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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,505 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,505
Reviews: 1,015
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 210
Gots: 185 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of mwilbur
4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into weizen glass.
A: Pours a wonderful hazy brownish yellow-orange with moderate to high carbonation producing a 2-3 inch thick tight bubbly white head. Good retention.
S: Wonderful banana, yeast, clove, and malt. Simply perfection.
T: Follows aroma well...banana, clove, yeast, and malt notes. Hint of cinnamon. Very nice.
M: Medium body. Taste lingers a bit on the palate which is nice.
D: Highly, highly drinkable. A great session beer. Would love to have this fresh from the brewery. Excellent example of style.

Photo of GOBLIN
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of nomad
4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

With a furious action on the pour, amazing to watch, it poured a light chestnut color with impossible amounts of carbonation flying up inside. Created a pocky and cavernous, cream/khaki-colored head, huge and swiss cheese-like. Quite a beer to behold, as all Weihenstephan's are.

Smelled of bananas foster, as big banana scents mix with alcohol and roasty sugar/syrup notes. Also had a strange cleaning fluid smell that many dunkels have. Taste was sweet, of bananas and yogurt (in that both are sweet and slightly lactic sour), a spot roasty in the middle, and creamy at the end. The sour flavor cleared my palette, keeping my tongue fresh, which was nice. Tasted very fresh, active, and complex. Highly drinkable, a perfect mouthfeel, outstanding given it’s a style that I don’t care for.

Photo of rapidsequence
3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottle.

Appearance: Hazy dark orange. Big fat creamy head with incredible retention-- it never completely goes away and leaves little lacy chunks stuck to the glass.

Smell: Malty sweet, clove, banana, and a little yeastiness. Very good.

Taste: Like the smell, there's lots of clove and sweet malt. The taste is not nearly as interesting or complex as the smell though. The finish is a little too sweet and ultimately slightly sour.

Mouthfeel: Very nicely carbonated which contributes to the fantastically creamy mouthfeel. Otherwise a medium mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Great smell and mouthfeel, but the taste doesnt quite match. I'd be happy to drink it again though.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of beveragecaptain
4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There's nothing like a good dunkel weizen, or a dunky beer, as it is usually known. This beer pours out a dull brown color with a big head. The aroma is a delicious blend of banana bread and chocolate. Nutty malt flavor with a wheat tang and plenty of spice. Huge flavors of banana and chocolate too. This is an incredibly complex beer. Thick mouthfeel. Great drinkability. I highly recommend this beer.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.8/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle poured into weizen glass. Appearance is cloudy brown that goes from diluted iced tea at the bottom to caramel at the top. A billowing tan head settles to a cap of tiny bubbles. Aroma is clove and other mulling spices, yeast, tart apple, green banana, and some sweet malt and earthy bitterness on the finish. Taste is medium banana bread sweetness initially, assertive clove spice, and light caramel on the swallow. Light-medium body, super full,creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a long mouth-coating malt and clove finish.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into a weizen glass.

This beer looks like cider, like bubbly apple cider, the difference here being the enormous rootbeer float-like head that tops this baby off but doesn't cling too well. Oh yeah, it smells a whole hell of a lot different than a cider as well. Banana bread, but that is a bit of an overstatement to be honest. We've got slight bits of cinnamon-apple and/or cloves, but more of an apply kind of aroma rather than just plain cloves. Yeast is a beast on this, does some wonderful things to this beer, first sips reveals decent amounts of everything, sort of like picking and choosing different spices from your spice rack, sounds lame but it's true. Slight, standard banana, but with an added, creamier, depth to everything. I've never had a pumpkin beer but I feel like I get the idea of one as I drink this beer. The creamy and spicy characteristics of this beer lead me to believe this. Yet for all this beer has to offer, and it's a lot, something about this beer leaves me wanting more, the mouthfeel is just a bit lagging and taste is a bit one sided, a good, but not great, beer. This is a beer that I imagine would taste quite a bit better fresh, but then again, what beer wouldn't.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ncvbc
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a copper, amber, brownish color. Somewhat murky with a big, frothy head that lasts for days. Smell is subtle but nice and clean. Spices, mainly clove. Banana, light doughy scent. Some caramel and hints of brown sugar. Yeast. Taste is great. Nice and well-rounded. Basically same as the nose. A sweetness but a nice spice and light bitterness to counter it. Again, very balanced and tasty. Apples are also present here. Mouthfeel is perfection. Crisp but creamy if that's possible. So soft and delicate on the tongue. This makes it go down all too soon. Quite the drinkable brew and a classic example of this style. One of my favorite breweries...I think I need to revisit the regular Hefe...

Photo of jeonseh
3.62/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color is a lighter brown what I would almost called amber with hints of gold and a bit of a mellow oragne coming of it as well. A cream colored head sits atop and is rather bubbly and it leaves a bit of lacing down the glass.

Smell is a cacophony of fruit. Smell a bit of citrus coming of it, mostly orange more than lemon; also a bit of softer fruit smells, a mixture of banana and clover.

Taste is a mixture of apple and bananas to me; also the aftertaste is a bit tart, but more citurs tart that lingers on the tongue.

Rather carbonated on the mouth and then fades away into nothing left on the tongue. Almost becomes a bit watery after the inital burst of intense carbonation.

Overall, a decent beer that I could see myself possibly buying again but not one that I would actively look for or really try to buy frequently.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of BigJim5021
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a ridonkulously murky oaken brown with a big, tan head. A thick ring sticks around for the entirety and leaves plenty of lacing.

The smell is malty, spicy and sweet. Definitely smells a bit like banana bread.

The flavor is fantastic. It's got the big banana and clove action from Weihen's hefeweizen, mixed with a nice rounded maltiness. Really delicious stuff. It has a good sour zing to it as well.

Mouthfeel is crisp and lively with good carbonation. Medium-bodied and dry, though not as creamy as the hefe. This is yet another killer summer beer. But shit, I'd drink it year-round.

Drinkability is as good as it gets. You'd be hard pressed to find a brewery that makes weizens as good as Weihenstephaner.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,505 ratings.