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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,297 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,297
Reviews: 988
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 168
Gots: 101 | 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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rainydays2020

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-31-2013 18:58:59 | More by rainydays2020
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-31-2013 14:01:46 | More by BeastLU
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beergod1

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-31-2013 13:45:06 | More by beergod1
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Danny1217

Florida

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-31-2013 03:52:40 | More by Danny1217
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schoon

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-30-2013 22:35:34 | More by schoon
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Nordura

Wisconsin

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.

03-30-2013 22:30:57 | More by Nordura
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BAsbill

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-30-2013 03:57:06 | More by BAsbill
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-29-2013 23:56:16 | More by brez8791
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jroberts8811

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-29-2013 21:58:32 | More by jroberts8811
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-29-2013 00:10:26 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Bromine

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.6%

03-28-2013 13:01:41 | More by Bromine
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-25-2013 02:50:59 | More by Dave_Treat
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-24-2013 03:16:24 | More by BARFLYB
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Hendry

Vermont

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.

03-24-2013 01:24:46 | More by Hendry
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-23-2013 22:44:57 | More by Sparky44
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plato

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-23-2013 21:56:34 | More by plato
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hermit990

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-23-2013 02:05:00 | More by hermit990
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dwren89

Virginia

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.

03-22-2013 19:48:03 | More by dwren89
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-21-2013 02:51:37 | More by TonyTalon
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

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.

03-21-2013 00:16:32 | More by stephenjmoore
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Cyrano41

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-20-2013 15:25:11 | More by Cyrano41
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

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

03-19-2013 22:53:54 | More by M_C_Hampton
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DavidBart

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-19-2013 19:55:34 | More by DavidBart
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claytong

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-19-2013 11:55:23 | More by claytong
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-19-2013 02:13:19 | More by eawolff99
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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