Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

BA SCORE
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2,973 Ratings
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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:
2,973
Reviews:
1,111
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
Wants:
340
Gots:
412
For Trade:
1
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4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 500 ml bottle (code says 6353) into a hefe glass.

A-A gentle pour produces a dense, two-finger head of off-white foam. Retention is quite good and the head is supported by active carbonation that is visible through the haze. The beer is brassy copper in color.

S-The aroma is heavy on the banana esters and dough with a light lemon tartness. There is a gentle cocoa aroma and a faint bit of maltiness. It is very hefe like and would have expected more malt aromas, but damn if this isn't an inviting aroma.

T-The taste is not quite as lively and fruity as the aroma. There is still a lot of banana and some lemon, but there are also more subdued, earthy flavors like wet wheat, and a bit of toast. I taste some clove spice on the finish.

M-The feel is medium in heft with good drinkability and carbonation that trends toward soft and creamy.

O-This is yet another good wheat beer from Weihenstephan. I don't know that this brew provides the malt flavors I would expect from the style, which hurts the score, but the wheat beer aspect of this thing is nailed. Good looks, nice feel, inviting aroma, but a bit mild on the palate.

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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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