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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,337 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,337
Reviews: 993
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 172
Gots: 113 | 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%

muskiesman, Feb 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

tbryan5, Feb 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

deac83, Feb 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

ToastySteve, Feb 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

emsjf, Feb 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Bill235, Feb 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

atomic, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of minterro
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I believe this is my first beer of this style, and little to no experience means I don't have much to go off of. Bought this beer on a whim in Hancock, MI at their CO-OP, the whole oldest brewery thing caught my eye.

A&S: From the Dunkelweizen description this beer pretty much nails the appearance category; murky brown, huge clumps of yeast, great head retention (light brown coloration). The smell isn't very powerful but it does contain pleasant banana yeastiness along with some sweet maltyness.

T&M: Super drinkable for starters. Has the classic hefewisen banana and clove tones. Similar to the nose as far as the malts are concerned. Nothing surprising or nothing standing out. very crisp with little bitterness, medium to light body.

overall: I was happily surprised by this beer. Some of these old European breweries have beer that tastes remarkably similar (mostly due to the purity laws), but this beer and this style incredible delightful. The cost on this beer is extremely low compared to the quality (I believe it was around 3 dollars). Would highly recommend this beer to anyone.

minterro, Feb 21, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours dark brown with a 2 finger dark tan head. Big walls and leopard spotting of lacing cover the glass.

S- sweet maple, toast, toffee, caramel

T- huge sweet malts, toast, caramel, toffee, light roast, and slight bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Thick, syrupy and creamy feel.

O- very good dunkel. Huge sweet malts with some light toast notes.

kawilliams81, Feb 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Filthyfloor, Feb 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

MattNeskie, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

mjenkins5, Feb 20, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%

MaxOhle, Feb 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

BGsWo22, Feb 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

burdgod, Feb 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

Dirty25, Feb 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Kalev13, Feb 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Giannis, Feb 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Sisky, Feb 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

orangesol, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

epic value at under 4 bucks per bottle. the pour is really cloudy brownish pinkish color, kind of odd really, with a really robust pure white head of thick foam, long lasting, and leaves good lace. the color is funky, and I think this is far superior on tap, but the beer itself is amazing. it smells like good german hefe yeast and dark wheat malt, some solid toast on the grains, and a refreshing citrus element. the flavor is identical to the nose, rich and complex, quite fruity, but a little more roast than the weizenbock or the regular hef. I like the additional body it provides, there is a nice soft feel too, although the carbonation is still quite lively. its traditional, its cheap, and its damn good. how can you beat that? I think of the four ive had from this brewery, I like the regular hefe the best, but all have been extraordinary. again, the value cannot be beat!

StonedTrippin, Feb 11, 2013
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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