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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2005
The pour is a cloudy wheat brown that I recollect as being slightly "gray". The nose was pleasant and along the lines of a wheaty bock. The front of this beer is superb as the mouthfeel is nice and the carbonation average but very smoothe. There’s a bit of a bite. For my taste it was odd to move from this sweet bock-ish beginning into the hefeweisen lemon/banana-pepper middle. It’s the "clove" part that bothers me the most. Also, I was disappointed in the "dirty" alt-beer finish. Overall, however, this beer mixes some good malt and wheat qualities and it is certainly smoothe textured.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (1001) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 10, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2006 Bottle. Pourse brown with a nice beige head. The flavour is fruity ( maybe bananas and lemon??) and somewhat tart, but not too much of either. Really quaffable and enjoayble, i think it lives up to the expectations for a Dunkel. One interesting note is that everytime i had a sip of it the head seemed to recompose itself till you could see it in the bottom of the empty glass!!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2005
A fairly decent offering by the Germans. I could have used a little more "Dunkel" but I enjoyed the "hefeweissbier". Wow, this stuff will get you drunk.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HerrBier (14) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2005
What’s not to love about this bier? It is incredibly smooth, has the flavor of a rich heffeweissbier, and is not too acidic or lemonady. Also, this is one of the few beers that I cannot pour with zero head which makes it a fun challenge. It’s pallate is a bit thin in some ways but that’s, I think, mostly because there is no one flavor dominating it - as I’ve said, it is smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
An interesting combo. Pours a deep, ruby-brown color with an orange tint. Huge rocky off-white head. Sorta bland yeasty bannana aroma. Very earthy taste. Smooth, malty finish. Enjoyable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2005
Bottle: Dark brown, a few shades lighter than a mahogoney. Some yeast in the aroma. I got some clove and banana also. Some floaties. Tastey.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9499) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2005
Brown with hints of red and an off-white head of foam. Aromas are wheat with an acidic edge, also has light chocolate and banana notes. Flavours are chocolate and wheat - it could be a childrens’ breakfast cereal. Hints of berry sourness is also evident along with lemon near the finish. Has a fairly dry finish. Decent but I was hoping for more depth.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maupie (926) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2005
This beer has a orange body - hue apperance and a coarse white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had not much carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is moutig with light moutig afther tast .

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Like the “standard” Hefe-Weissbier, I sampled the 0.5L bottled variety, which pours hazy light brown in color and with a huge off-white head that left some decent lacing. Like its sibling, the subtle aroma points to light citrus, floral and overripe banana. The initial palate is refreshingly zesty, but departs from its counterpart with the presence of a lightly caramel sweetness. Still the expected lemony, orange, banana and clove spiciness develops by mid-palate. The carbonation level is superb--crisp and refreshing--but not overdone. The finish, too, is strong and, again, pleasingly refreshing. Like the Hefe-Weissbier , I’m rating this beer high, but just a notch lower.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Aroma is a very nice array of banana mush and banana bread laced with tangy mango, slight caramel, spritzed with lemon, and the perfect amount of typical clove hefe yeast spice. Beatifully clouded dark leather brown color with a miraculously tall cap of finely whipped tannish cream that creeps and murks its way down to a hefty skim. Laces in one big drippy sheet. Taste is a lightly softened tangy and smoothly clean delight of lemony bananas mixed over a pretty solid caramel malt backing. All the while maintains a more dryish malt character and softer clove spice underneath the sweet tang and fruits which floats through consistently right on to the finish where it stays dry and kinda dullish with a pale tang undertow of lemon meringue and a ghostly chocolate roast. Feel is quite clean with a boastful little shot of carbonation within a semi-soft, steardy, smoothened, creamy medium body. Softly tangy and fruity while dryish over the top and not overly spiced with too much clove; which I like. Mends into an earthy dryish tang in the finish. This grew on me by leaps and bounds as I continued to enjoy it more and more after each sip. The softer smooth body is more to my liking compared to most weizen type brews. Quite smooth and nealry chewy with the perfect tang and spice. A solid dunkel.


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