Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: German 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:
#1,622
Reviews:
1,142
Ratings:
3,095
pDev:
10.12%
 
 
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Photo of Knickfan3
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Weston64
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eclovelace
4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Crimson-RV
3.72/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

1.5 inch head banana aroma taste of banana nutty malts with grassy hops high carbonation with thick aftertaste easy drinking beer.

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Photo of jroof1
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kraftykristi89
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ryan4120
4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L - opaque brown with a large creamy tan head that sticks around and leaves some lacing behind.
S - Wheat, bready yeast, banana, cloves, roasted malt, caramel.
T - Follows the nose with wheat and bready yeast up front followed by a solid amount of banana, roasted malt, caramel, dates, and spices.
F - medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy but crisp.
O - Such an incredibly great hefeweissbier in every way imaginable and arguably an improvement over their standard hefeweissbier- a classic and world class for sure.

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Photo of Blasphemus-Maximus
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is simply the best Hefe out there. Dark golden brown in colour with tons of white lacing. Strong maltiness and caramel notes with huge amount of banana flavour. All in all an absolute classic. Tons of sediment at the bottom.

Edit: I thought I would add that this was about 4 weeks before the best before date.

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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 Mikexw
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samlover55
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16.9oz bottle into Perfect Pint
4147 date code
Amber closer to brown actually with huge fluffy light brown head
Bananas, dates, yeast
Caramel apple, bananas figs, dates, heavy yeast on the finish along with cloves
Light bodied and heavily carbonated, makes for a weird feel
Overall i enjoy the flavor profile, i think the dark fruits add a lot, but the feel throws me off

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4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ratthakhet
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 3,095 ratings