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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:
#782
Reviews:
1,126
Ratings:
3,029
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
4.73
 
 
Wants:
347
Gots:
428
Trade:
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Photo of Gajo74
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tall European vase. A murky brown color, with visible carbonation, yields a brilliantly high moussy head that threatens to spill over.
Allspice greets the nose first. Then, the aroma of fresh brown bread hints at malty goodness to come. Muted yet complex, there seems to be a bit of everything; banana, honey, bubblegum, dark fruit and apples.
The taste greets the tongue with a pillowy soft mouthfeel, sweet, nutty and with a creamy and smooth wheat texture. Light spice and a hint of tartness add a wonderful balance. Flavors of banana, caramel, and apples. Medium bodied and hearty; feels like a meal in a glass. The carbonation is soft.
Amazing brew! Subtle, elegant and sublime!

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cinderblocks
4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenHoppy
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Waytoplantann
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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

Another outstanding beer from the world's best brewery!!!

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

Photo of Lakaen
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Had it at BJ's Oktoberfest beer dinner so took no notes. Remember a very good malty taste and mouthfeel to offset the sweetness nicely. Would buy again.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matcris
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy chestnut, with a massive khaki head that is hanging out over the edge of the glass; looks like a dessert, and I have a sweet tooth that needs immediate attention. Lots of thick lacing down the glass. The aroma is sweet banana esthers, a little spice, and lots of wheat. The flavor is basically the same; delicious...sweet tooth compensated, very nicely. The feel is soft, with about average carbonation, and fairly dry, although it might be a little sticky on the lips, with a medium full feel. Overall, it seems like a little less of the prickly carbonation from it's blonde relative, and a bit softer on the palate. All in all...a very nice Hefe.

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Photo of SpaethJam
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griphon
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

L -- Pours a somewhat hazy orange amber that is surprisingly less hazy and only marginally darker than the regular Hefeweissbier. Still has the excellent off-white head that retains and laces excellently
S -- Shares a lot in common with a Belgian Dark Ale: fruity (especially banana) yeast esters, caramel, toffee, and a touch of doughiness. Getting a little clove and nutmeg as well
T -- Banana, toasted walnuts, clove, caramel, anise, lemon, wheat, and semi-sweet doughy malts
F -- More wholesome and sweet than the Hefe. Nice smooth, creamy, three-dimensional mouthfeel. Medium carb. Just a tad watery around the edges
O -- A good turn-of-season beer that has a more wholesome character than the lighter Weinstephaner Hefeweissbier. Doesn't wow me like that one does, but still a pretty decent value at ~$3.75/16.1oz bottle

85/100

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Photo of zmeik
3.53/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cp55403
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy brown colour with substantial foam head. Smell is malt loaf, caramel, and mild banana with a hint of clove and phenol. Taste is malt and banana bread, not unlike many traditional hefe's. Mouthfeel is clean, not too sticky, with medium carbonation. Overall its an excellent refined Dunkel and I find it hard to beat.

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Photo of EMH73
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a mildly cloudy brown color with a fluffy two inch darkish white head that left ample lacing. Smells and tastes of fresh bread, bananas, cloves, allspice, pepper and toasted malts. Medium to heavy bodied, well carbonated, slightly dry finish with a smooth mouth feel.

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.82/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bbtkd
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel, 5.3% ABV, 14 IBU. Pours medium viscosity and chestnut brown, with a three+ finger white head that left no lacing. Nose is yeast/bread and mildly toasted malt. Taste is real mild, pepper, a bit toasty, some banana, no detectable bitterness. Outstanding mouthfeel, perfect carbonation and smooth. Overall outstanding. I've wanted to try this for a couple of years and finally got one - and am not disappointed. Very drinkable, could go through a number of these.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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