Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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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:
#825
Reviews:
1,135
Ratings:
3,067
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
4.73
 
 
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Ratings: 3,067 |  Reviews: 1,135
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into signature weizen glass, bottled 2/2/2011. Pours super hazy red orange color with a beautiful 3 finger fairly dense off white head with incredible retention that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Some nice thick lacing clings to the glass; with a ton of carbonation streaming up as expected. Took me a while to pour this as I anticipated. Aromas of huge banana, clove, bubblegum, orange, wheat, bread, and yeast spices. Huge on the bubblegum here, amazing. Taste of orange, clove, bubblegum, bread, caramel, light banana, pepper, and yeast spices. Fairly dry on the finish; with some light lingering notes of citrus, clove, caramel, and biscuit on the finish for a short bit. Great overall balance of flavors. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is pretty much invisible, and this drinks incredible smoothly. Overall this is a fantastic dunkelweizen, and my first one in the style. Nice amount of complexity; with very smooth drinking and a great mouthfeel. I will definitely have it again.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A slightly cloudy amber pour with an enormous slightly off-white head atop it. Excellent retention and just a hint of lacing on the glass.

S: Banana, pear, cloves and wheat.

T: More banana and cloves, with some pear. Wheaty bread with caramel.

M: Pretty thin but not overly so. Super smooth and crisp.

O: Super simple but tasty and drinkability is off the scale.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a pint bottle into a pint glass. Cloudy and light brown with a head that hangs around.

S - Banana, wheat, yeast.

T - Caramel malt, yeast, banana, bubblegum

M - Quite creamy and on the light side. Feels great.

O - Drinkable but with accompanying flavor and complexity. World class.

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4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Not many bubbles. Massive oyster white head with transulcent golden/brown body.

SMELL: Getting banana, vinegar and bubblegum - nice.

TASTE: Effervescent. Lovely banana and bubblegum. Alcohol to flavour balance is perfect. As odd as it sounds, there's an aftertaste of toffee apples. Really nice beer.

Overall: This is my second re-review. I didn't get it the first time, not sure why, but now I prefer this to the original Hefeweissbier.

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