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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Outstanding
3,029 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
Ranking:
#783
Reviews:
1,126
Ratings:
3,029
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
4.73
 
 
Wants:
347
Gots:
428
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,029 |  Reviews: 1,126
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of industrialswill
3.11/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy walnut stain color with a vigorous head.
Smell is of mildewy spice.
The flavor is dominated with banana and spice
Mouthfeel is a bit sour and medicinal.
It's fairly light bodied and would be drinkable if you enjoy it's other aspects.
I tried this out of curiosity, but would never buy it again.

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Photo of DrunkenMonk
3.15/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

This poured a murky yellow brown, cloudy from the yeast, creating a frothy head.

The scent is malty but not aggressive.

The taste is malty and bready with a light mouthfeel, verging on watery.

This would be enjoyable on a bright day at a beer garden.

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Photo of oline73
3.16/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a ton of off white head. As the head fades, it leaves a nice layer on top of the pour. Good retention.

Smell: A mild sweetness, some caramel and molasses. Hints of banana and spices. There is an odd smell that reminds me of tomatoes.

Taste: Just okay for me. Definitely picking up some malt along with some clove and mild banana. Perhaps some molasses as well. The finish seems a bit watery to me.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: I expected to enjoy this one more than I did. I'm going to have another to make sure I got an alright bottle. Not bad, just not amazing either.

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Photo of goodbyeohio
3.16/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours a dunkely brown with orange on the edges. one-finger head packed tight with steadily rising carbonation through the body. thin lacing wastes no time returning to the body of beer. summery and light.

aroma is wheaty and leaves not much to say. smells good. smells like wheat, i like wheat, i want to drink it.

taste? smooth and wheaty, mostly bitter though with some sweet caramel notes also weighing heavy. fresh tartness of lemon and sweet clove back it all up. doesnt measure up to the regular hefe. flavors cancel each other our here moreso than complementing each other. banana is still here but forced into the background by a dark burnt breadiness. ok, good german session.

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3.18/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Erdinger2003
3.25/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Head retention is good, lacing isn't very strong, and the brown color is cloudy and a little golden. The smell is os deep clove, with a little banana and a slight lemon backround. The taste is a little sweet, metallic, very clovey, and a slight banana backround. The mouthfeel is fine like a hefeweizen should be, crisp and foamy. Overall I thought this beer was a little metallic, but I might try it again later.

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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 3,029 ratings
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