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
Ranking:
#822
Reviews:
1,135
Ratings:
3,065
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
4.73
 
 
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350
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437
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Ratings: 3,065 |  Reviews: 1,135
Photo of edc20
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Milky amber body with a silky, fine white head that fades to a veneer and a ring. The nose has banana and clove, and also a fair bit of toasted malt, toffee. The taste is warm, and while the flavors here aren't as distinctive as on the nose, they compliment each other exceptionally and combine to become more than the sum of their parts. The body is full and rich, although the carbonation, while not aggressive, is a little too prickly for this weight.
An exceptional beer made from the simplest stuff. Another testament to the high skill of German brewing.

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Photo of Vyvyan
3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goalie35
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zach_tateman
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kubishark
3.81/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MinerBob
3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I coming out of a long winter of stout drinking so my rating is probably biased low but beer pours a hazy light brown color. The smell is malty goodness and caramel. The flavor is banana and malts. A nice feel smooth going down. Overall another good German beer.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Baumli
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Otaash
2.63/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HawkeyeJosh
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duncian
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VTBrewHound
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lebriarjr
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 500ml bottle. Marked date on bottle is '8167 11:57:23'.
Cloudy amber colored body. Impressive pillowy, white head, settles to persistent cap. Rings of lacing.
Malty aroma, with banana and cloves. Lots going on.
Taste of banana, cloves, fruity, and malt. Lots of dark bread throughout. No bitterness. Slight touch of tang.
Chewable mouth feel, lots of carbonation.
This is like a meal in a bottle. So full of complimentary tastes and aromas. Spice, fruity, and bread.

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Photo of Drunk-Monkey-Candyholic
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Exeggutor
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MutluBaskan
4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BennyProfane
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gvickery
3.49/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly brownish amber color with a light tan head. Smelled sweet with some roasted notes. The taste was underwhelming, It's not bad, there's a slightly sour taste towards the end that kid of turned me off. Perhaps thats the style? Tasted a lot like oktoberfest beers. I was expecting more flavor, it seemed a little stale. Not sure how old it was.

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

Photo of scottvanbelois
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 3,065 ratings