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
Ratings:
2,980
Reviews:
1,112
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
Wants:
339
Gots:
413
For Trade:
1
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Photo of fizzgig
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

.5L euro bottle.

A: Deep copper, thick head that lingers. Careful pour required.

S: Banana and plumb or prune. Aroma hangs around to the end.

T: Banana and some kind of caramel apple.

M: Nice even coating, hidden carbonation fills everything.

O: A new favorite, a very excellent beer that will go with about anything.

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Photo of crbnfbr
4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ThrashMaster
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of nodder
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScaryEd
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Brew_42
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance-Dark orange/brown with a medium off white head.

Smell-Spicy with a hint of banana/fruitiness.

Tastes-Banana is the most prominent flavor. There is also some clove and maybe a hint of chocolate or coffee. Very pleasant flavor. The sweetness is much more subtle than their Original Hefeweissbier and Vitus but I like it almost as much.

Palate-Crisp and refreshing. Medium carbonation.

Overall-Not surprisingly it is great beer from what is probably my favorite brewery. It should please any beer drinker.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of TownDunkel
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Got to love the Dunkel!

Appearance - Dark, murky brown that seems to vary in the glass.. Nice effect and cream head

Smell - Bitter and mild noble hops. Hints of wheat but I wish it was more pronounced when opening

Taste - WOW! Malty, wheat and noble hop beginning. Fades to sweet malt. Great Taste

Mouthfeel - Sticks around with that orginal good flavor for several minutes. Cant beat continuing the right flavors

Overall - Now this is a Dunkel

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.24 out of 5 based on 2,980 ratings.
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