Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,456 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,456
Reviews: 1,003
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 195
Gots: 158 | 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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Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.59/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a Weihenstephaner chalice.

In my chalice this dunkelweizen pours a translucent walnut brown color with a reddish tint. A tan head has a nice original size and density before gently fading.

The aroma is surprisingly strong on the yeast. Clove, some banana, and a bit of dark fruit. Maybe some caramel in the background.

Although I was expecting a burst of robust flavor from each sip, I was somewhat disappointed in the blandness of the Hefeweissbier Dunkel. The requisite banana and clove notes are there, as they are in the regular Hefe, but they are almost muted by what should be the dunkel part. The only thing is, there is not much in terms of caramel, toasted malts, or dark fruits to be found.

The carbonation is vivacious as I was expecting, with a rather light body. The beer wraps up pretty cleanly with no real aftertaste to speak of.

Overall I have to say this is the weakest Weihenstephaner offering I have had. I have no issue with how it was brewed per se, but the combination of flavors (or lack thereof) make it tough to say I would want to have this again.

Photo of UncleBuccs
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of schwemjw
3.43/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: burnt orange with a nice big heady. Very cloudy.

S: Wheat and clove. Big yeast with freshly baked bread. A touch of banana and the smallest amount of toasted caramel.

T: Huge wheat and bread. yeast. banana ester. its spicy with caramel on the end. big malt characteristic. i almost taste like an applesauce as weird as that sounds.

M: CRISP. Smooth with fantastic carbonation. clean.

O: Its definitely a nice, highly drinkable refreshing beer. But i consider this more of a hefeweissen than a dunkle. I think its good but for me it didnt quite live up to the hype. /85

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Cloudy; chestnut; huge frothy cream head, long lasting, good lacing

Aroma: Strong banana notes up front; faint cloves and hops behind banana

Taste: Light banana flavors on start, followed by a nice juicy, smooth profile; hops come through in the mid and finish; finishes with banana notes on the palate; well-balanced

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy copper color with 2+ fingers of head that relatively quickly fizzles down into a thin cap

S: Some banana and clove, along with some darker malts and fruits. Relatively simple, but still very good

T: Starts off with a hint of yeast and darker fruity malts. Goes into a light banana and clove before finishing with more of the yeasty notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very smooth and refreshing

O: A very good example of the style, although relatively simple. Great price-point and product as usual for Weihenstephaner

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,456 ratings.