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

I haven't had a dark German wheat beer in several years. I remember loving them. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel backs up my fond memories.

The bottle I bought must have been sitting around for a while. It poured very clear. Only after swirling the last of the beer in the bottle did this beer become cloudy. Now it looks great. It has the typical foamy head. The smell is nice and estery. Banana, clove, everything I'd expect in a wheat beer. Good stuff. The taste is very good. I taste spices and yeast in this brew, along with a note of toasted malt.

The body is very good. It glides in my mouth but isn't too light.

This is an excellent dark wheat beer. It is one of the best around.

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

Ummm, dunkel. A caramel brandy sauce covered apple baked in cinnamon and clove with fried plantains sits on your fork. As you place a tasty morsel in your slavering mouth some mutant hop freak gives you a bitter slap to quell the sweetness. Weihenstephaner sets the standard for Bavarian wheat beer brewers. All the characteristics of their awesome hefe with an addition of sweet malts. Seems on the verge of weizenbock the flavors are so powerful in this brew. A must try for all hefe lovers!

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

An incredibly good dunkel weiss. Pours with a big head which goes down into a nice, thick lace. The smell is very good, yeasty and malty. The taste has a lot of yeast ester notes, which remind me of Chimay but is typical of other dunkels. A lot of other breweries use this yeast strain (so I remember), so this should be expected. Very drinkable.

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

A - Very dark amber color. Exceptionally bubbly. It poured with a thick white creamy head. Mostly opaque, but some light comes through. Somewhat murky.

S - A sour citrusy smell and lots of wheat.

T - Front is a citrus orange taste. Middle is wheaty. Finish is malty. Not a very strong alcohol taste and not bitter at all.

M - Medium thickness. Lots of carbonation that you feel as it first hits your tongue.

O - This is a mellow beer with a nice malty, wheat taste. Almost no bitterness and very enjoyable.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 91.8% out of 100 with 3,007 ratings
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