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:
2,980
Reviews:
1,112
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
Wants:
340
Gots:
413
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,980 |  Reviews: 1,112
Photo of jphallenbeck
4.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Favorite wheat beer. Very full and balanced rich flavor, but manages to be extremely refreshing at the same time. Good for those who like their beer to taste like bread.

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Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

**
05/19/2017

Bottle to Tulip Glass.

Followed up the regular HefeWeissbier with this one and was mildly disappointed.

LOOK: Murky dark brown. Small off white head.
AROMA: Wheat, malt.
TASTE: Malty, grainy. touch of caramel like sweetness.
FEEL: smooth, but not like the regular HefeWeissbier. medium carbonation.

Good Beer. I will have to make Weihenstephaner and some other Germans a regular sample.

**

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Photo of Treefig33
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazy amber with an off white head. Smells of bananas, caramel, and roasted malt. Taste follows the nose along with plenty of spices. Medium creamy body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of RMW66
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MoohMooh
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

murky amber, with a huge head making pouring very difficult. A very solid ring of foam stays on top of the brew, light lacing.

Very strong clove smell, as well as coriander and some citrus. Banana. Vanilla?

Taste follows with coriander and cloves, bread. Caramel and banana are present, and the whole thing is sweet but in a very restrained fashion. Traces of alcohol. Apple. A very, very slight bitterness that helps with balance.

Mouthfeel is very full and round. Nice medium body, with medium carbonation.

Terrific.

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of caburdette51
4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vdub191
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbauer
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ofYYC
3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, amber brown, with a truly massive, creamy head; four fingers to a pint.

Smells cheaper than it tastes, nothing special. The flavor profile is mild; fruity, malty and soft.

Overall, A good beer, but I was expecting more.

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Photo of alexsergio
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drews240
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pajfuwen
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz draft in a shaker glass. $7.

Light copper in colour and quite hazy with a fluffy, off-white head that faded quickly, but not entirely. A little lacing.

A tart and fruity aroma, with citrus and bananas, and some malted, bready wheat.

Assertive banana and clove flavours, with a little orange to back them up. Nicely malty with noticeable Maillard products. No hop flavours and a barely perceptible bitterness. Finishes a little sweet

Surpringly light-bodied witout much carbonation.

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Photo of bouncepass
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Baumer
4.74/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: a brownish, coppery color. little bit orange, quite hazy. Huge creamy foamy head on top. very appealing to look at. zero lacing, but good film on top that really never leaves.
S: malts and banana bread. Smells yeasty and alive.
T: very complex and full bodied in the mouth, yet perfectly balanced. At 5.5%, it has the perfect amount of alcohol (i.e. you can detect it, but it never overwhelms). This is as close to perfection as I've ever had in this style. Weihenstephaner's recipe has had 1000 years to be perfected and it really is perfect to the taste.
F: Wonderful feel. simultaneously refreshing and intriguing. I get a really great feeling from this beer.
O: Weihenstephaner is a classic brewery that has this style down to perfection. this comes through in every aspect of this beer. This is an outstanding beer that is on my shortlist of all time favorites!

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antyk
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeB
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Man any review from me on Dunkel-anything should come with a disclaimer that I don't like this shit by style. So if you're all geeked out on this style of beer, just ignore this, its for my records rather than an objective compendium on the style and worthiness.

Pours dark, looks like iced soy sauce that they freeze distilled the water out of, almost no head, some remnants of a tan head on the top 1/7". Aroma heavy on the booziness and dark fruit charred remains.

Taste, woof, lots of bananas and alcohol. Sticky but not in the dank way. Heavy burnt caramel notes. Nuts and chocolate malt. High amount of spice rack and clove that says it don't care. Yeast dominated. This came across more like a doppelbock than a dunkel, but all that dark wheat stuff almost never translates to an enjoyable beer for me. I like wheat as a lighter alternative to all barley, when you roast the shit out of it, it just doesn't make sense to my palate.

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Photo of OlaB
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: pours a cloudy copper color, with a gigantic top of creamy white head.Tge head disolves in a very slow pace .Sticky nice lacings on the glass.

A: banana, cloves,oranges, bread, caramel.

T&F: Starts off fruity with a flavour of banana, with the malt strong in the background where I sense bread and caramel. Inn the middle the spixes takes over with a strong presence of cloves.
Finishes of with a long spicy sweetness in the aftertaste that is balanced very well. The mouthfeel is creamy with a light carbonation, and is so easy drinking and delicious.

O: So far the best dunkelweizen I have tasted. This beer was very well made and I enjoyed it to the last drop. An amazing beer from an amazing brewery.

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Photo of Pdurm33
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.24 out of 5 based on 2,980 ratings.
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