Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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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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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass by freshness date.

Hazy brown color with an orange coppery tinge, the pour generates massive creamy off-white head with very good retention. It dissipates to a frothy cap covering the surface and leaves behind with ample of stickiness lacings. Visible carbonation is rather high.

Firmly based by sweet and bready malt components mingle with mellow banana ester, clove, phenolic spice and hint of bubblegum.

Reinforcement by solid malt and wheat foundations, banana bread and clove take a lead. Then, there is a suggestion of bubblegum along with clove and phenol. Subtle citrus derives from yeast trait while ghost-like bitterness from hop.

The body is medium with velvety and smooth mouthfeel, very soft on palate by touch of silky carbonation, dry finish.

Definitely one of the best Dunkel ever existed, very easy drinkable yet another great brew from the great Weihenstephaner.

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3.38/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 1 pint 0.9oz. bottle (code 5371 which means it was bottled the 37th week of 2011)

Appearance: Looks dark orange when held to the light but is in reality more of a brown tone. Cloudy with a whipped head.

Smell: Banana, cloves, hints of citrus and bread.

Taste: Spices, bit of pepper, citrus. Some bread but doesn't feel full. The malt is nice though giving hints of nuts and dry chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Lively with nice carbonation and quite smooth. The only thing is it feels watered down a bit.

Overall: It's alright but i wasn't totally impressed. Too bad because i like the kristalweizen.

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Weihenstaphaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel has a super-thick, fluffy beige head and a cloudy, orange-amber appearance, with some lacing left behind, but not a lot. The aroma is mostly of sweet brown bread and water. Taste is likewise of sweetness, brown bread, and water. Both aroma and flavor have subtle spice aspects, but these are very subdued. There is an overriding watery aspect to this beer. Mouthfeel is pretty heavy (like liquid brown bread), and the finish is easy drinking and somewhat dry. Overall, this is very good, and I think one should try it at least once.


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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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2/5  rDev -52.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Caramel color pour with 2 fingers of soapy white head. Lacing is sticky as head drops to a quarter inch cap.

S- Banana and cinnamon, slight cherry smell with a citrus rind backing. Toffee and yeast.

T- Brown sugar, bananas and cloves. Cinnamon and cherries.

M- Light to medium bodied, carbonation is spot on.

O- First offering from this place and I can see why they have been around so long!

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle from "The World's Oldest Brewery." Pours a hazy chestnut brown with a voluminous white head of about 3 fingers that clings to the sides of the glass. Some sediment from the bottle emptied into the glass.

Smell is classic for the style--bananas, clove, roasted nuts, some toasted malt.

Taste really mirrors the nose. Again, bananas, clove, roasted chestnuts, and a strong malt backbone producing a nice toasted malt backdrop. Also hints of apple, spice, and black pepper. Pumpernickel bread and caramel flavors fade in and out.

Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, substantial, and lively--well carbonated.

Overall, a true classic.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.24 out of 5 based on 2,971 ratings.
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