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Brewed by Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu (InBev)
Style: Dunkelweizen
Munich, Germany
Serve in Stein, Weizen

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1601   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Deep and dark colored, cloudy with yeast. Brewed with a darker roasted malt which adds some maltiness to the refreshing flavour of the Hefe-Weissbier.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2008 (Bottled) Hazy dark amber with a large, foamy-wobbly head. Dryish, quite banana-estery aroma with some breadiness and toffeeish, roasty malt. Bready-malty, dry-bananaish flavor with no bitterness and a smooth, mellow finish. Medium-bodied, high- but soft-carbonated palate. A balanced, very clean, very basic and true to the style Dunkelweizen. Not very complex or interesting, that is.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Brown with a slight red hue. Frothy off white head floats on top, eventually diminishes. Aroma is sweet and slightly smells of coffee and carmel aromas dominated by yeasty esters. Unique malty taste. Dry crisp finish as most wheats do. Nice lacework.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - FEB 25, 2004
the beer poured a a hazey brownwith a big head that subsided quickly. the aromas are rather belgian like with fruit, bananas, clove, yeast and fresh bread. the flavor was of sweet malt, caromel, and orange. the beer becomes rather thin and watery for the finish. a little maly sweetness hangs on. A little dissapointing. I was expecting a little more wheatyness. I did notice who owns the brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2004
UPDATED: APR 18, 2004 Huge white head that would not go away. I think that this detracted a little from the overall experience. Notes of grass and earthy or musty smell that is as pleasant as it is subtle. Dark and cloudy like muddy pond water. Smooth malitness is the strongest character with a little grape sweetness. The first dunkel that I really liked.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2004
The downfall of tjis beer is it's appearance. It looks like sewage! Aroma is of yeast, wheat and fruit. Taste is sweet with a touch of bitterness. Palate is on the thin side.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
almostfrozen (26) - USA - FEB 10, 2004
Cloudy amber colour, frothy off-white head. Very smooth. Seems to lack some of the character of Spaten's normal Hefe-weisse although I find it more drinkable. Would def. choose this one. Pint bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3132) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Classic hazy, rich brown color under an enormous wheat induced whip cream head. Aroma of yeast, wheat, and fruity banana. The same as the lighter version, but witha tad more maltiness in the aroma and palate. I'll take the Dunkel over the Helles anyday. A nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Has a clouded brown color woth moderate carbonation and an off-white head. Smell is of malts/carmel. Taste is lightly banana yeast/carmel and finishes with a dry fizz. Overall not the best wheat, but not the worst... Whatever that means...

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2004
Cloudy dark copper color with a creamy moderate head and good carbonation. Good plum and raisin aroma. Light to medium body, seemed a bit flat on the tongue, with a slightly toasty dried fruit and caramel flavor well accented with clove. Short finish. Ok, but it seemed a little tired. I like dark wheat beers and am going to mark this for a retry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Dark brown hefe dunkel. Nice head, but it fell flat almost immediately. Nose is malty, yeasty, with roasted malt pervading. The taste is hevier than I expected, with the yeast and malt being overborne by the roasted malt. Maybe some astringency/acidity too. The mouthfeel is moderately creamy, but acidic finish does me in.


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