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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1618   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cazort (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 This beer was surprisingly inexpensive for a beer of this quality, $3 for a bottled pint, in PA. Pours with abundant head, but foamy head dissipates quite quickly leaving a beer with little carbonation. If you want carbonation, I recommend not pouring it and drinking from the bottle. I tried this as an experiment and this beer really retains its carbonation this way. Complex aroma, but relatively light-bodied, bordering on thin. Aroma of bananas, grape, perhaps some apple, paired with nutty tones. Lightly sweet, with little bitterness and thankfully, little sourness as well. A very pleasing beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Krigla (52) - SLOVENIA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle poured into weizen glass. Dark brown colour with thin beige head. Medium carbonation. Yeasty aroma. Taste is fruity, sweet with low bitterness. Sweet/sour aftertaste. Overall great example of the style. Great refreshing beer for hot summer days.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McGarnigle (559) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle poured into a tall weissbier glass. Eyes closed, this shouldn’t taste like a pale weissbier, and it doesn’t quite. The dark grains add a very light touch. But it’s supposed to be subtle. Some banana. Maybe it wasn’t it’s freshest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"a textbook example of the style, though not my favorite style. Within the styles limits, though, it can’t get much better than this. good balance in the nose and flavor between fruity/yeasty notes (and later slight spice) and the wheat and hops, which come out just enough in the finish. pours a deep brown with off white-tan head that lasts. good beer."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
0.5l bottle served in my Weihenstephaner Weizen glass. Enjoyed in Servièse - Switzerland, it’s Christmas time! A: Pors a dark beige nutty color. Hazy. Forms a small beige head with low retention and practically no lacings left. However, a very thin layer remains for long S: Bananas and cloves in upfront, followed by the sweet malts, honey, wheat and bready yeasts. Quite a good perfume T: Taste is less impressive than the smell. Again, the banana-cloves combination in upfront. A bit bubblegum too. Strong notes of caramel malts and wheat. In overall, smooth and dry in the mouth, and quite bready. Very low bitterness. German Weissbier style M: Light smooth body. Medium carbonation. Bready grainy and slightly sweet aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Easydrinking. Not as good as the Hefe-Weizen version but still a nice and pleasant German "to the bone" beer [ BA Review @ 2/10/2010 ]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aloiscarvalho (35) - - OCT 12, 2014
Cor ambar, transparente, de espuma bege e persistente. Aroma de trigo torrado e malte. Sabor leve, torrado e um pouco adocicado.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (825) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Amber hue with wite head that lingered. Aroma is clove, banana, straw, yeast. Mouthfeel is nice with medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a slight sulphur finish. Overall this is a decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayaron (211) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle 0.5l. Cloudy brownish with medium off-white head. Yeasty aroma, sweet banana, date honey, malty. Sweetish banana flavor, yeasty, light bitterness. Smooth texture, medium carbonation, light to medium body. Sweetish aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
leebotton (212) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Significant Spicy coriander wheat aroma with some dark fruitiness. Delicious aroma. Very subtly reddish brown with a fast dissipating but active head. Flavour is rich, spiced fruity, with a clear mouthfeel and a slight metallic flavour. Not quite as full s the aroma suggested might be but still got some nice stuff going on. A ’Cola’ of the beer world!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (1572) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
Amber-brown near-clear body with some red tones, light tan creamy and bumby head, not much lacings. Aroma; caramel malts, cocoa, milk, floral hops, dust and grass. Taste; caramel malts, grassy hops, cocoa milk, ripe banana. Nice and clean on palate. Milky finish with notes of cocoa and caramel. Sweet, clean-feeling and nice after dinner, or with fruit dish. [50cl brown bottle, abv5%, BB23-01-2015, Getränktemarkt]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Aroma: banana, yeast, wheat, grain malts. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, massive, frothy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: sweets coming up, very malty, cereal, yeast, cereals, relatively short sweet finish. Overall: nice Dunkelweizen, prefer the regular one. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

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