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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,479 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,479
Reviews: 1,008
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 205
Gots: 171 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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

A - Poured from a pint bottle into a pint glass. Cloudy and light brown with a head that hangs around.

S - Banana, wheat, yeast.

T - Caramel malt, yeast, banana, bubblegum

M - Quite creamy and on the light side. Feels great.

O - Drinkable but with accompanying flavor and complexity. World class.

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4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Not many bubbles. Massive oyster white head with transulcent golden/brown body.

SMELL: Getting banana, vinegar and bubblegum - nice.

TASTE: Effervescent. Lovely banana and bubblegum. Alcohol to flavour balance is perfect. As odd as it sounds, there's an aftertaste of toffee apples. Really nice beer.

Overall: This is my second re-review. I didn't get it the first time, not sure why, but now I prefer this to the original Hefeweissbier.

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3.6/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle into weizen glass.

Hazy caramel brown, lots of rising carbonation. A thick, foamy off white head.

The aroma is of clove, with some weizen yeast and sweet malts.

The taste follows the nose, though a bit less pronounced.

A light to medium body with subtle, prickly carbonation.

A nice beer, another German style I enjoy. Definitely follows the style description of a darker Hefeweizen.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy dead brown color with a sparkling off white head. Lots of fresh cut apple on the nose with clove and raw dough. Moderate body with good crispness. Not explosive flavor wise in the least. Some roasted malt with clove and banana bread. Slightly stringy mouthfeel. Holds together really well but is a tad watery up front. Good and drinkable but nothing really wows me.

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4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Murky brown. Very cloudy/unfiltered. Swirling the bottle at about a 1/3 remaining to break up anything lingering in the bottle. Head is nice and creamy, and it remains throughout.

S- Cloves and banana: the classic German wheat beer smell. Also has a small malty scent to it.

T- Banana nut bread with cloves. Has a malty backbone and an overall spiciness. Only the slightest amount of bitterness. The brewer's site says the Bitterness Unit is 14, which seems to be on par with the beer.

M- Medium. Not harsh at all. Very easy on the drinkability. I found it refreshing, but that's just me.

Overall, the beer was just excellent. The flavors are very balanced and seem to complement one each other. If you like wheat beers/hefeweizens, dark beers, or both, this beer IS for you!

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Pours a hazy medium brown with tons of carbonation. Had to wait awhile for the head to settle before I could pour the rest into the glass.

Smells quite yeasty along with banana and bubblegum. A slight bit of earthy caramel is detectable as well.

The banana/bubblegum yeastyness is quite prevalent on the taste but is quickly followed by a very light caramel malt. Quite a bit of sweetness is present as well as tons of carbonation. Just a very slight bitterness on the finish.

Overall this is a very refreshing and flavorful beer. My one complaint would be that it is a tad bit sweet but it is just a minor issue. A top notch beer in the end.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,479 ratings.