Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier DunkelWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel
BA SCORE
4.25/5
3,014 Ratings
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier DunkelWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel
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:
#769
Reviews:
1,124
Ratings:
3,014
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
4.73
 
 
Wants:
343
Gots:
421
Trade:
1
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For anyone that has travelled to Germany to taste fresh Dunkel beer, they may have experienced the same disappointment if they do not speak the language in restaurants or pubs. Unless you are buying bottled beer in a store, waiters and bartenders will purposely ignore your request and serve you the local brew (in France they did the same to me when I ordered a Paulaner: they tried to serve me Kronenbourg).

Almost opaque brown, this rich malty brew has a nice hop spice to it that sets it apart from the bland counterparts of which there are many. There is a creamy goodness to this dunkel that eludes the price and is well worth a try.

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Photo of TastefulNudity
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first dunkel, poured in to a tall Hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: Rusty brown with some orange showing through. Almost the same color as the bottle. Nice one and a half finger head that calms down a bit but remains. Little lacing. Strong carbonation from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Whoa, almost pure malt hits you in the face. Malt sweetness, spice (clove and black pepper), cinnamon, yeast, bubblegum, banana, faint dark fruit. This smells great. I've had and loved their Hefeweizen and it smells exactly like that with more malt and spice.

Taste: It's awesome. Malt and caramel sweetness up front while staying light and peppery. Moves to the back of the tongue where you get the traditional Hefeweizen flavors of yeast, banana, and clove. Refreshing flavor while remaining different from what I've had before.

Mouthfeel: Prickly and dry, just as it should be. Unsurprisingly no identifiable alcohol. Leaves a great finish that makes me want to pick the glass back up every time I put it down.

This is a great beer and a fantastic introduction in to the dunkel style. I'm loving it for the change it brings, but If I had a choice between this and their original Hefeweizen, I'd have to pick the original. Both are worth a definitely shot and amazing, try them and find your favorite.

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

It's muddy brown and lighter brown on the edges. The head is huge and laces well. The aroma is a direct early look into the flavors; of which include banana, chocolate, yeast, lemon, clove, spice, toasted malt.....very awesome and refreshing brew with crisp carbonation. It's kind of like a mellow chocolate covered banana with lemon zest to boot. Awesome stuff.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 3,014 ratings
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