Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier DunkelWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel
BA SCORE
91.8%
Liked This Beer
4.25 w/ 3,004 ratings
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier DunkelWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel
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:
#765
Reviews:
1,119
Ratings:
3,004
Liked:
2,758
Avg:
4.25/5
pDev:
10.12%
Alströms:
4.73
 
 
Wants:
343
Gots:
420
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,004 |  Reviews: 1,119
Photo of needMIbeer
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furlinator
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

IMHO this Weihenstephaner Dunkel is much better than the original - although the original Hefe is already way better than any other weissbier around. The reason behind these could be that the yeast they are using is not that sour and characteristic as it is in other wheat beers, but rather suble and therefore allows the real taste of the beer play the leading role.
This Dunkel, as its name says, is dark, at least a darker and richer variant of their original wheat beer. The taste is more malty and less yeasty, though an acceptable amount of sourness is present especially in the aftertaste.
Overall this is a very nice and refreshing beer despite its heavy bodied nature - don't mistake it for a light beer. As heavy it might be, it is still very pleasant to drink and spares you from a yeast-sour sickness. Quite good, indeed. The best wheat beer I have ever had.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes (July 1st, 2014). This was poured into a weizen glass. The appearance had a nice dark brown color with a three finger white foamy head that moderately dissipated and left a great deal of foamy white lacing sticking finely to the glass. The smell had a wonderful amount of sweet sticky chocolate to coat over some light banana along with some sweet German malts. I also get some light cinnamon as the beer warms up a bit. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors to town and made a super nice sweet yet still had that slight cinnamon spice underneath. On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about this one. The carbonation was good for the style and for me as it was just right on par all around. Overall, what a nice dunkelweizen well worth having again.

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Photo of nousername
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of m1nt
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of igl
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SGR1220
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ben1313
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of g_rat
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: hazy dark brown that fades to a golden bas. Thick 3" cream head with incredible retention and minimal lacing.

Smell: sweet malts, honey, cream, toasted bread, sunflower seeds, pine, citrus

Feel: smooth yet high carbonation. Very nice contrast.

Taste: bread pudding, figs, prunes, cream soda, tropical fruits, grapes, banana, hints of lemon after taste

Overall: creamy, complex and savory like a stout. Light and refreshing like a lager. Hints of hops, fruit, and citrus like an IPA.
I am a stout/Porter guy who detests fruity beers but this was absolutely delicious.

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Photo of Tim725
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hudson2508
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhart96
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jphallenbeck
4.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Favorite wheat beer. Very full and balanced rich flavor, but manages to be extremely refreshing at the same time. Good for those who like their beer to taste like bread.

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Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.65/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

**
05/19/2017

Bottle to Tulip Glass.

Followed up the regular HefeWeissbier with this one and was mildly disappointed.

LOOK: Murky dark brown. Small off white head.
AROMA: Wheat, malt.
TASTE: Malty, grainy. touch of caramel like sweetness.
FEEL: smooth, but not like the regular HefeWeissbier. medium carbonation.

Good Beer. I will have to make Weihenstephaner and some other Germans a regular sample.

**

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Photo of Treefig33
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazy amber with an off white head. Smells of bananas, caramel, and roasted malt. Taste follows the nose along with plenty of spices. Medium creamy body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of RMW66
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MoohMooh
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

murky amber, with a huge head making pouring very difficult. A very solid ring of foam stays on top of the brew, light lacing.

Very strong clove smell, as well as coriander and some citrus. Banana. Vanilla?

Taste follows with coriander and cloves, bread. Caramel and banana are present, and the whole thing is sweet but in a very restrained fashion. Traces of alcohol. Apple. A very, very slight bitterness that helps with balance.

Mouthfeel is very full and round. Nice medium body, with medium carbonation.

Terrific.

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of caburdette51
4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 91.8% out of 100 with 3,004 ratings
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