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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,332 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,332
Reviews: 992
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 173
Gots: 110 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

schoon, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Nordura
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
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

brez8791, Mar 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

jroberts8811, Mar 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

AnitaBrewski, Mar 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Bromine, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Dave_Treat, Mar 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

BARFLYB, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Hendry
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

For anyone that has travelled to Germany to taste fresh Dunkel beer, they may have experienced the same disappointment if they do not speak the language in restaurants or pubs. Unless you are buying bottled beer in a store, waiters and bartenders will purposely ignore your request and serve you the local brew (in France they did the same to me when I ordered a Paulaner: they tried to serve me Kronenbourg).

Almost opaque brown, this rich malty brew has a nice hop spice to it that sets it apart from the bland counterparts of which there are many. There is a creamy goodness to this dunkel that eludes the price and is well worth a try.

Hendry, Mar 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Sparky44, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

plato, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

hermit990, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of dwren89
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%

Appearance: brownish-gold, very hazy almost murky, good head retention

Aroma: banana, clove, can definitely detect a darker malt aroma than a normal hefeweizen, but it is very subtle

Taste: yeasty with balanced banana and clove hefeweizen taste with some hints of dark bready/caramel/toasty notes

Mouthfeel: effervescent, slight grainy mouthfeel with smooth edges, short finish, easily quaffable, medium-light body

Overall Impression: Great example of a traditional German Dunkelweizen, balancing fruit esters with some dark, toasty flavors. Easily quaffable, and refreshingly different character from most hefeweizens.

dwren89, Mar 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

TonyTalon, Mar 21, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +2.6%

A- Not really sure how to define the color of this one. Almost ranges from a watered down cola color, to a pale brown. Body is cloudy, but light makes it's way through. Big frothy tan head on top that hangs around for a while.

S- Lots of banana, wheat, grainy bread, hint of zesty citrus.

T- Great flavors of wheat, banana, caramel, grains, even some tobacco flavors sneak in towards the end. The aroma seemed similar to the traditional hefe, but the darker flavors come through in a big way in the taste.

M- Medium bodied, somewhat creamy while maintaining nice carbonation. Very pleasant.

O- Really a solid beer. Great flavors, complex, enjoyable.

stephenjmoore, Mar 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Cyrano41, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%

A: poured from a 500 ml bottle into a weizen glass, yellow brown colored with a huge fluffy white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, cloudy

S: yeasty, banana, clove, coriander, spice, toasted malt, biscuit

T: banana, clove, earthy, toffee, bread, caramel, malt, spices, lemon, anise

M: light to medium bodied with good carbonation, refreshing

O: an excellent dunkelweizen with all of the right qualities for the style

M_C_Hampton, Mar 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

DavidBart, Mar 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

claytong, Mar 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

eawolff99, Mar 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Celtics76, Mar 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

CuriousMonk, Mar 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

JakerLou, Mar 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

match1112, Mar 17, 2013
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,332 ratings.