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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Ratings: 3,057 |  Reviews: 1,133
Photo of rangerred
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Pours a hazy medium brown with tons of carbonation. Had to wait awhile for the head to settle before I could pour the rest into the glass.

Smells quite yeasty along with banana and bubblegum. A slight bit of earthy caramel is detectable as well.

The banana/bubblegum yeastyness is quite prevalent on the taste but is quickly followed by a very light caramel malt. Quite a bit of sweetness is present as well as tons of carbonation. Just a very slight bitterness on the finish.

Overall this is a very refreshing and flavorful beer. My one complaint would be that it is a tad bit sweet but it is just a minor issue. A top notch beer in the end.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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2/5  rDev -52.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of flyingpig
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy and light looking caramel brown colour that is topped by a massive, three-finger sized head that is light brown to white.

Sweet smelling with strong clove and wheat notes to begin with, this is quickly followed by some banana and a hint of orange zest too. There is some background spice and a little pepper along with some mild malty aromas. A very nice and somewhat complex smelling beer.

Good wheat and yeast notes right off the bat along with a good amount of clove and some light malts. There is the banana and spice mentioned in the smell, all of which is standard fair for the style but it is still an excellent beer. There is a little spiciness towards the end and a touch of dryness in the finish.

Solid medium mouthfeel with strongish carbonation and a nice creamy texture to it. It goes down outstandingly easy and is a wonderful beer to drink. The finish is slightly dry but nice.

An outstanding beverage and one the I insist you look out for and try, this was a steal at only £2.25 for the bottle; if only it was more readily available in my area. I don't think it is just quite as good as the original hefeweizen offering from Weihenstephaner but it is an excellent change and the flavours all work well together. Get a bottle if you can.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of stevoj
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the best dunkelweizens out there. Had a thick velvety head, and aroma has the perfect amount of banana, bubblegum with a hint of roasted grains. Taste is smooth and nutty, mellow and delicious. Truly awesome beer!

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Photo of Pdu8s
3.27/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- looks like a beer should. Has a thick, white foamy head with a good body. Dark golden color to the beer itself

S- Smell is top-notch, very refreshing. Smells almost like a "spring-rain"

T- Malty, although dissaointing. Has the banana taste, but not as strong as in, say, the Schneider Aventinus. Alcohol taste definitely there. Not as smooth as the Schneider either

M- as stated above, not as smooth. Although, it does swirl well in the mouth

O- for some reason, I just feel like this is a lesser version of the Schneider Aventinus. Although it has great qualities, the taste is lacking. It is however, a good beer

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Photo of mscudder
4.74/5  rDev +11.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 3,057 ratings