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
Ratings:
2,985
Reviews:
1,114
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
Wants:
341
Gots:
417
For Trade:
1
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4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Cloudy amber-orange pour with a beautiful four finger off-white head with great retention and lacing. The nose is big and earthy with lots of banana and brown bread along with hints of clove, toffee, caramel, and brown sugar. The taste mirrors the nose with huge notes of brown bread, banana, and clove along with hints of caramel, nuts, apple skin, pear, and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is smooth and subtly creamy with perfect carbonation and a great balanced finish. Overall, I've never been much of a fan of wheat beers, which sucks having lived in Germany so long. But I've recently had some great experiences with them and have decided to re-explore the style. This is an amazingly flavorful beer that's hugely drinkable extremely well balanced. It will definitely be restocked in the beer fridge.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this from a bottle in Denver, CO. I've been to Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium and this reminded me of them quite a bit.

Appearance: A slight foam when poured, that quickly dissipates. Lacing is almost nonexistent, but really who cares about that. The beer's actual color is a rich brown that resembles oak.

Smell: This was my favorite part of the whole beer. I buy candles that smelled like this. Sweet and a bit earthy .

Taste: Light, and clean. Had a bit of an aftertaste, but in a bad way. Reminds me of rye beers that I have tried.

Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation, I don't know if that was the elevation or the beer. Clean finish and minimal aftertaste. Great for a starter at a beer tasting party.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not a dunkel fan...but this is pretty good. The beer poured a hazy brown with 1/2 finger thick head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent and taste carries hints of banana and clove along with a touch of roast and earth. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a great beer and worth a try.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.24 out of 5 based on 2,985 ratings.
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