Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

2,993 Ratings
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier DunkelWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel

Brewed by:
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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Photo of mscudder
4.74/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Cloudy light brown

S - Sweet, more malts than the traditional Hefeweissen, pleasant on the nose

T - Smooth and complex with an excellent array of spices. Possibly one of the best put together tastes I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying.

M - Light and well carbonated. Slightly watery at the ending, but it helps progress the taste off the pallet. Went excellent with my meal.

O - I love this beer. One of the few that I cannot say enough good things about. I really enjoyed the Hefeweissen but the addition of dark malts in this edition make it something to be sought after. Given the fair price and year round circulation, this brew will be in my fridge on a regular basis.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy dark orange.

Smell: Wheat, orange. Very pleasant with no harsh smells whatsoever.

Taste: Wheat, slightly orange. Very smooth given the hazy appearance. Initially very fruity with a lingering wheat flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light, perfect amount of carbonation. Smooth. Quite wheaty.

Overall: There isn't really anything bad about this beer and most everything is good. Immensely flavorful yet very easy to drink. For sure my favorite beer to date. Brings something to the table that other beers don't.

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Photo of monnik
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of WildMaverick1200
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Found this at the local market! Let's see what's it all about.

Pours a nice hazy brown leathery color into the glass. Off white foam leaves no rings behind.

Smell is sweet and malty, pleasant yet apparently simple.

The taste is initially sweet, then it starts to feel like a great cup of coffee when about to swallow. All the flavor are perfectly balanced. And the slightly bitter, slightly meaty aftertaste is absolutely seducing.

The beer is just right to enjoy for casual drinking. Not too thick or watery. Not too much or too little carbonation.

This is the very definition of a perfectly enjoyable, drinkable beer. Cheers!

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Photo of TobinMitnick
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Boz12
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Joaco
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Auror
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of MacStinson
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of shambeano
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weihenstephan weizen glass.

A- pours a cloudy light brown with about 2 inches of fluffy white head that takes a while to subside. nice lacing, looks pretty damn good.

S- yeast, clove, pepper, spice, banana, yeast and maltiness, rich and delicious.

T- A lot going on, tastes very similar to the smell, though the clove and spices come through a bit stronger, and some citrus coming through that i didn't get on the nose. loving it.

M- on the lighter to mid sized, much like the hefe in body, with a touch of spritzy carbonation, would like a touch less carbonation and a touch more body, but still very good.

O- very very good beer from a great brewery, love it.

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Photo of tripledbrew
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single finger head with nice lacing on a murky brown with golden hues body. Rich dark fruit and molasses aroma with honey notes. Flavor is more dark fruit with a caramel malt backbone and nice banana notes. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. I really likete banana notes in this one which actually are orecelabt for the degree of dark fruit taste.

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Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of CMA
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of sukwonee
5/5  rDev +17.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Shadman
3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Again near picture perfect looking DunkelWeisse. Brown. murky as all hell, great off white head and tons O' lacing.

I've had this before, so I'm wondering if this is from a so-so batch. Very slight banana aroma, more of a roast malt with an annoying sourness.

Tastes like a good hefeweiss. but with that slight malt roast flavour. Some banana, clove spiciness. Finishes quite dry and slightly chalky. Still a hint of that annoying sourness.

Classic Weihenstep mouthfeel.

Certainly a winner. Might have to try one from a different store to compare batches.

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Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of phaedrusovchaos
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.24 out of 5 based on 2,993 ratings.
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