Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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4.25 | pDev: 10.12%
Jan 29, 2024
Jul 30, 2001
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.
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Ratings by Bluerabbitbell:
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
6/15/23, anniversary trip to Athens, OH. Found this surprise treat at the Kroger!

Beautiful deep amber/light copper color in the glass. Nice, creamy, tan head.

Aroma is slightly sour, brown bread, brown sugar, spice bush, malt, mineral.

Bright and light in the mouth, not as full bodied as expected.

Sweet and malty, can just get the over ripe banana and bubble gum flavors. Finishes caramel and slightly metallic.

Reading through some other reviews, we are wondering if this bottle has been on the shelf too long. It's not matching up as well as we had expected.

From date code (1412) I'm thinking this beer was made mid October of 2022. Sat in cooler for 8 months...ugh.
Jun 16, 2023
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.69 by Supper1

Jan 29, 2024
Rated: 4.5 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON)

Jan 18, 2024
Rated: 4.86 by zard4me

Dec 23, 2023
Rated: 4.96 by KeithGreatNorth from Canada (BC)

Dec 03, 2023
Rated: 4 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
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Reviewed by greenjeff4141 from Florida

4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Purchased at ABC in Central FL in a pint bottle. Pours a hazy, tea color with a creamy light tan head. Smells sweetly of wheat, banana bread, and yeast. Taste is very mild - raisins, very slight sourness, a little dry, and the carbonation is delicate. The beer is very smooth and easy to drink. Reminds me of a hefeweizen, but with more developed and rich flavor. Very balanced and fantastic overall. I haven't had a beer like this in some time. I think it might be the best I've had in a while. It was gone way too quickly.
Nov 11, 2023
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Reviewed by nizzle8287 from Texas

4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A beautiful amber color with beige head that is luscious and beautiful, with very fine bubbles.
Smell is sort of a nice light caramel mixed with a bit of wheat and banana.
Taste is caramel mostly with a hint of banana, not as sweet as I was expecting, which is a good thing I think
Mouth feel is very velvety and medium full in body. Alcohol is almost not detectable
Overall a fantastic brew from one of my favorite breweries, and this certainly was a treat to try.
Would I buy again? I would if I could get it in a 6 pack. Only on special occasions for this one.
Nov 11, 2023
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Reviewed by AGU313 from Maryland

4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: light raison brown, thin head and light to medium bubbles, some haze
S: smoky woody banana
T: caramel toffee banana, medium malty
M: honestly underwhelming, light carbonation, full yet thin
O: delicious
Oct 29, 2023
Rated: 5 by JoshuaPerraton from Ireland

Oct 17, 2023
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Rated by guitarguyny from New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good beer! Wheat and chocolate! Will buy again!
Oct 16, 2023
Rated: 3.81 by TheIPAHunter from California

Oct 13, 2023
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Reviewed by mariposafan from Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Look: medium brown with a tall, but short lived, head.
Smell: a bit subdued compared to their (amazing) hefeweissbier.
Taste: The traditional hefeweizen flavors are there, but seem to be masked by the malt, making it a little biscuity. It’s still nice, but it seems to be neither one thing or the other.
Feel: Light and effervescent.
Overall: It’s nice, but I’m coming to the conclusion that dunkelweizens aren’t quite my thing.
Sep 20, 2023
Rated: 3 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Sep 18, 2023
Rated: 5 by mjurney from Texas

Sep 16, 2023
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Dark and rich, complex and earthy. Oaky, bready with texture and beautiful complexity. Aromas and tastes of banana bread, slight cloves and pecan with a crisp finish then rich aftertaste. Dark mahogany and rich, luxurious mouth feel. Gorgeous.
Sep 02, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by eluvah from New York

Aug 19, 2023
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Reviewed by SudsMcE

4.9/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
My personal favorite from Weihenstephaner and my favorite dunkel overall. Sometimes it’s a little different to locate locally but it’s a solid choice that I buy whenever I see it. If you like dunkles, try it you’ll love it.
Aug 16, 2023
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Rated by iluvbeer69 from Texas

4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Malty with a noticeable banana flavor. Definitely an outstanding beer that anyone can enjoy.
Aug 11, 2023
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