, and some lacing is retained around the glass. Head dissipates into a small white cap which sticks around for awhile.

Smell - Wheat, some bready, biscuity scents and clove. A few notes that are floral and maybe even a hint of bubblegum. Nose is pleasant but definitely not overwhelming, and is quite light given the appearance of the beer. Slightly underwhelmed, but still excellent.

Taste - Similar to the hefeweizen (not surprising), and refreshingly light, but with substantial wheat flavors. Malt notes are more significant and slightly less floral and fruity tasting as the hefeweizen, but that was too be expected given the nature of the beer. Quite delicious.

Mouthfeel - Rich and full tasting, but retains its light and refreshing character shared with it's lighter brethren. Medium / high carbonation. Makes you want to go back for more.

Overall - Really nice, spectacular really and can almost live up to the comparisons to its lighter brother. Probably something that would be enjoyed most in spring and fall, given the overall crispness of the beer, but retention of its full taste, although could certainly be enjoyed any time.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 20:20:09 | More by DenisKolkin
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-13-2013 21:06:46 | More by ChrisKayler
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DrunkMcDermott

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2006 16:22:09 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

02-19-2014 01:27:26 | More by s1ckboy
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-26-2013 21:35:10 | More by IanSpindler
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-09-2014 17:32:00 | More by rjp217
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jarmby1711

Australia

3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy but still transparent weak coffe colour and a discoloured tight and retentive head.
It has the familar cloves in the taste and smell and as it should has a distinctive maltiness which is not sweet but balances the normal hefeweizen tartness.
Not my favourite style but would appear to be a good example.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2005 02:36:13 | More by jarmby1711
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

04-20-2013 16:36:50 | More by Bandi
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a tall Erdinger glass. Pours cloudy with a characteristic massive, dense, white head. Head sticks around to the finish with very thick lacing to the bottom of the glass. Colour is a nice chewy brown with a dark orange tinge.

Yeast aroma jumps out with some nice spice backing and a tempting juiciness lurking behind.

This wasn't the beer I was expecting. Given the appearance I was expecting a big boozy malt hit. Instead, the malt is very smooth and rather subtle. It crosses the tongue first. Biscuity with some light chocolate flavours, nuttiness follows. Your standard weissbeer flavous are up next. Carbonation wakes the taste buds up. A spicy hit, led by cloves, is up next. The mouth is quickly coated with wonderful banana flavours.

Exceptional mouthfeel. Nicely carbonated, but not fizzy, just smooth. All the chewiness of a great malt-forward beer with the refreshing character of a wheat beer.

A great wheat beer from Wehenstephaner? Shocking, I know.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2009 01:31:10 | More by CanuckRover
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nineworldseries

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-20-2014 22:37:49 | More by nineworldseries
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wolf_switzer

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

10-23-2013 06:06:39 | More by wolf_switzer
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ColoradoBobs

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle purchased at Wilbur's in Fort Collins, CO, for $2.99.

All the cloudy opaqueness of a Hefe-weizen, darkened nicely, with a nice off-white head from a vigorous pour into my 23 ounce H-W glass. Pretty.

Nice banana-bread malt smell. Same flavor, with lots of spiceyness of clove and pepper, with an added bitter note from the darker roast of the malted wheat and barley. Mmmm.

Great mouthfeel -- really round and full. Exceptional.

Very quaffable at 5.3%: this would be an excellent session beer.

Weihenstephaner has made a class beer here. There's a reason this is the top rated Dunkel Weizen in the world -- because it is!

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2006 05:29:16 | More by ColoradoBobs
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-23-2013 18:38:58 | More by Exeter
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warpedrevolution

Washington

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-03-2013 04:31:08 | More by warpedrevolution
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bsm80x

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

09-25-2013 20:35:46 | More by bsm80x
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Anthony1

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange-brown with a nice tight white head that fades to a ring. Light aromas of banana and bread. The taste is fuller and richer with lots of banana and more fresh baked bread. A touch of sweetness and possibly a touch of astringent clove in the finish. Really drinkable and a great late spring refresher. It has enough body and complexity to capture your interest before a hefe is required for the dog days of summer. Really pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 13:34:05 | More by Anthony1
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-09-2014 03:46:44 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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linnymtu

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-04-2013 18:16:53 | More by linnymtu
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lpayette

Vermont

3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a murky brownish color with a huge head. Pretty good staying power, and a bit of lacing.

Smell- Mild banana, vague nuttiness and chocolate pudding. Suggestions of honey and a faint burnt character.

Taste- Tastes much like the normal hefeweissbier with the addition of some near chocolatey flavors from the darker malt. The yeast is definitely the same. Overall quite tastey.

Mouthfeel- Very subdued, yet interesting. Medium body. A tad dry from lots of yeast at the finish.

Drinkability- not bad.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2007 03:34:32 | More by lpayette
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meanmutt

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-23-2013 15:30:16 | More by meanmutt
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

06-20-2013 00:44:41 | More by MichiganderHB
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-30-2013 20:55:58 | More by DenverHopHead
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target88

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

02-05-2014 22:55:43 | More by target88
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EigenBeer

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-20-2012 22:47:47 | More by EigenBeer
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shbobdb

Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Wow. This is an interesting Dunkel Weizen. It reminds me of the Ayinger Ur-Weiss, because the dark munich malts really make their presence known. Their rich, smooth malt character blends with the complex, grainy malt character of the wheat with spicy clove and other yeast notes balance the malts to produce one of the finest beers I've had in a while. Wow.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2006 19:01:36 | More by shbobdb
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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