Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier DunkelWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel

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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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

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A-Pours an unusual yellowy, light amber color. Body is lightly milky. Big, cake batter head. Head never dies away. Keeps its girth but doesn't lace too much; its being quite stingy.

S-Estery and spicy with a hint of mustiness and some clear banana fruitiness. Cloves and light cocoa powder.

T-Banana bread with light chocolate undertones. Maybe chocolate chip banana bread muffins? Cloves and well cooked toast. Slightly tart. Tons of different flavors. There is an earthy, nuttiness to it and also a milk chocolate note (Nutella?).

M-Drinks easy but it has that pillowy mouthfeel that a great Dunkel should possess. Creamy yet light.

O/D-This brought a lot to the table. Its cheap, its complex, its easy drinking and its mysterious. I can see why anything with the Weihenstephaner label is regarded as beer royalty.

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500ml bottle poured into pilsener glass.

A - Pours a light red-brown with some haze. A massive, 3+ finger head developed, and stuck around a while. Great looking beer.

S - Lot's of malt up front. Hints of banana, citus fruit and a bit of yeast. Quite powerful.

T - Wheat beers really aren't my thing, but I'm always willing to try new beers. I actually really liked this stuff. Lot's of malt and yeast going on, with a hint of banana bread. I wouldn't mind if the banana taste were a little more subtle. Overall, a pretty solid beer.

F - Light, with a medium crispness. Felt good going down and on the tounge. Not exactly a golf course beer, but I can see this being refreshing on a hot day.

O - Again, wheat beers really aren't my style. This is one of, if not the best wheat beer I've ever had. It's nothing that I'll sprint to the store to buy more of, but I'd highly recommend it to any wheat beer or strong flavored beer in general fans.

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On the docket: 1/2L bottle of Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel 5.3% abv.

Poured into: Weizen glass courtesy of my ex-navy brother.

S: Tawny, muddy brown buddy dwarfed by an immense column of tan, spongy, billowy head that lasts longer than a prog-rock guitar solo. Lacing is delicate and even down the sides of the weizen glass. Tiny bubbles shoot to the top to join their bandmates.

A: Fruity esters of banana and bubblegum. A subtle spice phenol, clove-like. Malty sweetness with a very low hop presence. Think banana runts candy, which I happen to like. Inhale gently and you can also detect a little tang from the wheat. One may also get a hint of brown bread and caramel.

T: Much of the aroma is in the taste- notes of banana, malty sweetness, wheat-y tang. There are also suggestions of caramel and brown bread. Flavor wise, this beer boasts balance. Nothing overpowers anything else, the elements work in harmony. Hops take a back seat to the malt presence here, likely Vienna or Munich, or both.

F: Quite enough tingle. Overall, very smooth, rich, and coating. Creamy, and yet fluffy. Call it a medium-plus feel.

O: A fantastic rendition of the style, one of those “go-tos” for artistically crafted dark German beer; always a pleasure to drink.

Suggested food pairing: braised venison, chocolate cake, banana bread, asiago cheese

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