Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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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
Ratings:
2,973
Reviews:
1,111
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
Wants:
340
Gots:
412
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,973 |  Reviews: 1,111
Photo of mjgsilva
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blazer22
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jp32
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Well-rated beer here, from an excellent brewery. I can't think of another dunkelweizen that I've had before, at least in any recent memory.

Pours a cloudy, murky, tan to copper color with a big, foamy head on top. Looks like a tasty beverage. Aroma of banana and clove nearly dominate the smell, with very subtle caramel malts and oranges lingering in the background. It's flavor has all the characteristics of a nice quality hefeweizen, paired with some malt roastiness. It has perfect effervescent carbonation. Really good stuff.

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Photo of MikeyTomorrow
4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Outstanding beer from Weihenstephan! The best way to describe this beer is to take their already great Hefeweissbier, give it a more malty taste, feel, and add a subtle roasted component to the taste. Feel is also less carbonated than their Hefe, I assume the roast process has something to do with this, but either way this is IMO the best beer Weihenstephan brews hands down, and I am a big fan of Korbinian and their Hefeweissbier too.

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Photo of Ri0
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured 500ml into nonic pint glass. A light mahogany brown with a 2.5 finger creamy white foam head with traces of lacing on my glass. It has a nice fruity sweetness with bread, hints of mature bananas, and roasted malt. Flavor is bready malts with some fruity banana notes, light caramel in the middle, and finishes with some spice. Feel is full-bodied with a creamy feel and excellent carbonation. A terrific beer for any time of the year.

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Photo of Campodog
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of the_awesometeer
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer is a hazy copper color with a foamy white head. The beer has a sweet fruity aroma along with the spiciness of cloves. The beer is has a nice sweetness to it along with the spice, very similar to the aroma. The beer has a great carbonation feel to it and a little sticky.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cwrw
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of david_kruggel
4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: dark amber, poured with a rich and thick head 2-3 fingers and long lasting. Large bubbles.

S: light scent, fruity and malty. I was expecting some of the banana, but this particular pour was much more on the clove end of the spectrum.

T: little to no banana as with the smell. Clove was there and not overwhelming. Very smooth and silky roasted malt flavor, also not overwhelming. There was the tiniest hint of noble hops in the background.

F: bright and crisp on the tongue. High carbonation and very very refreshing.

O: if I had to pick one beer to drink for the rest of my life, this would be it. Hands down. So refreshing and malty. Extremely well done.

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Photo of madelf66
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of opieo
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Balanced and smooth but thinner than other hefes. No bitterness. Lacking the full bodied texture of other brands I've tried. However its easy to drink alot of this.

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Photo of Sappyjoker
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rex_4539
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy, dark tea color, two finger white head, excellent lacing, loads of carbonation.

S: Banana, wheat.

T: Banana, wheat.

F: Very nice mouthfeel, extra refreshing.

O: Top beer, no question about it!

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Photo of mmorris15
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmaggot
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of trocketsauced
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fscottkey
2.98/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: [4.00] The bottle has a date code "7206" that somehow I decoder ringed into (05/17/2016). The bottle lists the ABV (5.3%). The beer pours out a murky milk chocolate color. The glass is 50% beer and 50% dense off white head.

S: [2.75] Belgian yeast funk and some caramel.

T: [3.00] Light toffee, Belgian yeast (but not nearly as strong as the nose). Lemongrass.

M: [2.75] Thin body with low carbonation.

O: [3.00] I thought the Dunkel might improve the Belgian yeast flavor that I don't like. It didn't. The beer is pretty muted on flavor, feel and scent.

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.24 out of 5 based on 2,973 ratings.
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