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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,474 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,474
Reviews: 1,007
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 203
Gots: 167 | 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%

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4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

( BA / BJCP)

Large, moussy, condensed, long-lasting off-white head just lasts and lasts. Light lacing as it falls slowly. Deep copper with some beautiful yellow/gold and dark amber hues on the edges. Slight haze. Really a beautiful beer. ( 5 / 3 )

Strong banana and clove up front, that seem to be in perfect harmony. Medium-low grainy sweet wheat/malt, light crust. Very light noble hop. ( 4.5 / 11)

Bright banana and cove, again in perfect marriage. Grainy sweetness, with some underlying toasty/crusty malt flavor. Low hop bitterness, which carries the malt well to a dry finish. No hop flavor. Balance is yeast/malt heavy. Aftertaste is a light banana with some lingering sweetness. Mild tartness. (5 / 19)

Medium-light body with high carbonation. Very creamy in character. The tartness (if i am correct) can be perceived as astringency, but I do not believe that is the case. However, there is this "pulling" sensation. (4 / 4)

Wow! How has it taken me this long to drink the many wonderful beers of Weihenstephaner? This beer is complex, flavorful, and refreshing. Weigenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel defines balance and the style. ( 4.5 / 9)

(4.7 / 46)

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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

Aroma: Bold savory aroma. Lots of wheat, some yeasty phenols, mostly clove and some black pepper. Malt is smooth and clean, mildly sweet and bitter Munich malt.

Appearance: Light brown. Head is tall and light brown. Very hazy, although no individual particles can be seen. Yeast stuck to the bottom of the bottle.

Taste: Sweet Munich malt and lots of yeasty character, lots of clove (smooth though) and pepper. Very mild hop character, floral if anything. Mild to moderate wheat flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Moderate carbonation although smooth without any bite. Silky smooth. Finishes moderately dry.

Overall: Near perfect balance. Hard to ark for any improvement here. Maybe slightly more malt character to make this a perfect 5.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes taken 6/21/12.

500ml bottle poured into weizen glass.

Appearance: a medium brown bodied beer thats just a touch darker in color than a copper. Huge off white to tan head. Lots of lacing clings to the glass as the head slowely drops, but never goes away.

Smell: Sweet smelling bready and yeasty notes, bananas, and just hint of clove. Maybe a little caramel or nuttiness.

Taste: Bananas, biscuity malts and whole grain wheat bread. Hint cloves and nuttiness.It tastes good, but I am not sure if the flavors all work together in harmony.

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied beer with carbonation that is on the high end of moderate. This beer is really drinkable.

Overall: I really love the kristalwiezen better, but this beer is no slouch either. Over 400 reviews and I havent drank very many german beers!?! YET... What was my problem. Really liking the beers that this brewery makes. It was a bit of an eye opener for me. Will be trying alot more of beers from this brewery! Affordable at $5 price point for 500ml and its an easy beer to find!

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -47.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a bit of a Weisenstephaner session, with the Vitus as the clear winner. This one confused me a bit though. Never had a "Dunkel" (dark) white bear before, so can't compare it to others.

Update: Don't drink this one after a regular (Wiehenstephaner) white bear, because then it really tastes odd.

appearance: Bit of a cloudy dirty brown/copper/amber looking color with a big and full creamy looking foam head. Looks a bit weird.

smell: Banana bread, yeast, wheat and malts. Bit of a brown sugar / caramel malt scent. And some spices i can't really define.

taste: There's the expected banana bread, wheat, yeast flavor of a Hefeweiss, but combined with clove, caramel, brown sugar and some spiced malts. It makes it a little odd flavor combo but surprisingly works really well. It's all very light in flavor, making this very easy and refreshing to drink. And a nice variation to a regular Hefeweizen.

mouthfeel: Quite light and thin feel for a weiss beer. Medium carbonation. Quite refreshing.

overall: I didn't really like it at first. But i drank a regular Hefeweis, followed by this one. And then it really is kind of weird. Later i tried it just as a starter, and the more i drink it, the better it seems to get. It's got more depth to it than i thought at the beginning. Very nice refreshing beer with different flavors each time you drink it.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,474 ratings.