Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
2,986 Ratings
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:
2,986
Reviews:
1,114
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
Wants:
341
Gots:
416
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,986 |  Reviews: 1,114
Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown to caramel colour, cloudy and unfiltered, poured a white head which settled to a white film on top of the beer. No apparent carbonation.

Smells of bananas, coriander and orange peels, cloves very similar to non dark version, but bananas more prominent at beginning.

Tastes of a sourness, followed by the cloves, coriander and orange peels, ending in a smooth cream, followed by a liquorice ending. Caramel and banana present.

Light refreshing body, with lots of carbonation.


Surprisingly light body, would say its light to medium. Very low carbonation. Had this one years ago, just now copying my review to BA.

 631 characters

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeersIsTheName
3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Edie
1/5  rDev -76.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Samputnam14
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 500 ml bottle from TW Arrowhead in late July for $3.79. Bottle Code 7016 09:26:15.

Beer poured light brown with a nice off white head that had some good hang time.

Nose was slightly sweet and fruity.

Taste was heavenly, a very light caramel malt baseline played nicely with banana and bubble gum yeast impartations. Each sip was a pleasure.

Feel was light to medium bodied.

Overall a delicious world class beer that beer fans should try if they like this style!

 480 characters

Photo of Houborg1
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JRed
4.92/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Orangey-brown in color with white frothy head that stays. Aroma of banana, wheat, vanilla, sugar cane, rock candy, dark fruit. Tastes of banana, wheat, vanilla, sugar cane, dark fruit Soda pop. Light bodied with medium carbonation.

 231 characters

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.72/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From bottle to tulip. Copper/brown in color with quite a few fingers of off-white creamy head. Aromas of toasty caramel, banana, clove, vanilla, with taste both tracking aroma and bringing out the banana /vanilla /malt flavors. Creamy, smooth feel. Wonderful to have anytime.

 275 characters

Photo of DiscipleofKEK
4.84/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of 123321123321
4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lagerlivesmatter
4.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy amber in color with an amazing frothy, dense, fluffy head. Smells of malty wheat with subtle banana and bit of spice. Taste like a heartier, maltier version of their original Hefewiessbier as on would expect. Very nice. Feel is good , dry on the finish.. a bit thin maybe. Overall a very drinkable, tasty brew. Top notch.

 326 characters

Photo of I3eer
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Golden brown with one and a half finger bread. Smell of banana. Taste of roast malt, banana, and clove. End with little sour and alcohol taste. Light carbonation and medium body. A good smooth beer with little taste of alcohol like all other weihenstephaner beer. Good stuff

 274 characters

Photo of ronbo5421
2.75/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of beerinabottle
4.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Parmesan
3.7/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Hazy gold Amber color with a small head that dissipates quickly and no lacing.

S: Banana, clove and lemon, some darker stone fruits. Good but not mind blowing.

T: Banana and clove, notes of lemon and slight stone fruits. A slight plastic taste at the end.

F: Tastes a little watery not as creamy as expected.

O: Maybe I got a bad pour but this one didn't quite live up to expectations.

 392 characters

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.24 out of 5 based on 2,986 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.