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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1814   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Large frothy head (quickly diminishing), dark couldy brown body. A light malty aroma. The taste starts slightly astringent, but ends in a sweet bannana taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Cloudy amber pour with a creamy white head. The head retention was really good. Aroma had yeast, roasted banana, and roasted malt. Perhaps some coffee as well. Taste had good roasted banana, apricot, coffee and milk chocolate. The sourness was nice on the palate. The finish was a bit watery but not bad. This certainly will make me look for more Dunkelweizens.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2005
lovely. aroma:yeast, banana, malt(bit roasted). taste: banana, coffee, spices, milkchocolate. finish: bit sticky, banana, sweet(a bit) and sourrish. nice hefe!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berserk77 (3) - USA - MAY 26, 2005 does not count
This beer was introduced to me by my friend Tommy. Together we are exploring all the beers that the world has to offer. I don’t like a lot of Spaten’s other beers, but this is perhaps the best Hefe-Weissbier I’ve tasted, with a perfect yeast-malt blend of flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cansdap (17) - Madisonville, Louisiana, USA - MAY 26, 2005
To me, the ultimate in Hefe’s. The spent yeast in the bottom and all. Banana peel flavors and toasted maltiness. Thick, strong head associated with a well produced wheat beer. While I like it’s brother, the golden weiss, I prefer the toastiness of the dunkel. Finally found it on draught in the States for the first time in years while visiting Gingerman in Houston. It was just as I remember it. Not bad in the bottle, one of the few beers I can say that with. Best Hefe Weiss I’ve ver had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Muddy brownish - like water from the Rhine.... Well, not completely unappetizing. Soft, with the wheat-esters not that pronounced. A bit shy for a Hefe-dunkel - turn up the flavours please. 100699

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 17, 2005
Beauty of a beer in its appearance. Tanned/pink colored head that is fluffy and monstrous. Hue of the liquid is a see through tea colored brown. And the aroma is also one of its kind. Small but rich in ripe fruit like apple and pear and has background of sweet malt. Flavor is subdued by a light presence of malt and hazelnut with a pinch on my tastebuds of tiny profile of spice. A fair level of carbonation in the drink and finish is clean and quite dry too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2005
YUM. Pouring a hazy light brown color with a frothy light tan head, this brew hits you with a melange of light, enjoyable scents - banana, caramel, cloves, spiciness... It’s almost like, you’ve nailed your favorite hefeweizen. You’re sitting in the shade, enjoying the light fruitiness of the brew, when the phone rings. Some A-hole from the office with "IMPORTANT SHIT". Do Something! Get your butt in and.. and... and... Who cares? What a light, enjoyable drink. Let the "serious" aficionado waste land space golfing... Let the "serious" aficionado discuss the delicacies of Bahia Cerveza Especiale... And.. the abrupt, chubby fellow tells you that your time is up. Good brew, but you respond . "6/3/8/13/14." Shut up, chubby daytime hall monitor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3934) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Pour is a very cloudy tan with a tan head. Aroma is of cloves and a yeasty breadness. Flavor is malt and cloves and you get some wheat and you get the banana you should in most hefe’s. Very flavorful. Very tasty and well worth the $2 a pint price. Recomended!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a deep hazy brown with a huge, fluffy, tan head. Smells of strident clove and smooth ripe banana. Taste is of dark wheat malt, some banana and clove but muted and disappointing. Some hop bitterness in the finish. Light sweet maltiness. Very thin in the mouth and not creamy at all like it looked during the pour. Drinkable, yes. Fulfilling, no. Very disappointing.

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