Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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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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3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Poured a two finger off white/light brown head and the body is a golden copper. Even though it is cloudy and somewhat dark you can still see the ample carbonation Weihenstephaner has with their wheat beers.
Big malt character is present in the nose. The usual banana and clove suspects but with some apple as well.
The spice notes play a big part in the taste. The prominent malt characteristic in the nose is present in the taste as well. The fruitiness is not as prevelant in this one as in the regular hefe.
Smooth and kinda light – medium bodied with enough carbonation to keep it interesting as you drink. Slightly drying.

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4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500mL (code 1191) into a weizen glass. Lots of carbonation evident as the foam pushes its way out of the bottle as soon as I pop the cap.

Pours a slightly hazy brownish amber w/ a thick dense beige head, vigorous carb.

Aroma is dark malts, ripe bananas, spices, and something that reminds me of V-8.

Taste is soft mellow fruity malt and clean crisp water. A nice bready softness from the yeast.

Mouthfeel is smooth, medium-bodied, clean.

Overall another reference-quality beer from Weihenstephaner.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark copper, some gold in the light. A large light mocha head takes forever to dissipate and leaves some spotty lacing, and a permaring.

Smell is of yeast, roast malt, lightly peppery and fruity.

Taste is somewhat less however. Lightly peppery, with some malts and yeast, and a nice tang on the finish.

Feel is smooth and light, yet some texture from the wheat, yeasty aspect.

Another good beer from an excellent brewery. Only a few other places make a better Dunkel.


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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 3,067 ratings