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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,329 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,329
Reviews: 992
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 172
Gots: 108 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

BarrelAgedBrian, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

browniewithnuts, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

SeaOfShells, Apr 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

lsolanilla, Apr 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

RD1163, Apr 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

billab914, Apr 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

schnarr84, Apr 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Maillard, Apr 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

AL89BR, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of barczar
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%

Pours a murky medium brown with yeast sediment floaties and a frothy, puffy 2 inch cream head that won't quit. As it does dissipate, it leaves sticky lacing.

Orange, coriander, and banana accompany yeast in the initial aroma. Notes if clove and lemon complement the wheat character well. Citrus dominates.
There's a slightly bready note and a touch of floral sweetness.

Flavor reveals tart lemon, bubblegum, and banana underlying a wheaty, slightly bready backbone. Clove, orange, and slightly plasticy phenols add complexity. The finish is fairly bready, peppery, and floral.

Body is moderate to a touch light, with fairly high carbonation.

Definitely more malt character than the hefe, which suits my palate well. Excellent yeast esters.

barczar, Apr 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

atone315, Apr 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

warpedrevolution, Apr 03, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev -1.6%

1760th review on BA
Bottle to Speiglau Wheat glass
500 ml

App- Out of the bottle, a mix of browns and a bit of golds.A nice puffy 2-1/2 finger head that was a long time to settle. A bit of whites flecked in the center of the glass. Nice deep cling and lace.

Smell- A very good Dunkelweizen. A good mix of the base hefeweizen with a deeper richer malt nose. A bit of dark fruits like a quad with some rich caramels. A classic aroma to say the least.

Taste- Very similar to the the Hefe from this brewery. They nail the style with a bit of malts, wheat and caramel on the flavors. Well balanced and a bit spicy. The overall flavors and tastes dont overwhelm but compliment eachother.

Mouth- A bit of a lighter medium body with a pretty thick carbonation. A bit more caramel on the residual flavors than i wouldve thought, but very good non the less.

Drink- Its in the top 250 for a reason. I like the hefe better though.

FosterJM, Apr 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

dwagner003, Apr 01, 2013
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mklisz, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Stevedore, Apr 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

gjoker321, Apr 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

rainydays2020, Mar 31, 2013
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BeastLU, Mar 31, 2013
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Danny1217, Mar 31, 2013
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schoon, Mar 30, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +2.6%

No question this is a fine, fine beer. Nice and toasty, with some apple and banana, but more apple. Some nice spice accents.

Really exceptional mouthfeel, nice carbonation, so drinkable.

If you love malty beers, you'll love this. In my top 5 for the style.

Nordura, Mar 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

BAsbill, Mar 30, 2013
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,329 ratings.