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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,330 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,330
Reviews: 992
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 172
Gots: 109 | 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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Photo of hermit990
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
Photo of TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

TonyTalon, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
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
Photo of Cyrano41
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
Photo of DavidBart
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
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Noonan425, Mar 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

WynnO, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of djura
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%

Got it in Romania.

A - Huge foam,darker,lots of bubbles,full body,ruby color.
S - Cereals,light smell of dark fruits,very familiar hefe weiss smell.
T/M - Drinkable,crispy,smooth to drink. Full taste. Doesn't feel like dark beer,but have more complex and stronger taste then light hefe beers. No carbonation.

O - Honestly, so good beer,i could drink it instead of breakfast.

djura, Mar 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Poupae, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

OldhouseRecs, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Schwantz, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

nataku00, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

sgoro, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

ejh06752, Mar 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

1up, Mar 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

JimmyFlatRock, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

BeerSnobery, Mar 07, 2013
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,330 ratings.