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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,396 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,396
Reviews: 996
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 180
Gots: 132 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Joecaddie, Jan 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

BeerMeBrah, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of gmfessen
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a murky rust-orange color with a glistening off-white, bubbly head. The smell is like a typical hefe - cloves, yeast, slightly sweet and this one is a bit bready. Taste is similar to the nose, very clovey and spicy... very similar to Weihenstephaner's traditional Hefe. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a frothy, creamy carbonation and incredibly smooth. This is a very drinkable beer, another testament to the quality of beer from "the world's oldest brewery".

gmfessen, Jul 02, 2007
Photo of bigox420
5/5  rDev +17.6%

bigox420, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of zhanson88
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A dark caramel color with a fair amount of off white head. It reduces down to nice lacing that sticks nicely to my glass.

Smell: Definite caramel maltiness, with clove and some fruity esters.

Taste: Smooth and creamy caramel malt is very prevalent. I also get clove, and a bit of a twang, probably from a combination of the wheat malt along with slight hops.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: This beer has an awesome soft mouthfeel. The carbonation is very fine and makes the beer refreshing. It's an incredibly drinkable beer that I am very impressed with.

zhanson88, Sep 20, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

GreenMountainBoy, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Bandi, Apr 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

srgj88, Nov 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

dpgoblejr, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

BeersAndBears, Nov 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of atigerlife
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cider brown opaque with an off-white big fluffy head that has very good lasting power. Very good lacing.

Aroma is mostly malts and wheat with some light banana. Not much else.

Taste is wheat and malty but has more complexity than the smell. theres some clove and banana in the background. Also some citrus and spicy notes. At the end, there is some bitterness and nice dry feel.

Mouthfeel has a medium body and decent cleansing.

Overall, a very solid beer for summer drinking. Very drinkable.

atigerlife, Jul 02, 2006
Photo of mralphabet
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pt 0.9 oz bottle poured into Weiherstaphan Glass....

A: Foggy muddy looking, brown orange in color. Big foamy white head, that settles to a nice ring, with just a little lacing.

S: Classic Dunkelweizen, only deeper, darker and richer. There is a fruitiness here with good backbone of banana, clove and raisins. Very sweet and delicious smelling

T: All the smells are here.... more of a banana nut bread with some raisins mixed in... There is a slight hops taste in back end of the palette. Very nice.

M: Light to Med bodied.... Very refreshing but a little fuller than some Dunkelweizen I've had. Overall good to the style.

D: Another great Beer from Weihenstephanen.... Low ABV and very drinkable. I could do another one of these with no problem.

mralphabet, Jun 14, 2010
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4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Why not review the classic? I will be attending TU Munchen and studying for my Braumeister's degree at Brauerei-Weihenstephan,so heres to school!

This Dunkleweizen pours out a dark-amber hued tan, absolutley gorgeous,billowy head blooms from the top of the weiss glass. Notes of colves, some banana, citrus, yeasts,hallertau hops. Flavor is absolutley refreshingly delicious-cloves,citrus,banana on the finish some bready yeasts in there as well. Crisp mouthfeel makes for crazy good drinkablity. Having this beer oder Radler(with a splash of lemonade) is how it was presented to me in Germany, where they drink this at 10 Am. read on the health benefits of these brews, and these people are really on to something!

czfreeman, Mar 10, 2008
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

tripledbrew, Jan 23, 2012
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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%

DenverHopHead, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of NCSUdo
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle

A: Pours a cloudy, light brown, under a large white head. Good retention and some decent lace.

S: Smells of banana bread, yeast, some lemon zest and other citrus character.

T: Nice sweet breadiness up front, with some good yeast character, some banana mixed it, very clean finish, slight splash of citrus, slightest bit of bitter.

M/D: Light to medium bodied, very low carbonation on the tongue, excellent drinkability, really smooth and refreshing.

NCSUdo, Jan 18, 2008
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

bmurray10, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of ski271
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Zeno’s in State College. A- Dark, murky brown with a small, foamy, off-white, quickly-diminishing head. Light lacing. S- Mild. Fruit, whole-wheat bread and berry. T- More pronounced than nose for sure. Clove, berry, honey, citrus, bread and straw. M- medium body, slightly oily texture and moderate carbonation. D- Oh I like this one. Meaty with a very nice light fruity character. Worth a try for sure.

ski271, May 20, 2007
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3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass from a bottle.

A - The beer pours a deep medium copper, forming a massive tan head. Medium spots of lace slide down the glass.

S - Strong aromas of wheat and bananas, along with a light hint of spices.

T - Taste is a little lighter than the aroma would lead to believe. Nice malty wheat taste, bananas are presence but light, and finishing with a hint of caramel.

M - Lighter than I would like. I usually expect this style to be a little heavier. Smooth finish.

D - Overall, not a bad beer at all. I could easily drink this all night. Good flavor and aroma, and sessionable alcohol content. I dont think this is better than Franziskaner dunkelweiss IMO, but its definitely up there.

beeragent, Sep 11, 2008
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

twowheelssoar, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

linnymtu, Aug 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

CreekyJarls, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

DrinkingDrake, Jun 28, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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