Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our dark wheat beer is impressive with its creamy white foam. A fruity-fresh sweetness and hints of mature bananas harmonise with delicious flavours of roasted malt, sparkling and full-bodied with a light caramel taste on the first sip. An excellent accompaniment from hearty meals and game to chocolate and nut desserts. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#838
Reviews:
1,139
Ratings:
3,083
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
4.73
 
 
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Photo of Tony210
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy light chestnut color, ample foamy head that fades to a thin micro bubble covering. Interesting aroma - I swear I smell toffee, along with some banana and light clove. Taste is caramel all the way, some nice fruity esthers, banana, light brown sugar. Medium bodied, somewhat creamy. Overall a complete steal for $3.50 / 16.9oz bottle. Absolutely delicious.

7/18/18
16.9 oz bottle, no date
4.25 rating

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sampuhr
4.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of robotic_being
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sirzekel
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Prankk
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdurey
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaten454
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Amendm
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml. bottle poured into a 20 oz. mug.
Vintage mohogany color with a beige pinky finger sized head. A mix of small and large fizzy bubbles quickly gave way to a creamy foam.
Bitter malt aroma with funky yeast and subtle hops.
Sweet malt and bitter roasted malt flavors plus sour yeast are blended throughout the taste, finished off with slightly tangy hops.
Medium texture, enriched by the maltiness with medium-low carbonation.
There is a lot going on here - sweet&sour, bitter, a little pepper - yet well balanced. Centeries of practice have paid off.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into weissbier glass

Dark brown liquid with massive foam head on the pour

Aroma of malted grains, bananas

Taste is roasted malts, banana, classic Hefeweizen with a toasted malt variation

Classic beer and brewer

Good beer

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Photo of osvath
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DodgerLove
3.76/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Very rich brown color with massive head and lacing.
N: Malt, banana, & nuttiness.
T: WOW, banana and malt hit with some fruit and a soft nuttiness.
M: Medium
O: Just a fantastic beer and so complete, flavors are awesome and its a pleasure to consume this.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2nd best beer made in this thirsty Krout's opinion 2nd only Klosler Andchs weissbeir dunkle !!

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Photo of JoshJ
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.44/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npendres
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vincechan
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whatsgoody
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JVasky
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Snowcrash000
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy dark amber/light mahogany coloration with a large, creamy head. Smells of bready, caramel malt and estery banana yeast, with hints of chocolate and clove. Taste is malt-forward, with lovely notes of dark bread, chocolate, toffee and a hint of dark fruit, complemented by a strong, estery banana yeast note and mild spiciness as well. Finishes with a light bitterness and spiciness. Soft, smooth mouthfeel with a rich body and medium carbonation. Weihenstephaner clearly knows a thing or two about brewing Hefeweizen, both their normal and dark Weizen are best in style for me personally, but I probably even prefer their dark offering due to the lovely malt notes, greater complexity and perfect balance. Truely an outstanding brew.

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Photo of emwilke
4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 3,083 ratings