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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,299 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,299
Reviews: 989
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 168
Gots: 102 | 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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Mojo

Alabama

4.44/5  rDev +4.5%

bottle poured into wheat beer glass

A - pours up a dark amber maybe the same color as an apricot, slightly cloudy at first, eventually clearing, with excellent lacing at good lacing.

S - spicy sweet nose with a definite banana aroma.

T - very crisp tasting with the usual banana and clove notes. However, where some beers are a bit too much in your face with the banana stuff this beer has subdued them somehow or another. The finish is satisfyingly sweet, never becoming cloying.

M - very clean with virtually no aftertaste

O - no ones seems to do weizen styles better than the Germans. While the USAs best offering are often hop forward, Weihenstephaner always seems to brew beer that is complex and interesting without going to extremes. This one is a definite yes as Daniel Bryan would say.

07-27-2014 03:40:20 | More by Mojo
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

4.26/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured from a bottle into a Weizen glass.

A - Pours a murky, toffee-brown with a fluffy, three-finger, eggshell colored head with good retention. Stripes of spider-web like lacing.

S - Medium strength aroma of banana, pear, clove, and fresh baked wheat bread. Smells inviting.

T - Taste matches the nose, but with additional note of fine ground white pepper. The darker malts reduce some of the clove flavor of the normal Hefe, but bring more balance in return. Fruity and bready; almost cake-like. Really, really tasty. Nicely complex and rich flavor.

M - Light bodied, with prickly carbonation. A delightful creaminess makes this feel thick and smooth. Finishes crisp and clean.

O - Fantastic. Best example of the style I have had and a definitely rebuy. Well crafted.

07-27-2014 01:52:25 | More by TempeBeerMan
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BockMan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

07-26-2014 23:11:33 | More by BockMan
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Mutton_Mammoth

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-26-2014 05:58:52 | More by Mutton_Mammoth
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jamis

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-25-2014 17:49:32 | More by jamis
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B-Sweets

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.6%

07-25-2014 15:49:43 | More by B-Sweets
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Leschber

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-24-2014 19:38:12 | More by Leschber
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ryanjtravis

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-24-2014 14:51:49 | More by ryanjtravis
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-23-2014 18:46:34 | More by HRamz3
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thufflife

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-23-2014 16:00:51 | More by thufflife
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schneidk

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-23-2014 02:28:06 | More by schneidk
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Beer_4_brains

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-23-2014 01:56:03 | More by Beer_4_brains
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jhickman

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-22-2014 18:41:40 | More by jhickman
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-21-2014 01:27:42 | More by John_Beeryman
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hogrider

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-20-2014 17:35:02 | More by hogrider
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HuskerTornado

Arkansas

4.41/5  rDev +3.8%

1 pint, 0.9oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a rich brown with ruby undertones with a tall cream colored head that has good retention and some lacing.

Smell is of sweet roasted malt, picking up some fruit like banana from the yeast, as well as clove and faint hops.

Taste is similar to the smell, sweet malt up front, with banana and clove in the finish with slight spiciness present throughout. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and soft, some creaminess as well.

Overall, one of the best Dunkels out there and is always good to have some on hand.

07-20-2014 01:08:58 | More by HuskerTornado
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Sellen

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-19-2014 19:07:21 | More by Sellen
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

07-19-2014 05:23:30 | More by CraigTravor
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snansel

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

07-18-2014 18:22:18 | More by snansel
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-18-2014 18:11:12 | More by curlybird
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Gmedina


4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-18-2014 07:29:01 | More by Gmedina
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Modernrickk

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

07-18-2014 05:24:36 | More by Modernrickk
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sjmad23

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-17-2014 06:14:16 | More by sjmad23
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Tele

California

3.99/5  rDev -6.1%

A: 4.25 Pours a hazy, reddish-brown with a large off-white head.

S: 3.75 The aroma is mostly bread, esters, yeast, and malt with some light hops in the background. There’s a little bit caramel with the malt, but it’s very faint.

T: 4 Slightly sweet at first with a good amount of fruity, spicy esters following. The malt and hop levels are very nice, but not adding anything particularly interesting. This dark version is actually quite similar to the original.

M: 4.25 The body is pretty light and quite refreshing for a “dark” beer. Carbonation is very nice and enhances the fairly muted flavors.

O: 4 This beer is very nice, however it is not particularly interesting. As mentioned above, it’s very similar to the original version but there’s a little less going on. I was hoping for a bit more roasted malt to come through on the nose and palate, but it’s still very good and easy to drink.

07-17-2014 04:21:58 | More by Tele
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HookerBrews

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-16-2014 16:22:55 | More by HookerBrews
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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