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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,256 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,256
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 163
Gots: 93 | 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  rDev -5.9%

02-09-2012 06:31:51 | More by tobelerone
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

02-08-2012 13:53:16 | More by nandika
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

02-08-2012 03:15:12 | More by Griffith
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2/5  rDev -52.9%

02-05-2012 07:35:26 | More by stuckintraffic2
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-05-2012 07:30:51 | More by ThinkAgain
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-04-2012 21:02:27 | More by Jonesyc13
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy and light looking caramel brown colour that is topped by a massive, three-finger sized head that is light brown to white.

Sweet smelling with strong clove and wheat notes to begin with, this is quickly followed by some banana and a hint of orange zest too. There is some background spice and a little pepper along with some mild malty aromas. A very nice and somewhat complex smelling beer.

Good wheat and yeast notes right off the bat along with a good amount of clove and some light malts. There is the banana and spice mentioned in the smell, all of which is standard fair for the style but it is still an excellent beer. There is a little spiciness towards the end and a touch of dryness in the finish.

Solid medium mouthfeel with strongish carbonation and a nice creamy texture to it. It goes down outstandingly easy and is a wonderful beer to drink. The finish is slightly dry but nice.

An outstanding beverage and one the I insist you look out for and try, this was a steal at only £2.25 for the bottle; if only it was more readily available in my area. I don't think it is just quite as good as the original hefeweizen offering from Weihenstephaner but it is an excellent change and the flavours all work well together. Get a bottle if you can.

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Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 17:21:34 | More by flyingpig
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-04-2012 03:53:05 | More by tigrstylz
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-02-2012 20:06:14 | More by stevoj
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3.23/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- looks like a beer should. Has a thick, white foamy head with a good body. Dark golden color to the beer itself

S- Smell is top-notch, very refreshing. Smells almost like a "spring-rain"

T- Malty, although dissaointing. Has the banana taste, but not as strong as in, say, the Schneider Aventinus. Alcohol taste definitely there. Not as smooth as the Schneider either

M- as stated above, not as smooth. Although, it does swirl well in the mouth

O- for some reason, I just feel like this is a lesser version of the Schneider Aventinus. Although it has great qualities, the taste is lacking. It is however, a good beer

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 06:37:01 | More by Pdu8s
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4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Cloudy light brown

S - Sweet, more malts than the traditional Hefeweissen, pleasant on the nose

T - Smooth and complex with an excellent array of spices. Possibly one of the best put together tastes I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying.

M - Light and well carbonated. Slightly watery at the ending, but it helps progress the taste off the pallet. Went excellent with my meal.

O - I love this beer. One of the few that I cannot say enough good things about. I really enjoyed the Hefeweissen but the addition of dark malts in this edition make it something to be sought after. Given the fair price and year round circulation, this brew will be in my fridge on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 04:43:21 | More by mscudder
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

02-01-2012 02:44:30 | More by AndrewMichael
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4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy dark orange.

Smell: Wheat, orange. Very pleasant with no harsh smells whatsoever.

Taste: Wheat, slightly orange. Very smooth given the hazy appearance. Initially very fruity with a lingering wheat flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light, perfect amount of carbonation. Smooth. Quite wheaty.

Overall: There isn't really anything bad about this beer and most everything is good. Immensely flavorful yet very easy to drink. For sure my favorite beer to date. Brings something to the table that other beers don't.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2012 19:57:07 | More by Jamesthebrit
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-31-2012 12:26:57 | More by monnik
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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Found this at the local market! Let's see what's it all about.

Pours a nice hazy brown leathery color into the glass. Off white foam leaves no rings behind.

Smell is sweet and malty, pleasant yet apparently simple.

The taste is initially sweet, then it starts to feel like a great cup of coffee when about to swallow. All the flavor are perfectly balanced. And the slightly bitter, slightly meaty aftertaste is absolutely seducing.

The beer is just right to enjoy for casual drinking. Not too thick or watery. Not too much or too little carbonation.

This is the very definition of a perfectly enjoyable, drinkable beer. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 03:27:24 | More by WildMaverick1200
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New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-30-2012 21:25:41 | More by TobinMitnick
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-30-2012 11:44:40 | More by Boz12
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-28-2012 06:17:59 | More by agaloco9
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-27-2012 23:02:42 | More by Joaco
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-26-2012 18:49:16 | More by JAG214
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-25-2012 04:45:44 | More by Auror
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-24-2012 04:34:52 | More by MacStinson
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4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weihenstephan weizen glass.

A- pours a cloudy light brown with about 2 inches of fluffy white head that takes a while to subside. nice lacing, looks pretty damn good.

S- yeast, clove, pepper, spice, banana, yeast and maltiness, rich and delicious.

T- A lot going on, tastes very similar to the smell, though the clove and spices come through a bit stronger, and some citrus coming through that i didn't get on the nose. loving it.

M- on the lighter to mid sized, much like the hefe in body, with a touch of spritzy carbonation, would like a touch less carbonation and a touch more body, but still very good.

O- very very good beer from a great brewery, love it.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 12:54:54 | More by shambeano
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-23-2012 00:08:07 | More by tripledbrew
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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single finger head with nice lacing on a murky brown with golden hues body. Rich dark fruit and molasses aroma with honey notes. Flavor is more dark fruit with a caramel malt backbone and nice banana notes. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. I really likete banana notes in this one which actually are orecelabt for the degree of dark fruit taste.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 22:49:19 | More by kylehay2004
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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