sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
almostfrozen (26) - USA - FEB 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
SpringsLicker (3132) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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...
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.