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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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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: 3,029 |  Reviews: 1,126
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pouring from a 16.9 oz bottle into a glass.

I decided to buy this beer based on the ratings from my fellow reviewers and I couldn't be more happy that I did. Right from the initial pour, this beer was absolutely perfect.

The pour was smooth and had a nice three finger head, the color was a nice amber brown/yellow. The aroma was an excellent banana-wheat smell with a perfect balance.

The taste fully lived up to my expectations based on previous reviews. A great wheat taste with a smooth fruit/banana/clove mix. In the mouth it was very smooth. It was so smooth it almost tasted like a "flat" soda on the palate, which shows how smooth it was (and yes, I am 100% confident this was a fresh beer).

Overall, I rate this right up there with the Hofbrau Dunkel Weisse as one of the best beers I have ever had.

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5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply fucking amazing. Love this beer.

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5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

LOOKS: Murky brown/chestnut with the yeast settled on the bottom; which I will be adding in. Huge tan foam that lasts and leaves a tremendous lacing down the glass. Perfect.
AROMA: Big, banana, and some green apple fruit esters. Malty and slightly sweet with just a touch of sour bread toast.
TASTE: Banana bread, caramel, and toasted malt.
FEEL: Soft, average carbonation, medium-ish body, refreshing, slightly slick up front, but, drier on the finish.
OVERALL: Haven't had a better brew, in it's style.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm not going to go super in depth on this one, but just to say wow, it is just as good if not better than the original Hefeweiss
bier. This is my favorite so far from Weihenstephaner and in my top 3 Beers overall. I have only tried 3 of they're beers so far, [Hefe-Weizen, Hefe-Weizen Dunkel, and they're Original Premium.] This Beer is simply amazing, it renders me speechless. If you are a true Hefe-Weizen fan, you CANNOT go through life without trying this. Awesome Beer.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 3,029 ratings
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