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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel

Now that’s a mouthful of a name for a beer. The Hefeweissbier Dunkel ("dark hefeweizen") from the Weihenstephaner brewery in Germany is one of the foremost wheat beers of the world from the world’s oldest brewery.

Appearance: Light copper, hazy. Head foamed up a lot—it’s light tan. Color is actually more brown apple with light copper highlights.

Smell: Phenolic sour in the nose—clovey and fruity. Whole wheat bread.

Taste: Lighter than expected. Doesn’t have the raw wheatiness that a non-dark(?) weiss has—but still wheaty for sure. Sour with a hint of citrus. Fruity—like a light grainy berry.

Mouthfeel: Light, very carbonated. Tangy on the tongue, with residual tang. Very clean.

On BeerAdvocate, it scores 89 out of 100, with 98% approval from reviewers. On RateBeer, it scores 3.53 out of 5, in their 85th percentile.