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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Ratings: 3,067 |  Reviews: 1,135
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Traditional hefe smell, with lots of banana and cloves. Definitely a sibling to the regular Weihenstephaner hefeweissbeir aroma, but has a little more funk on it. Iced tea color, and very hazy.

Nice rich flavor profile. Tart throughout, with a good bit of yeast at mid-palate. Feels like there's more malt character in this one (as compared to the straight hefe), and more fruit in the flavors overall. Lots of prickly carbonation. Finishes dry on the toungue but sweet in the back of the mouth.

Overall: A! I'm going to have to taste this side-by-side with the regular hefe.

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4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a slightly hazy dark, golden amber with a thick 3 finger head. Good retention. Gives way to an ever present, sticky lace.

Smell - Getting mostly yeast and banana, accompanied by some faint caramel notes.

Taste - Beautiful combination of banana and clove yeast flavor, backed by wheat and some lightly roasted malts, hitting on some healthy caramel and toffee undertones.

Mouthfeel - Light. Silky smooth. Nice bite with the carbonation. Goes down nice and easy.

Overall - Nearly as impressive as their Hefe, if not it's equal. One I'll definitely buy over and over again. Best dunkelweizen in the world? It's debatable.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Weinhenstephan brewery beer garden.

A: Pours a nice dark brown with a fluffy off-white head. Head retention is very good with nice lacing developing.

S: A mix of carmel, banana, clove, and a slight roast note.

T: Nice carmel flavors mixed with wheat, banana and clove notes. A very balanced profile that works well. Hop bittering is mild and balanced with the malt.

M: Medium bodied with high carbonation which is representative of this style.

O: This is one of my favorites of this style especially when tasted fresh at the brewery.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - brown with an orange twinge, big head, nice lacing

S - vibrant mix of spice (clove), sweet (banana), and sour (yeast)

T - incredibly rich, very malty, banana, clove, raisin, carob

M - medium body, good carbonation

O - an outstanding beer, best of the style I've had

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1/5  rDev -76.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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